Notices and Updates

Beginning January 2023

Cost of meals at County Seat will increase to $20 for members and $24 for guests.
** As supply and availability issues continue our invitation fliers will not always include the menu. As soon as County Seat can provide one, we will send a second email notice and post below. 

Membership Dues:

2023 Dues are Due, $25 individual / $35 family
Dues can be paid at the meeting, mailed to PCWRT 
PO Box 1144, Powhatan VA. 23139 or on the "Store" page of this website.

Book Auction

The Civil War Roundtable has acquired a collection of interesting books, in excellent condition, that will make great additions to your Civil War library.  Click here for a list of the books available for bidding.  

April 13th is the LAST DAY for our Book Bid

To bid-
*Please identify the book (by title) and the amount you are bidding. (Some books are duplicate, hardcover and softcover so please specify.)
*Send your bid to (both) [email protected] and [email protected]
*Please include in the Subject line "Civil War Book Bid." (Bids will not be made public to other bidders).
-Bidding will be closed at the end of each month. The highest bid received by midnight of the last day of the month will win the book.
-An updated listing will be posted to the website with “Posting Date”.
-Minimum bid is $8.00 or one third of book list price, whichever is greater.
- The winner will be notified by email.  Please send a check for the book(s) to Powhatan Civil War Roundtable
-If books require shipment, they will be shipped via UPS and the bidder will be responsible for the cost.

**Contact Bill Shockley email: [email protected], with any questions. 


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

Happening this Month

May 18, 2023

Powhatan Civil War Roundtable Meeting


May 18, 2023
Pork BBQ, BBQ Ribs, Smoked Sausage, Roasted Potatoes, Butter Beans, Slaw, and rolls and dessert.  Salad Bar is also available.

PLEASE RSVP to Bill Shockley by May 14 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 RSVP.
$20 members, $24 non-members

A little more about our program...

The Battle of Seven Pines”  

The Battle of Seven Pines, also known as the Battle of Fair Oaks or Fair Oaks Station, took place on May 31 and June 1, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia, nearby Sandston, as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War.

...After retreating from Williamsburg, Virginia, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston fell back to Richmond, Virginia. Johnson looked for an opportunity to strike at Gen. George B. McClellan’s larger army and hopefully turn the tide of the campaign.

Join us to hear the rest of the story!

Upcoming Speakers

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