From before the first shot to after the last, the U.S. Civil War captivates many who are interested in not only studying its battles and leaders, but also grappling with the difficult questions raised by its events and consequences. The Civil War Round Table of the District of Columbia brings together a wide variety of people united by a joint love of history. We study all aspects of the War – military, political, diplomatic, economic, and socio-cultural – and the impact on our nation. The speaker presentations at our meetings and our visits to battlefields and historic sites (both in and outside the DC Metro region) add to our knowledge and understanding of this conflict. Audio recordings of previous presentations are available at https://soundcloud.com/cwrtdc
Our Round Table is also committed to preserving our Civil War historic sites and battlefields by taking an active role in ensuring these landmarks are available for future generations to appreciate and learn from. We support this aspect of our mission in part through the presentation of our annual "Edwin C. Bearss Award" to an historic site or preservation organization. In recent years, we have made donations in support of the American Battlefield Trust (aka the Civil War Trust), the Richmond Battlefield Association, Friends of Chickamauga, Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, the Longstreet Society, Friends of Franklin , the Land Conservancy of Adams County (PA), and the Gettysburg Foundation.
We welcome new members and their guests. Please feel free to attend a meeting or two before deciding to join as a dues paying member.