The mission of the Civil War Round Table of Kansas City is to promote historical, educational, literary, and preservation activities related to the Civil War.

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Member Spotlight

We are saddened to find out that Orvis Fitts, Past President of the Civil War Round Table of Kansas City, passed away on June 18, 2015.

His son-in-law, Nicholas Schmitz, has notified us that a memorial service will be held at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church at 9300 Nall, Overland Park, KS, at 1 pm on June 27, 2015.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Mystery Photo

Do you have a Civil War related photo or image that would stump your fellow Round Table members?.

If yes, please send it to

Mystery Photo Archive

Next Meeting

“The Grand Review of the Armies”

Dr. Terry BeckenbaughOur speaker will be Dr. Terry L. Beckenbaugh, associate professor with the Department of Military History at the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.

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June 23 Meeting

Arnold Schofield spoke about the Battle of Palmito Ranch.

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Civil War Site Photos

We are introducing a new feature to the website! Dave Pattison recently visited Galena, Illinois and brought back these photographs from that historic town.

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Saturdays at the Museum: a Civil War Lecture Series

When: July 25, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

Where: Battle of Westport Visitor Center and Museum, 6601 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, MO

We are pleased to have Jackson County native, Tom Rafiner, talking about the Burnt District and his latest book, Cinders and Silence: A Chronicle of Missouri's Burnt District 1854-1870.

Cinders and Silence provides the first chronicle of Missouri’s “Burnt District.”  Between 1854 and 1870, three western Missouri border counties plunged from prosperity to devastation, and finally, to oblivion. The border conflict between Missouri and the Kansas Territory intensified during the Civil War. Revenge driven, Kansans leveled western Missouri between 1861 and 1863. 

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Civil War Round Table of Kansas City
P.O. Box 6202
Shawnee Mission, KS 66206

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