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January 2020 Meeting Highlights

Mike Calvert reads from one of his Civil War era bookJanuary was our "Show and Tell" presentation.  Members were invited to bring a Civil War related item and talk about it.

Mike Calvert collects books.  One of the books he brought for show is his 3rd great grandfather's bible that is written in German.  His grandfather's name was Ferdinand Rubin from the 2nd Kansas Cavalry Colmpany C and he was a methodist minister after the Civil War.

Paul Bond likes to explore pioneer cemeteries.  He recently visited the George Cemetery in Oak Grove.  The Georges were William Quantrill men.  The CWRTWM is allowing our logo/emblem to be paced on the information plaques soon to be placed in the cemetery documenting the Civil War connection to the cemetery.

Photo:  Mike Calvert reads from one of his Civil War era book.

Upcoming CWRTWM meetings and programs ...

 

Wednesday, March 11 at 7pmCivil War Round Table of Western Missouri logo

Villiage Heights Community of Christ Church
1009 Farview Drive
Independence, MO

Monthly meeting program:  John Moloskii - "General Shelby"

Open to the public.  Refreshments immediately following the program.


Wednesday, April 8 at 7pm
The Battle of Little Blue, October 21, 1864

Villiage Heights Community of Christ Church
1009 Farview Drive
Independence, MO

Monthly meeting program:  Diane Rogers - "About Lou". (Lou McCoy, Missouri City's lady)

Open to the public.  Refreshments immediately following the program.


See our Calendar for more information and other Round Table and area events.

CWRTWM Trip to Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove Battlefields in Northwest Arkansas

We would love to have you join us on a little weekend trip to Pea Ridge National Military Park and Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in northwest Arkansas.

When:  We are planning for April 18-19, 2020

Cost:  (to be determined)

Meals:  (to be determined)

Accommodations:  Comfort Inn at 3001 NE 11th St in Bentonville, Arkansas

Tentative agenda:

  • Meet at Prairie Grove, Arkansas by 1:00 p.m. on April 18th (approximately a 4 hour drive from Independence)
  • We hope to have a guided tour of the museum and battlefield, which costs $5 per person.
  • Travel to Comfort Inn.  Everyone is to make their own reservations ahead of time.
  • Have dinner at one of the several restaurants within 3-mile radius of Comfort Inn.
  • Sunday morning after breakfast and checking out of Comfort Inn, travel to Pea Ridge Battlefield, which is a 20 minute drive.
  • After a tour of the Visitor's Center and a 7-mile driving tour of the battlefield, which costs $20 per car and has 10 stops, everyone can head for home on their own time schedule.
  • Costs for this trip will include: meals, room, tour fees and transportation fees.

Potential side trips:

Stay tuned for further details.

"Civil War Monuments and Memorials in Western Missouri"

Civil War Monuments and Memorials in Western Missouri (compiled by CWRTWM)Civil War Monuments and Memorials in Western Missouri (compiled by CWRTWM) - Shelby coverOur second “Monuments” book is now available for purchase at a CWRTWM meeting or by mail. The book is called Civil War Monuments and Memorials in Western Missouri.  It includes sites in greater Kansas City and extends to other areas in western Missouri that could be considered no more than a daytrip from Kansas City.  It is available in two different cover designs:  the original "First Kansas Colored" and "Mounted Shelby".  Please specify which cover you would like when ordering.

The cost for this full color compilation is $15 for CWRTWM members ($20 for non-members) plus postage and handling of $2.75 per book if mailed.  You may save the postage and handling by picking up the book at one of our monthly meetings.

Please make your check payable to:

     CWRTWM
     P. O. Box 3019
     Independence, MO 64055

What We Do

Monthly Program/Meetings – Featuring "Speaker of the Month" or "Round Table Sessions," refreshments and socializing with others of like interests. Meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of each month.  Check the Calendar to verify the date and location and find out about the next program topic.  Visitors are always welcome!

Monthly Board Meetings – Meetings are generally bi-monthly and held immediately following the monthly program/meetings on the second Wednesday of the month.  Members can verify the date and location by logging into this site and checking the Calendar.  Non-members can send an inquiry via the Contact Us page.  Visitors are always welcome!

The Sonny Wells Little Blue Battlefield Memorial Commission – A subsidiary Commission organized for the purpose of receiving and maintaining all real estate and monies of the Little Blue Battlefield and its memorials, setting goals, raising funds and any other purposes lawfully identified, in order to preserve the Little Blue Battlefield, located at and near the Little Blue River and U.S. Highway 24 in eastern Jackson County, Missouri.  This is the publishing arm of the organization to create historical guide books to Civil War Monuments and Memorials in Missouri, normally within a 50 mile range of Kansas City.

The Lewis-Gregg Cemetery Commission – A subsidiary Commission organized for the purpose of owning, operating, maintaining and funding the Lewis-Gregg Cemetery, located in eastern Jackson County, Missouri, which includes land and monies transferred from the Jackson County Historical Society in 2006, and for any other purposes lawfully identified, in order to preserve the Lewis-Gregg Cemetery.

Field Trips – Excursions to local history sites, first-hand learning, refreshments.

Annual Picnic – Complete with Civil War fare, when we dare.

Christmas Party – Christmas feast, celebration of Christmas past and costuming, held in cooperation with the Union Cemetery Historical Society with a potluck luncheon and a speaker.

Monthly Newsletter – "The Border Star" for our members, monthly calendar items, border warfare articles, national Civil War articles, information about our members and friends.

Who We Are

Only Virginia and Tennessee had more Civil War engagements than Missouri.  The Battle of Lexington early in the war, the Battle of Lone Jack near the middle of the war and the Battle of Westport late in the war all occurred in western Missouri.  The Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri studies them and more.  Each month the Round Table meets to hear speakers present topics related to the war and local attractions.

The Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax exempt organization, dedicated to educational purposes including the promotion and understanding of all aspects and phases of the U.S. Civil War period, especially in WESTERN MISSOURI and the "BORDER WAR" conflict and to stimulate interest in and further discussion and study of the War Between the States.

 

Re-enactors - Men, women, children, and families portraying Civil War era personalities - Both Union and Confederate.

Genealogists - Family history researchers - Many related to Civil War veterans.

Historians - Veteran and novice researchers of local and national Civil War history.

Preservationists - Interested in battlefield, cemetery, monument, artifact, and historic site preservation.

Teachers - Area high school and grade school teachers and other educators.

Authors - Published writers of both local and national Civil War history.

 

Anyone interested in Civil War history.  Meetings open to members and non-members.  COME ONE, COME ALL!