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

March 21, 2024

Powhatan Civil War Roundtable Meeting


March 21, 2024
Corn beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes and carrots and dessert. Soup and salad are also available. 
PLEASE RSVP to Bill Shockley by March 17. 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 John V. Quarstein, Director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center.  John presents Civil War tours and lectures across the country and is the author of 18 books, with three more on the way. He leads the Museum’s Civil War and Hampton Roads Lecture Series and is now writing blogs and presenting online content via YouTube Live. John’s deep interest in all things related to the Civil War stems from his youth living on Fort Monroe, walking where heroes like Abraham Lincoln and R. E. Lee once stood. An avid collector of decoys, waterfowl/maritime art, and oriental rugs, John lives among them in his home, the 1757 Herbert House on Sunset Creek in Hampton, Virginia. On the National Register of Historic Places, this is the only house to have survived August 7, 1861, burning of Hampton.

John will present
 The Siege of Port Hudson.
The siege of Port Hudson (May 22 – July 9, 1863) was the final engagement in the Union campaign to recapture the Mississippi River in the American Civil War.  The siege included the first regiment to include black officers during the Civil War.

Civil War Weekend in Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Center for Civil War Studies:

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.

159th Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

Saturday March 23 at 9am
Pamplin Historical Park and Civil War Trails, Inc.
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.
Petersburg, VA  23803

more information

28th Annual 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