Posted by: TC Maurice | May 1, 2017

Meeting Announcement

When:   May 10th

Where:  La Navona, 154 North Hamilton Road. Gahanna Ohio 43230

Time:     7pm

Speakers:  Phil Spaugy and Jim Brenner.

 Topic:  “Arming Ohio, the Firearms of the First Volunteers including the arms altered for the state of Ohio by Miles Greenwood in Cincinnati.

Phil Spaugy was born in Sidney Ohio, and currently live in Vandalia, Ohio. Age 63. Vice President and part owner of Aviation Sales, Inc. in Dayton, Ohio.d554c35e0803e9c499c8ac57803673a3_400x400

I have had a lifelong interest in the American Civil War and have been collecting items from the period since I was 16 years old. I have been a member of Union Guards, Company A, 19th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry of the North South Skirmish Association [N-SSA] for the last 40 years and have recently completed my last term as National Commander of the N-SSA and am currently serving as Past National Commander of this organization.

My main areas of study and interest have been in the arms and accoutrements of the Federal infantry soldier with an emphasis on soldiers from the great state of OHIO and the firearms of the U.S Arsenal at Harpers Ferry.  I have also extensively studied the battles and campaigns of the Iron Brigade, of which the 19th Indiana was a member unit, with a particular interest in the actions of the color guard of the 19th at the battle of Gettysburg.

I am a proud descendant of soldiers who served with the following units during the war: 61st PVI 142nd PVI, 57th, 81st, 99th OVI and the 26th Indiana Volunteer Infantry.

Born and raised in the region that was once the Old Northwest Territory, Jim Brenner is a graduate of Kent State University and holds a master’s degree in American military history from The Ohio State University. He is a contributor to the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission and editor of two Ohio, Civil War regimental histories and numerous articles on military subjects.


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