Dr. Brian Steel Wills
"Rock Steady: Major General George H. Thomas"
7:30pm, Tuesday, May 14, 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 <<<<
Brian Steel Wills is the Director of the Civil War Center and Professor
of History at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, after a long tenure
at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. His newest book is a
biography entitled George Henry Thomas: As True As Steel. He also wrote
A Battle From the Start: The Life of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a History
Book Club selection, and The War in Southeastern Virginia. In 2000, Dr.
Wills received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the state of Virginia,
one of eleven recipients from all faculty members at public and private
institutions across the state. He is widely regarded as a very
Meeting Attendance for: March 2013 = 96
NOTE: Please put on your NAME BADGE on when you arrive for the meeting.
(They will be on a table near the back of the room.)
Message from Our President
If you haven't done so, please write your check for $40 and bring it
with you. This will cover you for the June 8th field trip to Bristoe
Station. This promises to be an exciting excursion and one that you
don't want to miss.
See you all Tuesday.
Don't forget Books For Bucks! Bring in any books you no longer need and
donate them to the cause. Be sure to browse the table of good books at
the back of the room. Bert
RCWRT Annual Field Trip: Bristoe Station
Saturday, June 8, 2013
8 am- 5 pm
May update from Bert: If you havn't yet paid for the bus tour, please
bring a check to me (made out to RCWRT). We can still take several
more, so if you're hesitating, come out and join us! If you have
questions you may email me at: email@example.com
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
2515 E Clay St.
Richmond, VA 23223
As of May 6, 2013, there are 149 paying 2013 RCWRT members. Thank you
for meeting the deadline dues of our organization. This allows your
elected executive team to work to plan speakers and field trip events.
Meanwhile, 42 individuals who were 2012 paying members have not paid
2013 dues. Again, your executive team is reaching out to these
individuals. Through personal calls, emails, and letters, these
individuals are being encouraged to become active members. If you are
one of these individuals, please know that we are interested in working
with you to remain a member.
Our dues have not changed in a good number of years and our executive
team has spent countless hours working to bring you engaging speakers
for monthly meetings as well as a yearly banquet. Field trips require
numerous hours of planning and networking to provide a quality learning
experience at a moderate price.
Dues are $35 for Resident Member, $45 for Resident Couple, $20 for
Resident Senior (age 65 with 10 years of RCWRT membership), and $25 for
Resident Couple (at least one must be age 65 with 10 years of RCWRT
membership). Non-residents are individuals who live 50 or more miles
outside of Richmond City. A non-resident member pays $20 and a
non-resident couple pays $25. Students between the age of 13 - 17 pay
$20. Sustaining members pay $50 or more which consists of their dues
plus a contribution to the organization.
If you need information about your membership dues, please contact Sandy
Parker by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: 2013 RCWRT Membership)
Just click the E-mail address above or by telephone at
804-276-7867. Dues in check form only made out to RCWRT can be mailed to:
2425 Falkirk Drive
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
Civil War Trust
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Upcoming Events Links
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Events CalendarPamplin Historical Park and
The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
Special Events CalendarRCWRT Monthly Speakers for 2013
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