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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

May 14, 2024 – Surrender at Appomattox

Presented by: General U. S. Grant (a.k.a. Dr. Curt Fields)

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

Dinner: 6 PM Program: 7PM

Dinner Menu: Pan Seared Chicken Breast with Boursin Sauce, Roasted Vegetables, Roasted New Potatoes, Garden Salad and Desserts – $20 per person – RSVP to or call or text 817-307-9263.

General Grant is back! One of our most popular programs for the last few years has been the appearance of General U. S. Grant (Dr. Curt Fields). We are very fortunate to have him back for our closing program of the season. He will be talking about one of the most important events of the Civil War – the surrender by Gen. Robert E. Lee of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox.

Dr. Fields has been a lifelong student of the American Civil War. His interest in portraying General U. S. Grant was driven by his study of the War and subsequent respect and admiration for General Grant. He is the same height and body style as General Grant and, therefore, presents a convincing, realistic image of the General. He has researched and read extensively about General Grant in order to deliver an accurate persona of the man, speaking during presentations in first person, quoting from General Grant’s memoirs, articles, and letters he wrote, or statements he made in interviews.

Dr. Fields is a popular participant in many Civil War events – including Appomattox in April every year. His extensive preparation and realistic presentation make for a memorable experience. You don’t want to miss this event. In fact, this would be a good time to bring guests. They will be entertained and informed. See you on the 14th!