Tonight was the first meeting of the Northern Plains Civil War Roundtable, held at the VFW Post in East Grand Forks, MN. Fellow graduate student, and the founder of the group, Stuart Lawrence gave a presentation, including slide show and soldier equipment, on the Zouaves in the Union Army. The presentation was quite detailed, as Stuart talked about several regiments of Zouaves, providing a great introduction to the subject of Zouaves in the Civil War. Nine of us gathered together for this first meeting. I will post pictures of the first meeting in the next day or so. We will begin creating a newsletter, which will be available via email and in print. We will also be setting up a Youtube account and hope to begin posting meetings online for those interested that are unable to attend to take part in the group. The next meeting of the Northern Plains Civil War Roundtable will be May 25 at 7:00 PM at the East Grand Forks, MN VFW Club. More information will be forthcoming.
Here is a link to Stuart’s Power Point presentation.
More information about the roundtable can be found at its website.