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Civil War Round Table of Kansas City
James L. "Spike" Speicher

Spike graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina in 1968 and entered active duty with the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant.  He was an Army Green Beret, a Professor of Military Science and a Department Director at the Army’s Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.  He retired in January 2001 as a colonel.  In September 2004, he became the first Supervisory Intelligence Analyst for the Kansas City Division of the FBI, retiring from that position in January of 2013.

Spike has been a student of the War Between the States since he was about ten.  He has been a Confederate reenactor since he was 13 and is currently a member of the 3rd Battery Missouri Light Artillery, CSA.  He is a Life Member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, where his is the commander of the Major Thomas J. Key Camp #1920 in Johnson County, Kansas. 

He is a past president of the Civil War Round Table of Kansas City, chaplain for the Monticello Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and a member of the Special Forces Association.

Spike has had numerous articles published in nationally circulated Civil War magazines.  His first book, The Sumter Flying Artillery: A Civil War History of the Eleventh Battalion Georgia Light Artillery, was released by Pelican Publishing Company in October of 2009.

Civil War Round Table of Kansas City
P.O. Box 6202
Shawnee Mission, KS 66206

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