Abby Eller on “Salmon Chase: Lincoln’s Secretary of the Treasury”
During the Civil War, Chase introduced new financial measures designed to help pay for the war, that have greatly influenced the American financial system ever since. Not for nothing was a major nationwide bank named in his honor.
Joan Larabee on “Mary Chesnut and Her Civil War Diary”
Joan, a longtime member of the Roundtable, will base her talk on the Pulitzer prizewinning edition of this famous diary by historian C. Vann Woodward.
Free Civil War media materials, including back issues of Civil War Times Illustrated, will be made available at the meeting.