Sarasota Civil War Round Table

                                         "Founded September 1992"

                           (Formerly the "Manasota Civil War Round Table")


 The Sarasota Civil War Round Table

Serving Sarasota and Manatee Counties Florida


The purpose of the Sarasota Civil War Round Table is to study all aspects of the American Civil War and to promote the interchange of knowledge about it. Our members’ interests in the War Between the States are varied and their knowledge ranges from elementary to advanced.

Our activities consist of nine meetings per year (September–May). Our meetings feature a speaker who discusses a Civil War topic.


We welcome new members and the annual dues are $30 per family.

If you are interested in becoming a member or attending a meeting as a guest, please contact Pat McInerney at 941-351-5022


We meet eight times a year in the Adult Education Building at Grace  Church, 8000 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, Florida 34241  The meetings are normally held on the second Tuesday of the month.  The January 2018 Meeting Location will be announced later.

Meeting dates for 2016–2017 are listed below.  Reservations are not required. Dress is casual. Meetings begin at 7 P. M. 

Meeting Dates

September 13, 2016

Group discussion.

 October 11, 2016

  Fred Hearns
  "African American Life in Tampa,   
   during and after the Civil War"
November 15, 2016

Rodney Kite-Powell

"Judah P. Benjamin in Florida"

Kite-Powell earned his bachelor's degree in American history at the University of Florida before focusing on Florida history during graduate work at the University of South Florida.
December 13, 2016

Philip Leigh

"Confederate Flood Tide"

January  17, 2017

Candice Shy Hooper

"Lincoln's Gernerals' Wives"
February 14, 2017

Frank Crawford

"MY FAVORITE CIVIL WAR HERO;  Awarded THE  MEDAL OF HONOR at Cold Harbor and, when the war was over, went out west and became a hero."

March 14, 2017

Lee White

Battle of Chickamauga

William Lee White is a park ranger at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, where he gives tours and other programs at the Chickamauga and Lookout Mountain Battlefields. He is the author of Bushwhacking on a Grand Scale: The Battle of Chickamauga, part of the Emerging Civil War Series, as well as several articles and essays on topics related to the Western Theater. He also edited Great Things Are Expected of Us: The Letters of Colonel C. Irvine Walker, 10th South Carolina Infantry CSA. Over the years, he has spoken to many roundtables, historical societies, and other history-minded groups. From Emerging Civil War.



April 11, 2016

Sandy Prindle

"The Lincoln Assassination"

Judge Prindle served as Justice of the Peace in Northeast Tarrant County Texas for twenty-four years.  Prindle has been a Civil War and Lincoln Assassination scholar for forty years. He is a member of the national Surratt Society and the Fort Worth chapter of the Civil War Round table.

May 9, 2017

To Be Announced



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