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

July 18, 2024

Powhatan Civil War Roundtable Meeting


July 18, 2024
Smoked Beef Brisket, Squash Medley, Corn on the Cobb, Dinner Rolls, and surprise dessert!

PLEASE RSVP to Bill Shockley by July 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

$20 members, $24 non-members

A little more about our program...

Our speaker is George Fickett - presenting

"The Bermuda Hundred Campaign in Motion"

The Bermuda Hundred Campaign, led by Union General Benjamin Butler in May 1864, aimed to capture Petersburg and threaten Richmond, Virginia. Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard successfully contained Butler's forces on the Bermuda Hundred peninsula, trapping them between the James and Appomattox Rivers. The campaign ended in a stalemate, with Union forces unable to break through Confederate defenses and failing to achieve their strategic objectives.

George L. Fickett, Jr. is a lifelong resident of Prince George County, Virginia and was an employee of Chesterfield County for forty-five years in the Environmental Engineering and Geographic Information Services Section.
His interest in the Civil War started when he was nine years old from watching an episode of the television show Playhouse 90, in 1959, entitled “The Tunnel” about the Battle of the Crater.  In 1972, George became interested the Bermuda Hundred Campaign in Chesterfield County. 
Civil War sites were being destroyed at an alarming rate due to rapid development in the county. George began the effort, in 1985, to save historic Civil War sites from destruction (11 sites including 13 parcels of land).
George developed a self-guided driving tour in 1993 and also helped with the beginnings of the Civil War Trail network in Chesterfield. 
George has received eleven National, Federal, State and Local awards in the last thirty-five years for his battlefield preservation efforts and is most proud of receiving the President’s Award in 2012 from the Civil War Trust, their second highest award for battlefield preservation.
George has been written about in Civil War Times Illustrated, Blue and Gray Magazine (twice), Civil War News and numerous local articles. He has also written articles for local papers and magazines. George is recognized as the best local historian on the Bermuda Hundred Campaign and its preservation and was featured in the December 2014 issue of Blue & Gray Magazine. His biggest award was being recognized as a Civil War Historian by none other than Ed Bearss in July 2015.
George is now a Board Member of the Petersburg Battlefields Foundation and President for six years on the Military History Committee for the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, and former Adviser for the Petersburg Area Regional Tourism Board, Colonial Heights Historical Commission, Colonial Heights Historical Society and a life member of the Petersburg Civil War Round Table.
George is a Mapper, preservationist and Civil War historian and a cross-country Harley rider. He is able to take historic ground features and locate them on modern maps to use for tours or research.

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