2021 West Coast Civil War Round Table Conference
Combat Strategy and Tactics, Grant vs Lee in 1864
November 5–7, 2021
Featuring speakers including Gordon Rhea, Eric Wittenburg, Chris Mackowski, Jim Stanbery, and Brian Clague.
Hosted by San Joaquin Valley Civil War Round Table
Wyndham Garden Fresno Airport
5090 E. Clinton Way, Fresno
$103 per night
$200 Per person including meals (Breakfast on your own; coffee & pastries provided. Non participants who wish dinner Friday or Saturday Night: $30 each meal.)
Member of a CWRT? ______________________________
Please address check to SJVCWRT
SEND TO Ron Vaughan (Conference Co-ordinator)
730 E. Tulare Ave,
Tulare, CA 93274
This conference has been canceled and is expected to be rescheduled in 2021.
Combat Strategy & Tactics In 1864 Virginia (Looking with 2020 Vision at Grant vs. Lee)
Featuring Gordon Rhea, Eric Wittenberg, Chris Mackowski, Dana Lombardi & others
Hosted By San Joaquin Valley Civil War Round Table
WYNDHAM GARDEN, 5090 E. Clinton Way, Fresno Airport
(559-252-3611) $99 per night
ATTENDEE REGISTRATION: $200 per person incl meals.
(Non participants who wish Dinner Friday or Saturday Night: $30 each meal)
Member of which CWRT? ____
Please address check to SJVCWRT
SEND TO Ron Vaughan (Conference Co-ordinator)
730 E. Tulare Ave.
Tulare, CA 93274
November 8–10, 2019, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sacramento, Sponsored
by Sacramento Civil War Round Table
Our Speakers are:
- Chris Mackowski: A Professor of Journalism and
Mass Communication at Saint Bonaventure University, and the author of more than
10 books. He works with the National Parks Service and is the founder of the
Emerging Civil War Blog.
- David A. Powell: A Vice-President of Airsped,
Inc., a delivery firm. He has published many articles in magazines &
historical simulations of different battles. He specializes and leads tours on
the Battle of Chickamauga.
- Sarah Kay Bierle: A Managing Editor for Emerging
Civil War’s Blog. She has spent the last few years researching. writing, and
speaking across the country about the American Civil War.
- Paul Kahan: An expert on the political,
diplomatic, and economic history of the United States in the nineteenth century.
Dr. Kahan has published several books and is a former resident of Sacramento.
- Jim Stanbery: A retired Professor of Political
Science and History at Los Angeles Harbor College, and speaker at the West
Coast Civil War Conference for more than thirty years. He is a frequent CWRT speaker.
- Theodore P. Savas: An attorney, adjunct college
instructor, award-winning author, and Partner and Managing Director of Savas
Beatie LLC. He specializes in military history and the American Civil War.
- Edwin L. Kennedy Jr.: A graduate of West Point and
former Professor of the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College History
Department & Combat Studies. He is the leader of staff rides, including the
Battle of Chickamauga.
The Conference cost is $200 per person, which includes
Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner, as well as all sessions. A full hotel
breakfast buffet is included for guests staying at the hotel. Partial day
attendance: Friday Only is $50; Saturday Only is $125; Saturday Dinner and
Lecture Only is $50; Sunday Only is $25. There will be a no-host bar set-up
Friday and Saturday evenings for your enjoyment before dinner.
Download the flyer and registration form:
For more information, contact Paul Ruud at 530-886-8806.
Room reservations are available by calling the Crowne Plaza Hotel
directly at 877-504-0054 or online at www.crowneplaza.com. The hotel has rooms
set aside for us at $139 per night, plus tax. Please mention the Conference.
The Trans-Mississippi Theater: The Not So Glamorous Step-Sister of Civil War Historians
Hosted by the San Joaquin Valley CWRT and the Inland Empire CWRT
November 9–11, 2018: Wyndom Garden Hotel, Fresno, California
REGISTRATION FEE $200. For registration form & info see website: SJVCWRT2.com
Nov. 9 – 11, 2018 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
5:45—6:45- DINNER (President’s Welcome, Invocation)
7:00—INTRODUCTION TO THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI THEATER: Ron Vaughan
7:30 -8:00—TRANS-MISSISSIPPI COMMAND OVERVIEW: THOMAS CUTRER
8:00 –9:00– RED RIVER CAMPAIGN: Parker Hill
8:00-8:50–: SECESSION CRISIS IN THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI: Jim Stanberry
9:00-9:50: BATTLE OF WILSON’S CREEK: Richard Hatcher III
10:15-11:10– SIBLEY’S CAMPAIGN: Thomas Cutrer
11:15-11:45– CALIFORNIA IN THE CW: Ron Vaughan
1:00-1:50– BATTLE OF PEA RIDGE: Richard Hatcher III
2:00-2:50– BATTLE OF PRAIRIE GROVE: Ron Vaughan
DINNER 4:45 – 5:45
5:45—6: JERRY RUSSEL AWARD
6:00-6:50– PRICE’S 1864 RAID: Thomas Cutrer
7:00-7:50— STEEL’S CAMPAIGN: Parker Hills
8:30-9:20– NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE CIVIL WAR : Jim Stanbery
9:30-10:00– MEDICAL CARE IN THE T.M.: Brian Clague
10:00-10:30– BATTLEFIELD ARCHEOLOGY: Parker Hills
10:30-10:45– SJVCWRT DONATIONS TO RAYMOND BATTLEFIELD: Mike Green
The 2017 West Coast Civil War Conference has been announced. Sponsored by Sacramento Civil War Round Table, this year’s theme is
Lesser Known Civil War Battles
November 10–12, 2017, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sacramento
Download the flyer and registration form: 2017 West Coast Conference Flyer
The speakers will be:
- William C. Davis: Retired in 2013 as Professor of History and Executive Director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech University. He is the author or editor of more than 60 books on the Civil War and Southern history, and consultant and commentator for A&E’s “Civil War Journal,” and several other television and film productions.
