FINALS: Destination CWT Muster 2020

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Finals: Destination CWT Muster 2020 Vote for the one(s) you would likely attend one east one west

  • WEST: Shiloh & vicinity TN

    Votes: 44 49.4%
  • WEST: Franklin & vicinity TN

    Votes: 22 24.7%
  • EAST: Antietam & vicinity MD

    Votes: 40 44.9%
  • EAST: Fredericksburg & vicinity VA

    Votes: 17 19.1%
  • EAST: Charleston or Savannah & Vicinity GA/SC

    Votes: 26 29.2%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .
CWT Muster 2020
  • lelliott19

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    Mar 15, 2013
    Members should vote for the destination(s) you would be likely to attend. You may vote for one in the east, one in the west, or one of each. [Please read below before casting your vote(s).]

    FINALS: Where Would You Like to Go in 2020?
    The preliminary poll closed at 9:41 am on November 20, 2019 - 153 members cast their votes. The next step in the decision-making process for our 2020 Civil War Talk Member Muster is the final vote to determine destination(s.) If this vote goes as quickly as the preliminary, we should have destination(s) selected by November 28 when the poll is set to close. That gives you a week to decide.

    Great news! @CivilWarTalk and @ami have granted approval for members to vote for TWO destinations and to have two events - one in the West and one in the East - on the condition that we have volunteer event teams step up to lead each one and that the events are not held at the same time.

    The reasoning is as follows:
    1. Some people just cant make it to the West or the East from where they live. Those who might attend a CWT Muster at Shiloh or Franklin, might not be able to make it to Antietam or Savannah -- and vice versa. Several members have mentioned this.​
    2. As long as the two events aren't happening at the same time, some people can, and would like to, participate in two events.​
    3. The last two CWT Musters have been in the West. The last ones in the East were 2016 and 2017 at Gettysburg.​
    4. There's real value in meeting other members face-to-face; touring the battlefield with other people who are really interested; having knowledgeable members do the presentations; not to mention the camaraderie with other people who are just as interested in the Civil War as you are! It would be great if every member had the opportunity to participate.​

    In this poll, you may vote for your choice(s) - one in the East, one in the West, OR one in each. Please cast your vote or votes for the destination(s) you would be likely to attend.

    And the finalists are... <drumroll>

    In the WEST:
    Shiloh & vicinity
    Franklin & vicinity

    In the EAST:
    Antietam & vicinity
    Fredericksburg & vicinity
    Savannah & vicinity

    Execution of CWT travel opportunities is dependent upon a volunteer team stepping up to lead each of the trips. The event "Quartermaster" is responsible for recruiting a volunteer event team. The Quartermaster assumes ultimate responsible for arrangements/schedule/administration of the trip. Members of the event team serve in an advisory role and manage assigned details. If you are willing to serve as an event Quartermaster, please send me a PM.

    Even though a proposed destination includes a slew of possibilities nearby, it may not be realistic to include them all in the schedule. Actual content will be determined by the event team, with input from those who are planning to participate.

    CWT Member Tours have traditionally been "free" events. Each person pays his/her own costs (hotel, meals, transportation, etc.) and knowledgeable CWT members volunteer to lead specific sections of the tour.

    If you accidentally cast your vote for two destinations in the same theater - no problem. The poll is set so you can easily change your vote.
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  • lelliott19

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    Mar 15, 2013
    Looks like Shiloh and Antietam have garnered the majority of support in the voting.

    WEST: Shiloh
    @ucvrelics has volunteered to serve as Quartermaster for the Shiloh event. He will be recruiting a volunteer team to assist with planning and implementation. If you'd like to help, please send him a PM.
    EAST: Antietam
    Although Antietam received 40 votes in the poll, as far as I know, no one has volunteered to serve as Quartermaster for this event. @dlavin @ErnieMac @rpkennedy @Stone in the wall @22ndGa and anyone else who lives in the area.....any interest in QMing the event?
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