John M. Coski
"Stories of Appomattox"
*8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, 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.
Everyone knows what happened at Appomattox Court House in April 1865,
and everyone in the Richmond Civil War Round Table should know that The
Museum of the Confederacy is opening a new museum site at Appomattox at
the end of March. But what exactly will the MOC be doing at its new
site? What will the new museum display and how will it tell the
Appomattox story? How will it be different from the interpretation
offered at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park? The
March program will answer these and other questions and introduce some
of the stories of Appomattox that The Museum of the
Confederacy-Appomattox will tell.
John M. Coski is historian and vice-president for research and
publications at The Museum of the Confederacy, where he has worked since
1988. He is the author of The Confederate Battle Flag: America's Most
Embattled Emblem and Capital Navy: The Men, Ships, and Operations of the
James River Squadron - topics on which he has spoken to the Richmond
Civil War Round Table in years past. He has been a card-carrying RCWRT
member since 1989 and is proud to be among the ranks of past presidents.
He and his "long-suffering" wife, Ruth Ann, also a RCWRT member, live in
Westover Hills with their ancient dogs, Eleanor and India.
Be sure to come early to get a good seat.
Meeting Attendance: February 2012 = 54
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.)
Mike Gorman Fills in at the February Meeting
The February meeting originally had James S. Price scheduled to give
his talk: "The Battle of New Market Heights, Freedom Will Be Theirs by
the Sword." However, due to his illness and hospital visit, he was
unable to come down to Richmond for our RCWRT meeting. (He's OK now.)
Filling in for James was Mike Gorman, Historian/Interpreter at the
National Park Service here in Richmond. Mike presented 3D photos of
Richmond during and after the war. As seen in the photo above we had to
wear Anaglyph glasses to see the 3D images. Unlike the Polaroid glasses
used in movie theatres, these had red & blue-green lenses and after a
few minutes you didn't notice the colors just the black & white 3D
images. The last time Mike talked to us was February of 2009. Be sure
to visit Mike Gorman's Civil War Richmond at mdgorman.com
Thanks, Mike for filling in.
Muster now for the RCWRT's 2012 Field Trip
"Mosby's Confederacy": Fights & Sites of the 43rd Battalion, Partisan Rangers
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 8AM to 5:30PM, Cost: $45
Here's a sampling of the sites you'll see and visit: Mount Zion Church,
Aldie Mill, Rector House, Hathaway House, Millwood, the Berryville Wagon
Train Raid, and Miskell's Farm. Mount Zion Church and the Rector House
are not normally open to the public. A printed detailed description of
the tour sites will be available at the March meeting.
Our tour guide will be Horace Mewborn, a nationally recognized expert on
John S. Mosby. He is co-author of the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry:
Mosby's Command and three issues of Blue & Gray magazine on "Mosby's
For those interested in the tour's rigor, there will not be extensive
We will leave promptly at 8 AM from the Lowe's parking lot in the North
Park Shopping Center at Parham and Brook Roads.
Lunch is not included.
Sign-up sheets will be available at the March and April meetings.
You can bring your check (made out to the RCWRT) to the March or April
meeting or mail it to:
Bruce Venter Phone: 804-457-2078
2315 Bexley Wood Run Email: email@example.com
Goochland, VA 23063
A Reminder from Sandy about RCWRT Dues
>>>>> If you haven't paid your 2012 dues bring your check Tuesday! <<<<<
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:
c/o Sandy Parker
2425 Falkirk Drive
Richmond, VA 23236
*Change in Meeting Time Starting in April
At the January and February meetings of the Richmond Civil War Round
Table, members were asked to indicate their support for a suggestion to
move the monthly meeting time from 8:00 PM to 7:30 PM. A large majority
of the members supported this time change. The March 13 meeting will
begin at 8:00 PM, but beginning with the meeting to be held on Tuesday,
April 10, we will start at 7:30. Please assist us in reminding your
fellow members of this change in time.
Civil War Trust
For the latest CWT news visit: www.civilwar.org
Beginning on April 2, 2012
The University of Richmond's School of Continuing Studies
will offer a non-credit course:
"Battle Flags and Broadsides: The Sailors' Civil War"
Meets 7:00-9:00 PM on four consecutive Monday nights.
"In addition to class meetings on Monday nights, there will be a bus
trip to the scene of the Battle of the Ironclads at Hampton Roads, the
USS Monitor Center at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, and to the
Drewry's Bluff battle site on Saturday, April 28. The course will be
led by Richmond Civil War Round Table member Jack Mountcastle and the
cost is $199.
Details: Call UR's School of Continuing Studies at 289-8133 to request a
copy of the Spring catalog or visit their website at:
Click the "Think Again" catalog then select "History" courses.
March 20,7:00PM at the Hanover Tavern
Dr. Edward Ayers, President of the University of Richmond, will speak on
"Making the Civil War New"
See www.hanovertavern.org for details.
Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial CommissionVisit The Museum of the Confederacy Online
>>>>> Reminder - The Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox
Grand opening Saturday, 3/31 <<<<<<
Events Calendar for MOC Events CalendarRichmond Battlefields Association News & Events
www.saverichmondbattlefields.org/events.htmVisit The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar
Events CalendarPamplin Historical Park and
The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
Special Events CalendarRCWRT Monthly Speakers for 2012
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