Professor Tim Orr
"The North Mobilizes for War"
>>> 7:30pm (NEW TIME) <<<, Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 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 left and down a few stairs.
Professor Tim Orr lectures on the enlistment practices of the Union
forces, the lives of soldiers as they went off to battle, and the
difficulties of communities in transitioning from peace to war. "The
North Mobilizes for War" was a presentation of the 29th annual summer
conference of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College.
Dr. Orr's presentation to the RCWRT will be similar and then he will
make comparisons of the enlistment practices between the North and the
Dr. Orr, a professor of history at Old Dominion University and a 2001
Gettysburg College graduate has written "Last to Leave the Field." His
book tells the story of Ambrose Henry Hayward, a 21-year-old needlemaker
from Philadelphia who joined the 28th Pennsylvania. Prof. Orr based
much of his research on letters now kept in Special Collections in
Gettysburg College's Musselman Library.
This promises to be a most interesting topic.
Meeting Attendance for: July 2012 = 83
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.)
We'll be back in our usual meeting room -- the Recreation Room on the
lower level of First Presbyterian Church -- for our August meeting. We
will have a most interesting speaker. Timothy Orr will address the many
fascinating issues surrounding enlistment in the North and South during
the Civil War. If you have a friend or acquaintance who would enjoy
meeting with us each month, please bring them along with you. We look
forward to meeting them!
Books for Buck$$
Again this month, we will offer members a chance to purchase excellent
Civil War history books donated by other members of the Round Table. The
money raised through the Books for Buck$$ program will help defray the
cost of attendance at our annual dinner meeting in November. All of the
funds collected will be applied to the costs of the reception prior to
the dinner. Please check your bookshelves to see if you have any books
or Civil War magazines that you would like to donate to this good cause.
Look for the book display at our August meeting. Prices are:
Hardbacks -- $10
Paperbacks -- $5
Magazines -- $1
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