Williamsburg Civil War Roundtable

The purpose of this organization shall be to promote discussion and study of the Civil War and to further stimulate interest in all aspects and phases of the Civil War period.

Meeting Dates

The organization meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month September through May. Meetings are held in the Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre located at 515 Scotland St in Williamsburg, VA, unless otherwise posted. The meetings begin at 7 PM. Membership is open to the  general public.


Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 7 PM
Dr. Kenneth Rutherford
"America's Buried History -
Landmines in The Civil War"

On December 8, 2020 at 7PM Dr. Rutherford will present "America's Buried History - Landmines in The Civil War." Dr. Rutherford will trace the development of landmines from their first use before the Civil War, to the early use of naval mines, through the establishment of the Confederacy's Army Torpedo Bureau, the world's first institution devoted to developing, producing, and fielding mines in warfare.

Dr. Rutherford, who is known worldwide for his work in the landmine disciplines, and who himself lost legs to a mine in Africa, relies on a ost of primary resources to highlight the widespread use of landmines across the Confederacy. His work and passion spans over two decades in more than 40 countries, including in Vietnam to bring assistance to survivors, and in Bosnia, where he escorted Princess Diana to visit landmine victims and their care providers in an effort to bring attention to their plight.

As a part of this presentation, Dr. Rutherford's publisher has extended a special 20% discount to the roundtable members towards the purchase of Ken's new book America's Buried History. Take advantage of this offer by using coupon code VIRTUAL at  www.savasbeatie.com.

Previous Zoom Meeting Presentations

September 21, 2020 - Kevin Pawlak presented "Robert E. Lee Defends the Confederate High Water Mark at Sharpsburg" (view presentation - 73 minutes)
Kevin can be reached at https://antietamguides.com/antietam-guides/antietam-battlefield-guides/kevin-pawlak/

November 24, 2020 - Scott Mingus presented "Flames Beyond  Gettysburg - The Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River - June 1863
(View presentation - 85 minutes)


Stratford Hall announces October through December Zoom programs details

UNC Press announces new Civil War books details

Visit the American Battlefield Trust site to view animated Peninsula Campaign map

Visit the Williamsburg Battlefield Association (view newsletter)

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