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BVCWRT at Burnside Bridge on Antietam Creek, April 2018

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 is available here .

As of January 3, 2019, the Brandywine Valley Civil War Round Table has donated more than  $51,700  to various Civil War preservation efforts. And as a result of matching contributions, the total impact of our donations amounts to  $365,207.00 .

Next Meeting:

Feb 7, 2019:  Bruce Mowday - "Scout, Spy, Artifact Collector: J. Howard Wert's Gettysburg"
7:00 PM, West Whiteland Township Building, Exton, PA (see map)

Note(s) to Members:

Link to Yale course recommended by Roger Arthur:
Our banquet speaker on May 22, 2019 will be  Eric Wittenberg  discussing "the Cavalry at Gettysburg".
Civil War Nursing and Medicine:  a link to a Bradley University web page with info on this topic has been added to our Links Page.
Civil War Trust Letter:  Civil War Trust President Jim Lighthizer's letter to the Round Table is posted: here.
Baltimore Field Trip Photos:  John McGuckin's photos from the 2016 Baltimore Field Trip are posted here: 2016 Baltimore Trip Pics.
2016 Banquet Pictures:  Banquet
 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
BVCWRT Constitution:  A copy of the Round Table's current constitution is available here.

Schedule for  2018 - 2019: 

Sep 6, 2018:  Carole Adrienne - "Civil War Medicine"
Oct 4, 2018:  Russ Williams - "The President Who Saved the Union"
Nov 1, 2018:  Jeff Ostroff - "Lincoln's Melancholia"
Dec 6, 2018:  Jaan Troltenier - "Spirit Photography"
Jan 3, 2019:  Roger Arthur - "Clement Vallandigham, Copperhead"
Feb 7, 2019:  Bruce Mowday - "Scout, Spy, Artifact Collector: J. Howard Wert's Gettysburg"
Mar 7, 2019:  Randy Drais - "Tipton of Gettysburg"
Apr 4, 2019:  Scott Mingus - "The Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad"
May 2, 2019:  Dave Walter - "Chester County's Civil War Generals"
May 22, 2019 Annual Banquet:  Eric Wittenberg - "Cavalry at Gettysburg"

List of speakers for previous years.