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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

April 13th – “Army in Fine Spirits and Every One Determined to Do or Die”: George Meade and Victory at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863

Presented by Dr. Jennifer Murray, Military Historian, Oklahoma State University

Zoom Presentation, April 13, 2021 – 7 PM, (invitation will follow)

This talk explores the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863.  Together we will cover the fighting on Culp’s Hill (the scene of the most sustained combat during the battle), the climatic Confederate assault led by General George Pickett and his division of Virginians, and the repulse of the Confederate “high tide.”  We will learn about General Meade’s role in the fight of July 3 and the Army of the Potomac’s success in defeating General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia.

Dr. Jennifer M. Murray is a military historian, with a specialization in the American Civil War, in the Department of History at Oklahoma State University.  In addition to delivering hundreds of Civil War battlefield tours, Murray has led World War I and World War II study abroad trips to Europe.  Murray’s most recent publication is On A Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933-2013, published by the University of Tennessee Press in 2014.  Murray is also the author of The Civil War Begins, published by the U.S. Army’s Center of Military History in 2012.  She is currently working on a full-length biography of George Gordon Meade, tentatively titled Meade at War

As we saw several years ago, Dr. Murray is an accomplished presenter. She is known for her sound historical research, but she also spent nine summers as an interpretive park ranger at Gettysburg. Few know the battlefield better. The result will surely be an interesting, informative and entertaining talk. Don’t miss it!