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Presented by John Scales
January 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm

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February 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm

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March 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Kellee Blake
April 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Presented by John Cole
May 13, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Dolores Hydock
June 10, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Randy Bishop
July 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Scott Mingus
August 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Presented by John Scales
September 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Leland Free
October 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Presented by John Scales
October 30, 2021 at 12:00 am

Presented by Thomas Flagel
November 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Fred Forst
December 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Ken Rutherford
January 13, 2022 at 6:30 pm


Presented by Richard Jozefiak
January 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Dan Mallock
February 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Donna Castellano
March 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Judge (Ret) Breland
June 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Michael Acosta
July 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Ed Kennedy
August 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Mauriel Joslyn
September 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Curt Fields
October 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Phil Wirey
November 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm


Presented by Chris McIlwain
January 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Ed Kennedy
February 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Claire Woerner
March 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Presented by John Allen
April 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Curt Fields
May 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Presented by John Carter
June 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Matt Spruill
July 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Paul Brueske
August 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Rebekah Davis
September 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Presented by John Scales
October 10, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Michael Acosta
November 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm


— “September Mourn: The Dunker Church of Antietampresented by Terry Barkley
— “War Outside My Windowpresented by Janet Croon
— “Atlanta Campaign Logisticspresented by Greg Biggs
— “Alabama in the Civil Warpresented by John Sledge
— “Alton Military Prisonpresented by Howard Mann
— “Battle of Nashvillepresented by Ross Massey
— “Atlanta Campaign: Peach Tree Creek to the Surrenderpresented by Stephen Davis
— “Battle of Port Royalepresented by Mike Coker
— “Navalpresented by Kent Wright
— “Captain Rymanpresented by Debbie Watts
— “Horses in the War Between the Statespresented by Ed Kennedy
— “Trapped in the Crossfirepresented by Gladys Sherrer


— “James Buchanan Eads: Pioneer Engineer in the 1800’spresented by Phil Bording
— “Field Trip: Battle of Stones Riverpresented by David Lady
— “The Battle of Stones Rivepresented by David Lady and John Scales
— “The Confederacy at Flood Timepresented by Philip Leigh
— “Guntersville’s Teenage Diarist, Catherine Finnellpresented by Dr. Whitney Snow
— “The Softer Side of Forrestpresented by Brian Steele Wills
— “Did Anyone Really Know What Time It Was? The Lack of Time Standardization and Its Outcome on Many Battlespresented by Art Candenquist
— “Galvanized Yankees: The 1st US Volunteer Infantry Regimentpresented by Michele Butts
— “Captain Dave and the Yankees: Blockade Running on the Texas Coastpresented by Andy Hall
— “Sherman: Myth and Realitypresented by Dr. John Marszalek
— “Lincoln’s Evolving Policy on Slaverypresented by John Mason
— “Alabama’s Role in the Civil Warpresented by Christopher Lyle McIlwain


— “The Unraveling of a Confederate State; The Last Year of Civil War Alabamapresented by John Allen
— “Field Trip: Forrest Raids in North Alabama and Middle Tennesseepresented by John Scales
— “How the Civil War Still Livespresented by James I. Robertson
— “Divided Allegiances; Guerrilla Activities and Hardships on the Homefrontpresented by Greg Wade
— “Claude Minie and His Magic Musket Ballpresented by Mark Hubbs and David Lady
— “Trading With the Enemypresented by Philip Leigh
— “Black Confederates; Forgotten Heroes of the Southpresented by Ed Kennedy and Al Arnold
— “The Confederate Battle Flag; America’s Most Embattled Emblempresented by Leland Free
— “Symposium: Four Years of Bloody War: Plicy and Strategy, Sedition and Emancipationpresented by Steven Woodworth, Kent Wright, Peggy Towns, Greg Biggs, and John Scales
— “Admiral Raphael Semmes and the Cruise of the CSS Alabamapresented by Edmund Semmes
— “Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Sciencepresented by Dr. Shauna Divine
— “William Hooper Council: The Greatest Negro the Race Ever Producedpresented by Eddie E. Davis
— “The Second Coming of the Birneys to Huntsville; Presidential Candidates and Generalspresented by Topper Birney


— “Enemies No Longer: The 1913 Civil War Veterans Reunion at Gettysburgpresented by Thomas Flagel
— “Zebulon Vance, The Best NC Governor and Potential CS Presidential Candidatepresented by Gary Waddey
— “DeBow’s Review; The Antebellum Vision of a New South (New Directions in Southern History)presented by Dr. John Kvach
— “Henry Hotze and the Confederate Indexpresented by Greg Baines (UK)
— “(Local) Field Trip: Huntsville Trolley Tourpresented by Jacque Reeves
— “Sesquicentennial Event: Weeden House Tea and Garden Strollpresented by Dr. Carol Codori (organizer)
— “David Todd: Mary Lincoln’s Huntsville Brotherpresented by Jacque Reeves
— “Reconstruction in Alabamapresented by Richard Bailey
— “Field Trip: John Bell Hood’s Final Chapter: The Battle of Franklin, the Siege of Nashville, and the End of the War in the Westpresented by Kent Wright
— “John Bell Hood; The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate Generalpresented by Steven M. “Sam” Hood
— “Appomattoxpresented by A. Wilson Greene
— “Sherman and Andersonville: Why Uncle Billy Never Came to the Rescuepresented by Robert Scott Davis
— “What the Yankees Did to Uspresented by Steve Davis
— “Chancellorsville and Suffolk Corollarypresented by Brian Steele Wills


