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    FYI Paula Mt.St. Mary s College and Seminary Emmitsburg, Md. 21727 Founded 1808 Mount Alumnus to Give Civil War Presentation Alumnus Peter Romeika (C’73)
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 7, 2002


      Mt.St. Mary's College and Seminary
                                              Emmitsburg, Md. 21727
                Founded 1808

      Mount Alumnus to Give Civil War Presentation

      Alumnus Peter Romeika (C’73) will be visiting Mount Saint Mary’s College
      and Seminary on April 22 to present “A Grand Tour of Vicksburg.”  Peter will
      discuss his recent travels along the Civil War sites associated with the
      Seige of Vicksburg and the Mississippi campaign, and will supplement his talk
      with a slide show.  The tour will begin at the Vicksburg battlefield, and
      work its way down the river with stops at Grand Gulf, Bruinsburg, Natchez,
      Port Gibson, and Port Hudson.

      Peter began his study of the Civil War in the mid-1980s. His chief
      interests are the Battle of Mobile Bay and the Civil War sites on the Gulf
      Coast, the Blockade, and Vicksburg.  He also has a keen interest in the Civil
      War experiences of his alma mater, Mount Saint Mary’s, and his hometown,

      Peter has conducted extensive research on the life of Mount alumnus and
      faculty member Lt. Col. Daniel M. Beltzhoover, who commanded one of the lower
      river batteries at Vicksburg for the Confederate army.  On Veteran’s Day in
      November 2000, Peter had the great honor of attending a rededication ceremony
      for another Mount alumnus, Dr. Bernard McNeil of the 69th Pennsylvania
      Volunteers.  Dr. McNeil died in January 1865 of a disease contracted while he
      spent three weeks as a prisoner of war in Richmond.  Dr. McNeil’s headstone
      and those of several other Civil War veterans in the Old Cathedral Cemetery
      in Philadelphia were rededicated in a moving ceremony, and Peter was
      privileged to represent the Mount and read Dr. McNeil’s discharge paper.

      Peter is a member of  The Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library
      of Philadelphia, The Montgomery County Civil War Roundtable, Montgomery
      County Historical Society, The Delaware Valley Civil War Roundtable, The
      Compuserve and Villanova Civil War Forums and The General Meade Society
      of Philadelphia.

      All are welcome to attend Peter’s presentation, which will begin at 7:00 PM
      in Laughlin Hall on Monday, April 22.  This event is cosponsored by Mount
      Saint Mary’s Archives, History Department, and History Club.

      Contact: Mt.St.Mary's College and Seminary
      Phone: (301) 447-5214 or (800) 448-4347
      Fax: (301) 447-5755
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