WELCOME TO THE CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE OF
No event in our history fascinates Americans as much as the Civil War. Our interest in the war is only natural for "it was the crossroads of our being," as author Shelby Foote said, "It defines us."
The Civil War Round Table of Dallas is a diverse group of men and woman of all ages and from varying backgrounds who enjoy learning about the American Civil War. It includes history enthusiasts as well as individuals who are just beginning to develop an interest in the Civil War. It is neither pro-Confederate nor pro-Union in its views, but rather presents topics from both viewpoints of the war.
We meet on the second Wednesday of each month to hear guest speakers, many of whom are nationally known historians, and to discuss a wide range of topics. Membership is open to anyone at the cost of $25 per year.
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meetings are held at the Divine Coffee Shop in the
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NEXT MEETING – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2010
OUR 270th MEETING
NOTE THAT THIS IS THE SECOND WEDNESDAY IN DECEMBER
Speaker – George C. Rable, Ph.D. &
Charles G. Summersell
Topic – Fredericksburg: The Battlefield and Beyond
George C. Rable, Ph.D. is Professor and Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History at The University of Alabama. He is the author of many articles and publications including Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg! (2002), The Confederate Republic: A Revolution Against Politics (1994), and his latest work God's Almost Chosen People: A Religious History of the American Civil War (2009). All Published by The University of North Carolina Press. His many awards and honors include: The Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor, University of Alabama, President, Society of Civil War Historians, Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award in American Military History (2004), Jefferson Davis Award (2003) and the Douglas Southall Freeman History Award (2003). Dr. Rabel received his B.A. at Bluffton College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in history under the renowned Professor T. Harry Williams at Louisiana State University.
The talk will focus on how the significance of this battle extended far beyond the battlefield. Dr. Rabel will explain how it was a Confederate victory but a Union story. After a brief look at the battle, his talk largely focuses on the consequences including the treatment of the wounded, coming to grips with carnage on such a large scale and how the news of the battle was conveyed. The final part of the talk deals with the demoralization in the Army of the Potomac and the resilience of the soldiers.
January 12th, 2011
Stephen R. Taaffe, Ph.D. Professor of History Stephen F. Austin University
Commanding the Army of the Potomac
Grady McWhiney Award of Merit
The Grady McWhiney Award, named in honor of Dr. Grady McWhiney, is presented annually to an individual or organization that has contributed significantly to the scholarship or preservation of Civil War history. Winners of the Grady McWhiney Award of Merit have been:
1998 Grady McWhiney, Ph.D.
1999 Charles and Peggy Pearce – Pearce Collection of Civil War Letters and Documents
John C. Waugh: Author of The Class of
1846 and Reelecting
Scott Bowden and Bill Ward – Authors of Last Chance for Victory: Robert E. Lee and the
2002 Steve Woodworth, Ph.D. – Author of numerous books on the Civil War and Professor of History at TCU
2003 Donald S. Frazier, Ph.D. – Civil War historian and Executive Director of the Grady McWhiney Research Foundation
B.D. Patterson, D.D.S. – Dean of the
Anne J. Bailey, Ph.D. – Professor of History at
2007 Mr. Edwin C. Bearss – Civil War
Historian and Chairman Emeritus of the
Richard F. Selcer, Ph.D. –
Rick McCaslin, Ph.D. –