~~~~The Old Liner~~~~
- Online edition of newsletter -

Earle Hollenbaugh, Editor
17 Fusting Ave., Suite 1-W
Baltimore, MD 21228

Future Meetings: 4th Tuesday of each month -
Mark your calendar for 2017 Dates: January 24, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 28, December 12
Time: Doors open at 7:00, Business meeting and Speaker: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Parkville Senior Center, 8601 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234.
There is a $5.00 charge for non-members to attend the meeting.  There is NO SMOKING allowed in the Senior Center.  
Views expressed in this Newsletter do not necessarily reflect the views of members as a whole,
nor do they represent a position taken by the Baltimore Civil War Roundtable.

Next Meeting: September 26, 2017
Our speaker this month will be Eugene D. (Gene) Schmiel.
He will speak on the Life of Jacob Dolson Cox, Ohio Citizen-General.

During his school days at Oberlin College, no one could have predicted that the intellectual, reserved Cox possessed a “military aptitude.” Cox's successful military career included helping to secure West Virginia for the Union; co-commanding the left wing of the Union army at the Battle of Antietam; breaking the Confederate supply line, leading to the taking of Atlanta; and commanding the defensive line at the Battle of Franklin, which effectively ended the Confederate threat in the West.  His services at the Battle of Franklin were one of the best examples of the skills a "civilian general" had attained.

After the war Cox proved to be a true Renaissance man, with careers as Governor of Ohio, Secretary of the Interior, Congressman, President of the University of Cincinnati, and President of the Toledo and Wabash Railway.  But of Cox's postwar careers, his greatest recognition came from being the best participant historian of the Civil War. His several histories of the conflict are to this day cited by serious scholars as a foundation for the memory of many aspects of the war.

Eugene D. (Gene) Schmiel is a retired U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer, who now works part-time at the Department of State.  A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he was an Assistant Professor of History at St. Francis University (PA) before joining the Foreign Service.  Schmiel has a Ph.D. degree in History from The Ohio State University, and he coauthored with his wife Kathryn a book about life in the foreign service.​
He lives in Gainesville, Virginia.

Jacob Dolson Cox

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