The St. Croix Valley Civil War Round Table has announced its speaker schedule for the 2008-09 season.
The group meets the fourth Monday of the month at the Lowell Inn, 102 Second St. N., in Stillwater, Minn., beginning with a 5:30 p.m. social hour and continuing with a 6:15 buffet, a brief business meeting and a free program.
Cost is $20 in advance, $22 at the door. For reservations, call 715-386-1268. Sept. 22, group past-President Ken Martens will provide an overview of "The Role of the Color Guard in Battle."Oct. 27, Minnesota Historical Society staff member Hampton Smith will talk about "The 1st Minnesota Artillery in the Civil War."Nov. 24, founder of the Wood Lake Battlefield Association, Tom Hosier, will present "Minnesota's Dakota Conflict and the Wood Lake Battlefield."Jan. 26, Retired head of Fort Snelling Steve Osman will teach about "Collecting Civil War Memorabilia."Feb. 23, author Dave Page will finish his presentation from last year with "The Wilmington Campaign: Part II."March 30, licensed Gettysburg Battlefield Guild John Cox will showcase "The First Day of Gettysburg."April 27, author Michael Martin will discuss his book, "The 4th Wisconsin Infantry/Cavalry."May 18, round table founding member Steve Anderson will share his knowledge "On Civil War Books."