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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

November 8, 2022: The Good, the Bad, and the (Really) Ugly: Leaders and Leadership at Petersburg

Presented by A. Wilson Greene Historian

Dinner: 6:00 PM – Pecan Crusted Chicken, with Serrano Gouda Cream Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, String Beans, Garden Salad and Desserts – $15, RSVP to jimrosenthal5757@aol.com or by calling or texting 817-307-9263.

Program: 7 PM

Location: UNT Health Science Center, MET Building, 1000 Montgomery, Fort Worth 76109, Room 109-111

 The Petersburg Campaign featured U. S. Grant and Robert E. Lee -two of the best-known Generals of the Civil War, but it also included a number of relatively obscure commanders.  Some of these leaders rose to the occasion and performed admirably – some were miserable failures. This talk will examine a couple of dozen of the prominent men who guided the conduct of the action at Petersburg, using the words of the people who knew them personally and whose opinions were often unfiltered.

A. Wilson Greene has retired from a 44-year career in public history.  He worked for sixteen years in the National Park Service, was the first director of the predecessor of what is now the American Battlefield Trust, and was the founding director of Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War.  The author of seven books on Civil War history, his latest project is a three-volume history of the Petersburg Campaign.  Will resides in Walden, Tennessee.