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May 2019

James Longstreet

May 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

James Longstreet by Terrianne SchulteJoin 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 . . . . . . . $25.00…

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Missouri Soldiers Project

May 31, 2019
McGavock Cemetery, 1345 Carnton Lane
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
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MISSOURI SOLDIERS PROJECT The Battle of Franklin (TN) on November 30, 1864, left eight thousand casualties on the battlefield. In the wake of the battle, Confederate dead were grouped according to their home states and buried in what is today the McGavock Confederate Cemetery. As time threatens this meaningful site, restoration and maintenance have become a priority. To date, Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky have paid (repaid) for the new stones marking their Confederate fallen. The Civil War Roundtables of…

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September 2019

The Invisible Wounds: A Perspective on Mental Health Issues During the Civil War

September 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Invisible Wounds A Perspective on Mental Health Issues During the Civil War by Hilda C. KoontzThe knowledge, diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues were basically non-existent during the American Civil War. As a result, great damage was inflicted on thousands of soldiers as well as civilians, endangering the overall war effort and increasing postwar societal upheaval. This program examines the extreme psychological stress suffered by the average Civil War soldier and compares that experience to today's understanding and…

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October 2019

General Grant Returns to St. Louis!

October 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

General Grant Returns to St. Louis! by Dr. Curt FieldsJoin us at the October 23d meeting for an entertaining and informative talk by General Ulysses S. Grant about the Vicksburg Campaign – his most brilliant military victory. Well, it’s not really General Grant himself, but you will be hard pressed to tell the difference. Dr. Curt Fields portrayed Grant at the Sesquicentennial celebrations of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg and Appomattox. Among his many other appearances are: as General Grant in…

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December 2019

The Question Was One of Supplies: The Logistics of William T. Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign

December 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Question Was One of Supplies: The Logistics of William T. Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign by Greg BiggsOur next meeting is December 4. We will not have a meeting in November because our usual meeting date falls on the day before the Thanksgiving holiday. Our speaker will be Greg Biggs, who will speak on “The Question Was One of Supplies: The Logistics of William T. Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign.” Greg has been a student of military history from the Spartans through modern…

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January 2020

The Industrial Resources of the Confederacy: Their Extent in 1861, Their Expansion, Their Use, and Their Destruction

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Industrial Resources of the Confederacy: Their Extent in 1861, Their Expansion, Their Use, and Their Destruction by Charles KnightThe conventional wisdom says that the Confederacy was an agricultural area with little industry. Maybe the conventional wisdom was wrong. Come hear Charles Knight speak about “The Industrial Resources of the Confederacy: Their Extent in 1861, Their Expansion, Their Use, and Their Destruction,” on January 22, 2020. Chuck was born in Alabama and now lives in Florissant. He has at least…

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February 2020

Civil War Prisons

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Royale Orleans Banquet Center, 2801 Telegraph Road
Mehlville, MO 63125 United States
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Civil War Prisons by David Keller David Keller, Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation, Managing Director: David Keller is a long time resident of Chicago and an amateur historian. Mr. Keller’s professional life included various executive positions at Chicago area commercial banks. Currently he is a respected expert witness in banking matters throughout the country. Retired since 2002, he devotes much of his time to volunteer activities including the Chicago History Museum. David’s interest in Camp Douglas comes from his interest in…

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March 2020

March Meeting Cancelled

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  The March meeting of the Civil War Roundtable of St. Louis scheduled for March 25 is cancelled. Members, please watch your emails for updates regarding the Little Roundtable, currently scheduled for April 2 and the April 22 meeting. Updates will also be posted here and on the Roundtable’s Facebook page.    

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April 2020

Little Roundtable Cancelled

April 2 @ 11:15 am - 2:00 pm

In light of the restrictions imposed by the City and County governments, the April 2 Little Roundtable is cancelled. It doesn’t look promising for the April 22 regular Roundtable meeting either. Even if larger meetings are allowed, it isn’t clear whether the venue will be able to accommodate us. We will wait another couple of weeks or so to see what develops. Continue to check here, on Facebook and monitor your emails for further updates.

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