About the Michigan Regimental Round Table



The Roundtable welcomes member Gary Rembisz for his presentation on "Five Assassination Attempts on President Lincoln". Image: Gary Rembisz Gary will discuss five assassination attempts on President Lincoln and at least three other opportunities John Wilkes Booth had to murder the President.

Gary's discussion will answer several questions regarding the assassination including: was there a conspiracy to destroy the Union government? How did Booth escape? How were the perpetrators captured so quickly? Was their trial fair? Were other government officials involved? Did President Davis have any knowledge of the event beforehand? Was there a Booth connection to the Confederate government?

Gary has written "Black Feathers in Black Hats", the story of the 24th Michigan of the Union Iron Brigade, which became famous on July 1, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg. He earned a Master's degree from Eastern Michigan and has traveled extensively to do research on the Civil War.

Gary is a member of two Roundtables in the area, including the Michigan Regimental, and the Historical Society of Michigan where he made a presentation last March. Presently, he is working on Congress granting a Medal of Honor to Lt. Col. Albert Edwards of the 24th Michigan

Join us for what will be a fascinating presentation!

Our January meeting will begin the process of selecting our 2020 trip destination. Please bring your trip ideas for our consideration. Voting will begin during the February 24th meeting, with the final vote probably also occurring at the February meeting.

Recent field trips include:

Image: Who We Are and Our Motto

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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2020 Meetings—Speakers & Topics

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.