March 2020 Meeting Canceled
Dr. Jeff Gentsch, Professor of Military History at the University of West Alabama, was scheduled to give a program titled: "The Battle of Shiloh and the Evolution of Artillery, 1861-1870" on March 24th. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the program was cancelled. Dr. Gentsch's program has been rescheduled for March 23, 2021.
Round Table president Dan Dooley issued the following e-mail on March 13th:
To All Members of the Civil War Round Table:
After a great deal of thought and discussion, we have reluctantly decided to cancel the March meeting of the Round Table. We do this in view of the unprecedented chain of events regarding the coronavirus spread, the cancellations of most large gatherings and public events in the metro area, advice from medical professionals regarding group meetings, and the demographics of our group, which is comprised of a large number of those who are considered especially vulnerable to the virus.
We hope you understand that we do this out of an abundance of caution and our feeling that we owe our members a safe and inviting environment, which we cannot guarantee to the extent we feel is wise. Future meetings will be evaluated on a month-to-month basis and we will keep you advised. Your executive committee will be meeting on the 21st to discuss the unfolding situation.
We thank you for your loyalty to our organization and wish all of you a safe and healthful March. Please be watching for further information.