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Welcome to Frederick County Civil War Round Table!

We are located at the crossroads of the Civil War

Our Mission
  • To cultivate and preserve Frederick County's Civil War heritage and broaden the understanding of the history of the Civil War Era and its impact on our nation
  • To explore the many facets of the Civil War from the battlefield to 1st person narratives, including guest lectures by writers and historians
  • To support historical projects and activities aimed at increasing public interest and appreciation of our Civil War history, both locally and nationally

The Frederick County Civil War Roundtable (FCCWRT) meets at 7:00 PM on the third Thursday of each month from September thru May. The Roundtable meets at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine (NMCWM) 48 East Patrick Street in Downtown Frederick, Maryland 21701. The meetings are open and free to the public.

Our Next Meeting

Welcome to a new season of the Frederick County Civil War Round Table! Please see below for this seasons speaker schedule.

Program Speakers and Topics 2019-2020

September 25, 2019  (Wednesday)
Speaker: Michael Shaffer
Topic: In Memory of Self and Comrades: 
Thomas Wallace Colley’s Recollections of the Civil War Service in the 1st Virginia Cavalry 

October 17, 2019  
Speaker:  Brad Gottfried   
Topic: The Confederate Prison at Point Lookout

November 14, 2019
Speaker: Dr. Peter Carmichael (Note:  Held at the C. Burr Artz Library)  
Topic: War for the Common Soldier
December 12, 2019 
Speaker: Dr. Joe Thomas 
Topic: Leadership Lessons from the Civil War

January 16, 2020
Speaker:  Craig Swain 
Topic: The Siege and Reduction of Fort Sumter:  The Civil War’s Longest Battle

February 20, 2020
Speaker:  Alexander Rossino and Gene Thorp
Topic: McClellan and the Discovery of S. O. 191

March 19, 2020
Speaker: Logan Metesh
Topic: The Most Influential Man in the (Gun) World:  James Henry Burton  

April 16, 2020
Speaker: Ranger Brian Baracz (Antietam National Battlefield)
Topic: Memory in Bronze and Stone

May 21, 2020
Speaker:  Mark Dudrow 
Tour and Topic:  Cole’s Cavalry 
Presentation and Walking Tour and optional dinner after tour

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