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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. 
 
For more information - see about us.
This website in under construction for the new campaign beginning this September. Please return often to check on our progress.

Tentative

2017 – 2018 Campaign

 

Sept. 27     “Harry Truman and the Civil War”   David Shafer

 

Oct. 25       “Mourning Customs & Death in the Civil War"                    Paula Zalar

 

Nov. 29      “Julia Dent Grant”   Pam Sanfilippo

 

Jan. 24      “Railroads in the Civil War”   Robert Amsler

 

Feb. 28      “The Battle of Springfield, MO”     

                  William Garrett Piston

 

Mar. 28      “San Francisco & the Civil War”  John Langellier

 

Apr. 25       “Dred Scott: A Case for Collusion” 

                  David T. Hardy

 

May 23      “The Civil War in St. Louis”   Nini Harris

To get a complete listing of our current and up coming meetings, click on the "Our Next Meeting" tab, then page down or CLICK HERE and page down.
Wed. May 24, 2017 Meeting

 

Allen Mesch,


"Teacher of Civil War Generals"

From the training field at West Point to the entrenchments at Fort Donelson, Charles Ferguson Smith was the soldier's soldier. The call of duty was a magic sound for which he was always ready to make every sacrifice. He was the very model of a soldier, calm, prudent, self-poised, and bold. During his nearly forty-two year military career, these qualities earned him the respect and admiration of his peers. As both a teacher and role model, he influenced army officers who became generals during the Civil War. However, his story is more than an account of battles fought and victories won. Through his correspondence, we discover a man who combined the qualities of a faithful officer, an excellent disciplinarian, an able commander, and a modest, courteous gentleman.


 

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

To make a reservation for this meeting
Our Meetings are held at:
ROYALE ORLEANS BANQUET CENTER

2801 Telegraph Road

Mehlville (St Louis), MO   63125


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For more information on times, dinner and presentation, please click on the reservations tab.
For reservations
 
(Please submit no later than Sunday 5 p.m. prior to meeting)
 
 



 
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Civil War Trivia


"President Lincoln, the Commander-in-Chief of the Union Army, had four brothers-in-law in the Confederate Army, and three of his sisters-in-law were married to Confederate officers."

This fact actually made him suspect among some "Black Republicans", especially when his sisters-in-law were allowed to visit the White House!


There were six million cases of disease within the troops, meaning that, on average, each soldier
contracted at least two diseases.
For additional interesting Civil War trivia (CLICK HERE)

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




 
Events happening around town
and
Special History Events
(Click Here)



Workers find hidden portraits

in historic St. Louis building

Pre-Civil War portraits uncovered!


For more information (Click Here)




Interesting Civil War News & Information



  

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) 



 

Books written by current/former members - (click here)



 

How to submit pictures to share with CWRT - (click here)



 

Our brochure - (click here)

Any sites we feature are for the information only.  There maybe some sites promoting products or services, but we do not necessarily endorse any of the products or services offered.  The reason that we have a link to these sites is the information about the civil war or special events.



 
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