Special Civil War Roundtable


The Southern Indiana Civil War Roundtable will meet this Thursday, January 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Police lodge at 801 Court Street in downtown Evansville. The meeting will feature musician Mark LaPointe. Through songs he will tell the story of Irish immigrants and their proud service in the Union Army during the Civil War. Mark performs in the uniform of the Union soldier and uses period instrumentation.

Beginning with famine ravaged Ireland, Mark takes you on the immigrant’s journey across the sea to America and through their gloried Civil War service within the ranks of the Irish Brigade. Mark’s music is backed by a haunting slide show of Civil War photos which show the faces of the men who fought and died under their beloved flags of green.

Mark LaPointe is a singer/songwriter who has performed in venues throughout New England, Tennessee, and the Indianapolis area, which he now calls home. He continues to be an invited performer at the world renowned Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and his style has been compared to James Taylor, David Wilcox and Skip Ewing.

The Southern Indiana Civil War Roundtable is open to anyone interested in learning more about the U.S. Civil War. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at the Evansville F.O.P at 7:00 p.m. For more information please visit www.SICWRT.org or contact Joshua Claybourn at jclaybourn@gmail.com.