Central Plains Chapter

FOR INFORMATION ON THIS CHAPTER PLEASE CONTACT:

David Bennett – Chapter President
ebclemson@aol.com

Kansas City, Missouri 

LATEST CHAPTER NEWS:

Greetings CMH members, please find below the ZOOM sign on information for our next meeting, 

On the 2nd Monday, February 12, at 7pm CENTRAL. See below. 

Recap of January 8th Meeting:

We had about 23 folks join the call on January 8th, which is fantastic?  Attendees included:    Bill Jordan, James Lundgren, Rick Simmons, Richard Barbuto, Mike Symanski, DK Clark, Sally Bennett, David Bennett, Mark Kasal, Ken Mason, Jim Howat, James Payne, Alan Boyd, Timothy Terrell, Leland Bull, Ed Hull, John Morris, Alan Aimone, and Steve Osman. I apologize for anyone who I missed or any names I butchered. 

There were members from at least three chapters attending as well. Attendees were from Mason Neck, Virginia, Long Beach, California, Walla Walla, Washington, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kansas City Missouri, Las Vegas, Nevada, Leavenworth, Kansas and Monroe, Michigan and every were in between.  

Our presentation was “The Battle of New Orleans” by Dr. Richard Barbuto who was terrific.  It was a proper subject for January 8th!   

We also had a very entertaining general discussion as well afterwards.   

Our next meeting theme, will be COLLECTING, RESEARCHING, and WRITING. We will go around the table so everyone will have an opportunity if chosen, to share. 

 Our schedule meeting for MARCH 11th, will feature the presentation “Minnesota’s Other Civil War: The Dakota Conflict of 1862” by Stephen Osman. 

If any questions, please call. Best, Dave Bennett

816-582-0280

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Our next upcoming Zoom meeting is scheduled for January 8th, “New Orleans Day”

Our speaker is Dr. Richard Barbuto, company member, well known scholar on the War of 1812. 

He will present “The Battle of New Orleans” 

Looking forward to the January Meeting, Best, Dave Bennett

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Good Afternoon, a reminder of the Company of Military Historians ZOOM meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, MONDAY, December 11

at 7pm Central time. 

We will have a speaker, Dennis Clark, who will give a brief account of FORT WALLACE, KANSAS. 

Plus will go around the horn if anyone has anything they would like to share: any news, research projects, articles for the company journal,

book projects, collectibles, etc. 

Any Chapter members are welcomed to join. 

Best, Dave Bennett 

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10-25-23 GREETINGS 

Please find the sign on information for our next ZOOM meeting, scheduled for the SECOND MONDAY of November, 

Monday November 13, 2023.   7pm, Central Time zone. 

Our primary topic for the month is COLLECTING. Please be ready to share your collecting passion. 

Any news, Research projects, book reviews, writing projects or events you want to discuss please do so. 

We should have some new members joining us as well. 

BEST, Dave Bennett

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ps– See attached pics from October 9th meeting 

Thanks again to John Steinle’s presentation on Colorado in the Civil War. 

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Author John Steinle…..“Colorado in the Civil War”

Good Afternoon,

Please find below the SIGN IN information for our next Zoom meeting, which is the 2nd Monday of October,

the 9th, at 7pm CST to 8:30 CST. 

We will have Author John Steinle join us to discuss his book COLORADO in the CIVIL WAR.

 We will also go around the horn to each participant to update us on any books they have read, or reading

or writing, any new collectibles they have received, etc. 

We had a terrific meeting yesterday, September 11,  with 13 participants from two CMH chapters attending. 

1) Bill Jordan gave a detailed account of the Battle of Veghel, during Market Garden, WW2

2) Book recommendation:   IN THE SHADOW OF THE ROUND TOPS, see attached pic of book.

Book recommendation:   “IN THE SHADOW OF THE ROUND TOPS”

3) Discussed Prussian firearms.

4) Discussed water color portrait, circa 1813,  of Major Chester Lyman, 9th US Infantry. 

5) Went around the horn and several members discussed books they were writing, etc.etc. 

Best, Dave Bennett

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Good morning, our next zoom meeting is scheduled for August 14th, 7pm central time. 

Please join us, we are having a great time sharing information, passion, and learning history

all at the same time.  

This month our meeting will focus on  “Collectors Night”     Share any of your treasures

or items you are wishing to obtain, or anything at all. Displays, artifacts, questions and answers all in

one evening. 

In September, we will have Bill Jordan presenting “Operation Market Garden, September 1944.”

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday the 14th. See below the sign in information. Dave Bennett

 Recap of our July 10th Zoom Meeting: 

We had 8 members from the Plains chapter members present  (Missouri: 3  Kansas: 2, Iowa: 1, Michigan: 1, Nebraska: 1) 

 Including David Bennett, Sally Bennett, James Lundgren, Terry Van Meter, Peter Grande, Bill Jordan, Rick Simmons, Ken Bunger. 

 and 5 from the California chapter, including Alan Aimone , Jon Woodland, Will Gorenfield, Ed Hull, and Steve Fowler.

