Thomas Y. Cartwright
"Nathan Bedford Forrest at Brice's Crossroads:
A Lesson in Tactical Leadership"
7:30pm, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the
First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA., 4602 Cary Street Road, 23226
A parking lot is available behind the church with an entrance off the
>>>> parking lot to the right and up a few stairs into the DINING HALL <<<<
Thomas Y. Cartwright currently works with the Lotz House in Franklin,
TN as a tour leader and formerly served as Curator of the Carter House.
He is an independent scholar and contributed to A Meteor Shining
Brightly: Essays on Major General Patrick R. Cleburne. He is a leading
authority on Western Theater battlefields, with a special interest in
Nathan Bedford Forrest. He has appeared on the History Channel numerous
times commenting on a variety of Civil War topics.
Meeting Attendance for: February 2013 = 70
NOTE: Please put on your NAME BADGE on when you arrive for the meeting.
(They will be on a table near the back or side of the room.)
Announcing the return of Books for Buck$!
Starting with the March meeting, Second Vice President Bert Dunkerly
will set up books for sale. Proceeds will help offset costs of the
November dinner meeting. Be sure to bring some cash and look at the
great selection. If you have any books at home that you no longer need
and would like to donate to the cause, please see Bert. This is an easy
and enjoyable way to help out your Round Table!
Message from Our President
The Richmond Civil War Roundtable is off to another outstanding year.
Please join us on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 for another great program.
And, if you haven't paid your dues yet, please bring your check to
Looking forward to seeing most everyone at the meeting.
RCWRT Annual Field Trip: Bristoe Station
Saturday, June 8, 2013
8 am- 5 pm
This year's trip will visit sites associated with the 1863 Bristoe
Station Campaign. There have been many improvements recently to the
Bristoe Station Battlefield Park. The site includes not just the 1863
battle, in which General Lee told General A.P. Hill, "Bury these poor
men and let us say no more about it." A year earlier, fighting raged
across these rolling hills as part of the Second Manassas Campaign. Even
before that, two 1861 Confederate campsites were located here. Recently
the park has identified the site of a cemetery associated with an
We will depart Richmond at 8 am and arrive at Bristoe Station at 9:30.
Rob Orrison, park manager, will meet our group for a private tour of the
site. There are two walking trails, each about one mile, that we will
walk. One is flat, the other hilly. Following lunch, we will visit the
site of the cavalry action at Buckland, and end the day at the
battlefield of Rappahannock Station. We should be back in Richmond by 5
pm. Don't miss this chance to see the great preservation work being
done at these sites, and it's the 150th anniversary!
We will leave promptly at 8 AM from the Lowe's parking lot in the North
Park Shopping Center at Parham and Brook Roads (same as last year's
Lunch is not included but there are several restaurants in the shopping
center where we will pause for lunch, including Tony's (Italian),
Fosters (hamburgers), McDonalds, and Burger King. Bottled water will be
Sign-up sheets will be available at the April meeting.
You can bring your check (made out to the RCWRT) to the April meeting,
or mail it to:
2515 E Clay St.
Richmond, VA 23223
Deadline to get your check to Bert is May 1, 2013. Four battlefields in one trip!
Don't delay! Bert
Don't let the Ides of March (15th) come and go
without paying your RCWRT dues!
Rates for dues are as follows:
$35 Resident member
$25 Resident couple members
Resident is defined as an individual or couple who resides within a 50
mile radius of Richmond.
$20 Non-Resident member
$25 Non- Resident couple
Non-Resident is defined as an individual or couple who resides outside
of the 50 mile radius from Richmond.
Senior Member $20
Senior member is defined as an individual who is over the age of 65
years and has been a RCWRT member for the last ten years (since s/he was
55 years old).
Senior Couple $25
Senior couple is defined as a couple who has one partner who meets the
definition of a senior member.
Checks can be made out to RCWRT. Checks and cash payments can be made
at the February 12 and March 12 meetings.
Dues can be mailed in check form only to: Sandy Parker, RCWRT Secretary,
2425 Falkirk Drive, North Chesterfield, VA 23236
If you have any questions about your due payment, please contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org with RCWRT dues as the subject line or call me at
FYI from the NPS
The Cold Harbor Battlefield Visitor Center is having new exhibits
installed. They will focus on both the 1862 battle of Gaine's Mill and
the 1864 egagement at Cold Harbor. The building will be closed from
March 18-22 for installation. Make plans to come out in April to see
the new exhbits!
Richmond National Battlefield Park has announced its spring lineup of
150th Anniversary programs:
March 4th, 7 pm: Civil War Railroads, at Varina Library
March 9th, 10-4, Brown's Island Explosion programs and tours,
at Historic Tredegar
April 6th: Civil War & Emancipation Day, historic weapons programs at
Tredegar, Bread Riot Walking Tours at 11 & 3 from Capitol Square
May 5th, 2 pm: The Civil War in 3D, at Henrico Theater
May 18-19, 9-4: Drewry's Bluff Living History Weekend, at Drewry's Bluff
For more information visit www.nps.gov/rich or call 226-1981
Civil War Trust
For the latest CWT news visit: www.civilwar.org
Upcoming Events Links
Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial CommissionVisit The Museum of the Confederacy Online www.moc.org
Events Calendar for MOC Events CalendarRichmond Battlefields Association News & Events
www.saverichmondbattlefields.org/events.htmVisit The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar
Events CalendarPamplin Historical Park and
The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
Special Events CalendarRCWRT Monthly Speakers for 2013
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