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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

September 14th – Jefferson Davis During and After the War

Presented by Bertram Hayes-Davis

Historian and Great-great Grandson of Jefferson Davis

Time: 7:00 PM (For this meeting dinner will not be served. Masks recommended.)

Location: UNT Health Science Center, MET Building, 1000 Montgomery, Fort Worth 76109, Room 124N

Bertram Hayes-Davis has spent a lifetime studying about Jefferson Davis. This interest comes easily to him since he is the great-great Grandson of the former President of the Confederacy. His presentation will cover Davis’s life from 1861 to 1889. It will focus on his decisions during his presidency and then move into his flight from Richmond. (Bertram and his wife, Carol, retraced the entire route.) It will also include his time in Memphis and his move to Beauvoir – closing with his funeral and reburial. In short, it will give us some insight into Davis, the man, not the military and political leader. It should be a great presentation. Hope to see you there.

Bertram Hayes-Davis is deeply committed to educating the public about the life and legacy of his distinguished ancestor.  Bertram has served since 1976 as the President of the Davis Family Association and since 1988 as the President of the Papers of Jefferson Davis.  He is the former Executive Director of Beauvoir, the last home of Jefferson Davis and the Presidential Library in Biloxi Mississippi.  Over the last 40 years, Bertram has traveled and spoken at a majority of Davis sights throughout the country. He and his wife Carol live in Vicksburg, Mississippi where they own Vicksburg Old Town Tours.