Austin Civil War Round Table

Our Next Meeting

When: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Who: Charles Grear

Where: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3003 Northland Drive


SPEAKER CHANGE: Due to a family emergency, scheduled speaker Elizabeth Varon is unable to appear. We are thrilled and grateful to welcome Charles Grear, Professor of History at Central Texas College, to speak about the Battle of Fort Donelson in February 1862 and its impact on Texas and Texans.

Charles D. Grear is a Professor of History at Central Texas College. He received his B.A. from McMurry University (1999), M.A. from Texas Tech University (2001), and Ph.D. from Texas Christian University (2005). A specialist in Texas and Civil War history, he has authored/ edited nine books including Texans and War: New Interpretations on the Military History of the Lone Star State (Texas A&M University Press, 2012), Why Texans Fought in the Civil War (Texas A&M University Press, 2010), Beyond Myths and Legends: A Narrative History of Texas (Abigail Press, 2008), The Fate of Texas: The Civil War and the Lone Star State (University of Arkansas Press, 2008). Additionally, he is co-editing with Steven E. Woodworth the Civil War Campaigns in the Heartland Series with Southern Illinois University Press. Please join us as we welcome Dr. Grear back to our Round Table!

Program Location and Details

The meeting will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3003 Northland Drive. Covenant Presbyterian Church is located at the southeast corner of Northland Drive and Mopac Expressway (Loop 1). To reach Covenant via Mopac, take the RM 2222/Northland exit, then proceed east on Northland Drive. Covenant is on your immediate right.To reach Covenant via I-35, take the FM 2222 West, 238A exit. After you exit on the frontage road, proceed west on Koenig/2222. Head west through Lamar Blvd and Burnet Rd. After Burnet Rd, Koenig becomes Allandale Rd. After you cross Shoal Creek Pkwy, Allandale Rd becomes Northland Drive. Covenant is on Northland Dr on the left before you reach Mopac Expy.

Austin Civil War Round Table - Map of Covenant Church

6:30- 7:15 p.m.    Dinner and Socializing

7:15 - 8:45 p.m.    Announcements/Speaker

8:45 - 9:00 p.m.    Questions and Closing Remarks


Barbecue, dessert, coffee, tea, and water. Dinner is $12. To attend the meeting only, the charge is $5 (For non-members, the first meeting is free, and subsequent meetings are $10).


Please RSVP by 12 Noon on Tuesday, March 10, by contacting Mike Watkins via telephone at (512) 970-5548. If you must cancel your reservation, you must do so at least 48 hours in advance or you will be responsible for the costs incurred. Also, please let us know if you are attending the meeting but do not plan to join us for dinner. Thanks!


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