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Fort Worth Civil War Round Table

About Our Round Table

The Fort Worth Civil War Round Table is a group of individuals brought together by a common interest in the history of the Civil War.

Programs are designed to cover an aspect of the Civil War such as a leader, battle, politician, general or some other topic. Programs last 45 minutes to an hour. Past speakers have included many of the top Civil War scholars such as “Bud” Robertson, Gordon Rhea, Ed Bearss, Wiley Sword, Steven Woodworth, Jack Waugh, Terry Winschel, Allen Guelzo, Kent Masterson Brown, Brooks Simpson, Peter Cozzens and many others.

Who We Are

The Fort Worth Civil War Round Table is composed of people of varying backgrounds. Some are professional historians, but most just have an interest in learning more about the pivotal event in American history.

Membership is open to anyone interested in this subject. We believe in the concept that “there are no sides on a round table” and we do not espouse any particular viewpoint. Regular dues are $30 per year for individuals or families. For those who want to help with covering our expenses for out-of-town speakers we have a Sustainer Membership level of $50 and a Speaker Patron level of $100. Guests are encouraged to attend meetings and learn with our members.

Upcoming Event

December 12th – Some Old Friends From Another Time

Presented by John C. “Jack” Waugh, Author and Historian

Location: UNT Health Science Center, MET Building, 1000 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth 76107

Dinner: 6 PM Program: 7PM

Dinner Menu: Herb Crusted Pork Chops with Fig Demi Glaze, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower, Garden Salad and Desserts – $20 per person – RSVP to or call or text 817-307-9263.

For his latest book on the Civil War era—this one males a dozen—John C. Waugh brings back forty friends, men and women whom  he has met in that century, to introduce to you. Some, are famous, household names both then and now. Others celebrated or reviled then, are virtually unremembered now.  In one way or another, for one reason or another, good or not so good, they have all moved Jack in some way in his endless visits to that century in the research and writing of his books. He is happy to be able to introduce them to you in this presentation.

John C. “Jack” Waugh is well known to our group and to the entire “Civil War” community. He is the author of 12 books about the War including “The Class of 1846” – generally considered one of the best CW books of all time. He is a former correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor. His perceptive “reporter’s eye” add an extra element to his work. This should be a great program as he discusses some of the “interesting characters” he has found during his research. Don’t miss it. See you on the 12th!