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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.

Meet Our Assistant Treasurer, Dennis Garstang

Dennis Garstang currently serves as assistant treasurer of the Round Table. Dennis fills in for Susan Keipp whenever she is not able to attend the dinner meetings. Dennis takes reservations, coordinates with the Holiday Inn, mans the check-in desk, and brings our speakers to the dinner meetings when necessary. Dennis served as president of the Round Table in 2013 and 2014. We asked Dennis to tell us a little about himself and how he got interested in the Civil War. Click on this link to find out what he told us.

Meet Our Treasurer, Susan Keipp

Susan Keipp has faithfully served as treasurer of our Round Table since taking over for Paul Gault in February of 2015. Susan is in charge of paying our bills, taking dinner reservations, coordinating with the Holiday Inn, collecting annual dues and payments for the dinner meetings and book sales, preparing financial statements, filing corporate reports to maintain our 501(c)(3) status, etc. She also greets everyone who attends the Round Table dinner meetings. Being treasurer is a big job, but one that Susan is uniquely qualified for. We asked Susan to tell us about herself and how she got interested in the Civil War. Click on this link to find out what she told us.

Dan Dooley's Visit to Normandy

Our fearless leader recently returned from a trip to France where he visited the beaches of Normandy. Click on this link to see a few of the photos he took.

Remembering Scott D. Richart

We are very sorry to report that Round Table member Scott D. Richart passed away on June 17, 2019 at the age of 66. For more information, please visit our In Memoriam page in the archives.

Member Profile: Jack Brooks

Check out a new article about Jack Brooks that appeared recently in the Shawnee Mission Post. It's located in the "Member Profiles" section under the "About Us" menu.

2019 Field Trip

The Civil War Round Table of Kansas City has scheduled a field trip to Lexington, Missouri, for Saturday, September 7, 2019. Dan Dooley said a sign-up sheet will be passed around at the July dinner meeting to determine the number of attendees. We will then contact the Battlefield Curator and the Lexington Museum Curator to arrange for tickets and make reservations. For more information, click on this link.

Remembering Members of the Civil War Round Table of Kansas City

We have added a new section, "In Memoriam," to the website under the "Archives" menu.

September Speaker

Mr. Bjorn Skaptason will be speaking about the 2nd Colorado Cavalry Regiment, which fought at the battles of Westport and Mine Creek in October of 1864. The title of his presentation is: "The Coloradoes in Missouri: Counterinsurgency and Conventional Warfare in Western Missouri, 1864." Bjorn works as a Producer for Virtual Book Signings at the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago.

August Speaker

Civil War Round Table member Chris Edwards gave a program about Confederate guerilla leader William Clarke Quantrill's raid on Lawrence KS. On August 21, 1863, Quantrill led approximately 450 Confederate raiders into Lawrence and killed over 150 men and boys before looting and burning much of the town.

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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