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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 10, 2022 – General U.S. Grant (Dr. Curt Fields) Presentation on the Vicksburg Campaign

Presented by Dr. Curt Fields – Historian

Location: UNT Health Science Center, MET Building Rm. 109-111, 1000 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, TX 76109

Dinner: 6PM (Menu: Pecan Crusted Chicken, Mashed New Potatoes, Green Beans, Garden Salad and Dessert – $15. To RSVP respond to this announcement or call or text Jim Rosenthal at 817-307-9263.)

Program: 7 PM

We are very pleased to have a return engagement from one of our most popular speakers – General U. S. Grant! He will be recounting one of his finest moments in the Civil War – the Campaign for Vicksburg. The campaign combined excellent strategy and tactics with an understanding of the strengths of his Army and the weaknesses of the Confederate Army under General John C. Pemberton. The surrender at Vicksburg coupled with the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg was the turning point in the War. Grant’s performance helped move him to the top position in the Union Army.

It is great story and we are fortunate to have one of the most knowledgeable people on Grant to tell it. Dr. Curt Fields has been impersonating Grant for many years. He has travelled the country and has played major roles in ceremonies from Appomattox to Shiloh and Vicksburg. He not only looks like Grant – he has done the research to speak like Grant. You will not want to miss his performance! See you on the 10th!