— “Lincoln and His Admiralspresented by Craig Symonds
— “Field Trip: Montgomery, Mobile Bay, Fort Morgan, Spanish Fort, and Fort Blakelypresented by John Mason
— “Quantrill’s Raiders and the Massacre at Lawrence, Kansaspresented by David Lady
— “After Fort Sanders: Longstreet in East Tennesseepresented by Dr. Earl Hess
— “Field Trip: A Bluff Beats a Streight (Steight’s Raid in Alabama)presented by John Scales
— “The Career and Influence of Civil War Historian Bruce Cattonpresented by Jeffery Ewing
— “Soldiers, Spies and Femme Fatalespresented by Charen N. Fink
— “Confederate Brigadier General James Jay Archer’s Famed Tennessee Brigadepresented by Randy Bishop
— “Jefferson Davis, the Manpresented by Ron Sydnor
— “A Bluff Beats a Streight; Forrest’s Capture of a Union Cavalry Brigade in North Alabamapresented by John Scales
— “‘…a Want of Confidence… ’; Longstreet’s East Tennessee Campaign.presented by Dorothey E. (Dot) Kelly
— “Telegraphing Burnside: Bragg, Longstreet, and the Moves Against Knoxvillepresented by James Ogden
— “Joseph Johnston and John Bell Hood in the Atlanta campaignpresented by Bruce Stewart


— “The Battle of Mobile Baypresented by John Mason
— “Symposium: The Civil War in the Western Theaterpresented by Arley McCormick (organizer)
— “Sesquicentennial Dinner: An Evening Social at the The Ledgespresented by Dr. Carol Codori (organizer)
— “A Mighty Fortress of Faithpresented by Pat Tumminello
— “Field Trip: Parker’s Crossroads and Shilohpresented by Mark Hubbs and Byron Butler
— “General Rosecrans’ Signal Corps; the War Winning Secret Weapon Nobody Has Ever Heard Ofpresented by Howard Rhe
— “The Tennessee Brigadepresented by Dr. Randy Bishop
— “God’s Almost Chosen People; A Religious History of the American Civil Warpresented by George Rable
— “Getting Right With Gettysburgpresented by Richard McMurry
— “Franklin Before the Battlepresented by Thomas Flagel
— “A River Town’s Fight For Lifepresented by J. F. (Pete) Sparks
— “Soldiers in Hoop Skirts; Spies, Nurses, and other Fighting Women of the Civil Warpresented by Delores Hydock
— “The Civil War in Northern Alabamapresented by Bob Sackheim
— “The Amazing True-Life Story of Escaped Slave Robert Smallspresented by Kraig McNutt


— “Last Stand in the Carolinas: The Battle of Bentonvillepresented by Jim Sasser
— “Field Trip: Atlanta Campaign, Part 2, Battle of Atlanta to Jonesboropresented by Greg Biggs
— “Johnston’s Rubicon: The Fall of Atlanta and the Rise of John Bell Hoodpresented by Greg Biggs
— “Sesquicentennial Dinner: The First Battle of Bull Run/Manassas; A New Face on the Warpresented by Ed Bearss
— “Treason on the Underground Railroad; The story of the Christiana, PA and Wellington/Oberlin, Ohio Rescuespresented by Jeff Ewing
— “Loyal Cavaliers: Tennessee’s Union Cavalrymenpresented by Myers Brown
— “George H. Thomas and Nashville; Was Thomas Really Slow at Nashville?presented by Daniel E. Hughes
— “Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army After 1861presented by Kenneth Noe
— “The Parting; the Story of West Point on the Eve of the Civil Warpresented by Richard Adams
— “Duty Driven: North Alabama African Americans during the Civil Warpresented by Peggy Towns
— “Messengers of Death: How the Press Reported the Civil Warpresented by Thomas Flagel
— “Breaking the Backbone of the Rebellion: The Final Battles of the Petersburg Campaignpresented by A. Wilson (Will) Greene


— “Joseph “Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler – The Man, His Life, and His Plantationpresented by Luke Slaton
— “Field Trip: The Atlanta Campaign: Part 1, Ringold, GA to Kennesaw Mountainpresented by Greg Biggs
— “Sesquicentennial Dinner: The Round Housepresented by David Byer (organizer)
— “Field Trip: Decatur tour of Old State Bank & Old Downtown Decaturpresented by Kent Wright (organizer)
— “Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army After 1861presented by Ken Noe
— “The Money of Civil War Madison Countypresented by Richard Jozefiak
— “Attack on the Confederate Right Juy 2, 1863: Did Hood Disobey and Order at the Battle of Gettysburgpresented by Morris Penny
— “The Life of Flora Cooke Stuartpresented by T. J. (Teej) Smith
— “To Go Out in Small Boats: Confederate Brown and Green Water Warfarepresented by Robert C. Davis
— “Fort Fisher: The Gibraltar of America; the Construction, Defense and Impact of the Fort and Wilmington, NC on the Southern War Effortpresented by Dr. James H. Sasser
— “Chicago’s Irish Legion, the 90th Illinois Volunteerspresented by James B. Swan
— “Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: Echoes of the Bible and Book of Common Prayerpresented by Al Elmore
— “Heroes of Huntsville during the Civil War – Heroines Allpresented by Nancy Rohr