About the Michigan Regimental Round Table


Our Monday, Feb. 25 Meeting is at 6:30 pm in the Farmington Branch Library Auditorium

23500 Liberty St. Farmington, MI 48335.

Our January meeting was cancelled because of inclement weather. President Lincoln (Fred Priebe) has agreed to reschedule for our July 29, 2019 meeting!

Our speaker for this February 25 meeting will be long-time friend Tom Nanzig of Ann Arbor who will discuss "Ten True Tales With a Twist"; for more about Tom and his topic, see below.

We will be electing new officers at this meeting! Mollie is retiring as Secretary after many years of service and George will be retiring as coffee sergeant. All of our positions, including President, will be up for a vote. Your participation with the Roundtable will be greatly appreciated.

This February 25 meeting will begin the process of selecting our 2019 trip destination. Please bring your trip ideas for our consideration. Voting will begin during the February 25th meeting, with the final vote occurring at the March 25th meeting. Recent field trips include:

  • 2006: Franklin and Nashville

  • 2007: Gettysburg

  • 2008: Vicksburg

  • 2009: Chancellorsville & Fredericksburg

  • 2010: Wilderness & Spotsylvania

  • 2011: Springfield, Illinois

  • 2012: 1st and 2nd Bull Run


Tom Nanzig has been writing "The Colonel" column for his CWRT newsletter for more than 20 years. He has reviewed dozens of these columns to derive ten interesting stories of the Civil War.

Each story will be introduced with three or four photographs, giving us the direction of each tale. Our audience participation is welcome and encouraged to connect-the-clues that lead to ten true tales of the Civil War.

Tom was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His interest in the Civil War began in 1960 when his parents took him to Gettysburg.

He is the author of three Civil War books and has been a member of Civil War Roundtables in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Tom was an avid hunter for Civil War artifacts when he lived near Virginia's Civil War battlefields.

Tom is a recently retired product editor from the ProQuest Company where he coordinated the microfilming of Civil War and genealogy books for sale to libraries.

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What We Do

We meet monthly to hear from our members on the latest books, issues of preservation, and other items of Civil War interest. At each meeting, a keynote speaker provides a presentation on a Civil War topic. A monthly newsletter is send by email and also snail-mailed to members.

In addition, each October we take our Annual Field Trip, in which MRRT members travel to a Civil War battlefield for a weekend tour.

Where and When We Meet

We meet on the last Monday of the month (except in October, when we go on our Annual Field Trip, and December) at the Farmington Community Library, Farmington Branch, 23500 Liberty St. Farmington, MI 48335. (248) 553•0300 Meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

Get Driving Directions to the Farmington Branch from MapQuest.


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2019 Meetings

Join Us—Become A Member

The monthly program is open to all, but only members receive the monthly newsletter and can participate in the MRRT annual field trip. Annual membership dues are $5 for students and $20 for all others. The dues are used to cover expenses for speakers, facilities, preservation and administrative costs. Checks should be made out to Don Kadar and can be mailed to his home at 61895 Fairland Drive, South Lyon, MI 48178; or simply brought to a meeting and given to Don or Jeanie Graham. Cash is also welcomed.

For information on how to join the MRRT, come visit us at our monthly meeting, or email Jim Burroughs.