The North Shore Civil War Roundtable will host a lecture and slide-show by Mr. Dick Simpson: The Battle of Pea Ridge on Wednesday, November 3rd at 7:30 PM. Dick Simpson, a retired executive, is a sixth generation Vermonter and active member of a dozen Civil War roundtables in Vermont, Pennsylvania, and New York, including ours. Dick is also an expert speaker on the Battle of Franklin and the 2nd Vermont Regiment especially at Gettysburg, where he also lectures on the statuary. Co-founder of the Northport Historical Museum, here on Long Island, he is the historian of the Town of Westmore, trustee for the ante-bellum Old Stone House Museum in Brownington, VT and exhibit designer at the Lancaster County (PA) Historical Society.
Dick has been touring Civil War battlefields since Junior High School, mostly following the 3rd and 15th Vermont Regiments in which his relatives fought and died. He now lectures on the Battle of Franklin Tennessee, the 48th and 127th New York Volunteer Regiments, Gettysburg Monuments, the 2nd Vermont Brigade at Gettysburg and the Battle of Wilson’s Creek. He also is a civilian Civil War re-enactor portraying Frederick Holbrook, the wartime governor of Vermont.