Michael Russert is a frequent speaker at our Roundtable. This evening Mike will present a lecture entitled The Reorganization of the New York State Militia Before the Civil War. Mike has written several articles about the Civil War and has served as a tour guide to the Gettysburg Battlefield. He is a native of Buffalo, NY and currently resides in Cambridge, NY. He is on the book review staff of The Civil War News and Multicultural Journal. Mike is a member of the North Shore Civil War Roundtable and the Company of Military Historians. He was the former Director of the New York State Veterans Oral History Program.