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The Civil War Round Table of St Louis is a not-for-profit organization for anyone interested in the factual history of the American Civil War era (1861 - 1865).  We are located in St Louis, Mo.  Our meetings about the Civil War include dinner, experts on the Civil War, as well as a social get together for friendly discussions of the Civil War and a trivia contest.  Or, if you prefer, you can come to our speaker's Civil War presentation only. 
 
We welcome all who are interested in the Civil War whether they live in the metro St. Louis, Missouri or Illinois  area or just visiting. 
 
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April 22, 2015 – Meeting


 "The Murder of Bull Nelson"


by Rob Girardi


Chicago Homicide Detective,

 Author, and Historian

On September 29th, 1862, a Union army general literally got away with murder.

 

At 6-4 and 300 pounds, General William “Bull” Nelson may have been the biggest general in the war. And by all accounts, his foul temper matched his size.



 

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Join us for a Friendly & Fun Evening of Civil War History!

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Our Meetings are held at:
ROYALE ORLEANS BANQUET CENTER

2801 South Telegraph Road

Mehlville (St Louis), MO   63125

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Civil War Trivia


Stonewall Jackson,  was a hypochondriac. The Confederate general thought himself “out of balance.”  Even under fire, he would raise an arm so the blood might flow down into his body and re-establish equilibrium.  (His hand was wounded when he did this during the First Battle of Bull Run). He refused to eat pepper because it seemed to make his left leg weak.  He sucked lemons, believing that they helped his “dyspepsia.”  He was most comfortable standing upright so that all of his organs were “naturally” aligned. He suffered from poor eyesight, which he tried to treat by dunking his head into a basin of cold water, eyes open. And yet, he once told a captain that he felt “as safe in battle as in bed.”



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Our President's Monthly Letter - (click here)


 

A Missouri resource for more Civil War information - (click here)



 

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