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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.

We Are Looking for a New Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer

Susan Keipp and Dennis Garstang have faithfully served as treasurer and assistant treasurer of our Round Table since taking over for Paul Gault in April of 2015. Susan and Dennis would like to retire from their current positions. If you would be interested in serving the Round Table in one of these two capacities, please let Susan, Dennis, or Dan Dooley know. Susan said she is willing to stay on until her replacement is trained. You do not have to be a CPA in order to do this job. Some experience with bookkeeping software or Excel spreadsheets would be beneficial.

Please Renew Your Membership for 2020

Now is the time to renew your membership in the Civil War Round Table for next year. The membership dues go to pay for our speaker travel costs as well as our administrative expenses (office supplies, printing, postage, bank charges, website fees, corporate reports, plaques, name tags, etc.). Membership dues are the same for 2020 as they were for this year: $35 per individual or $55 per couple. Please submit your 2020 membership dues by December 31, 2019. You can pay Susan Keipp at an upcoming dinner meeting or else you can mail her a check. Thank you for being a member of the Round Table! Refer to the Membership web page for more information.

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.

December Speaker

Dr. Ethan Rafuse professor of military history at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth KS will be speaking about Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Dr. Rafuse wrote a biography about Stonewall Jackson that was published in 2011.

Our dinner meeting this month will be held on the third Tuesday of December, due to the Christmas Holiday. So please make your dinner reservations early.

November Speaker

Ms. Connie Langum, Park Ranger and Historian at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, spoke about the two battles of Newtonia, MO, which is located in the southwest comer of the state. The first battle was fought on September 30, 1862 and the second battle was fought on October 28, 1864 as part of Price's campaign.

For more details, click on this link.

Dave Pattison Receives Valient Service Award

Sandy Ackerson Receives Valiant Service Award

Dave Pattison presents Valient Service Award to Sandy Ackerson at the March 2018 meeting.

Lane Smith Receives Valiant Service Award

Don Bates presents Valient Service Award to Lane Smith at the February 2018 meeting.

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
P.O. Box 6202
Shawnee Mission, KS 66206

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