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Bill Welsch, President               Gary Cowardin, Editor    
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Glen Allen, VA 23060                 Richmond, VA 23227-3735               

"The Liberty Hall Volunteers, Stonewall's College Boys" Frank O'Reilly 7:30pm, Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 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 steps into the DINING HALL on the left. Frank O'Reilly graduated from Washington & Lee University in 1987 after which he joined the National Park Service at the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. Some of Frank's other assignments include the Stonewall Jackson House in Lexington, Independence Hall in Philadelphia and as permanent historian at the Stonewall Jackson Shrine. He has served as a historical consultant for the City of Fredericksburg and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Planning Commission. He's written numerous books and articles on the war in Virginia as well as introductions to several books of note. He's the author of many essays and articles for such publications as Atlas of the Civil War, Civil War Regiments and America's Civil War and Civil War. He has appeared in several video documentaries, including Civil War Journal. He has made numerous presentations to our Roundtable but has been absent for a number of years now. That has been our misfortune which we will make up for at our January 12, 2016, meeting. Frank's subject is to be "Stonewall's College Boys, The Liberty Hall Volunteers." If you think there was only one school from Lexington represented in the war this presentation will change your mind. Meeting Attendance for December: 78 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.)
Message from Our President Thank you for the both the honor and the opportunity to serve as RCWRT president. And thank you to Bert Dunkerly for his successful 2015 year. Welcome to Elaine Duckworth as our new 2nd Vice President. We all look forward to a historic 2016, with Troy Arnold's impressive speaker line up as the foundation. With the end of the Civil War Sesquicentennial in 2015, there will likely be fewer timely topics and events to highlight in this monthly message. So I thought it might be fun to offer an occasional web site or article that I believe will be of interest to Civil War students. I hope that these will be new to most of you. First is "Notes on Civil War Logistics: Facts & Stories" by Rodney C. Lackey. This 426 page opus is very extensive, with many tables, much documentation, and primary sources information. Everything from drums to deserters to barrels. Be prepared to spend some time in front of your screen. Rodney%20Lackey%20Article_1.pdf Be sure to see Sandy Parker at the meeting and reenlist for 2016. See you then. Bill
Below is the list of officers elected for 2016: President: Bill Welsch 1st VP: Troy Arnold 2nd VP: Elaine Duckworth Treasurer: Richard Grosse Secretary: Sandy Parker Newsletter Editor/Webmastr: Gary Cowardin These three former Round Table Presidents, as elected by the membership comprise the remainder of the Executive Committee for 2016. Dan Balfour, Bobby Krick, Jack Mountcastle
New Membership and Information Form Using the link below open the .pdf file print and fill it out then either bring it to the meeting along with payment or mail it to Sandy @: Sandy Parker, RCWRT Secretary 2425 Falkirk Drive North Chesterfield, VA 23236 2016 Membership and Members Contact Information .pdf Form
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Upcoming Events/Links
Saturday February 6, 2016 - Doors Open 8:30am SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK and LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY FREE CIVIL WAR SEMINAR JARMAN AUDITORIUM LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA "After Appomattox" >->->-> FREE <-<-<-< Speakers: Richard W. Hatcher III, Frank A. O'Reilly, Ernie Price, Patrick A. Schroeder, Eric J. Wittenberg For more information contact Dr. David Coles at 434-395-2220 or Patrick Schroeder at 434-352-8987, Ext. 232
25th annual VA Tech Civil War Weekend March 18-20 2016
National Park Service Richmond
Richmond Battlefields Association News & Events
Visit The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar
Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier and their Special Events Calendar
RCWRT Monthly Speakers for 2016

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