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 2017 Meeting Location will be announced later.

Meeting dates for 2015–2016 are listed below.  Reservations are not required. Dress is casual. Meetings begin at 7 P. M. 

Meeting Dates

September 15, 2015
Gordon Balme
"The Confederate Flag"

Gordon is President of the Saarasota Civil War Round Table.

October 20, 2015

Henry Trawick
"Mosby or Monroe’s Cross Roads"

Henry is a long-time member of the Sarasota Civil War Round Table and a practicing attorney.

November 17, 2015
Sam Craighead
"Cruise of the Shenandoah"

Sam is the Public Relations Manager of the Museum of the Confederacy, in Virginia

December 15, 2015
Philip Leigh
"Lee’s Lost Dispatch"

Philip Leigh was a frequent contributor to the New York Times Disunion Civil War series. He is the author of several books including Trading with the Enemy: The Covert Economy During the American Civil War, Olustee and Florida's Cattle Wars and Lee's Lost Dispatch and Other Civil War Controversies

January  19, 2016
John Marzelek
"General Sherman"

John is the author of over twenty historical books, including his latest The Best Writings of Ulysses S. Grant (2015). He served as a professor of history at Mississippi State University until 2002.
February 16, 2016

Jeff Seymour
"The Confederate Navy"

Jeff Seymour is the Director of Education & Programs at the Civil War Naval Museum located at Columbus, Georgia.


March 15, 2016

Frank Crawford

"The Centralia, Missouri, Massacre."

Frank. an Illinois resident, is the author of several books about the Civil War and a member of our Round Table.


April 19, 2015

Joe Reinhart

"Bullets, Bayonets and Beer: German Immigrants in the Civil War"

Joe is the author, translator, and editor of five books about Germans in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.


 Tuesday May 17, 2016. Provide some “show & tell” item or topic that you find interesng to share with the group.

 Our next meeting is on  September 13, 2016. Speaker to be announced.



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