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The Charlotte Metrolina Civil War RoundTable, which was previously known as The Piedmont Civil War RoundTable (PCWRT) serves the Metrolina area of both North and South Carolina.  Our RoundTable was founded in the 1970’s to provide a forum for non-partisan study, education and discussion of the American Civil War.


The RoundTable meets five (5) times a year: September, November, January, March, and April. The September, November, January, and March regular meetings begin at 7:30 PM at the Charlotte Museum of History located at 3500 Shamrock Drive in Charlotte. The April meeting is now called the Annual Civil War Symposium which lasts from 8:30AM-2:30 PM. The first four meetings are free and open to the public. There is a registration fee and lunch cost for the April Symposium.


Annual membership dues are $25 per member or $35.00 per couple. Our RoundTable is a not-for-profit historical and educational organization active in the preservation and protection of American Civil War sites and history. We solicit speakers who are willing to share with us their interest and knowledge of the American Civil War. For more information and to get on our program calendar, contact President Jim Sasser at 704-552-0579 or sasserjhs@aol.com.


2017-2018 Program Schedule; all meetings are at the Charlotte Museum of History located at 3500 Shamrock Dr.
1. September 14, 2017: Dave Bright: “Confederate Railroads: Locomotives Up the Turnpike”
2. November 16, 2017:  Charlie Knight: “The Battle of New Market Virginia”
3. January 18, 2018: Dr Woody Barefoot: “Civil War Medicine & Medical Practices”
4. March 15, 2018: Judge Richard Boner: “A Show & Tell: Civil War Leaders Before and After the Conflict”

5. April 21, 2018: The Fourth Annual Civil War Symposium:

Theme: The Civil War in North and South Carolina:


1. Olivia Black: The Role of Fort Sumter
2. Charen Fink: The Role of Women in the Carolinas During the Civil War
3. Ken Lautzenheiser: The Civil War in the Coastal Plain Region of North Carolina
4. Dr. Rodney Steward: “Homefront Issues in the Carolinas During the Civil War