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 2017–2018 are listed below.  Reservations are not required. Dress is casual. Meetings begin at 7 P. M. 

Meeting Dates

September 12, 2017

Gordon Balme
"The Dearing Battalion at Gettysburg"

 October 10, 2017

Rodney Kite-Powell

"Fort Brooke History"

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.

November 14, 2017

Wayne Motts

"Artifacts Slide Presentation"

C.E.O. of the National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, PA

December 12, 2017

Philip Leigh

"Reconstruction after the Civil War"

Philip is the author of three Civil War books, the latest is The Confederacy at High Tide.

January  18, 2018 (Wednesday.)

Brian Steel Wills

"Nathan Bedford Forrest"

Brian is the author of six Civil War books, including
Confederate General William Dorsey Pender: The Hope of Glory 
February 13, 2018

Frank Crawford

"The Shenandoah Valley in the Civil War"

Frank is a member of our Round Table and a published Civil War author.

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March 18, 2018

Randy Bailey

"George Pickett: Life before the War"

April 10, 2018

Gordon Balme

"Second Manassas in Maps"


May 9, 2018

To Be Announced



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