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.


A link has been added to the links of interest page for Historic Port Royal in Caroline County, VA.  The significance of Port Royal, in addition to being the upper most port to transport tobacco and cotton on the Rappahannock, is that 2 miles outside of Port Royal is where John Wilkes Booth was killed.  The two museums and schoolhouse are worth the visit.   

Happening this Month

February 15, 2024

Powhatan Civil War Roundtable Meeting


February 15, 2024
Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, honey glazed carrots and dessert.
PLEASE RSVP to Bill Shockley by February 11. 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...

Our speaker is Civil War Author/Historian Patrick A. Schroeder, born in 1968, at Fort Belvoir, VA. Patrick attended Stuarts Draft High School in Augusta County, VA. In the spring of 1990, he graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Historical Park Administration from Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV. He has an M.A. in Civil War History from Virginia Tech. From the summer of 1986-1993, Patrick worked as a seasonal living history interpreter at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. In 1993, he wrote “Thirty Myths About Lee’s Surrender,” which is currently in its twelfth printing. From 1994 – 1999, the author worked at Red Hill, the Patrick Henry National Memorial. From 1999 – 2002, Patrick was an independent researcher. Patrick is now the full-time Historian of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. 

The topic: Zouaves: America's Forgotten Soldiers.
The Zouaves were soldiers who originated in France in the 1830s, initially composed of Algerian recruits within the French Army. They were renowned for their distinctive uniforms, marked by baggy trousers, short jackets, and fezzes or turbans. Known for their discipline, agility, and marksmanship, Zouave units gained international fame and were admired for their unique fighting style. In the United States, during the American Civil War, both Union and Confederate sides fielded Zouave regiments, which engaged in close combat and showcased exceptional bravery on the battlefield. Despite their significant contributions to military history, Zouaves are sometimes overlooked in popular narratives, earning them the moniker "America's Forgotten Soldiers."

Appomattox-Longwood Civil War Seminar on Saturday Feb. 3

Lesser Known Engagements and some Civil War Photo sleuthing

A free event, no registration necessary. It will not be televised or livestreamed this year, you will need to be there in person.  Event Schedule


Virginia Center for Civil War Studies:

Civil War Weekend in Blacksburg, VA

Mark your calendars for this year’s Civil War Weekend, to be held March 22-24 in Blacksburg, Va. This year’s theme: “The Information War.” Although wars are ultimately decided on the battlefield, intelligence, propaganda, and even rumors play pivotal roles. 
For more details: click here or go to

more information from VA Center for Civil War Studies

*Links are also on the "Links of Interest" page to both the Virginia Center for Civil Was Studies and the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust.


Park Day - April 6, 2024

The 28th Annual Park Day sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust where volunteers help keep historic sites and battlefields clean, open and accessible for the enjoyment of all.

To find out more go to

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