The Little Round Table (LRT) discussion group, part of the Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table monthly program, meets every fourth Thursday, January-October, 6:30 PM, at the Huntsville Elks Lodge.

The LRT does not meet in November but does meet the second Thursday in December, same time and same place.

The LRT is not a lecture, but an in-depth discussion, facilitated by one of the LRT’s regular members. All TVCWRT Members and guests are invited to participate.

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LRT Leader: Jeff Ewing

January 24, 2019 – John Pope, pt 1 down the Mississippi in 1862

 Led by John Scales

February 28, 2019 –  John Pope, pt 2, goes east and meets RE LEE 

Led by Jeff Ewing

March 28, 2019  –  Aug. 1862 to June 1863 – A dizzying 10-month

transformation of the corps commands

Led by Jeff Ewing

April 25, 2019 Two did not climb Culps Hill on 1 Jul, 1863: 

 Generals Ewell and Slocum…why not?

Led by Jeff Ewing

May 23, 2019 – Peninsula Campaign 1- The decision to move the Army of the Potomac to the York Peninsula; the Siege of Yorktown

Led by Emil Posey

June 27,  2019 – Peninsula Campaign 2- Battles of Williamsburg, Fair Oaks

Led by John Mason


July 25, 2019 – Peninsula Campaign 3- Jackson in the Valley, how he influenced the Peninsula Campaign

Leader Needed

 August 22, 2019 To Be Determined

Leader Needed

September 26, 2019  – Peninsula Campaign 4 – Lee takes charge; both sides fortify and Feds emplace the siege guns; Stuart’s Ride 

Leader Needed

October 24, 2019 –  Peninsula Camp. 5 – Jackson comes from the Valley; Battles of Mechanicsville and Gaines Mill; Feds ‘tap’ the Richmond lines

Leader Needed


December 12, 2019 The Most Important New Weapon of the American Civil War

Led by Mark Hubbs