Austin Civil War Round Table

Battlefield Preservation Efforts

Harpers' Ferry

" ... In great deeds something abides. Forms change and pass. Bodies disappear, but spirits linger to consecrate grounds for the vision place of souls. Reverent men and women from generations that know us not and that we know not of, shall come through this deathless field to ponder and dream."

- Major General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain,
  20th Maine Volunteer Infantry

NEW: Update on the USS Clifton Walking Beam Installation Project, Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site, March 2013

"Texans ALWAYS move them!"


The Austin Civil War Round Table has once again carried the works by raising $3,500 for the restoration of the Carter Garden in Franklin, Tennessee. As advertised, the Round Table was pleased to match that amount with another $3,500 making for a total contribution of $7,000. Well done!


Check out these three acknowledgments of the recent work of the Austin Civil War Round Table. First, there is a letter from the Memorial Hall Museum for our $20,000 challenge grant that they parlayed into $70,000. Second, there is a letter from our great friend, Thomas Cartwright, acknowledging our $13,000 November 2007 gift to pay off the debt of the Carter Garden. Finally, there is a note from the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission acknowledging our $5,000 contribution to the Texas Civil War Monuments Fund which allowed the beginning of construction of the new Texas monument at Rowlett’s Station, Kentucky.

The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) is working to preserve endangered land in such hallowed places as Gettysburg, Manassas, Malvern Hill, Cross Keys, and Shiloh. Their efforts center not only in Virginia, but in states across the nation where Civil War soldiers fought and died. Check out these pictures of our own Dan Laney at the dedication of the Texas soldiers' monument at the site of the Battle of Raymond.

Thank you fearless troops for giving so generously to the cause!

Write Your Congressional Representatives!

Let your representatives in Congress know how you feel about Civil War Battlefield Preservation.

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What We've Accomplished

During past years, the Austin Civil War Round Table has contributed thousands of dollars to the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) for the purchase and conservation of hallowed ground at Mansfield, Louisiana; Brice's Cross Roads, Mississippi; Brandy Station, Virginia; and Spring Hill, Tennessee. We have contributed towards a new facility to house the Texas Confederate Museum Collection of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Hillsboro, Texas, and a monument to Granbury's Texas Brigade at Franklin, Tennessee. Our current projects center around saving additional battlefield lands in Louisiana, where the fight for our own Texas was waged.

See Upcoming Events for information on our annual RAFFLE and scheduled Civil War Preservation Seminars!

Visit Savas Beatie Bookstore and enter CWRTAustin at checkout to earn money for our Round Table!


The Dan and Marilyn Laney Prize

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