Louisville Civil War Round Table

Dinner Meetings

We meet nine times a year at Big Spring Country Club, 5901 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40207. The meetings are held once a month on a Friday or Saturday, September through May . Meeting dates are listed below and in the LCWRT newsletter, the Adjutant CallReservations are required.

Call Doug Krawczyk (502-425-0325) to place your reservations. If you are making reservations for more than just yourself, please give the names of the others.  If you leave your reservation on his answering machine, please spell out your name so he can correctly identify you. You can also make your reservation by e-mail by sending it to bryanw@macconstruction.com.  Please call or email no later than noon on the  Wednesday before the meeting. We cannot accept reservations past this date! 

Big Spring Country Club

Buffet Dinner currently $25 per person

Cocktail and Social Hour begins at 6:00 P.M.

Dinner at 7:00 P.M.

Speaker follows the dinner at approximately 8:00 P.M.

Men normally wear coats and ties; women dress appropriately.

Members and guests can come for the speaker's portion of the program only at no charge but should make a reservation for such, so adequate seating is available.


 2016 Speakers 

Saturday, September 10,

Greg Biggs

"W. T. Sherman's Logistics for the Atlanta Campaign"


Saturday, October 8

Ethan Rafuse

"A Sucking Dove, The Snapping Turtle, and a Deep Game: George Gordon Meade and the Fall 1863 Campaigns in Virginia"

Professor of Military History at U.S.
Army Command and General Staff
College. Ethan's books include McClellan's War: The Failure of Moderation in the Struggle for the Union and Robert E. Lee and The Fall of the Confederacy, 1863-1865


Sunday, November 20,

Bud Robertson

"The Four-Legged

This Danville, Va., native is the author or editor of more than 20 books that include such award-winning studies as Civil War! America Becomes One Nation, General A.P. Hill, and Soldiers Blue and Gray. His massive biography of Gen. “Stonewall” Jackson won eight national awards and was used as the base for the Ted Turner/Warner Bros. mega-movie, “Gods and Generals”. Robertson was chief historical consultant for the film. His latest book is After the Civil War: The Heroes, Villains, Soldiers, and Civilians Who Changed America

The recipient of every major award given in the Civil War field, and a lecturer of national acclaim, Dr. Robertson is probably more in demand as a speaker before Civil War groups than anyone else in the field.

Saturday, December 10,

Chris Mackowski

"The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson"

Chris Mackowski, Ph.D., is the editor-in-chief of Emerging Civil War and managing editor of the Emerging Civil War Series. He is a professor of journalism and mass communication at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, NY, and historian-in-residence at Stevenson Ridge, a historic property on the Spotsylvania battlefield in central Virginia. He has also worked as a historian for the National Park Service at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, where he gives tours at four major Civil War battlefields (Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania).
2017 Speakers

Sunday, January 15

Peter Carmichael

“Following in the Footsteps of a Confederate Deserter: The Story of N. Carolina’s John Futch”

Peter S. Carmichael is the Fluhrer Professor of History and the Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. After completing his doctorate at Penn State University under Dr. Gary Gallagher, Professor Carmichael went on to teach at Western Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and West Virginia University. He is the author and editor of four books, including Lee's Young Artillerist: William R. J. Pegram; Audacity Personified: The Generalship of Robert E. Lee; and The Last Generation: Young Virginians in Peace, War, and Reunion, which was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2005.

Saturday, February 11

Brian Steele Wills

"General George H. Thomas"

Brian Steel Wills is the Director of the Center for the Study of the Civil War Era at Kennesaw State University, where he is professor of history. He is the author of George Henry Thomas: As True as Steel; The Confederacy's Greatest Cavalryman: Nathan Bedford Forrest, and The War Hits Home: The Civil War in Southeastern Virginia.

Friday, March 17

William C. Davis

The Confederate Kardashian--Loreta Velasques, Rebel Media Celebrity and Con Artist”

A native of Independence, MO, with more than 50 books to his credit as either author or editor, Davis is a widely consulted expert on Civil War and southern history. His books “Battle of Bull Run” and “Breckinridge: Statesman, Soldier, Symbol” were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Saturday, April 8

Lee White

"The Battle of Resaca"

Lee White is a Ranger at the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park, studied history at the University of Tenn.-Chattanooga, and author of Bushwhacking on a Grand Scale: The Battle of Chickamauga, September 18-20, 1863.

Saturday, May 13

Eric Wittenberg

"The East Cavalry Field at Gettysburg"

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