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March 2013 -
Brent Morgan, President                Gary Cowardin, Editor    
9091 Pantego Lane                      1404 Lorraine Ave.       
Mechanicsville, VA 23116               Richmond, VA 23227-3735               

Thomas Y. Cartwright "Nathan Bedford Forrest at Brice's Crossroads: A Lesson in Tactical Leadership" 7:30pm, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 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 stairs into the DINING HALL <<<< Thomas Y. Cartwright currently works with the Lotz House in Franklin, TN as a tour leader and formerly served as Curator of the Carter House. He is an independent scholar and contributed to A Meteor Shining Brightly: Essays on Major General Patrick R. Cleburne. He is a leading authority on Western Theater battlefields, with a special interest in Nathan Bedford Forrest. He has appeared on the History Channel numerous times commenting on a variety of Civil War topics. Meeting Attendance for: February 2013 = 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.)
Announcing the return of Books for Buck$! Starting with the March meeting, Second Vice President Bert Dunkerly will set up books for sale. Proceeds will help offset costs of the November dinner meeting. Be sure to bring some cash and look at the great selection. If you have any books at home that you no longer need and would like to donate to the cause, please see Bert. This is an easy and enjoyable way to help out your Round Table!
Message from Our President The Richmond Civil War Roundtable is off to another outstanding year. Please join us on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 for another great program. And, if you haven't paid your dues yet, please bring your check to Sandy. Looking forward to seeing most everyone at the meeting. Brent
RCWRT Annual Field Trip: Bristoe Station Saturday, June 8, 2013 8 am- 5 pm $40 This year's trip will visit sites associated with the 1863 Bristoe Station Campaign. There have been many improvements recently to the Bristoe Station Battlefield Park. The site includes not just the 1863 battle, in which General Lee told General A.P. Hill, "Bury these poor men and let us say no more about it." A year earlier, fighting raged across these rolling hills as part of the Second Manassas Campaign. Even before that, two 1861 Confederate campsites were located here. Recently the park has identified the site of a cemetery associated with an Alabama camp. We will depart Richmond at 8 am and arrive at Bristoe Station at 9:30. Rob Orrison, park manager, will meet our group for a private tour of the site. There are two walking trails, each about one mile, that we will walk. One is flat, the other hilly. Following lunch, we will visit the site of the cavalry action at Buckland, and end the day at the battlefield of Rappahannock Station. We should be back in Richmond by 5 pm. Don't miss this chance to see the great preservation work being done at these sites, and it's the 150th anniversary! We will leave promptly at 8 AM from the Lowe's parking lot in the North Park Shopping Center at Parham and Brook Roads (same as last year's departure). Lunch is not included but there are several restaurants in the shopping center where we will pause for lunch, including Tony's (Italian), Fosters (hamburgers), McDonalds, and Burger King. Bottled water will be provided. Sign-up sheets will be available at the April meeting. You can bring your check (made out to the RCWRT) to the April meeting, or mail it to: Bert Dunkerly 2515 E Clay St. Richmond, VA 23223 804-221-3674 Deadline to get your check to Bert is May 1, 2013. Four battlefields in one trip! Don't delay! Bert
Don't let the Ides of March (15th) come and go without paying your RCWRT dues! Rates for dues are as follows: $35 Resident member $25 Resident couple members Resident is defined as an individual or couple who resides within a 50 mile radius of Richmond. $20 Non-Resident member $25 Non- Resident couple Non-Resident is defined as an individual or couple who resides outside of the 50 mile radius from Richmond. Senior Member $20 Senior member is defined as an individual who is over the age of 65 years and has been a RCWRT member for the last ten years (since s/he was 55 years old). Senior Couple $25 Senior couple is defined as a couple who has one partner who meets the definition of a senior member. Checks can be made out to RCWRT. Checks and cash payments can be made at the February 12 and March 12 meetings. Dues can be mailed in check form only to: Sandy Parker, RCWRT Secretary, 2425 Falkirk Drive, North Chesterfield, VA 23236 If you have any questions about your due payment, please contact me at with RCWRT dues as the subject line or call me at 804-276-7867 Thanks, Sandy
FYI from the NPS The Cold Harbor Battlefield Visitor Center is having new exhibits installed. They will focus on both the 1862 battle of Gaine's Mill and the 1864 egagement at Cold Harbor. The building will be closed from March 18-22 for installation. Make plans to come out in April to see the new exhbits! Richmond National Battlefield Park has announced its spring lineup of 150th Anniversary programs: March 4th, 7 pm: Civil War Railroads, at Varina Library March 9th, 10-4, Brown's Island Explosion programs and tours, at Historic Tredegar April 6th: Civil War & Emancipation Day, historic weapons programs at Tredegar, Bread Riot Walking Tours at 11 & 3 from Capitol Square May 5th, 2 pm: The Civil War in 3D, at Henrico Theater May 18-19, 9-4: Drewry's Bluff Living History Weekend, at Drewry's Bluff For more information visit or call 226-1981
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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 2013
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