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American Civil War Round Table UK

Annual Conference - May 6 to 8, 2022

War in the Trans-Mississippi

The Trans-Mississippi is often dismissed in Civil War history as an unimportant theatre of war waged by second- or even third-rate commanders.  But it can also be argued that the war's very origins were on the western frontier, and the region saw some of its most complex political conflicts, not only between North and South but also within states and in the interactions with Native American nations.  The first battles involving African-American troops took place here, long before Fort Wagner and Glory, and without doubt some of the wars worst atrocities.  Trans-Mississippi battles and campaigns may not have been on the scale of Gettysburg, Vicksburg, or Atlanta, but they were fought in some of the harshest environments on the continent, and often with a violence and bitterness unmatched anywhere further east.
ACWRT UK have assembled an exceptional team of speakers to guide you through the intricacies of this forgotten theatre:

  • Dr Terry Beckenbaugh, Associate Professor USAAF Command and Staff College, Montgomery, AL

    • Missouri, 1861

    • Battle of Honey Springs, Indian Territory, July 17, 1863

  • Dr Jeff Prushankin, Visiting Asst Professor of History at Millersville University, PA 

    • The Red River Campaign March-May 1864

    • General Edward Kirkby Smith

  • Dr Kyle Sinisi, Professor of History at The Citadel, Charleston, SC

    • General Samuel R Curtis

    • Battle of Westport, Missouri, October 23, 1864

Time & Location


06 May, 19:00  – 08 May, 16:00 BST

De Vere Wokefield Park, Goodboy's Lane Reading RG7 3AE, UK

Full details and schedule to follow.

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