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     

     
 

The Fletcher Pratt Award
 

At a meeting of the Board of the Directors held on June 19, 1956, James D. Horan proposed that a “Fletcher Pratt Award” be established as a memorial to a distinguished charter member and former president (1953-54), who had passed away nine days earlier. Unanimously approved as proposed, the award, in the form of an appropriate plaque, is presented to the author or editor of the best non-fiction book on the Civil War published during the course of the calendar year. The Fletcher Pratt Award is presented annually at the May meeting.

One of the founding members and the second president of the Civil War Round Table of New York, Fletcher Pratt was a prolific writer.  Pratt authored 16 books, including six on the American Civil War.

Previous winners of this prestigious award have included such Civil War luminaries as Bruce Catton, Burke Davis, Allan Nevins, Harry Hansen, Shelby Foote, Clifford Dowdey, Edwin Coddington, John Y. Simon, David Donald, William C. Davis, William McFeely, Stephen Sears, Richard McMurray, Edward Longacre, James M. McPherson, James I. Robertson, Noah Trudeau, Steven Woodworth, Wiley Sword, Gary Gallagher, Gordon Rhea, Joseph T. Glatthaar, Amanda Foreman, Allen Guelzo, and Ed Bearss, just to name a few.

For more information on the Civil War Round Table of New York, please contact The Civil War Round Table of New York at our mailing address: 139-33 250th Street, Rosedale, New York 11422.  Or, if you prefer, call 718-341-9811, or email us at cwrtnyc1@gmail.com.

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(From Left to Right:  Award Committee Member, Charles Mander; Fletcher Pratt Award Winner, Dr. James M. McPherson; Award Chairperson, Patrick Falci; Award Committee Member, William Finlayson)

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PAST WINNERS

1956  Bruce Catton - This Hallowed Ground
1957  Burke Davis - J.E.B. Stuart: The Last Cavalier
1958  Philip Van Doren Stern - An End to Valor
1959  Allan Nevins - The Improvised War: 1861-1862
1960  Ernest & Trevor Dupuy - The Compact History of the Civil War
1961  Glenn Tucker - Chickamauga
1962  Harry Hansen - The Civil War
1963  Shelby Foote - The Civil War: A Narrative (Volume 2)
1964  Clifford Dowdey - The Seven Days: The Emergence of Lee
1965  James V. Murfin - The Gleam of Bayonets
1966  Charles B. Dew - Ironmaker of the Confederacy: Joseph R. Anderson and the Tredegar Iron Works
1967  Glydon G. Van Deusen - William Henry Seward
1968  Edwin B. Coddington - The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study In Command
1969  Bruce Catton - Grant Takes Command
1970  Frank Vandiver - Their Tattered Flags
1971  Thomas Connelly - Army of the Heartland
1972  Robert M. Myers (editor) - Children of Pride
1973  John Y. Simon - The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant (Volume 5)
1974  Shelby Foote. The Civil War: A Narrative (Volume 3)
1975  David H. Donald (editor). Gone For a Soldier: The Civil War Memoirs of Private Alfred Bellard
1976  Richard Wheeler. Voices of the Civil War
1977  William C. Davis - for continuing contributions to Civil War history
1978  Rowena Anita Reed - Combined Operations in the Civil War
1979  Stephen Z. Starr - The Union Cavalry in the Civil War (Volume 1)
1980  Samuel Carter III - The Final Fortress
1981  William McFeeley - Grant: A Biography
1982  Richard McMurray - John Bell Hood and the War for Southern Independence
1983  Stephen W. Sears - Landscape Turned Red
1984  Larry J. Daniel - Cannoneers in Grey
1985  Joseph T. Glatthaar - Sherman's March To the Sea and Beyond
1986  Edward G. Longacre - The Cavalry at Gettysburg
1987  James I. Robertson, Jr. - General A.P. Hill: The Story of a Confederate Warrior
1988  Benjamin F. Cooling, Jr. - Forts Henry & Donelson
1989  Noah Andre Trudeau - Bloody Roads South: The Wilderness to Cold Harbor, May - June 1864
1990  Steven E. Woodworth - Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command in the West
1991  Rod Gragg - Confederate Goliath: The Battle of Fort Fisher
1992  Wiley Sword - Embrace an Angry Wind
1993  William J. Miller - Mapping For Stonewall
1994  John C. Waugh - The Class of 1846
1995  Steven E. Woodworth - Davis and Lee at War
1996  Stephen W. Sears - Chancellorsville
1997  James I. Robertson, Jr. - Stonewall Jackson, the Man, the Soldier, the Legend
1998  Gary W. Gallagher - Lee and His Generals in War and Memory
1999  Richard L. Kiper - Major General John Alexander McClernand: Politician in Uniform
2000  Gordon C. Rhea - To the North Anna River
2001  Charles B. Dew - Apostles of Disunion
2002  Grady McWhiney- Confederate Crackers and Cavaliers
2003  Stephen W. Sears - Gettysburg
2004  Michael J. Bennett - Union Jacks
2005  Ira M. Rutkow - Bleeding Blue and Gray
2006  Robert Tracy McKenzie - Lincolnites and Rebels
2007  Joan Cashin - First Lady of the Confederacy
2008  Joseph T. Glatthaar - General Lee's Army
2009  William L. Shea for Fields of Blood
2010  Donald Stoker for The Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War
2011  Amanda Foreman for A World of Fire
2012  Timothy B. Smith for Corinth 1862 - Siege, Battle, Occupation
2013  Allen C. Guelzo for Gettysburg: The Last Invasion
2014  Ed Bearss for The Petersburg Campaign - Volumes 1 & 2
2015 
Dr. James M. McPherson for "Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief"
2016  John Strausbaugh - City of Sedition
2017  Ron Chernow - Grant


 

 
 

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