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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 9, 2023 – From Vicksburg to Chattanooga with General U. S. Grant

Presented by General U. S. Grant (aka Dr. Curt Fields)

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

Dinner: 6 PM Program: 7PM

Dinner Menu: Pecan Crusted Chicken, Roasted Vegetables, Mashed 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 last year was General Grant (Dr. Curt Fields) giving us the story of the Battle of Vicksburg. We received many positive comments and requests for a return engagement. So we immediately invited him for May of this year.

He will be talking about what happened after the Confederate surrender at Vicksburg. Things were not going well in the East for Union troops under General Rosecrans. They lost the Battle of Chickamauga to Confederate troops under Braxton Bragg and had retreated to Chattanooga. Bragg set up a blockade of the city. Union reinforcements were sent and General Grant was ordered to take command.

General Grant will be talking about his journey to Chattanooga and the results of his efforts in this campaign – breaking the “cracker line” and winning the battles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge. These victories immediately changed the situation in Georgia and Tennessee and turned out to be some of the most important engagements of the War.

You don’t want to miss this event. It is almost like attending an historically accurate one act play. You will be entertained and informed. See you on the 9th!