Where We Meet!

The 3 West Club
3 West 51st Street
New York City

Please call to reserve your place at least
7 days before each meeting:
Telephone number: 718-341-9811

Come Enjoy!
"Dinner and a Speaker"

5:00pm Cocktails
6:00pm Dinner     
7:00pm Speaker   


 $50.00 members
$60.00 guests     


Event Calendar


Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Ed Bearss
Topic: Ask Ed Anything
What more can we possibly say about our September guest, thewinner of our prestigious Fletcher Pratt Award for The Petersburg Campaign? He is indeed a legend in his own lifetime and at 95 is still leading tours and lecturing without a note. After his wartime service in the South Pacifi c and recovery from serious wounds, Ed used the G.I. Bill to gain a degree in Foreign Service studies at Georgetown University in 1949. He received his M.A. in history from Indiana University in 1955, writing his thesis on Confederate General Pat Cleburne. Ed is the Chief Historian Emeritus of the National Park Service and his books include: Forrest at Brice’s Crossroads (1975), Fields of Honor (2006), and Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg (2010).
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
William C. (Jack) Davis

What a way to start the year!  First…we hosted Ed Bearss.  Now…in October, at the “623rd Meeting” of The Civil War Round Table of New York, we are going to hear from a prolific Pulitzer-Prize Nominated writer, an award-winning Emmy Nominated author, a famed Lincoln-Prize Finalist historian, and an unrivaled speaker.  They just happen to be one and the same person!
 William C. “Jack” Davis is a native of Independence, Missouri.  He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Sonoma State University in Northern California.  He spent 20 years in editorial management in the magazine and book publishing industry.
In 1990, Jack left that line of work and spent the next decade working as a writer and consultant both here and abroad.  If you can believe it, Jack is the author or editor of more than fifty books in the fields of the Civil War and Southern history, as well as numerous documentary screenplays.
He was the on-camera senior consultant for 52 episodes of the History Channel series “Civil War Journal” which I have to tell you got me into trouble many, many times.  Unfortunately for my “then” employer, they liked to televise the show in the mornings here in New York, and I was always late to work…thanks to Jack!
But the Civil War Journal was not the only production Jack worked on.  Other productions included Commercial and Public Television, as well as the BBC, where he acted as historical consultant for several television and film productions, including “The Blue and the Gray,” “George Washington,” and “The Perfect Tribute.” 
From 2000 to 2013 he was Professor of History and Director of Programs of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Jack is a three-time winner of the Jefferson Davis Award given for book-length works in Confederate History, our own Fletcher Pratt Award in 1977 (only 41 short years ago) and our Barondess Lincoln Prize in 2000.

Monday, November 12, 2018
Peter Carmichael
Topic: The Common Man in the Civil War

Peter Carmichael is the Fluhrer Professor of History and the director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. After completing his doctorate at Penn State University under Dr. Gary Gallagher, Professor Carmichael went on to teach at Western Carolina University. His books include At The Right Hand of Longstreet, Lee’s Young Artillerist, and The Last Generation.

Monday, December 10, 2018
James I. (Bud) Robertson
Topic: The Court Martial of Fitz-John Porter

Our December guest is a star member of the Robert E. Lee CWRT of New Jersey and a regular columnist for The Civil War News. He holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Seton Hall University and is the author of Round Table Review, which describes the practices of Civil War Round Tables throughout the country. In 2010 he authored and published The Civil War Round Table Handbook - The Indispensable Guide to Running Yours Right, which is available on Kindle at Amazon.com.


Monday, January 14, 2019
Peter Carmichael
Topic: Stonewall Jackson

Jay Jorgensen graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a BA in history, from Villanova University of Law with a JD, and from American Military University with a MA in military history -Civil War Studies. He is a Superior Court Judge in New Jersey and is the author of Gettysburg’s Bloody Wheatfi eld, which won the prestigious Bachelder-Coddington Award for best new book onGettysburg in 2002. He is also the author of the Wheatfi eld at Gettysburg: A Walking Tour,Edward Porter Alexander: Confederate Cannoneer, and Gettysburg’s Leadership Lessons for Lawyers (and Non-Lawyers too!). 

Monday, February 11, 2019
The 57th Annual Barondess/Lincoln Award Presentation.

Award-winning author David Fisher on "Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him To The Presidency". What a great opportunity to bring your friends, family and work colleagues to "The 58th Annual Barondess/Lincoln Award Presentation".

Monday, March 11 2019
Niall O’Dowd
Topic: “The Untold Story of How the Irish Helped Abraham Lincoln Save the Union.” 

Irish Journalist and founder of IrishCentral, Irish America Magazine, and the Irish Voice newspapers talks about his new book
“Lincoln and the Irish: “The Untold Story of How the Irish Helped Abraham Lincoln Save the Union.” 


Monday, April 8, 2019
Timothy B. Smith

Topic: The Real Horse Soldiers
Our April guest is a previous Fletcher Pratt Award Winner for his book Corinth 1862: Siege, Battle, Occupation He is a veteran of the National Park Service who gained his PhD from Mississippi State University in 2001 and is the author, editor, or co-editor of eighteen books including Champion Hill; Decisive Battle for Vicksburg, Shiloh: Conquer or PerishMississippi in the Civil War and many others.

Monday, May 13, 2019
The 63rd Annual Fletcher Pratt Award- Best Civil War Non-Fiction Book Presentation
Perry Jamieson
Winfield Scott: Gettyburg Hero

Our May guest earned a PhD  at Wayne State University and is a historian who studied under Grady McWhiney with whom he wrote his fi rst book entitled Attack and Die: Civil War Military Heritage and the Southern Heritage. In his book Winfield Scott: Gettysburg Hero, Jamieson chronicles the exploits of a Union general who gained fame for crucial contributions to the Union’s victory at Gettysburg. Although Jamieson focuses primarily on Hancock’s role at the famous battle he also discusses Hancock’s involvement in the Indian Wars.


Monday, June 10, 2019
Tour Guide Presentation for our 62nd Annual CWRTNY Battlefield Tour


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