34 Star U.S. Flag 1861-1863

Civil War Round Table

Confederate Navy Flag

Amateur & Professional Historians Dedicated to Understanding the Civil War

Home Events Newsletters Preservation Officers
Gallery Books Links

Monument to the 19th Indiana Infantry at Gettysburg
Monument to the 19th Indiana Infantry at Gettysburg

About Us

We are amateur and professional historians in Central Indiana dedicated to studying and understanding the American Civil War. We welcome anyone interested in the American Civil War to join the ICWRT. Annual dues are $30 for an individual, $35 for a family,or $15 for a student. The dues are used to defray production costs of our newsletter, Hardtack, and other programs. We invite you to attend a meeting as a guest and we feel that you will enjoy your visit and enlist. To enlist for the upcoming campaign, Click Here for a membership form

Next Program

All Programs are Free & Open to the Public

Camp Douglas POW Camp What: Northern Civil War Prison Camps
Who: Gerald Jones
When: Sept 8, 2014 at 6:30PM
Where: Indiana Historical Society (Directions)
One of the many controversial subjects brought about by the Civil War was the treatment of prisoners in the prison camps both North and South. Many questions have been asked and many still go unanswered. It is a hotly discussed subject still today. There has been much written about the Southern camps, primarily Andersonville and Libby Prison. Starting about 5 or 6 years ago, more books and information have been introduced about the Northern Civil War Prison Camps, primarily Camp Douglas in Chicago and Elmira Prison in New York State. This talk will look at the Northern prisons and address some of the controversies and questions regarding them.

Gerald G. Jones has been a lifelong resident of Madison County, Indiana. He graduated from Pendleton High School and has a degree in accounting from Ball State University. Since 1998 he has served as the Treasurer for the Madison County Historical Society, and has been Chairman of the Madison County Historical Society Civil War Roundtable since it began in 1991. He also served as President of the Indianapolis Civil War Round Table in 1991-1992.

2014-2015 Program Schedule

Sept. 8, 2014 Northern Civil War Prison Camps Gerald Jones
Oct. 13, 2014 Battle of Richmond, Kentucky Phillip Seyfrit
Nov. 10, 2014 The Dawn of the Political Cartoon: The Civil War Era Scott Schroeder
Dec. 8, 2014 Honest Abe Danny Russel
Jan. 12, 2015 The Civil War Road Trip Series Michael Weeks
Feb. 9, 2015 Lincoln and the Constitution Brian Dirck
Mar. 9, 2015 Civil War Medicine Fred Schaefer
Apr. 13, 2015 Maggie: The Civil War Journals of Margaret Nichol Vaulx Ross Hudgins
May 11, 2015 Major Martin Delaney: Highest ranking black Civil War officer Khabir Shareef
June 8, 2015 Six Turning Points of the American Civil War Ed Bonekemper

Enfield Rifle
Click here for a copy of the current Hardtack newsletter.

Click here for information on a book describing the first 50 years of the Indianapolis Civil War Round Table
Monument to the 19th Indiana Infantry at Gettysburg
Close-up of the Monument
Note the High Casualties

General Ulysses S. Grant

Civil War Round Table

General Robert E. Lee