Civil War Monuments in N.H Is Focus of Roundtable Talk

Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 9:05am EDT

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, Don Streeter will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Green Mountain Civil War Round Table at the Bugbee Senior Center at 262 North Main Street in White River Junction.

Doors will open at 6 p.m., with an optional catered dinner available at 6:15 p.m., followed by a short business meeting at 6:45 p.m. The program takes place immediately after.

A loyal member of the GMCWRT, Streeter was raised in Silver Spring, Md., within a few miles of Fort Stevens in Washington, D.C. Growing up in this area afforded him the opportunity to visit many a battlefield in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Since retiring from the defense industry, Streeter has made a retirement hobby of locating and photographing the many Civil War monuments in New Hampshire. He and his wife, Carolyn, traveled through the state, largely by motorcycle, to visit the state’s 234 towns and cities. Nearly 60% of all the towns have erected these tributes to the service of the over 34,000 soldiers and sailors. In his presentation he explains the circumstances under which these monuments were constructed and placed in public spaces.

The meeting is open to the public. Reservations for the meal must be placed by noon on Friday, Sept. 8 by contacting Gail Blake at 802-296- 2919 or auntis@comcast.net. Those not having dinner will be asked to pay a modest door fee to cover expenses.

Founded in 1993, the GMCWRT welcomes all who are interested in this important time in the nation’s history.

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