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.

Member Spotlight

Round Table member, Joe Mattox, will be speaking every First Thursday at 1:00 p.m., April through October, at the Battle of Westport Visitor Center and Museum. 

Joe MattoxPresentations are free and open to the public. Cold water and handouts provided.

Joe also recently publilshed an article in the Kansas City Star entitled "We all must work together to overcome racism."

Mystery Photo

Captain Constantin Blandowski, commanding Company F, Third Missouri Volunteer Infantry Regiment, died from a wound received during the Camp Jackson Affair on May 10, 1861 making him the first Federal officer to be killed in action.

Mystery Photo Archive

Next Meeting

“Lincoln's Assassination”

Our speaker will be Daniel Weinberg, owner of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago, Illinois.. 

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April 28 Meeting

Troy Strahan and his son, Liam, portrayed Abraham Lincoln and his son, Tad.

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Local Historian Dies

​Platte County attorney and historian, James W. Farley died on April 13, 2015. He was author of  “Forgotten Valor, The First Missouri Cavalry Regiment C.S.A.,” published in 1996, and co-author with his son of “Missouri Rebels Remembered: Si Gordon & John Thrailkill,” published in 2006.  

Civil War Site Photos

We are introducing a new feature to the website! Each month or so we will add a gallery of photographs taken by members of historical sites in the United States. First up is Fort Davidson State Historic Site in Pilot Knob, Missouri.

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Website Survey Results

The results from the website survey taken at the March 24 meeting have been posted to the Articles blog.

Link to survey results ...

Saturdays at the Museum: a Civil War Lecture Series

When: April – October 2015, 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.

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

We're finalizing the program schedule. Right now we've confirmed Dick Titterington, Brother John, Lane Smith, Dennis Garstang, Jim Rehard and Tom Rafiner.

We are pleased to announce that the Civil War Round Table of Kansas City has joined the Amazon Associates program. On our website we will provide links to, primarily for books of interest to our membership. If you click this link and make a qualifying purchase on, the Round Table will receive a small advertising fee. This fee does not increase the cost of your purchase. Thank you for supporting the Civil War Round Table by clicking these links.

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

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