- Dr. Brian S. Wills: Director of the Center for the Civil War Era at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Wills is a nationally recognized Civil War historian and author of books on Civil War topics.
- Thomas Cartwright: Is a leading authority and author on the Battle of Franklin who conducted tours of Western Theater battlefields for 20 years. Appeared on many TV shows and is a frequent CWRT speaker.
- Jim Stanbery: Professor of Political Science and History at Los Angeles Harbor College, and speaker at the West Coast Civil War Conference for more than twenty years. Is a frequent CWRT speaker.
- Theodore Savas: Is an attorney, adjunct college instructor, award-winning author, Partner and Managing Director of Savas Beatie LLC. He specializes in military history and the American Civil War.
- Ron Perisho: A member of the Sacramento CWRT and Center for Civil War Photography (CCWP), CoEditor of “Gettysburg in 3-D,” and a Soils Engineer who has collected Civil War Photography for 30 years.
The Civil War Trust has thanked us for our preservation donation:
From: Molly Nesbitt
Date: June 21, 2017 at 12:24:52 PM PDT
To: [Peninsula Civil War Round Table]
Subject: Thank You! Victory at Champion Hill!
Dear Peninsula Civil War Round Table,
Thank you, fellow preservationist! Thanks to your generosity, we have officially declared victory on our most recent acquisition at Champion Hill! This 319-acre property runs along the historic Middle Road, traversed by Jackson Creek, and brings us to a total 795 acres saved at this key Mississippi battlefield.
As renowned British military historian J.F.C. Fuller wrote: “The drums of Champion’s Hill sounded the doom of Richmond.” Champion Hill battlefield is the site of the largest, bloodiest, and most consequential action of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign. The 1863 Union victory at Champion Hill was instrumental in forcing the Confederate Army into a doomed position inside the entrenched fortress of Vicksburg.
The Trust aims to transfer this property to the National Park Service for stewardship and interpretation as part of the Vicksburg National Military Park as soon as possible. Generations to come can visit and learn from this protected land!
Outstanding! Thank you, again, on behalf of our nation’s past, present, and future!
Development Associate | Civil War Trust
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 900 Washington DC, 20005
CIVIL WAR TRUST | Saving America’s Civil War Battlefields | Civilwar.org
West Coast Civil War Roundtable Conference in Costa Mesa, October 28-30, 2016
Click the graphic to download the flyer and registration form.
Book Faire at Laney College, Oakland, benefiting battlefield preservation! Saturday, July 9, 2016, 12:30–4:30 p.m. http://ww1ha.org/2016-military-history-book-faire/
The annual West Coast conference will be held in Tulare, California, November 13–15, 2015. Information about the schedule and hotel, and a registration form, are available at sjvcwrt.com/conference.html
2014 West Coast Civil War Conference Announced
Craig L. Symonds and Harold Holzer
The Sacramento CWRT will host the West Coast Civil War Conference, November 7-9, 2014. The theme will be “1864” and the fun and learning will start on November 7th (Friday afternoon) with a late afternoon social hour, dinner, and speech. As usual, the activities continue on Saturday with another social hour, dinner, and speech at night. The Conference will continue until Sunday noon when we will all return to our homes.
2014 Conference Registration Form
2014 West Coast Conference Program
We have the commitments of two very well known Civil War historians to provide much of the action over the weekend. Craig Symonds and Harold Holzer will be doing the heavy lifting. We are evaluating along with them a new format for them at some time over the weekend. This would be a “conversational” format where Craig and Hal would sit in easy chairs in front of the room and carry on a conversation about the events of 1864 – giving their views on issues beyond just relating the facts. What an innovation this could be!!! There will be other speakers and activities as well and a detailed agenda will be released in the near future. Hotel rooms including a hot breakfast buffet will cost $99 for up to two people per room. Stay tuned for more! For questions, email Paul Ruud at , George W. Foxworth at , or Don Hayden at .
Crowne Plaza Hotel (a Holiday Inn Hotel)
5321 Date Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841-2512
For reservations, please say Sacramento Civil War Round Table to get the $99 block of rooms.