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. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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: hagerstowncwrt@gmail.com

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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 Merit 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 :

26 September 2019 - Ted Alexander: Ethnics in the Confederacy

24 October 2019 - John Fox, Stuart’s Finest Hour, The Ride Around McClellan June 1862

14 November 2019 - Steve Phan, “The capital can’t be taken!” The Civil War Defenses of Washington

12 December 2019 - Dr. Bradley M. Gottfried and Ms. Linda I Gottfried, Hell Comes to Southern Maryland: The Point Lookout Prisoner of War Camp for Confederates

23 January 2020 - John Michael Priest, The Wilderness: Personal Interest Stories

27 February 2020 - Kevin Pawlak, In The Wake of Antietam: The Loudon Valley Campaign, October 26-November 10, 1862

26 March 2020 - Frank O’Reilly, Chancellorsville

23 April 2020 - William Miller, Decision at Tom’s Brook, George Custer, Thomas Rosser, and the Joy of the Fight

28 May 2020 - Scott Mingus, “Targeted Tracks, The Cumberland Valley Railroad in the Civil War, 1861-1865”