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Civil War Round Table of Kansas City

The mission of the Civil War Round Table of Kansas City is to promote historical, educational, literary, and preservation activities related to the Civil War.

548th Regular Meeting


February 16, 2023

Milburn Golf and Country Club 7501 West 69th Street, Overland Park, KS 66204 Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m.

This meeting will include a plated dinner at a cost of $34.00 per person. Reservations are required in order to attend the dinner meeting. Please note that wearing masks at the dinner meeting is optional.

Reservation Deadline: 12:00 noon on Thursday, February 9th. To make a reservation, please contact Marlene Natoli.

February 2023 Meeting

February is Black History Month. Round Table member Sergeant Major Arnold W. Schofield will give a program titled: “Non-traditional Perspectives on the Underground Railroad and the Iron Clads.” The “Iron Clads” was the nickname given to the Second Kansas Colored Infantry regiment during the Civil War. This should a very interesting program, so bring a friend and enjoy the evening.

Dinner Menu

Milburn Golf and Country Club will serve the following meal at our dinner meeting: Beef short rib with natural sauce, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Dessert will be NY Cheesecake. All dinners are served with house salad with Milbum house dressing, sliced bread, iced tea, water, and coffee.

January 2023 Meeting

At our dinner meeting on January 18th, Dr. Angela Riotto delivered a program titled: "Prisoners of War in the Civil War."

Click here for a summary of the program.

Civil War Round Table Member Directory

The latest CWRT-KC Membership Roster is dated October 19, 2022.

Renew Your Membership

Click here to get the membership renewal form. The membership dues go to pay for our speakers' travel costs, our administrative expenses, and contributions for Civil War battlefield preservation. Membership dues for next year are the same as they were for this year: $35 for an individual or $55 for a couple. There are currently 107 members in the Round Table. Thank you for supporting the Round Table.

Book Auction

With apologies to our speakers, one of the highlights of each dinner meeting is the book auction led by Arnold Schofield.

This month the following books will be auctioned:

  • Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin P. Thomas. Published in 1994 by B&N Publishing. In excellent condition with dust jacket.
  • Two Confederate Hospitals by Jack D. Welsh with DVD. Published in 2005 by Mercer University Press. In excellent condition with dust jacket.
  • Javhawkers: Brigade of James Henry Lane by Bryce Benedict. Published in 2009 by the University of Oklahoma Press. In mint condition with dust jacket.
  • Civil War Stories, edited by Lamar Underwood and published in 2018. In mint condition.
  • Two (2) black and white, woodcut prints:
    • Abraham Lincoln.
    • Jefferson Davis.

In Memoriam (Archives)

Remembering Susan Keipp

We are very sorry to report that our treasurer, Susan Keipp, passed away on January 30. She had served as treasurer since 2015. See our "In Memoriam" archives for more information about Susan.

Remembering Austin H. Turney

We are very sorry to report the passing of long time Round Table member, Austin H. Turney. See our "In Memoriam" archives for more information about Austin's life.

Remembering Lila Aamodt

We are very sorry to report that Lila Aamodt, a long-time member of our Round Table, has died due to pancreatic cancer.  Lila was a wonderful person and we always enjoyed hearing about her travels.  See our "In Memoriam" archives for more information about Lila's life.

Remembering Judge James F. Davis

Judge James F. Davis passed away on Sunday, November 13th, surrounded by family, after succumbing to injuries sustained in an accident. He was 74 years old. Judge Davis served as president of our Round Table in 1984. See our "In Memoriam" archives for more information.

Remembering John Charles Byram, Jr

We were very sad to hear that Round Table member John Charles Byram, Jr passed away on October 30, 2022. John was descended from the Byrams after whom Byram's Ford on the Blue River was named. For the past several years, John was active in helping preserve the Big Blue Battlefield. We will miss him. See our "In Memoriam" archives for more informaiton about John's life.

Member News

My Visit to Harpers Ferry

by Lane Smith

I recently vacationed with my older brother from Pittsburgh PA. The trip was two fold:

  • I wanted to drive to West Virginia, which we did, traveling over a thousand miles, on two lane highways, in five days with many tourist stops, including Ft. Necessity, Monticello, Harpers Ferry (see Photos 1 and 2), a coal mine museum in Beckley WV, the capitol of WV at Charleston to include the capitol museum, and an oil & gas museum at Parkersburg WV. West Virginia is a beautiful state to travel.
  • I also wanted to visit Charles Town WV to see if there was historical data concerning the trial and execution of John Brown.

This is a link to the full article he wrote about his visit.

New Members

We would like to welcome the following new members in 2022:

  • Brendan Griffey
  • Lila Knott
  • Terry Manies and John Hart
  • Jonathan Jones
  • Dr. Bruce and Barbara Graham
  • Bruce and Charlene Gordon
  • Ed Gault
  • Rhonda Cooksey
  • John Portillo
  • Brian Lawson
  • Chuck LaRose
  • Dr. David Meyers
  • Karl Schletzbaum

Battlefield Dispatches

"Battlefield Dispatches" made its first appearance in the Border Bugle with the December 2005 issue. The column was later given the label, "The Sergeant Major’s Roar." Over time, the Round Table's Website Administrator will be slowly all the "Battlefield Dispatches" which have appeared in the Border Bugle. The website administrator will enhance Sgt. Maj. Arnold Schofield's column with images where applicable. Just click on the menu item, Sgt. Major's Roar, to see the progress.

We are pleased to announce that the Civil War Round Table of Kansas City has joined the Amazon Associates program. On our website we will provide links to, primarily for books of interest to our membership. If you click this link and make a qualifying purchase on, the Round Table will receive a small advertising fee. This fee does not increase the cost of your purchase. Thank you for supporting the Civil War Round Table by clicking these links.

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Civil War Round Table of Kansas City
4125 NW Willow DR
Kansas City, MO 64116

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