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.

Questions to John Allen (jha@knology.net), or Dave Lady (david.lady@gmail.com)

LRT Leader: David Lady

December 13, 2018

The Most Important New Weapon of the

American Civil War

Led by Mark Hubbs

October 25, 2018

The Sioux Indian War in Minnesota, 1862

Led by John Allen

September 27, 2018

New Mexico (Campaign 6) – New Mexico Campaign and the Battle of Glorieta Pass

Led by Fred Forst

August 23, 2018

Missouri (Campaign 5) – Battle of Prairie Grove

Led by Larry Bayer

July 26, 2018

Missouri (Campaign 4) – Battle of Pea Ridge and March to seize Helena

Led by Ed Kennedy

June 28, 2018

 Missouri (Campaign 3) – Opening conflict in the Indian Territory

Led by Arley McCormick

May 24, 2018

 Missouri (Campaign 2) – Battles of Wilson’s Creek and Lexington

Led by Curtis Adams

April 26, 2018

Missouri (Campaign 1) – Threat of Secession and Federal Countermoves; St. Louis riots, “Battle” at Springfield

Led by Kent Wright

March 22, 2018

The Secession Crisis (Part 2) Mar-Apr ’61 – Lincoln and Davis administrations dispute Ft. Sumter and go to war

Led by Jeff Ewing

February 22, 2018

The Secession Crisis (Part 1) Dec ’60 – Apr ’61 –  Buchanan Administration and Secessionists

Led by David Lady

January 25, 2018

General Ben Butler

Led by Emil Posey


2019 – The Potential Campaign Deep Dive, a nine-part series

22 Mar Peninsula Campaign 1- The decision to move the Army of the Potomac to the York Peninsula; the Siege of Yorktown

26 April(TBA) Peninsula Campaign 2- Battles of Williamsburg, Fair Oaks

24 May- (TBA) Peninsula Campaign 3- Jackson in the Valley, how he influenced the Peninsula Campaign

28 June- (TBA) Peninsula Campaign 4- Federal response to Jackson’s success, The Army of Virginia

26 July(TBA) Peninsula Campaign 5- Lee takes charge; both sides fortify and Feds emplace the siege guns; Stuart’s Ride

23 August(TBA) Peninsula Campaign 6- Jackson comes from the Valley; Battles of Mechanicsville and Gaines Mill; Feds ‘tap’ the Richmond lines