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.
539th Regular Meeting
Wednesday, May 18, 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, May 11th. To make a reservation, please contact Susan Keipp.
May 2022 Meeting
Dr. Christian McWhirter, Lincoln Historian at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Museum, will be our speaker. The title of his program is: "Who Freed the Slaves?"
For generations Abraham Lincoln has been heralded as the “Great Emancipator.” But for just as long, debates have raged over how exactly the institution of slavery ended in America and who delivered the killing blow. This talk will examine the competing points of view on emancipation and consider Lincoln’s actions in the broader context of the American Civil War and anti-slavery movement.
Please join us for what should be a very interesting program.
Milbum Golf and Country Club will serve the following meal at the May dinner meeting: Sauteed salmon with lemon butter sauce, rice pilaf, and vegetable medley. Dessert will be S'mores Bread Pudding. All All dinners are served with house salad with Milbum house dressing, sliced bread, iced tea, water, and coffee.
April 2022 Meeting
Round Table member Todd Stettner gave a program titled: "Soldiers, Sailors & Spies: Jews in the Civil War."
Todd discussed stories of the 6,000-7,000 Jewish soldiers who served with the Union and the 2,000-3,000 Jewish soldiers who served with the Confederacy.
Civil War Round Table Member Directory
The updated CWRT-KC Membership Roster was emailed to our current members on April 27, 2022.
Next Executive Committee Meeting
The next meeting of the Round Table's Executive Committee will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022. The meeting will be held at the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce building located at 9001 West 110th Street, Overland Park KS.
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!
Remembering Roger Stanton
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Round Table member, Roger Stanton, who died unexpectedly on March 4, 2022. We were always thrilled to talk with Roger about the Civil War. We will miss Roger's spirited bidding for books during the Sergeant Major's book auction. A Remembrance Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Old Mission United Methodist Church, 5519 State Park Rd. Fairway, KS. Reception to follow.
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.