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October 2022

Lane Smith wrote about a recent vacation with his older brother from Pittsburgh PA. The trip was two fold:

  • I wanted to drive to West Virginia, which we did, traveling over a thousand miles, on two lane highways, in five days with many tourist stops, including Ft. Necessity, Monticello, Harpers Ferry (see Photos 1 and 2), a coal mine museum in Beckley WV, the capitol of WV at Charleston to include the capitol museum, and an oil & gas museum at Parkersburg WV. West Virginia is a beautiful state to travel.
  • I also wanted to visit Charles Town WV to see if there was historical data concerning the trial and execution of John Brown.

September 2022

Dave Pattison remembered a visit to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

May 2022

We would like to welcome the following new members: Jon Jones, Lila Knott, John Martin, Terry Manies, and John Hart. Terry Manies is Executive Director and John Hart is President of the Black Jack Battlefield Trust. The Trust is a 501(c)(3) organization that cares for the site of John Brown's battle of Black Jack. We would also like to welcome back former member of the Round Table, Brian Lawson.

In Advance of Fate, Portrait of an Abolitionist

Round Table member, Dr. Charles E. Heller has written a book about George L. Stearns, one of John Brown's supporters known as the "Secret Six." The soft cover book is titled: In Advance of Fate, Portrait of an Abolitionist and is available for $19.95 from Star Cloud Press or from

The Civil War and Me through the Years

by Suzee Oberg

Click on this link to read Suzee's article that appeared in February's Border Bugle.

Changing of the Guard: January 2022

True Tales of the 10th Kansas Infantry

In 2009, Round Table President Howard Mann published a series of articles in the Border Bugle he called "True Tales of the Tenth Kansas Infantry, The Joys of Jayhawking: Words from the Perpetrator's Mouths." We have added this to the website's Article Archives.

The Untold Story

In 2005, Round Table Past President Orvis N. Fitts published a series of articles in the Border Bugle he called "The Untold Story." It's the story of how the Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site came to be owned and interpreted with a visitor center by the Kansas State Historical Society. Unfortunately, I have not been able to locate Part 3 of this story. Parts 1 and 2 appeared in the April 2005 issue of the Border Bugle; part 4 appeared in the September 2005 issue; and part 5 appeared in the October issue.

Civil War Round Table of Kansas City
4125 NW Willow DR
Kansas City, MO 64116

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