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January 2011 -
David Whitehead, Pres.                 Gary Cowardin, Editor    
4305 Cary Street Rd.                   1404 Lorraine Ave.       
Richmond, VA 23221                     Richmond, VA 23227-3735          

January 11, 2011 Program J. Britt McCarley "The Great Question of the Campaign Was One of Supplies; A Reinterpretation of Sherman's Generalship during the 1864 March to Atlanta in Light of the Logistic Strategy." 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 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. (map in August's newsleter) January's speaker will provide a new and very interesting discussion of the Atlanta campaign. He brings with him a treasury of Civil War knowledge developed during his career as a military historian. An Atlanta native, Britt McCarley completed both his BA and MA in history at Georgia State University. He completed his dissertation on the life and military career of General Nathan F. Twining, the first Air Force officer to serve as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was awarded his doctorate by Temple University in 1989. While completing his graduate studies, he worked at three national parks, including Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield. Dr. McCarley began his career in public history in 1988 when he accepted the position of Quartermaster Branch Assistant Historian at Fort Lee, Virginia. Since then he has held four more positions in the Army History Program, and he is now the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Chief Historian at Fort Monroe, Virginia. Britt has taught military history at three Army service schools and history at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at a number of colleges and universities. Dr. McCarley's publications include the chapter on Sherman's generalship during the Atlanta Campaign in Beyond Combat: Essays in Military History in Honor of Russell F. Weigley, a guide to Atlanta's Civil War battlefields that has been in continuous print since 1984. He is currently working on a study of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia. Be sure to come early to get a good seat. Meeting Attendance: December 2010 = ~90 NOTE: Please put on your NEW NAME BADGE on when you arrive for the meeting. (They will be near the back or side of the room.)
New RCWRT Officers and Execitive Committee Elected for 2011 President: David Whitehead 1st VP: Jack Mountcastle 2nd VP: Brent Morgan Secretary: Sandy Parker Treasurer: Richard Grosse Newsletter/Webmaster: Gary Cowardin New Executive Committee: Jack Ackerly, John Coski, Robert E. L. Krick and the Immediate Past President: Davis Wrinkle
Dear RCWRT members, Welcome to 2011, our 150th anniversary year celebration. We have a grand list of speakers for the year. In honor of our long history, I personally wish to promote: 1. Increasing our membership 2. Encouraging EACH to promote the history of this amazing period in our country and 3. Think about a book, tour, conference, meeting that you might tackle to grow that knowledge. We should all give a hardy thanks to past president Davis Wrinkle for many hours of superb leadership over the past 3 years. May each of you have a happy and healthy new year! See you Tuesday January 11, 2011. David C. Whitehead, Jr.
Civil War Preservation Trust For the latest CWPT news visit:
Upcoming Events Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Visit The Museum of the Confederacy Online Civil War message opened, decoded: "No help coming" See the 12/25/10 AP article:
Visit The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar and their Events Calendar
Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier and their Special Events Calendar
RCWRT Monthly Speakers for 2011
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