  During our meeting we went around the horn and discussed what Military books we were currently reading and / or, what books or papers we were currently writing. 

 We also had a power point presentation on: The 1st US Infantry at the Battle of Lundy’s Lane, July 25 1814.    We also reviewed the Military Plate published in the Journal in 2014 of the 1st Infantry at Lundy’s Lane.

See below the SIGN IN information for our Monday August 14th zoom meeting.  

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Our Zoom meeting was held July 10th, We had 8 members from the Plains chapter members present  (Missouri: 3  Kansas: 2, Iowa: 1, Michigan: 1, Nebraska: 1) 

Including David Bennett, Sally Bennett, James Lundgren, Terry Van Meter, Peter Grande, Bill Jordan, Rick Simmons, Ken Bunger. 

and 5 from the California chapter, including Alan Aimone , Jon Woodland, Will Gorenfield, Ed Hull, and Steve Fowler.

During our meeting we went around the horn and discussed what Military books we were currently reading and / or, what books or papers we were currently writing. 

We also had a power point presentation on: The 1st US Infantry at the Battle of Lundy’s Lane, July 25 1814.    We also reviewed the Military Plate published in the 

Journal in 2014 of the 1st Infantry at Lundy’s Lane.

Our next meeting is scheduled for August 14th at 7pm, CST. 

Program:  Collectors Night. Share and discuss anything in your collection or you would like to have in your collection.  To join, contact David Bennett at ebclemson@aol.com

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The Chapter’s third Zoom Meeting was held Monday June 12th.  Guest Speaker and Chapter member 

Bill Jordan, of Red Oak, Iowa,  presented “THE SOUTHERN CAMPAIGN DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION- COUNTDOWN TO HISTORY”

The presentation was outstanding and covered the campaigns, both American and British commanders, the troops, etc. 

Member Rick Simmons shared a newly completed case set containing a Civil War Confederate used Maynard Carbine, extra barrels, powder flask, etc. 

Member Dave Bennett shared and discussed an original image and signed document of General Daniel Morgan, who fought in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. 

Member Ken Bunger attended the ribbon cutting ceremony of an renovated Visitors Center at Fort Atkinson Nebraska over the past weekend, reported the displays had been improved and recommended we all visit.

 Members in attendance were from Kansas City Missouri, Red Oak, Iowa, Monroe Michigan and Hannibal Missouri.  

Our next Zoom Meeting will be held the 2nd Monday of June, the 12th at 7pm central. 

July’s presentation will be “The 1st US Infantry at the Battle of Lundy’s Lane, July 25 1814” by Dave Bennett.

Contact David Bennett at ebclemson@aol.com for login details if you would like to attend. 

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The Chapter’s second Zoom Meeting was held Monday May 6th.  Guest Speaker and Chapter member Peter Grande, of Leavenworth, Kansas,  presented “HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES DISCIPLINARY BARRACKS – FORT LEAVENWORTH.”

The presentation was highly fascinating and Peter did a masterful job recounting the history of the Disciplinary Barracks.

Dave Bennett shared and discussed some of his collectibles, including a Nathan Starr 1813 Cavalry saber and an 1862 dated Corporals 

appointment in the 9th Cavalry, Missouri State Militia signed by Colonel Odom Guitar. 

Paul Rosewitz, St. Louis Chapter President, was invited to attend and give an update from the National meeting, specifically

information regarding the 2024 National Meeting in order for chapter members to start planning attendance. 

Our condolences to chapter member Bill Jordan, who was unable to attend due to the passing of his father. 

 Several members attended the Kansas City Collectors Club military Show held in Overland Park Kansas on May 6th. 

Our next Zoom Meeting will be held the 2nd Monday of June, the 12th at 7pm central. 

Contact David Bennett at ebclemson@aol.com for log in details.  

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The Chapter’s first Zoom Meeting was held April 10th. Guest Speaker Bill Jordan, Red Oak, Iowa,

presented “THE HISTORY OF THE US ARMY REMOUNT PROGRAM 1800-1942” which was 

well received.  A couple of collectibles were shared by those members in attendance. Attendees

were from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Mark Kasal VP of Membership joined the call as well. 

Our next Zoom Meeting will be held the 2nd Monday of May, the 8th at 7pm. Contact David

Bennett at ebclemson@aol.com for an invite. 

Several members are planning to attend the Kansas City Military Collectors Club Show on May 6th, in Overland Park, Kansas. 

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the War of 1812 in the West Symposium was very successful and well attended.

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    The annual Leavenworth, Kansas, military show in February 2018 was an occasion for a few Central Plains members and guests to gather to discuss the next field trip in the spring.  In the picture...