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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.

535th Regular Meeting

Wednesday, January 19, 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 Thursday, January 13th. To make a reservation, please contact Susan Keipp:

January 2022 Meeting

Dr. Harry S. Laver with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College will be speaking about the relationship between Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

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

Dinner Menu

Pork tenderloin medallions, apple cider reduction, asparagus, and roasted potatoes. Dessert will be lemon Italian cake. All dinners are served with house salad with Milbum house dressing, sliced bread, iced tea, water, and coffee.

December 2021 Meeting

Round Table member Deb Buckner gave a program about Libbie Custer. Deb told stories from later in Libbie's life in a talk titled: "Christmas on the Plains." It was based on events in Kansas and Dakota Territory, but involves General Custer and Captain George Yates.

Elected Slate of Officers for 2022

The following officers were elected to the 2022 Executive Committee at the November meeting:
•    President: Father Dave Holloway.
•    First Vice President: Gary Nevius.
•    Second Vice-President: Dick Titterington.
•    Treasurer: Susan Keipp.
•    Assistant Treasurer: Marlene Natoli.
•    Secretary: Judy Smith
•    Director of Preservation: Arnold Schofield.

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!

Thank You Dan Dooley

We would like to thank Dan Dooley for his three years of service as president of our Round Table. Dan graciously agreed to serve a third year as president in 2021, in order to provide continuity during the coronavirus pandemic.

Dan always took the job as president seriously. He provided excellent leadership by consulting with the other members of the Executive Committee prior to making important decisions. Dan was instrumental in moving our dinner meetings to the Milbum Golf and Country Club, which has been a huge blessing. He also planned and organized the field trip to Lexington MO.

Dan always treated our Round Table's speakers, members, and visitors with respect. He liked to give short Civil War history lessons during the dinner meetings, such as the fate of Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley, the oldest living Union and Confederate widows, and the military career of Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston. In short, Dan was an excellent president and an excellent representative of our Round Table. Thank you Dan!

In Memoriam (Archives)

Remembering Al Boggs, Jr.

We are sony to report that Al Boggs, Jr. a long-time member of the Round Table, died on December 19th. Al was 96 years old. Al was most recently a member of the Round Table in 2010 when our dinner meetings were held at the Homestead Country Club.

Al completed naval officer training during World War II and earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University. He earned an MBA degree from Harvard University in 1949. Al built up the Lynn Elliott Company of Kansas City, his own sales engineering company, where he worked until the age of 83. Al loved history and was an avid tennis player.

A memorial service for Al was held at the Village Presbyterian Church on December 30, 2021.

Member News

We would like to welcome the following new members: Lane Bartram, Paul and Betty Allen, and Joyce Gillespie. Lane lives in Overland Park KS and joined our Round Table in November. Paul and Betty Allen live in Blue Springs MO and joined at the dinner meeting in December. They are friends of Round Table member Jim Tucker. Joyce also joined at the dinner meeting in December. She lives in Raytown MO.


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.

Articles from Border Bugles Past

Here are a couple of articles from Border Bugles long, long ago. All articles are located in the website's Article Archive.

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.

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.

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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