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, August 17, 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, August 10th. To make a reservation, please contact Susan Keipp.
August 2022 Meeting
Mr. Jeffrey L. Patrick, museum curator at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, will give 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).
Please join us for what should be a very interesting program.
Milbum Golf and Country Club will serve the following meal at the August dinner meeting: Italian sausage lasagna and asparagus with garlic bread. Dessert will be Tiramisu. All All dinners are served with house salad with Milbum house dressing, sliced bread, iced tea, water, and coffee.
July 2022 Meeting
Mr. A. Wilson Greene gave a program about the Petersburg Campaign titled: "The Good, The Bad, and the Really Ugly: Leaders and Leadership in the Petersburg Campaign."
Mr. Greene served most recently as the director of the Pamplin Historical Park Museum at Petersburg VA. He is currently writing a three-volume treatise on the Petersburg Campaign for the University of North Carolina Press.
Click here for a summary of Will'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!
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:
- War on the Waters by James M. McPherson; University of North Carolina Press, 2012. In excellent condition with dust jacket.
- The Civil War: An Illustrated History, 150th Anniversary Tribute, Time Life Books, published in 2011. Introduction by Jeff Shaara. In excellent condition with dust jacket.
- Shades of Blue and Gray by Herman Hattaway; University of Missouri Press, 1997. In near mint condition with dust jacket and mylar cover.
- Echoes of Glory: Arms & Equipment of the Confederacy, Time Life Books, 1991. In excellent condition.
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.
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" 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.