I would like to take this opportunity to announce that a colleague and I have decided to form a physical Civil War Round Table. I have mentioned in the past my wish to create a virtual one, due to our remote location in North Dakota. Well, fellow doctoral student Stuart Lawrence put together the organizational materials, with me helping plug the group and offer moral support, and we have created the Northern Plains Civil War Roundtable. We are constructing a web-based home (will link that very soon). Anyway, if you live in the Grand Forks area and read this blog, please consider joining us at the E. Grand Forks, MN VFW Club this Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 PM. Stuart will present the first paper, which will deal with the Zuoves in the Union Army. This blog will give coverage of the first meeting and I will explore how to put presentations on Youtube. I hope you will support us through encouragement and suggestions of ways we can reach those physically unable to join us at our meetings.
A little over a year ago, I posted about the idea of creating a virtual Civil War Round Table. My friend and fellow writer Stuart Lawrence is a member of a CWRT and is looking to start one here in North Dakota. I will help him with it, but still think a virtual one has plenty of merits. I recently discovered Google Wave, but that is still in development and once it comes out of development, I will attempt to use it for a virtual round table. I am looking around for appropriate venues to set up a virtual round table, so if you have any suggestions, let me know.