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Civil War Round Table of Kansas City

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.

542nd Regular Meeting

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Milburn Golf and Country Club 7501 West 69th Street, Overland Park, KS 66204 Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m.
This meeting will include a plated dinner at a cost of $32.00 per person. Reservations are required in order to attend the dinner meeting. Please note that wearing masks at the dinner meeting is optional.

Reservation Deadline: 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 14th. To make a reservation, please contact Susan Keipp.

For this month only, please contact Dick Titterington to reserve a spot for this month's Dinner. Contact info is in the newsletter.

September 2022 Meeting

Mr. Dennis E. Frye will be speaking to our Round Table about Harpers Ferry during the Civil War. Dennis retired from the National Park Service (NPS) at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, where he served for more than three decades -20 years as Chief Historian. Dennis has written two books about Harpers Ferry. He last spoke to our Round Table in September of 2018 about the Battle of Antietam.

Please join us for what should be a very interesting program.

Dinner Menu

Milbum Golf and Country Club will serve the following meal at the September dinner meeting: Chili glaze salmon with fingerling potatoes and asparagus. Dessert will be chocolate mousse. All All dinners are served with house salad with Milbum house dressing, sliced bread, iced tea, water, and coffee.

August 2022 Meeting

Mr. Jeffrey L. Patrick, museum curator at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, gave a program about the Battle of Wilson's Creek that was fought on August 10, 1861. Mr. Patrick authored a book titled: Campaign for Wilson's Creek: The Fight for Missouri Begins (Vol. 28, Civil War Campaigns and Commanders Series).

Click here for a summary of Jeff's program.

Civil War Round Table Member Directory

The updated CWRT-KC Membership Roster was emailed to our current members on June 28, 2022.

Please Renew Your Membership for 2022

Now is the time to renew your membership in the Round Table for 2022. Click here to get the membership renewal form. The membership dues go to pay for our speakers' travel costs, our administrative expenses, and contributions for Civil War battlefield preservation. Membership dues for next year are the same as they were for this year: $35 for an individual or $55 for a couple. There are currently 107 members in the Round Table. Thank you for supporting the Round Table.
We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah!

Book Auction

With apologies to our speakers, one of the highlights of each dinner meeting is the book auction led by Arnold Schofield.

This month the following books will be auctioned:

  • Antietam 1862: The Civil War's Bloodiest Day by Norman Stevens; Praeger Illustrated Military History Series, 1994. In excellent condition.
  • Landscaped Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam by Stephen W. Sears; Ticknor & Fields Publishing Company, New York, 1983. In good condition with dust jacket.
  • Civil War Battlefields: Then and Now by James Campi, Jr.; Thunder Bay Press Publishing Company, 2012. In near mint condition with dust jacket.
  • Civil War 100: Ranking, the 100 Most Influential People in the War Between the States by Robert Wooster; Citadel Press, 1998. In near mint condition with dust jacket.

In Memoriam (Archives)

Remembering Jim Voelker

Jim Voelker, a long-time member of our Round Table passed away on July 4th at the age of 76. Funeral Mass was held on July 8th at Holy Spirit Catholic Church and burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Raytown MO. There is an obituary on the Porter Funeral Homes website.

Member News

Anumber of years ago, former Round Table president Dave Pattison went on a tour of Harpers Ferry. Here's an excerpt from Dave's description of his visit.

"One of the most beautiful and historic towns in America is Harpers Ferry WV. Harpers Ferry is located at the confluence of the Potomac River and the Shenandoah River. It is surrounded by Maryland Heights, Loudon Heights, and Bolivar Heights. If you have not been to Harpers Ferry, I highly recommend going there."

This is a link to the full article he wrote about his visit.

We would like to welcome the following new members: Steve Duio, 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.

Battlefield Dispatches

"Battlefield Dispatches" made its first appearance in the Border Bugle with the December 2005 issue. The column was later given the label, "The Sergeant Major’s Roar." Over time, the Round Table's Website Administrator will be slowly all the "Battlefield Dispatches" which have appeared in the Border Bugle. The website administrator will enhance Sgt. Maj. Arnold Schofield's column with images where applicable. Just click on the menu item, Sgt. Major's Roar, to see the progress.

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
436 West 88th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64114

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