THE COLONEL HENRY RYERSON
CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE – November 21, 2017 Meeting
Dear Valued Members and Friends,
PLEASE Remember our new meeting place and time for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 season:
Bristol Glen, 200 Bristol Glen Drive, Newton, NJ (973-300-5788) in the Town Hall Room.
Bristol Glen (Methodist Senior Community) is located on the south edge of Newton, on the west side of
Route 206 heading south, 1.5 miles from the Newton Square, just south of St. Joseph’s Cemetery (or if
you are coming north on 206, 3/10 of a mile north of the Newton Golf Centre). Follow the Drive up to the
main facility and enter at the main entrance. You may have to get “buzzed” in. We will be there to greet
you and show you how to get to the “Town Hall” room.
MEETINGS START AT 7:30 P.M.
See you next Tuesday!!!
From Jennifer CS Brylinski, Round Table President
Info about the November Meeting
Meeting Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Bristol Glen, Newton, New Jersey
Charles Maraziti of Boonton will present an audio-visual program about a local Civil War hero who s
urvived the notorious Andersonville prison entitled “Corporal Charles F. Hopkins: Andersonville S
urvivor, Medal of Honor Recipient, Boonton Resident.”
The program will focus on Maraziti’s Great Grandfather, Charles Fern Hopkins, a Civil War veteran from
Boonton who served under General Philip Kearny with the First New Jersey Brigade. Hopkins survived
battles only to be captured and incarcerated in Andersonville Prison in Georgia, from which he managed
to escape twice.
Hopkins is also a recognized hero of the “Underground Railroad,” helping to transport runaway slaves to
freedom in the north. Following the War, he served as Boonton’s mayor and in various other civil
capacities. Maraziti’s presentation will include a display of Hopkin’s Medal of Honor certificate, his
ceremonial sword, and other historical items.
Charles Maraziti (named after Charles Hopkins), has been a Boonton/Boonton Township resident his
entire life. He became interested in the history of his ancestor at an early age when his mother told him
stories about her grandfather. When he retired from banking he started giving presentations about
Hopkins’ life to historical societies, museums, Civil War organizations, and library groups.
The Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table provides educational programs, tours, and fellows
hip for individuals interested in the Civil War Era. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more in
formation please call Jennifer at 973-948-4724 during the day, or check out the Round Table’s website
The Upcoming Civil War Round Table Season:
December – No Meeting
January 16, 2018 – Movie Night, Disney’s “The Great Locomotive Chase” with Fess Parker. 88 mins.
February 20, 2018 – Matthew Borowick, “The Battle of Second Manassas and the Court Martial of Fitz Jo
March 20, 2018 – Civil War Irish Music performed live by Jeff and Jan Ausfahl of “Slateford Creek” band.
Spring Tour – Not scheduled yet.
April 17, 2018 – Wayne McCabe – Newton and the Civil War.
May 15, 2018 – Dinner Meeting – Ed Bonekemper – 10 Biggest Civil War Blunders.