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Status of Programs and Meetings

With the status of the coronavirus changing daily, please check in advance for any programs or meetings you see listed on our website and on our calendar to make sure they are still being held.  While we endeavor to keep our information up to date, we sometimes are not notified about changes in other organization's events.

Publication of our bi-monthly newsletter, the Border Star, will be suspended until further notice.

Online programs are one way of continuing your interest in history while staying at home.  Check your favorite organization's website for streaming opportunities.

 

March 2020 Meeting Highlights

John Moloski talks about General Jo ShelbyOn Wednesday, March 11, 37 members (including two new members) and friends joined together to enjoy an evening of fun and scholarship.  We were entertained and informed by John Moloski with his presentation on the early and war years of Brigadier General Joseph O. Shelby.  Shelby is recognized as one of the premiere cavalry leaders of the Civil War.  John’s talk certainly gave us the information that substantiated that fact.  Entertaining and informative sums up the evening.  I, personally wish to thank John because he reminded me of the many places and events my ancestor took part in.  Come to the meeting next month and I fill in the rest of that story.

Speaking of next month, the Round Table is looking forward to hearing Diane Rogers presentation of "About Lou".  (Lou McCoy, Missouri City's lady.)  Looking forward to seeing you there.  Please refer back to this website for any update concerning next month’s meeting.

Photo:  John Moloski talks about General Jo Shelby.

Upcoming CWRTWM meetings and programs ...

 

Wednesday, April 8 at 7pm  *** Cancelled ***Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri logo

Due to the Jackson County Stay At Home order and to keep our members and friends as safe as possible from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are cancelling this meeting.  We hope to reschedule our speaker for a later date.

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.


Wednesday, May 13 at 7pm
The Battle of Little Blue, October 21, 1864

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

Monthly meeting program:  Dr. Ethan Rafuse: “Stonewall Jackson”

Open to the public.  Refreshments immediately following the program.


See our Calendar for more information and other Round Table and area events.
*** Please check in advance with the hosting organization to ensure your event is still being held ***

"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, with a potluck meal 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!