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    Knoxville Civil War Round Table



Knoxville Civil War Roundtable meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, at the Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike (on the south side of Kingston Pike, 0.2 mile east of Northshore Drive and just west of Buddy's Bar-B-Q). All meetings are open to the general public, and anyone with an interest in the Civil War, or a specific speaker or topic, is both welcome and encouraged to attend.

A dinner buffet is served at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $15.00 for members and $17.00 for nonmembers. Reservations must be made or cancelled not later than 11:00 am on the day before the meeting. Call (865) 671-9001 to make or cancel reservations.

Roundtable business is conducted at approximately 7:45 p.m.

A guest speaker, normally an author, educator, or historian of national prominence in his or her field, speaks for approximately one hour, on some aspect of the American Civil War.  Additional information about this month's speaker can be found in the current issue of The Scouts Report.This address is followed by a brief question and discussion period. Cost (for those not dining) is $3.00 for members and $5.00 for nonmembers.

The normal schedule of events at each meeting is as follows:

7:00 p.m. - Buffet Dinner

7:45 p.m. - Roundtable Business

8:00 p.m. - Speaker + Questions/Discussion

9:15 p.m. - Adjournment


KCWRT Speakers 2015

Jan 13---Ed Archer   “The Lion of Whitehall: Cassius Clay”

Feb 10---Myron J. Smith  Tusculum U/Author   “Six Confederate Captains on Western Waters”

March 10---Dave Powell  “Wheeler and Forrest: Failure of the Cavalry at Chickamauga”

April 14---Thomas Flagel Columbia St Community College/Author   Appomattox

May 12---Dr. James I. “Bud” Robertson, Topic TBA

June 9---Chris Hartley “Stoneman’s Raid in Virginia and North Carolina” (originating in Knoxville)

July 14---Stephen M. “Sam” Hood, collateral descendant of General John Bell Hood and author, “John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of a Confederate General” containing new information from recently discovered papers.

Aug 11---Dr. Tim Johnson, Lipscomb University/Author “The Mexican War, Training Ground for Civil War Officers”

Sept 8---Dennis Frye, Historian/Author  Topic TBA

Oct 13---Terry Winschel,  Historian/Author “Crucial to the Outcome: Vicksburg”

Nov. 10---Edwin C. Bearss, Chief Historian Emeritus, NPS   Topic TBA

Dec. 8---Jim Ogden, Historian, Chickamauga/Chattanooga NMP, Topic TBA