Notices and Updates

Membership Dues:

2024 Dues, $30 individual / $40 family
Dues can be paid at the meeting or mailed to:
PO Box 1144, Powhatan VA. 23139 


The Civil War Roundtable has a collection of interesting books, in excellent condition, that will make great additions to your Civil War library or as a gift. 

**Contact Daniel Dos Santos at [email protected], with any questions. 


- Please consider donating to our silent auction…Civil War memorabilia and books, Richmond history, etc.

Happening this Month

June 20, 2024

Powhatan Civil War Roundtable Meeting


June 20, 2024
SUMMER COOKOUT! Burgers & Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Pasta Salad, and surprise dessert!

PLEASE RSVP to Bill Shockley by June 16. cell number: 804-245-3822
email: [email protected]

Reservations received after the deadline may be offered soup/salad instead of the hot meal if hot meal quantities are limited. Also let him know if you prefer soup and salad.  Please RSVP, then send your checks to our postal address below. 
Don’t depend on your check only as your

$20 members, $24 non-members

A little more about our program...

Presented by Derek Maxfield 

William Tecumseh Sherman was a prominent Union general during the American Civil War. He is best known for his "March to the Sea" campaign in 1864, during which his forces devastated the Confederate heartland, aiming to demoralize the South and hasten the end of the war. Sherman's tactics emphasized total warfare, targeting not only Confederate armies but also infrastructure and civilian resources. His capture of Atlanta in September 1864 boosted Northern morale and contributed significantly to Abraham Lincoln's re-election. Sherman's military strategies, marked by boldness and ruthlessness, played a crucial role in securing Union victory in the Civil War.

Derek Maxfield is an associate professor of history at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York. In 2019 he was honored with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and in 2013 he was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. His research interests include Victorian death ways and 19th century politics and culture. Maxfield has written for Emerging Civil War since 2015. Maxfield lives near Rochester, NY, with his wife Jess, four cats, a basset hound, a tortoise, and a python. He hopes to soon acquire a Bengal tiger cub (subject to his wife’s approval).

Investigating Chancellorsville

Everyday from 6/10/24 - 8/11/24 
at 10:30 am
at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

The Bloody Angle Walking Tour

Weekends beginning June 15 - August 11
Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitors Center

for more information visit National Park Service website

Past Programs

March 2023

January 2023 - In addition to our program, we celebrated Max Travis, founding member of the club who has entertained and educated us all through the accounts of his family history and his knowledge of this period of history.

November 2022 - we had the pleasure of hearing member Mike Hall talk about his ancestor in the war