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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. Oct. 26, 2016 Meeting

Hilda C. Koontz,



In the early morning hours of April 27, 1865, the steamship Sultana exploded and sank on the Mississippi River seven miles north of Memphis.  To this day, it is still the most costly disaster in U.S. maritime history, yet it receives scant mention in the annals of the Civil War. 


Ms. Hilda C. Koontz is a writer, editor and former journalist.  She is a frequent speaker for the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Washington DC and Frederick MD, for Civil War round tables and historical associations in the mid-Atlantic region, the Chicago Civil War Round table, The Little Big Horn Associates, the “Maryland and the Civil War: A Regional Perspective” conference and for the Road Scholar program.



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Mehlville (St Louis), MO   63125

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Civil War Trivia
Brig General Benjamin McCulloch would be killed leading a charge at the Battle of Pea Ridge, AR. Col James McQueen McIntosh, seeing McCulloch go down, took over the charge and was himself killed with a bullet through the heart at Pea Ridge. While recovering from a serious wound to his groin received at Wilson's Creek, MSG General William Yarnall Slack told his wife, who had joined him at the hospital, that should he fall, he wanted his pocket watch to be given to a newborne son that had been born after he had left for war. Slack would never see his boy, falling from a second groin wound at Pea Ridge, but his watch would be given to the infant. James McIntosh younger brother, John Baillie McIntosh (see photo above), joined the Union Army back east and would end the war as a Major General. The brothers never faced each other in battle. Benjamin McCulloch had followed Davey Crockett to Texas and been an infamous Texas Ranger before the war.
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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