Our mission is to promote the study, research and social aspects of the American Civil War. People with all levels of interest and knowledge are welcome here.
About The Civil War Round Table of New York
The Civil War Round Table of New York is a membership organization celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, making it one of the oldest round tables dedicated to the study of America’s Civil War.
The club generally meets once a month from September to June. Meetings are held in New York City at The 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street in Manhattan.
Our Expert Speakers, Authors and Historians address a wide variety of Civil War related topics including frequent updates about preservation strategies of battlefields and other sites.
Past speakers have included "Legends" like Ed Bearss, James I. “Bud” Robertson, Jr., James McPherson, Shelby Foote, Harold Holzer and Doris Kearns Goodwin, among others.
The January meeting is Lee/Jackson Night, when a speaker discusses these generals or a related southern topic. The Barondess/Lincoln Award is presented each February to any person or institution for contributing to the greater appreciation of the life and work of Abraham Lincoln. Named in memory of Benjamin Barondess, a CWRTNY founding, charter member, the award has been presented annually since 1962.
The Fletcher Pratt Literary Award is presented in May to the author or editor of the best non-fiction book about the Civil War published during the previous calendar year. Named in memory of Fletcher Pratt, journalist, author, and CWRTNY charter member, the award has been presented annually since 1956.
The Bell I. Wiley Award honors the non-literary and/or the artistic talents of those who have contributed to a greater understanding and preservation of any aspect of the Civil War.
The James I. Robertson Young Reader Award acknowledges significant literary contributions, fiction or non-fiction, about the Civil War for elementary and high school students and has been named for the renowned historian.
The Round Table conducts an annual trip to a Civil War battlefield or related historical site. Battlefield Tours have been made to Gettysburg, Appomattox, Petersburg, the Shenandoah Valley, Shiloh, Richmond, Vicksburg, and other famous locations.
If you like history...if you share our interest in the Civil War and its heritage...
PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR NEXT MEETING!