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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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Wed. Feb. 22, 2017 Meeting

Bonnie Vega,

"On the Altar of the Nation: 

The aftermath of the Civil War"

The Civil War will for the first time in American history create the nation state.  The bodies of the 620,000 - 750,000 men who died in the war lay on the altar of the nation. This conflict had profound effects on the federal government, national politics, Northern economy, changing social and economic structure of the South but the most radical development would be the change in the black experience.  The question has to be asked is “did they die in vain”?  You will make that decision at the end of the presentation.


 

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Our Meetings are held at:
ROYALE ORLEANS BANQUET CENTER

2801 Telegraph Road

Mehlville (St Louis), MO   63125


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Civil War Trivia
VA Paying Civil War Benefits 

The Civil War ended in 1865, but the VA is still paying a veteran’s pension from that conflict. Irene Triplett, the 86-year-old daughter of a Civil War veteran, collects $73.13 each month from her father’s military pension.The government pays veterans’ benefits to spouses and dependents of former soldiers who meet service requirements.

Veteran Mose Triplett was born in 1846. His second wife, Elida, at least 50 years younger, had five children. Mose was 83-years-old when Irene was born, nearly 87-years-old when her brother Everette came along. Mose died in 1938, Elida in 1967 and Everette in 1996.

The last Civil War veteran died in the 1950s. There are 46 children, and 42 spouses from the 1898 Spanish-American War on the VA rolls. The last veteran died in 1992; also, some 1,590 children and 1,230 spouses of World War I veterans are on the VA rolls. The last WW I veteran died in 2011 at age 110.






There were six million cases of disease within the troops, meaning that, on average, each soldier
contracted at least two diseases.
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Confederate President Jefferson C. Davis's first wife was Sallie Knox Taylor, daughter of President



Words of Wisdom:

"Act with determination
not to be turned aside
by thoughts of the past
and fears of the future"

-- Robert E. Lee




 
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Civil War in Missouri 150 years ago - (click here)



 

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



 

Gettysburg photo site - (click here)



 

Information about becoming a Civil War re-enactor - (click here) 



 

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