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Short Summary of Past Meetings to Whet Your Appetite:


March 3, 2014 - Dr. Marshal Myers - "Am I free Yet." Emancipation Confusion in Kentucky.

April 12, 2014 - 9th Annual Park Day cleanup at Fort Boone in the Leslie Morris Park on Fort Hill, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We will clean out bushes growing around the stone wall and pickup tree limbs that have fallen over the winter. For more information call Capital City Museum 502-696-0607 

June 2, 2014 - Dr Edward Coffman - The Life of Thomas Hines CSA

June 7, 2014 - Commemoration of June 10/11 1864 Confederate attack on Frankfort. Various events will take place between 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Fort Boone in the Leslie Morris Park on Fort Hill. For more information call Capital City Museum 502-696-0607 

September 8, 2014 - Dave Deatrick – The 1863 Kentucky Cattle Rustling Raid

December 1, 2014 - Bill Ambrose - Simmonds Artillery Battery    


December 2, 2013 - James Prichard - Frankfort in the Civil War

September 9, 2013 - Jim Hoffman - Theodore Davis a special artist to Harper's Weekly

June 3, 2013 -  Jennifer Koch - The Civil War and Liberty Hall


December 3, 2012 - Charles Bogart - General Early as a Major in the Virginia Volunteers 1848-1849

September 10, 2012 - Donald Clark - Bull Nelson Comes to Kentucky 

June 4, 2012 - Bill Ambrose -- The Central Kentucky Railroad 

March 5, 2012 - Bryan S. Bush -- General Burbridge and Union Military Rule in Kentucky

January 2 , 2012 - Brandon Slone -- Kentucky's Civil War Military Records 


September 12, 2011- Stuart Sanders - The Aftermath of the Battle of Perryville 

June 6, 2011 - Susan Hughes -
Kentucky's Shakers in the Civil War.  She will describe the predicament and the fate of two pacifistic religious communities caught up in a violent civil war.  She will make extensive use of the superbly written journals kept by the Shakers during the war years. 

March 7, 2011 - Joe Brent - Preserving the Helena, Arkansas Battlefield

January 3, 2011 - Paul Rominger - General Jeff Davis kills General Bull Nelson


September 13, 2010 - Don Rightmyer - Robert Anderson and Fort Sumter

June 7, 2010 -- Charles H. Bogart, Tour Guide Ft. Hill, will speak on "Guarding The Kentucky Central Railroad". The Kentucky Central Railroad was the transportation artery that ran from Cincinnati, Ohio to Camp Nelson's, south of Nicholasville.

March 1, 2010 -- Dr Steve McBridge, Manager of Camp Nelson Civil War Park, will speak on recent archeological work at Camp Nelson.
January 4, 2010 - Mike West - Civil War Music  


September 14, 2009 - John Trowbridge, Command Historian for the Kentucky National Guard, spoke about the Battle of Dog Walk.  And you thought the Battle of Augusta was obscure!  This little noted and seldom remembered  fight at Dog Walk, near Lawrenceburg, took place shortly after the Confederate evacuation of Frankfort in 1862 and involved many of the same people who had just been in Kentucky's capital city.  Folks who hear this presentation most certainly will learn something new about the Civil War!
June, 2009 - Dr. Richard Taylor, former poet laureate of Kentucky, spoke about Abraham Lincoln and read some of his sonnets he wrote about Lincoln.

March, 2009 - Greg Biggs, a frequent CWRT speaker, described the 1862 collapse of the Confederate defensive line in Kentucky.

January, 2009 - Mike West and Nicky Hughes of Saxton's Cornet Band spoke about and demonstrated brass band music of the Civil War era.


September, 2008 - Stuart Sanders, a Civil War specialist with the Kentucky Historical Society, spoke about the Battle of Augusta, Kentucky.

June, 2008 -- Chris Kolakowski, then director of the Perryville Enhancement Project, spoke about the 1862 Kentucky campaign and the Battle of Perryville.