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February 2012 -
Jack Mountcastle                       Gary Cowardin, Editor    
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James S. Price "The Battle of New Market Heights, Freedom Will Be Theirs by the Sword." 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 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. Our speaker for February 14 will be James S. Price, author of The Battle of New Market Heights, Freedom Will Be Theirs by the Sword. New Market Heights was part of a larger two-day action known today as the Battle of Chaffin's Farm, fought on September 29-30, 1864. It took place during the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign of 1864-65. In late September of 1864, Grant prepared an offensive to strike at Petersburg, prevent Robert E. Lee from reinforcing his troops in the Shenandoah Valley, and - if possible - seize the city of Richmond. Jimmy's book and his talk will lend new understanding to what was a relatively unpublicized battle. Jimmy has promised to bring some copies along for sale. Jimmy and his family are residents of Fredericksburg where he is an adjunct professor of military history of the Civil War at Germanna Community College. He is a contractor with Fredericksburg NPS where he is developing a web based curriculum for them titled "Community at War." Be sure to come early to get a good seat. Meeting Attendance: January 2012 = 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.)
A Note from Sandy about RCWRT Dues March 15, 2012 is the deadline for this year's RCWRT Membership Dues: $35 Resident Rate $45 Resident Couple Rate $20 Non-Resident as well as Senior dues rate $25 Non-Resident couple as well as Senior couple dues rate $20 Student Rate Sustaining member is an individual who pays above the due rate..usually $50. Resident member is defined as living in the Richmond area. Non-Resident member is defined as living 50 miles outside of Richmond. Student member is defined as being between the ages of 13 - 17 years old. Senior member is defined as being over the age of 65 years with 10 years of membership in the RCWRT. New applicants pay a one time only $25 initiation fee in addition to annual dues upon submitting application. You can bring your dues to the meeting Tuesday night or mail it to: RCWRT c/o Sandy Parker 2425 Falkirk Drive Richmond, VA 23236
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Upcoming Events
Lecture Series at the Virginia Historical Society February 9, 16, and 23, 2012 Time: 5:30-7:00 pm Fighting for Survival: The Civil War in 1862 By Brig. Gen. John W. Mountcastle (USA, Ret.) To register for classes online, click: For more information, call 804-342-9676, or Email: Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Visit The Museum of the Confederacy Online
Richmond Battlefields Association News & Events
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 2012
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