Category Archives: Meeting announcement

Meeting of November 21, 2017

Join us at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City, 11:30 on Tuesday, November 21. See the MEETING INFO menu item for specific times and directions. This month’s topic is

Abby Eller on “The History in Historic Union Cemetery”

A quarter century ago, Jean Cloud led a coalition of concerned citizens in our area, who fought hard to save Historic Union Cemetery here in Redwood City, from being lost to demolition and commercial development. Historic Union Cemetery Association has worked ever since, to continue to restore and maintain this national and state historic landmark. What is so important about Historic Union Cemetery?

Abby Eller will share some of the many stories that Historic Union Cemetery has to tell. You’ll find out why Redwood City is called that, and why it was originally called Mezesville. How a man in our area had a town and lake named after him. The Grand Army of the Republic had a burial plot in Union Cemetery. You’ll hear about their importance, and their women’s auxiliary, to Civil War veterans. There’ll be a few other stories as well.

Abby Eller joined the Redwood City Civil War Round Table in July of this year. She and her husband Dave live in Menlo Park. Abby has been an American history buff ever since high school. In 2013 she joined Historic Union Cemetery Association based here in Redwood City.

Meeting of December 19, 2017

Join us at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City, 11:30 on Tuesday, December 19. See the MEETING INFO menu item for specific times and directions. This month’s topic is

Jim Rhetta on “Attack and Die, Cultural Influences on Combat in the Civil War”

The Civil War was also a war between two cultures, Celtic and English (again) and each had cultural influences on the attitudes toward war and how it was to be conducted. Jim’s presentation will highlight the cultural differences and identify their impacts on conduct of the Civil War.