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Civil War Round Table of Kansas City
Scheduled Meetings

The Civil War Round Table of Kansas City holds its monthly dinner meetings on the third Wednesday of each month.

The Round Table meets at the Milburn Country Club, 7501 W. 69th Street in Overland Park, KS

There is a social event, including a Cash Bar, which begins at 5:30 p.m. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.


A dinner reservation is required to attend. You must make your dinner reservation known to our meeting coordinator, Marlene Natoli (contact info is in the newsletter), on or before the Tuesday prior to the meeting. The cost of the dinners is $34.00 per person.

There are several options available for making a dinner reservation:

<<As of October 16, 2018, the Round Table will no longer be accepting payments via PayPal>>

  • We recommend using our Online Dinner Reservation page.
    • Choose the "Pay at the Door" option. If you prefer to pay at the door, please email an RSVP to Marlene Natoli (e-mail address:
  • Mail a check, made out to the Civil War Round Table of Kansas City, for $34.00 per person to: Dick Titterington 4125 NW Willow Dr, Kansas City, MO 64116.
  • Our deadline for reservation changes is the preceding Tueday afternoon, so promptly report any necessary adjustments to Marlene Natoli at or 913-764-1336.

2023 Speakers

Wednesday, January 18, 2023: Ms. Angela Riotto will be giving a program titled: "Prisoners of War in the Civil War."

Wednesday, February 15, 2023: In honor of Black History Month, Arnold Schofield will be speaking about the 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023: Dr. Harry S. Laver with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College will be our speaker. The tentative title of his presentation is “Learning the Art of Joint Operations: General U. S. Grant and Rear Admiral Andrew H. Foote.”

Wednesday, April 19, 2023: Dr. Bill Piston will be speaking about a book that he and Tom Sweeney co-authored containing photographs of Missourians in the Civil War.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023: Alisha Cole will be speaking about the Role of Women in the Civil War.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023: Isaias McCaffery will be speaking about the Last Stand at Rebel Creek: The Osage as Union Allies in Civil War Kansas.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023: Round Table member Rick Manfredi will be giving a program titled: "Did Missouri Secede?"

Wednesday, August 16, 2023: Wayne Motts will be speaking about the George Spangler Farm: 11th Army Corps Field Hospital at Gettysburg.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023: Civil War Round Table member Dan Smith will give a program titled: "The Battle that Saved the Nation's Capital: Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864."

Wednesday, October 18, 2023: Dr. Ethan Rafuse will be speaking about Robert E. Lee and the fall of the Confederacy. Dr. Rafuse has written a book on this subject.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023: Dr. Kristen Epps, professor of history at Kansas State University, will give a program, "Slavery on the Periphery."

Wednesday, December 13, 2023: Diane Mutti Burke, professor of history at UMKC, will be giving a program about refugees in the Civil War.

2024 Speakers

January 17, 2024: Dick Titterington, aka theCivilWarMuse, will give a program about Sterling Price's Counteroffensive to retake Missouri in the Fall of 1861. He will cover Price's march to Lexington, its siege and caputre, and the response by Union commander, Maj. Gen. John C. Fremont.

February 21, 2024: Round Table member Arnold Schofield will be speaking about Kansas regiments that fought in the Eastern Theatre of the Civil War, including the 8th Kansas Infantry.

March 20, 2024: Kendall D. Gott, Army veteran of Desert Storm and the Senior Historian at the U.S. Army Combat Studies Institute will give a program titled: “Gone to Kansas, 1856.”

April 17, 2024: Dr. Dave Schafer will give a program about Jayhawker and Abolitionist James Montgomery.

May 15, 2024: Michael Lang will present a program about Lee’s Maryland Campaign in 1862.

June 19, 2024: Dr. Rebecca Jo Plant will give a program titled: “Of Age: Boy Soldiers and Military Power in the Civil War Era.

July 17, 2024: David N. Duncan, President of the American Battlefield Trust will be speaking about Battlefield Preservation.

August 21, 2024:

September 18, 2024:

October 16, 2024:

November 20, 2024:

December 18, 2024:

Civil War Round Table of Kansas City
4125 NW Willow DR
Kansas City, MO 64116

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