From the Brigade Commander February 2018

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From the Brigade Commander

     Kudos to all the brave souls who ventured out on a frigid night to attend our January gathering. You were certainly rewarded with Mike Jesberger’s presentation about the Home Front in the Civil War.  This is a subject all too often ignored or under discussed and is absolutely worthy of discussion about how circumstances on the Home Front impacted circumstances on the Military Front.

     Don’t forget to frequently check our website. There is always something informative and interesting. I encourage any of you  to send an article you deem worthy ofsharing to me for inclusion. Check out our site at Paul Bartlett does a great job keeping things fresh.

     Once again Signup sheets will be at our upcoming meeting for our Saturday, April 21st Brush Cutting adventure at Gettysburg’s Henry Spangler Farm. Please sign up so we can keep you updated as we approach our work date.

     I know if has been really really cold, but please warm my heart and make sure your membership form for this Campaign has reached Jeff Gates. We need the support of all and your membership is important and we do appreciate it.     

      We have continued to receive donations to our Annual Appeal. This support over and above your dues will help us to continue to provide the excellent programs and meetings you have come to expect and appreciate without raising dues or dinner fees. If you are of a mind, it is not too late to make an offering to the Cause! This support is greatly appreciated.

      Stay warm and dry and remember that by our upcoming meeting Spring will only be 6 weeks away!! See you on February 6 when we welcome Jim Remsen who will present “Embattled Freedom, Chronicle of a Fugitive-Slave Haven in the Wary North.”

Ed Root