About the Michigan Regimental Round Table

Our Monday, August 26 Meeting

The Roundtable welcomes the return of long-time member Larry Hathcock, who will discuss "Death and Detention on the Delaware River".

Both Union and Confederate prison camps were very tough for their unlucky inhabitants. Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River became a Union prison camp for captured Confederate soldiers and Union political prisoners. Even though Fort Delaware was probably better than most other camps, 2.500 men died there.

The Confederate dead were buried at Finn's Point National Cemetery across the Delaware River. Larry will discuss the history of Fort Delaware and the lives of the prisoners during their stay there. Two of Larry*#039;s ancestors were prisoners at Fort Delaware, one died and the other survived. This will be a great talk on a very interesting topic that does not receive a lot of attention!

Larry is a retired school teacher and a past President of the Roundtable. He has spoken to our Roundtable on several topics, especially on the Navy during the Civil War.

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What We Do

We meet monthly to hear from our members on the latest books, issues of preservation, and other items of Civil War interest. At each meeting, a keynote speaker provides a presentation on a Civil War topic. A monthly newsletter is send by email and also snail-mailed to members.

In addition, each October we take our Annual Field Trip, in which MRRT members travel to a Civil War battlefield for a weekend tour.

Where and When We Meet

We meet on the last Monday of the month (except in October, when we go on our Annual Field Trip, and December) at the Farmington Community Library, Farmington Branch, 23500 Liberty St. Farmington, MI 48335. (248) 553•0300 Meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

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Join Us—Become A Member

The monthly program is open to all, but only members receive the monthly newsletter and can participate in the MRRT annual field trip. Annual membership dues are $5 for students and $20 for all others. The dues are used to cover expenses for speakers, facilities, preservation and administrative costs. Checks should be made out to Don Kadar and can be mailed to his home at 61895 Fairland Drive, South Lyon, MI 48178; or simply brought to a meeting and given to Don or Jeanie Graham. Cash is also welcomed.

For information on how to join the MRRT, come visit us at our monthly meeting, or email Jim Burroughs.