Attention One and All

The Hagerstown Civil War Round Table is a group of men and women who are interested in the study of the American Civil War. All persons interested in good company, good food, field trips, learning about the American Civil War, and sharing your knowledge with others, enlist now in the Hagerstown Civil War Round Table. Yanks and Rebs welcomed with equal pleasure.

No prior knowledge of the Civil War is necessary. Come and learn!

For further information, contact

Hagerstown Civil War Round Table, Inc.

P.O. Box 2155

Hagerstown, MD 21742-2155

Our Email Address is:

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Who We Are

The Hagerstown Civil War Round Table was founded in 1956 and has held eight meetings a year ever since. Currently the Round Table has close to 100 members from several states. We study battles, leaders, issues, personalities, politics, logistics, strategy, tactics, blunders and all of the facets that made up the Civil War.

We demonstrate an interest in public service through support of battlefield preservation, the presentation of needed books to the Washington County Free Library's Western Maryland Room, and donations to funds for historic preservation. Each May we present The E. Russell Hicks/Louis Tuckerman Scholarship to an outstanding student of American History from among the high school seniors in Washington County.

Periodically, the Round Table sponsors a field trip to a Civil War battlefield or site. The field trips are led by a person, usually from the National Park Service, who is an expert in the area of the trip.

Meeting Times and Place

The Hagerstown Civil War Round Table meets from September through May at the Homewood Suites located at 1650 Pullman Lane (near Wesel Blvd), in Hagerstown, MD. The meetings start at 6:30 pm with optional dinner (cost $22) followed by a presentation at 7:30 pm by a nationally or regionally recognized authority in a field of Civil War history, and may be from the National Park Service, a college or university, or from another round table. Dues are currently $30 per year plus a one-time initiation fee of $10 which entitles you to a name tag and a year's subscription to The Bugle Call.

A membership application can be found on the tab above.

Meeting dates are :

27 September 2018 - Brian Steele Wills: George Thomas and Nathan Bedford Forrest

25 October 2018 - Steve French: Confederate Spy and Celebrity Belle Boyd

15 November 2018 - Weather cancellation

6 December 2018 - Ethan Rafuse: Civil War in Missouri

24 January 2019 - Tom Clemens, Special Order 191, the Lost Order

28 February 2019 - Olivia Black, Beyond the First Shots: Fort Sumter, 1862-1865

28 March 2019 - Chris Kolakowski, Battle of Perryville

25 April 2019 - Dave Powell, Chattanooga

23 May 2019 - Dennis Frye: McClellan's Greatest Gift to Lincoln