***Beginning in 2022, our dinner meetings will be on the third Wednesday of the month.***
The Civil War Round Table of Kansas City holds its monthly dinner meetings on the third Wednesdayof each month.
The Round Table meets at the Milburn Country Club, 7501 W. 69th Street in Overland Park, KS.
There is a social event, including a Cash Bar, which begins at 5:30 p.m. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.
A dinner reservation is required to attend. You must make your dinner reservation known to our assistant treasurer, Susan Keipp, by noon on the Wednesday prior to the meeting. The cost of the dinners is $32.00 per person.
There are several options available for making a dinner reservation:
<<As of October 16, 2018, the Round Table will no longer be accepting payments via PayPal>>
- We recommend using our Online Dinner Reservation page.
- Choose the "Pay at the Door" option. If you prefer to pay at the door, please email an RSVP to Susan Keipp (e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mail a check, made out to the Civil War Round Table of Kansas City, for $32.00 per person to: Susan Keipp, 436 W. 88th Ter Kansas City, MO 64114-2912.
- Our deadline for reservation changes is the preceding Wednesday afternoon, so promptly report any necessary adjustments to our treasurer, Susan Keipp at email@example.com or 816-333-0025.
January 19, 2022: Dr. Harry S. Laver with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College will be speaking about the relationship between Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
February 16, 2022: Arnold Schofield will be speaking about the First Kansas Colored.
March 16, 2022: Dr. James B. Martin, former Dean of Academics at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth will give program titled: "African-American Military Heroes of the Civil War."
April 20, 2022: Round Table member Todd Stettner will be giving a program titled: "Soldiers, Sailors & Spies: Jews in the Civil War." Todd will discuss stories of the 6,000-7,000 Jewish soldiers who served with the Union and the 2,000-3,000 who served with the Confederacy. There are many interesting facets about this including the fust Jewish chaplains, Grant's expulsion of the Jews in the Western Theatre, six Jews who won the Medal of Honor and some prominent Confederate Jewish ladies who were spies.
May 18, 2022: Dr. Christian McWhirter, Lincoln Scholar, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, will be our speaker. Dr. McWhirter has edited the Lincoln papers. The title of his program is: "Who Freed the Slaves?"
June 15, 2022: Gary Jenkins will be presenting "Freedom Seekers: Stories from the Western Underground Railroad." Mr. Jenkins tells the story of how Kansas abolitionists established a series of safe house from Kansas north through Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and around Lake Michigan to Detroit and across to safety in Ontario Canada.
July 20, 2022: Mr. A. Wilson Greene will be speaking about the Petersburg Campaign. He served most recently as the director of the Pamplin Historical Park Museum at Petersburg. He is currently writing a threevolume treatise on the Petersburg Campaign for the University of North Carolina Press.
August 17, 2022: Mr. Jeff Patrick will give a program about the Battle of Wilson's Creek.
September 21, 2022: Mr. Dennis E. Frye will give a program about Harpers Ferry WV.
October 19, 2022: Ms. Judy Cook will give a program titled: "War on the Home Front."
November 16, 2022: Round Table member Dr. Daniel Cudnik will give a program titled: “A Forensic Study of the Lincoln Assassination."
December 14, 2022: Brad Zimmerman, who manages the Chestnut Theatre in Olathe, will treat us to a musical program, featuring singers dressed in Dickens era attire.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023: Ms. Angela Riotto will be giving a program titled: "Prisoners of War in the Civil War."
Wednesday, February 15, 2023: In honor of Black History Month, Arnold Schofield will be speaking about the 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023: Dr. Harry S. Laver with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College will be our speaker. The tentative title of his presentation is “Learning the Art of Joint Operations: General U. S. Grant and Rear Admiral Andrew H. Foote.”
Wednesday, April 19, 2023: Dr. Bill Piston will be speaking about a book that he and Tom Sweeney co-authored containing photographs of Missourians in the Civil War.
Wednesday, May 17, 2023: Alisha Cole will be speaking about the Role of Women in the Civil War.
Wednesday, June 21, 2023: Isaias McCaffery will be speaking about the Last Stand at Rebel Creek: The Osage as Union Allies in Civil War Kansas.
Wednesday, July 19, 2023: Round Table member Rick Manfredi will be giving a program titled: "Did Missouri Secede?"
Wednesday, August 16, 2023: Wayne Motts will be speaking about General George A. Custer at Gettysburg and in Kansas.
Wednesday, September 20, 2023: Doug Waller, veteran CIA correspondant, will be giving a program about President Lincoln's Union spies.
Wednesday, October 18, 2023: Dr. Ethan Rafuse will be speaking about Robert E. Lee and the fall of the Confederacy. Dr. Rafuse has written a book on this subject.
Wednesday, November 15, 2023: Dr. Kristen Epps, professor of history at Kansas State University, will give a program, "Slavery on the Periphery."
Wednesday, December 13, 2023: Diane Mutti Burke, professor of history at UMKC, will be giving a program about refugees in the Civil War.