Round Table

September Mourn: The Dunker Church of Antietam
Presented by Terry Barkley

Little Round Table

John Pope, pt 1 down the Mississippi in 1862
Led by John Scales

Bonus General Meeting on December 13th

Who We Are

The Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table (TVCWRT), was founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1993 to provide a forum for non-partisan study, education, and discussions concerning the American Civil War, and to support the preservation of Civil War battlefields, and related activities. We are a certified as a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization, and membership dues are used for preservation and educational efforts throughout the Tennessee Valley region.

We meet the second Thursday of every month starting at 6:30 PM, except for December. Our meetings are held at

Huntsville Elks Lodge
725 Franklin St. SE
Huntsville, AL 35801-4309

The program will always feature a nationally or regionally known speaker, and we are well known for covering a wide variety of Civil War topics.

Annual membership dues are $30 per household, which includes up to two members per household. Free memberships are offered to full-time students (elementary through undergraduate).

The Little Round Table (LRT) Discussion Group is our second monthly forum where a smaller group of interested members and guests enjoy an in-depth discussion of a Civil War topic. The LRT meets at the Elks Lodge at 6:30 PM, the fourth Thursday of every month except November (the last meeting of the year takes place the second Thursday of December, in place of a general meeting).

For questions about the TVCWRT, call (256) 425-7298‬. We also have a Facebook page:

Our mailing address is:

Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table
P.O. Box 2872
Huntsville, Alabama 35804

President’s Welcome

Welcome to your Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table! The American Civil War was the most terrible and dramatic era in American history, and it has been a consuming interest of mine since my Virginia childhood. With our Board of Directors, I am dedicated to making the RT a leading proponent of Civil War history and preservation on a regional level. We are partnering with local historical groups to get the word out that both the issues that were settled and the issues that were not settled during American Civil War are fundamental to what America has become today; these issues must be appreciated or understood on several levels by every American. We are continuing to attract nationally known speakers and improve our Little Round Table discussion program, in order to provide you with that important knowledge. My ancestors were Kentuckians, Tennesseans, and Virginians who served on both sides of the war. Partisanship is, at least to me then, not important. What is important is that those folks served for cause, home, and comrades; we owe them our best efforts to learn what they knew or believed, what they did, and why they did it. So, whether you’re from north or south, east or west, or anywhere around the globe, come learn with us in a nonpartisan setting. We always welcome new guests, new members, and new volunteers.

David Lady