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Bert Dunkerly, President               Gary Cowardin, Editor    
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Elizabeth R. Varon "Legacies of Appomattox: Lee's Surrender in History and Memory" 7:30pm, Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 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. ELIZABETH R. VARON is Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History at the University of Virginia. Varon grew up in northern Virginia. She received her MA from Swarthmore College and PhD from Yale, and has held teaching positions at Wellesley College and Temple University. A specialist in the Civil War era and 19th-century South, Varon is the author of We Mean to be Counted: White Women and Politics in Antebellum Virginia (1998); Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, A Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy (2003), which won the Lillian Smith Prize of the Southern Regional Council, the People's Choice Award of the Library of Virginia, and the Richard Slatten Biography Prize of the Virginia Historical Society; and Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859 (2008) and Appomattox: Victory, Defeat and Freedom at the End of the Civil War (2013). Appomattox won the 2014 Library of Virginia Literary Award for Nonfiction, and the 2014 Dan and Marilyn Laney Prize for Civil War History (Austin Civil War Roundtable), was finalist for the 2014 Jefferson Davis Award (Museum of the Confederacy), and was named one of Civil War Monitor's Best Books of 2014. Varon's public presentations include book talks at the Lincoln Bicentennial in Springfield; and at Gettysburg's Civil War Institute; and on C-Span's Book TV. She is also a featured speaker in the Organization of American Historians' Distinguished Lectureship program. Meeting Attendance for: Jamuary 2015 = 79 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 Your President, Treasurer, and Secretary are pleasantly overwhelmed. Last month a record number of you paid your membership dues. Thanks! We appreciate you being proactive! I know that we are all busy, but before you put this newsletter down or click away on the computer, reach for your checkbook. Send in that check or make a note to bring it to next week's meeting. Do it now, so you don't forget. Let's make this a record year for membership renewal! Bert
It's that time again - Dues Due! 2015 Dues Period for Members is January 1 - March 15, 2015. $35 Resident Individual $20 Non-resident Individual (lives 50 miles outside of Richmond) $45 Resident couple $25 Non-resident couple (lives 50 miles outside of Richmond) $20 Senior member (over the age of 65 and has 10 years of membership with RCWRT) $25 Senior couple (residency, age, and membership as indicated above apply) $20 Student member (13 - 20 years of age) Individuals/Couples seeking membership can print an application from the RCWRT website. Select a resident/non-resident individual/couple status and pay a one time initiation fee of $25 in addition to their prospective membership status. Membership Form All checks are written to RCWRT and can be mailed to Sandy Parker, RCWRT Secretary, 2425 Falkirk Drive, North Chesterfield, VA 23236 or save the stamp and give your check to her at January's meeting. Sandy
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Upcoming Events/Links
Beginning Friday, March 13, at 5:30PM, Jarman Auditorium, Longwood College, and continuing through Sunday noon will be a comprehensive series of lectures covering subjects leading to the surrender including North Carolina, Alabama, Trans-Mississippi and Indian Territory. A tour of Sailor's Creek will be made. Speakers include Chris Calkins, Mike Gorman, Pat Schroeder and Bert Dunkerly. If you need part or full coverage of the surrender this will be a great opportunity. For more details contact Dr. David Coles at 434-395-2220 or Patrick Schroeder at 434-352-8987 ext. 232 For directions to the campus go to The seminar is free and open to the public. Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
NPS Richmond - Sesquicentennial - 1864/2015
Chesterfield Historical Society Winter Lecture Series
Visit The Museum of the Confederacy Online and their Events Calendar for MOC Events Calendar
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 2015

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