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Annual Blue and Gray Barbeque

Join us for this annual tradition in the ballroom of the Atlanta History Center. Hear about the coming year's speakers. Tour the galleries, including the Cyclorama. Follow Gordon Jones as he gives us a preview of our new monthly meeting arrangements at the Atlanta History Center that will start in September and perhaps even as he dusts off a few items from their archives for us.

Please alert Elizabeth Talmadge if you need vegetarian options . Cost $35. 

See the paybutton on left, or you can mail a check to Elizabeth at

Atlanta Civil War Round Table
c/o Elizabeth Talmadge, Secretary-Treasurer
2069 Cottage Lane NW
Atlanta Georgia 30318




Christian Keller Speaks at Final Meeting of 2023-24 Campaign Year





The Round Table's June 11 speaker was Christian Keller, Professor of History in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the United States Army War College.   Professor Keller spoke on the topic "The Great Partnership: Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and the Fate of the Confederacy."



Our incoming president Sam Moses presented the programs for the year beginning in September.  See the link below for information on next year's speakers and their topics.


Programs for Campaign Year 2024-25

Sam Moses, our First Vice President and nominee for President in 2024-25, has confirmed speakers for the programs in the upcoming Campaign Year.  Please go HERE for a Power Point presentation with information on each speaker.  The details for some of the speakers' topics are not yet been completed.  Sam will update us as he makes final plans for each speaker.


The Round Table's next activity will be our annual barbeque on August 18, at 5:00 at the Atlanta History Center.  Stay tuned for more information.


Officers for 2024-25


Our annual election was held on June 11.  In a hotly-contested race the following candidates were elected unanimously:


President: Sam Moses

First Vice President: Tim Whalen

Second Vice President: David Vaughan

Secretary-Treasurer: Elizabeth Talmadge

Immediate Past President: Robert Fugate

At Large Second Year: Elizabeth Buttimer and Bill Marks

At Large First Year: Bill Dodd and Bruce Stewart



D. Scott Hartwig to Receive 37th Annual Harwell Award    

                                                                                                 Photo by Barbara J. Sanders

The Atlanta Civil War Round Table is pleased to announce that it has chosen D. Scott Hartwig as the winner of the 2024 Richard Barksdale Harwell Award for his I Dread the Thought of the Place: The Battle of Antietam and the End of the Maryland Campaign. The Round Table presents the Harwell Award annually for the best book on a Civil War subject published in the previous year. The Round Table has presented this prize each year since 1989.

The award-winning book was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Hartwig was the supervisory park historian at the Gettysburg National Military Park for twenty years. He previously authored To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862.

The Round Table is now accepting nominations for the 38th award to be presented in 2025. Nominations must be received by December 31, 2024. Please see the submission guidelines for more information.





Starting in September, the Round Table will hold its monthly meetings at the Atlanta History Center. After surveying the members and considering the various options, the Executive Committee determined that the History Center is most convenient for our members and will enable us to provide you the best experience at a lower price than we are currently charged. We will send more information as the date of the change approaches.





Don't forget to pay your dues!  See the pay button on this page and renew your membership.


The Atlanta Civil War Round table was organized in 1949 with the intent purpose to further the serious discussion and study of the American Civil War.  Meetings are held monthly September through June.

5:30-6:45 PM Cocktail Hour
6:45 PM Dinner

$65.00 per dinner reservation
(Payment by check or online.)

c/o Elizabeth Talmadge, Secretary-Treasurer
2069 Cottage Lane NW
Atlanta Georgia 30318

Location - Directions to our meetings (Members only and invited guests)

Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30

The emphasis for each meeting is on our guest speaker.  The meetings of the Atlanta Civil War Round table regularly feature the top experts in various fields related to the Civil War.

Let us hear from you if you would like to join us one evening or if you have an interest in applying for a membership. Reservation for dinner must be made through treasurer Tim Whalen, by mail, no later than noon on the Friday preceding the Tuesday meeting, or by paying on line via the link on this page.

 Atlanta Civil War Round Table
c/o Elizabeth Talmadge, Secretary-Treasurer
2069 Cottage Lane NW
Atlanta Georgia 30318