The Harrisburg Civil War Round Table was organized and established in 1959. Over that time period, the interest of the general public in the Civil War has ebbed and flowed. In contrast, the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table has continually focused on helping its members expand their appreciation for that time in history and to gain better insight into the people and events. Through the contribution and support of its members, the Round Table has long provided a "congenial medium" to facilitate the search for understanding about the war. The search has been a collective effort where we discuss and debate, enjoy the camaraderie, and share our learning with each other.