The Michigan Regimental Round Table

Our September 26 Meeting

Our business meeting starts at 6:30 in the basement of the Farmington Library - corner of Farmington Road and Grand River in Farmington.

Our long-time friend, Tom Nanzig, from Ann Arbor, will speak on "How West Virginia Became a State". This will be another educational and entertaining presentation from Tom.

Our 2022 Field Trip

Brandy Station Image

Yes, we are planning for our October trip to Culpepper, Virginia, where we will tour the Brandy Station Battlefield and other Civil War sites! We already have almost 20 signed-up (early June) for the field trip. The tour dates are: Friday evening, October 14th through Sunday afternoon, October 16th.

Our tour guide will be Chris Army—with assistance from Susan Ralston and Chuck Laudner. Chris and Susan operate the new "Culpepper Battlefield Tours". The Hote will be the Best Western Culpepper ( a block of rooms has been reserved under " MRRT Bus Tour" at $119.99 per night plus taxes. To reserve a room call (540)*bull;825•1253.

Friday, October 14, 2022:


  • 7Meet and greet with guides to discuss the tour.

Saturday, October 15, 2022


  • Campaign Plan and beginning of the Brandy Station battle
  • Buford's Knoll and Fleetwood Hill
  • Lunch—Linn Park (Stevensburg) – box lunch delivered by local deli
  • Stevensburg action and Hansbrough's Ridge


  • Banquet at Inn of Willow Grove restored plantation in Orange, VA (tentative)

Sunday, October 16, 2022

  • Sites of the Federal Winter Encampment and Culpepper National Cemetery
  • Clark's Mountain (provisional)
  • Lunch—Linn Park (Stevensburg) – box lunch delivered by local deli
  • Continued sites of Winter Encampment and USCT Monument (dedicated November 2021)
  • Visit/hike to Germanna Ford

The final price is TBD. Will be a great trip. If you want to sign up or have question(s) please contact Jeanie Graham at (248)•225•7596, or Linda Gerhardt at (586)•588•2712. We will send via e-mail or with the monthly mailing any updates to the trip.

Please note that each participant must provide their own transportation to and from Culpepper, VA, as in past years.

Our latest Newsletter is available here.

MRRT: Who We Are

Image: Who We Are and Our Motto

When & Where We Meet

We meet on the last Monday of the month (except in October, when we go on our Annual Field Trip, and December, when we traditionally do not meet) at the Farmington Community Library, Farmington Branch, 23500 Liberty St. Farmington, MI 48335. (248) 553•0300 Meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

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. Though the COVID-19 Pandemic has put a damper on our Field Trips, we hope to resume in 2023.

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 Jeanie Graham and can be mailed to her home at 29835 Northbrook, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-2326. The bank does NOT like checks made out to the Roundtable. Our checks may also be brought to our monthly meeting and given to Jeanie. Cash is always welcome.

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

All Past Lectures / Speaker Series

Did you know that all of the videos the CWRT Congress has recorded are available to you on our website? In all, there are well over 200 lectures by authors and historians, living history presentations, interviews with key Civil War community leaders, online classroom discussions and more. These lectures are pre-recorded YouTube-type videos made from the original Zoom presentations. You can browse them here. Be sure to click on the blue links that are in all caps serving as the title for each lecture.