The New Orleans Civil War Roundtable was formed in 1954 and has met continuously since that year. One of the founding members was Pie Dufour who is the author of “The Night the War was Lost” which covered the loss of New Orleans by the Confederacy. The organization is NOT a political group and does not advocate any agenda on the subjects contained in the spectrum of the Civil War. It is a group of people who wish to learn more and discuss different aspects of the years prior to, during , and immediately after the War.
Prior to Hurricane Katrina the meetings were held on the Tulane University campus. Since that time, meetings have been held at the Colonial Country Club in Harahan and are now held at Smilie’s Restaurant in Elmwood on Jefferson Highway. The meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month from September through May with the exception of the meeting in December being the second Wednesday of that month.
Typically, the meetings start with an optional cash bar from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm. An optional dinner is held from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm with the speaker covering the subject from 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm. There is a book raffle at the meeting also. The meal costs $25.00 inclusive.
A copy of our current newsletter as well as archived copies of our earlier newsletters are in another section of this website.