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, Saturday or a Sunday, 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 $28 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.


 2017 Speakers 

Friday, September 8,

Richard McMurry

"Jeff, Bobby and Joe: The Making of Confederate Strategy"

Richard McMurry is the author ofmany books including John Bell Hood and the War for Southern Independence, Two Great Rebel Armies: An Essay in Confederate Military History, The Road Past Kennesaw: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864 and Virginia Military Institute Alumni in the Civil War.


Friday, October 13

Tim Smith

"Forts Henry and Donelson"

Tim has authored eight books on the Civil War including his latest, Grant Invades Tennessee: The 1862 Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson.


Sunday, November 19,

Bud Robertson

"The Day the South  Really Lost the War"
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 9,

James Klotter

"The Spirit of Henry Clay and Kentucky in the Civil War"

James C. Klotter has served as the State Historian of Kentucky since 1980. He also is a history professor at  Georgetown College and one of the co-authors of A New History of Kentucky  Klotter received a Ph.D. in History from the University of Kentucky. Klotter was the Executive Director of the Kentucky Historical Society for many years.

2018 Speakers

Dave Powell

"Barren Victory: Who Won the Battle ofChickamauga?"

For the past decade, David’s focus has been on the epic battle of Chickamauga, and he is nationally recognized for his tours of that important battlefield. The result of that study are the volumes, The Maps of Chickamauga (2009), Failure in the Saddle (2010), and the three volumes of a Chickamauga trilogy. The Chickamauga Campaign: A Mad Irregular Battle was published in 2014, The Chickamauga Campaign: Glory or the Grave appeared in 2015; and the final volume, The Chickamauga Campaign: Barren Victory, was published in 2016.

Saturday, February 10,

Chris Kolakowski

"The Battle and Legacy of Missionary Ridge"


Friday, March 10

"To Be Announced"

Saturday, April 4,

Greg Mertz

"To Be Announced"

Saturday, May 12,

John Quarstein

"Battle of the Iron Clads"

                    Summer Break- See you in September 2018

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