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Dave Kohler, Ed Bearss, and Art Strawbridge
at the 2015 Sarasota Civil War Symposium

What is a Civil War Round Table?

The Brandywine Valley Civil War Round Table is a diverse group of men and women who meet once a month to hear speakers and discuss topics related to the American Civil War. For more details see our Info & Contacts page. A membership application form and instructions are available on our Application page.

As of April 2, 2015, the Brandywine Valley Civil War Round Table has donated more than  $40,000  to various Civil War preservation efforts.

Next Meeting:

May 6, 2015: Jim Mundy - "The Tanner Manuscript"
7:00 PM,   West Chester Municipal Building,  401 E. Gay St., West Chester, PA
( Need driving directions? See our Directions page. )

Note(s) to Members:

 Annual Banquet:   Tuesday, May 12; Guest Speaker: Allen Guelzo; Details/Menu/Order Form
 BVCWRT Logo Merchandise:   Hats, shirts and other merchandise bearing our new BVCWRT logo are now available for ordering online from Tuttle Marketing Services. Here's a direct link to the BVCWRT product catalog: BVCWRT Logo Merchandise
 Baltimore Field Trip  The theme of the spring field trip is Baltimore in the Civil War. The date for the trip is May 9, 2015. It will be a guided tour of various sites in Baltimore with emphasis on the events of the Civil War. For all the details, see the Field Trip page.
Harrisburg Field Trip Pictures:  Here's a link to John McGuckin's pictures from the Harrisburg Field Trip: Trip Pics.
Meeting Room Guidelines:  In order to continue using our current meeting room, all members must adhere to the set of guidelines listed here.
BVCWRT Constitution:  A copy of the Round Table's current constitution is available here.
NY Times "Disunion" Series:  Click here

Schedule for  2014 - 2015: 

Sep 3, 2014:  Lou Caban - "Lee's Retreat from Gettysburg"
Oct 1, 2014:  Bruce Mowday - "Pickett's Charge"
Nov 5, 2014:  Jaan Troltenier - "19th Century African American Art"
Dec 3, 2014:  John Hoptak - "South Mountain"
Jan 7, 2015:  Mike Kochan - "Fort Fisher"
Feb 4, 2015:  Dave Walter - "Could the South have won the Civil War? Stonewall Jacksons's Plan to Crush the North"
Mar 4, 2015:  Charlie Zahm - "Songs of the Irish in the Civil War" - See the flyer for more info.
Apr 1, 2015:  Roger Arthur - "Lincoln Assassination"
May 6, 2015: Jim Mundy - "The Tanner Manuscript"
May 12, 2015: (Annual Banquet):  Allen Guelzo - "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion"

List of speakers for previous years.