Lincoln as commander In chief

Attend a discussion of leadership during war in a democracy as we examine President Abraham Lincoln's role as commander in chief. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Dover Room of Westlake Porter Public Library. Anyone interested in the Civil War or Abraham Lincoln will be welcome. There is no charge. The event is sponsored by the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable.

The Cleveland Civil War Roundtable is a nonprofit, all-volunteer historical society and social group founded in 1956 and dedicated to the study and discussion of the American Civil War. Its approximately 120 members range in age from 17 to 94 and reflect every level of historical interest and expertise. The common bond shared by its members is the belief that the Civil War is the defining event of American history. 

The Roundtable meets over dinner on the second Wednesday of the month from September through May to hear talks by noted Civil War historians and authors as well as by members. Additionally, the Roundtable organizes a field trip each summer to a Civil War battlefield or related site. Recent destinations have included Antietam, Md.; Petersburg, Appomattox and Fredericksburg, Va.; Gettysburg, Pa.; Franklin and Shiloh, Tenn.; and Vicksburg, Miss. The club is also active in various Civil War educational and preservationist causes and publishes a newsletter, The Charger, each month of the nine-month Roundtable season. For more information, visit

Steven Pettyjohn

Steve Pettyjohn has been a resident of Westlake Ohio since 1988. He owns and operates Quality Assist Consulting which provides assistance for organizational performance improvement. He is a member of the Cleveland Civil War Round Table.

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Volume 6, Issue 8, Posted 10:21 AM, 04.15.2014