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Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table

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October 11th Round Table Meeting — Atlanta Campaign Logistics

Greg Biggs, a great friend of the Round Table and a frequent contributor to our understanding of all aspects of the Civil War will be here on Thursday, 11 October. His topic is: “The question was one of supplies” – The... Continue Reading →

The Maps of Fredericksburg

The Maps of Fredericksburg. Bradley M. Gottfried. Savas Beatie (2018). 331 pages, 124 full-page color maps. Reviewed by John Scales.   The Maps of Fredericksburg is a very complete exposition of the campaign leading from Antietam (September 1862) to the... Continue Reading →

Clio’s Confederates: The Women who gave me my path

On Thursday, September 13, John Sledge presents Clio's Confederates: The Women who gave me my path. Mr. Sledge’s presentation will focus on his grandmother and aunt on my father's side, one in Mobile and one in Selma. One was born... Continue Reading →

September Mourn

September Mourn: The Dunker Church of Antietam Battlefield, by Alann Schmidt and Terry Barkley, El Dorado Hills:  Savas Beatie LLC, 2018, a Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table Review by Emil L. Posey The Dunker Church is no stranger to... Continue Reading →

Roundtables Teach American Heritage

Begun in Chicago in 1941, “Civil War Round Tables” are historical study organizations that are independent of each other. The name “Round Table” connotes a setting where discussions and presentations occur, not a physical, round table. Organized as IRS 501(c)(3)... Continue Reading →

Alabama and the Civil War: A History and Guide

Alabama and the Civil War: A History & Guide, by Robert C. Jones, The History Press, Charleston, South Carolina, 192 pages, $14.26, 2017. Review by Arley McCormick The book should have another subtitle; South of the Tennessee River. But, even... Continue Reading →

General Grant and the Rewriting of History

General Grant and the Rewriting of History, Frank P. Varney, Savas Beatie, El Dorado Hills, California, 2018, $19.95. Review by Edward Kennedy While revisionist history generally has pejorative connotations, General Grant and the Rewriting of History by Dr. Varney is... Continue Reading →

Confederate Courage on Other Fields: Overlooked Episodes of Leadership, Cruelty, Character, and Kindness

Confederate Courage on Other Fields: Overlooked Episodes of Leadership, Cruelty, Character, and Kindness.  Mark J. Crawford, Savas Beatie, LLC, El Dorado Hills, California. 2017, 177 pages, $18.95. Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table Review by Edwin L. Kennedy, Jr  ... Continue Reading →

August 9th Round Table Meeting — Alton Military Prison

Thursday, 9 August; Howard Mann presents “The Alton Military Prison”. Howard G. Mann is currently a member of the Nashville Civil War Round Table. Previously, he was a member and former President of the Kansas City Civil War Roundtable (2000... Continue Reading →

Grant

Ron Chernow is a renowned biographer in the fields of business and finance, and American politics.  He won the National Book Award in 1990 for his first book, The House of Morgan, and his second book, The Warburgs, won the... Continue Reading →

Challenges of Command in the Civil War: Volume One, Generals and Generalship

Challenges of Command in the Civil War: Volume One, Generals and Generalship, By Richard J. Sommers, Savas Beatie Publishers, 2018, Reviewed by David Lady, President; Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table. Richard Sommers’ fame as a historian rests on forty... Continue Reading →

A Vast Sea of Misery and A Strange and Blighted Land

A Vast Sea of Misery, A History and Guide to the Union and Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July 1 – November 20, 1863, by Gregory A. Coco, El Dorado Hills:  Savas Beatie LLC, 2017, a Tennessee Valley Civil War... Continue Reading →

The War Outside My Window

The War Outside My Window. Edited by Janet Elizabeth Croom. Savas Beatie, 2018.418 pages. Review by former President, John Scales    The War Outside My Window is a very interesting and entertaining find, a diary written by a teenage boy who... Continue Reading →

“Atlanta Campaign; Peach Tree Creek to the Surrender”, Dr. Stephen Davis

On 14 June, Dr. Stephen Davis speaks on the “Atlanta Campaign; Peach Tree Creek to the Surrender”.  Dr. Stephen Davis is no stranger to the TVCWRT and always provides stimulation presentations. A longtime Atlantean, he has been a “Civil Warrior” since... Continue Reading →

Silent Sentinels

Silent Sentinels, A Reference Guide to the Artillery at Gettysburg, by George W. Newton, El Dorado Hills:  Savas Beatie LLC, 2017, A Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table review by Emil L. Posey, In the US Army, Field Artillery is... Continue Reading →

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