Austin Civil War Round Table

Our Next Meeting

When: Thursday, December 9, 2021

Who: Don Frazier

Where: Chez Zee Restaurant banquet room, 5406 Balcones Drive


When it comes to chronicling the Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi, no one does it like Don Frazier. Tempest Over Texas: The Fall and Winter Campaigns, 1863-1864 is the fourth installment in Frazier's award-winning Louisiana Quadrille series. Picking up the story of the Civil War in Louisiana and Texas after the fall of Port Hudson and Vicksburg, Tempest Over Texas describes Confederate confusion on how to carry on in the Trans-Mississippi given the new strategic realities.

Likewise, Federal forces gathered from Memphis to New Orleans were in search of a new mission. International intrigues and disasters on distant battlefields would all conspire to confuse and perplex war-planners. One thing remained, however. The Stars and Stripes needed to fly once again in Texas, and as soon as possible.

Here to talk with us about the war in West Texas is our friend Don Frazier. Don is the award-winning author of books on the American Civil War, Texas History, Military History, and the US-Mexican Borderlands. He is currently serving as President and CEO of the McWhiney History Education Group in Abilene, Texas. Frazier is a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association, an elected member of the prestigious Philosophical Society of Texas--the oldest learned organization in the state--as well serving on the board of the Texas Historical Foundation. He teaches at Schreiner University in Kerrville. Please help us welcome Don back to Austin!

Program Location and Details

Please RSVP to David White at by Tuesday, November 30. If you wish to receive a meal, there will be a limited dinner menu available for $25, including tip. The selections will be sent via email.

A cash bar will be available but you will need to open a tab with the restaurant for that.

If you do not wish to take a meal, please RSVP to David by noon Tuesday, November 30, as well. We can accept non-meal guests up until 5 p.m. on the 7th of December. The venue has asked that no one bring any outside meals or drinks into the restaurant.

Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. The program will commence at 7:15 p.m. Meeting and meal is $25.00 and meeting only is $5.00 for members.

If you have any questions, please call David White at (512) 497-4832 or Mike Watkins at (512) 970-5548.


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