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Upcoming CWRTWM meetings and programs ...


Wednesday, November 8 at 7pmlogo

Village Heights Community of Christ Church
Farview Drive
Independence, MO

Robert WalzMonthly meeting program:  "Railroads of the Confederacy” by Robert Walz.  Robert Walz is not only a train enthusiast (especially the Santa Fe) but also a teacher of strategy at the Army’s Command and General Staff College at Leavenworth, KS.  Program of interest to Civil War and train enthusiasts.

Open to the public.  Refreshments immediately following the program.


Saturday, December 2 at noonLogoLB

Loose Park Garden Center
5200 Pennsylvania (one block west of Wornall)
Kansas City, MO

Program:  Alicia Scott: “The Wreck of the Sultana.”  Alicia is a descendant of someone on the steamboat when it sank and comes to us courtesy of the Missouri Humanities Council.

Open to the public.  This potluck luncheon is in cooperation with the Union Cemetery Historical Society.  The organizations provide deli trays, drinks, and tableware.  You are invited to bring a dish to share.  An historical program will follow the luncheon and fellowship.

There will be no 2nd Wednesday meeting in December.

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


"Civil War Monuments and Memorials in Western Missouri"

Civil War Monuments and Memorials in Western Missouri (compiled by CWRTWM)
Our 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.

The cost for this full color compilation is $20 for CWRTWM members ($25 for non-members) plus postage and handling of $2.75 if mailed.

Please make your check payable to:

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

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!