|Sioux Chief Little Crow led an unsuccessful uprising against the federal government during the Civil War.|
UPPER LAKE, Calif. – The next meeting of the Redwood Empire Civil War Roundtable will take place Monday, July 2, at 6:15 p.m. at the Tallman Hotel in Historic Upper Lake.
The presentation will be by Phil Smoley, president of the Lake County Historical Society, and one of the founding members of the roundtable.
Smoley will cover Civil War events that occurred in July 1862, including the Minnesota Sioux Indian Uprising and the signing of the Pacific Railroad Act. He also will review the military campaign statuses at that point in the war.
The roundtable began in December 2010 to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.
The monthly meetings review what occurred that month 150 years ago, in the military, political and social sides of that time period.
A number of local amateur (and one professional) historians have made presentations, which are often followed by robust discussions by the group.
There is no cost to attend, and everyone is welcome.
The presentations strive to be informative and entertaining, allowing the expert and novice to enjoy.
For more information, contact Phil Smoley at 707-264-4905.