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 2015 through May 2016. 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.

This Month's Speaker

The May meeting will be held on Tuesday, May  24, 2016 at 7pm in the Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre at 515 Scotland Street.

The guest speaker will be John Quarstein presenting "The Battle of Mobile Bay". John will describe the dramatic naval action which featured the confrontation between the Union’s Rear Admiral David G. Farragut and Confederate Admiral Franklin Buchanan. This is the battle that is remembered for Admiral Farragut’s famous order…”damn the torpedoes…!

John V. Quarstein is an award-winning historian, preservationist, lecturer, and author. He served as historian for the city of Hampton’s 400th anniversary. He previously worked for thirty years as the director of the Virginia War Museum and as consultant to The Mariners’ Museum’s MONITOR Center. Quarstetin is now serving as the Chief Development Officer for the USS MONITOR Foundation at The Mariners’ Museum.


Winning essay
in SCV Scholarship Contest is awarded to Miss. Kayla Coghlan of Jamestown High School. essay

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