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Meetings are held a Buddy's Banquet Hall (5806 Kingston Pike). A dinner buffet is served at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $15.00 for members and $17.00 for nonmembers. Reservations must be made or cancelled not later than 11:00 am on the day before the meeting. Call (865) 671-9001 to make or cancel reservations.

Roundtable business is conducted at approximately 7:45 p.m.

A guest speaker, normally an author, educator, or historian of national prominence in his or her field, speaks for approximately one hour, on some aspect of the American Civil War.  Additional information about this month's speaker can be found in the current issue of The Scouts Report.This address is followed by a brief question and discussion period. Cost (for those not dining) is $3.00 for members and $5.00 for nonmembers.

The normal schedule of events at each meeting is as follows:

7:00 p.m. - Buffet Dinner

7:45 p.m. - Roundtable Business

8:00 p.m. - Speaker + Questions/Discussion

9:15 p.m. - Adjournment



January 12---Aaron Astor, Asst. Professor/Author Maryville College, "Civil War on the Cumberland Plateau"

   February 9---Norman Shaw, Founder & 1st President, KCWRT, "The Sultana: America's Worst Maritime Disaster"

March 8---David Bastian, Author/Historian, "Grant's Canal: Bypassing Vicksburg"

April 12---Scott Mingus, Author/Historian, "The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign"

May 10---David Powell, Historian/Author, Wheeler & Forrest: The Failure of the Cavalry in the Chickamauga Campaign”

June 14--- Brian McKnight,Author, Professor of History and a Founding Director of the Center for Appalachian Studies at University of Virginia-Wise, "Champ Ferguson"


July 12---John Marszalek, Miss. State Prof/Author, Sherman: A Soldier’s Passion for Order”

August 9---Richard McMurry, Historian/Author, General Johnston and the Atlanta Campaign”

September 13---Gordon Rhea, Author/Historian, Cold Harbor”

October 11---Frank O’Reilly, NPS Historian/Author, “Lee after the War”

November 15---Ed Bearss, Chief Historian Emeritus/Author, "Custer at the Little Bighorn"

December 13---Jim Ogden,Historian Chickamauga/Chattanooga NMP, "The Great Locomotive Chase"