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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.

549th Regular Meeting

Wednseday, March 15, 2023

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 $34.00 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: Tuesday, March 7th. To make a reservation, please contact Marlene Natoli.

March 2023 Meeting

Dr. Harry S. Laver with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College will be our speaker. The title of his program is “Learning the Art of Joint Operations: General U. S. Grant and Rear Admiral Andrew H. Foote.” The coordination between the Union army and navy played a major role in the Union victories at Forts Henry and Donelson in 1862.

This should a very interesting program, so bring a friend and enjoy the evening.

Dinner Menu

Milburn Golf and Country Club will serve the following meal at our dinner meeting: Italian
sausage lasagna and asparagus with garlic bread. Dessert will be Tiramisu. All dinners are served with house salad with Milbum house dressing, sliced bread, iced tea, water, and coffee.

February 2023 Meeting

February is Black History Month. Round Table member Sergeant Major Arnold W. Schofield gave a program titled: “Non-traditional Perspectives on the Underground Railroad and the Iron Clads.” The “Iron Clads” was the nickname given to the Second Kansas Colored Infantry regiment during the Civil War.

Click here for a summary of Non-traditional Perspectives on the Underground Railroad and the Iron Clads.

Round Table Now Accepting Digital Payments

The Civil War Round Table of Kansas City now accepts digital payments via the Square digital payment processing service. This process is simple to use and secure. Square charges the Round Table a fee for this service. If you decide to use this service, we add this fee to the total charge. For more information, please refer to our Round Table Digital Payments page.

Civil War Round Table Member Directory

The latest CWRT-KC Membership Roster is dated October 19, 2022.

Renew Your Membership

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.

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:

  • The American Civil War. Photos from the Library of Congress. In excellent condition with dust jacket.
  • Perryville: This Grand Havoc of Battle by Kenneth W. Noe. Published in 2011. The Battle of Perryville KY was fought on October 8, 1862. In excellent condition with dust jacket.
  • The Day Dixie Died 1865-1866 by Tom and Debra Goodrich. Deb Goodrich served as president of our Round Table in 2007-2008. In mint condition with dust jacket.
  • Pea Ridge by William L. Shea and Earl J. Hess. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill NC. In excellent condition with dust jacket.

In Memoriam (Archives)

To honor Susan and her contributions to our Round Table, the Executive Committee has decided to donate $1,000 to the American Battlefield Trust, in Susan’s name. Any additional amounts that our members wish to donate will be added to the $1,000 donation.

Remembering Susan Keipp

We are very sorry to report that our treasurer, Susan Keipp, passed away on January 30. She had served as treasurer since 2015. See our "In Memoriam" archives for more information about Susan.

Member News

My Visit to Harpers Ferry

by Lane Smith

I recently vacationed with my 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.

This is a link to the complete article about Lane Smith's Visit to Harpers Ferry.

New Members

These photographs were taken at the Round Table dinner meeting on February 16, 2023. Please introduce yourselves and welcome our new members.

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.

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

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