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April 2020

Gordon Ramsey “Civil War Balloons” CANCELLED

April 22, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Watch for more details as we get closer to the date! Join us for a Friendly & Fun Evening of Civil War History! Doors open at 5:30 Meal served at 6:30 Presentation at 7:30 We meet at: ROYALE ORLEANS BANQUET CENTER 2801 Telegraph Road Mehlville (St Louis), MO 63125 Dinner and Presentation Members . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20.00 (each) Students (under 21). . . . . $7.00 (each) Guests & Others .…

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May 2020

May Meeting Cancelled

May 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The title says it all. Our next regularly scheduled meeting is on September 23, assuming current restrictions are lifted by then. I will let you know if there are any specific protocols that have to be followed at the meeting – I certainly hope not and that we can resume what passes for a normal life by then. We are still planning on a Board meeting in July to address the issues facing the Roundtable. Exactly what form it will…

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June 2020

CWRT Congress ZOOM Lectures

June 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - July 1, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

While our regular meetings are canceled due to COVID-19, please consider participating in these online ZOOM Civil War related lectures from CWRT Congress: Registration is required Wednesday, May 27 7:00pm Cheryl Renee Gooch - Hinsonville's Heroes Thursday, May 28 7:00pm David Dixon - Self-Liberation or Survival Tuesday, June 2 7:00pm John Scales - Did Forrest Make A Difference Thursday, June 4 7:00pm John C. Fazio - Francis & Arabella; John & Fanny: Love & War Tuesday, June 9 7:00pm…

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September 2020

The Civil War Roundtable of St. Louis Goes Virtual (For Now)

September 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Board decided to use Zoom to conduct virtual meetings from September 2020 through January 2021. It will meet again in January to re-evaluate the situation and (hopefully) to decide to resume in-person meetings. We recognize that there are some members who cannot access Zoom and we apologize to them. Perhaps they may be able to use a family member’s computer or mobile phone. The meetings will start at 7:00 p.m. on September 23, October 28, December 2 and January27.…

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August 2021

Little Roundtable Meeting

August 5, 2021 @ 11:15 am - 1:00 pm

The St. Louis Civil War Roundtable will resume its regular meetings in September. Watch this space for details. In the meantime, we are continuing our monthly Little Roundtable meetings. The Little Roundtable is a discussion group that meets at Miss Sheri’s Cafeteria (5406 Southfield Center (near the intersection of South Lindbergh and Baptist Church Road) on the first Thursday of each month at 11:15 a.m. The meeting lasts for an hour or two or until we get tired of talking.…

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January 2022

The Importance of Civil Engineers During the Civil War by Robert Girardi

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Our speaker for January is Robert L. Girardi. Robert is a retired Chicago homicide detective—he must have a lot of stories about that!—but he is going to speak to our Roundtable about “The Importance of Civil Engineers During the Civil War.” We meet at Royale Orleans, 2801 Telegraph Road on January 26, 2022. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. To make sure we have enough food for everyone, please register for the meeting HERE. Members can also register by responding to…

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March 2022

Union Cavalry and Cavalry Tactics by Robert O’Neil

March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Robert O’Neill is a retired detective from Northern Virginia. Bob is the author of two books – Small But Important Riots, The Cavalry Battles of Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville in 1993 and Chasing Jeb Stuart and John Mosby, The Union Cavalry in Northern Virginia from Second Manassas to Gettysburg in 2012. His latest book, a complete re-write of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville, will be published in 2022. He has led numerous tours of the cavalry battlefields in the Loudoun Valley,…

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April 2022

Robert E. Lee Returns to St. Louis by Thomas L. Jessee

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

General Ulysses S. Grant visited us last year. So it’s only fair to give General Robert E. Lee equal time. Join us on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 for “Robert E. Lee Returns to St. Louis” presented by Thomas Lee Jessee. We will meet in at the Affton Elks Lodge, 6333 Heege Road. Doors open at 5:30. Member, watch your email for reservation information; guests and others may register HERE. For those who cannot attend  in person, the meeting will be…

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May 2022

The Civil War in Statuary Hall by Gene Schmiel

May 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Our Speaker for May is Gene Schmiel who will be speaking about "The Civil War in Statuary Hall." Author/historian Schmiel discusses his recently published book focusing on the question, "Who Should be Memorialized in the U.S. Capitol?" Gene Schmiel is a retired U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer who also was an Assistant Professor of History at St. Francis University (PA). He holds a Ph.D. degree from The Ohio State University. Gene has written 18 books about the Civil…

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