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The American Civil War Round Table (UK)

A defining time in America's history

Welcome

We’re a group of mostly British-based members, who get together and share information about all aspects of one of the greatest conflicts of the 19th century.  You will find on our site details of our education, preservation and social activities, and articles taken from our thrice yearly magazine ‘Crossfire’ that is free to members. If after browsing our site you would like to join us we’d be very happy to enrol you, whether you are blue or gray or simply neutral.

Why all this interest in American events of the past with so much history of our own? Surprisingly, we are the first of the Civil War Round Tables set up in the 1950s – even before our many fellow societies in the United States.  Since then we have maintained this country’s natural affinity with events of the Civil War.  With many of its participants hailing from these islands it is perhaps not surprising that British viewpoints have been brought to bear on this all-American affair.

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Welcome
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"It is easy to see that, under the sharp discipline of civil war, the nation is beginning a new life. "

Abraham Lincoln

"I know Mr Davis thinks he can do a great many things other men would hesitate to attempt. For instance, he tried to do what God failed to do. He tried to make a soldier of Braxton Bragg, and you know the result."

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General Joseph E Johnston

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  • Programme of Events 2024
    Programme of Events 2024
    2024
    London and Online
    2024
    London and Online, Great Scotland Yard, London SW1A 2HJ, UK
    2024
    London and Online, Great Scotland Yard, London SW1A 2HJ, UK
    Our 2024 Conference on The Atlanta Campaign of 1864 will be held 5-7 April, and we have a great programme to back it up. Join us in person or online.
  • 2024 Conference: The Atlanta Campaign, 1864
    2024 Conference: The Atlanta Campaign, 1864
    Fri, 05 Apr
    De Vere Latimer Estate
    05 Apr 2024, 16:00 BST – 07 Apr 2024, 12:15 BST
    De Vere Latimer Estate, Church Lane, Latimer, Chesham HP5 1UG, UK
    05 Apr 2024, 16:00 BST – 07 Apr 2024, 12:15 BST
    De Vere Latimer Estate, Church Lane, Latimer, Chesham HP5 1UG, UK
    At our 2014 Conference, the fall of Atlanta was voted the most important event of 1864. Our 2024 Conference looks at the campaign leading up to one of the war's most decisive events. PRICES FROM £280 PER PERSON.
  • “Every Blot of Slavery’s Shame”
    “Every Blot of Slavery’s Shame”
    Sat, 13 Jan
    Zoom
    13 Jan 2024, 14:00 – 16:00 GMT
    Zoom
    13 Jan 2024, 14:00 – 16:00 GMT
    Zoom
    The story of slavery and race in the United States is central to the Civil War. But the role of African Americans in the United States Army and Navy is still understated and relatively unknown. Jeffrey Nichols, CEO of the National Civil War Museum, reappraises their importance and their legacy.

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Events

Our forthcoming events

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"God have mercy on Bobby Lee for I shall have none."

Brig Gen Joseph Hooker

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"War is all hell."

William Tecumseh Sherman

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Quiz

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Try our short picture quiz

How well do you know the Civil War Navies?

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“What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship”

Abraham Lincoln

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