"Sick Call and Surgery:
Medical Practice in the American Civil War"
7:30pm, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 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.
Jim Godburn is a student of the American Civil War and has been since
the 1960's. As he grew up in Virginia, Jim's boyhood home was a block
away from the house that was the site of R.E. Lee's headquarters in the
beginning months of the Siege of Richmond/Petersburg.
During his high school and college years, Jim was employed as a seasonal
ranger and historic interpreter at Petersburg National Battlefield
where, among other duties, he portrayed a surgeon from the 200th
Pennsylvania Infantry. Prompted by this experience, Jim wrote and
presented, as an independent study at James Madison University, a paper
on the subject of medical practice during the War. Jim is a graduate of
James Madison, earning a Bachelors Degree in History in 1980.
After a long career outside of the field of history, Jim currently works
as a seasonal interpreter at Appomattox Court House National Historical
Park and as an educator at Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Historic
Park. He has also worked at the Appomattox annex of the Museum of the
Confederacy. He continues to share his passion for the War in general
and medicine in particular with visitors, school groups, friends and
colleagues. Jim currently lives with his wife Elaine in Farmville, Va.
Meeting Attendance for: January 2014 = 86
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
One of the reasons the RCWRT is able to offer excellent programs, like
the one we had last month about Confederate veterans going home after
Appomattox, is the support the Round Table receives from its dues paying
Our dues are primarily used to fund the reimbursable expenses of our top
quality speakers, some of whom travel great distances to speak at our
meetings. Our speakers realize it is an honor and privilege to address
our Round Table, but we have a long standing policy to fund their
expenses. We rely on you, our members, to make timely dues payments to
sustain our organization.
March is the time to pay those dues. Membership in the RCWRT is
something you can be proud of because it keeps the flame of memory alive
as a tribute to those who served 150 years ago. The timely payment of
dues demonstrates your willingness to preserve the past we cherish.
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 11 and March 11 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
email@example.com with RCWRT dues as the subject line or call me at
Save the Date for the Upcoming RCWRT 2014 FIELD TRIP
Preliminary Trip Information - The trip will be on Saturday, June 21
from 8:30 until 4:30. We'll trace the Bermuda Hundred Campaign of 1864,
including the battles of Port Walthall Junction, Chester Station, and
Woolridge Hill. Our guide will be author, preservationist, and Civil
War Trust awardee George Fickett. George is a long time student of the
campaign. Details to follow in the April newsletter.
15th ANNUAL APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
and LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY FREE CIVIL WAR SEMINAR
Saturday, March 15, 2014
For more information contact Dr. David Coles at 434-395-2220 or
Patrick Schroeder at 434-352-8987, Ext. 232
For directions: www.longwood.edu
Civil War Trust
For the latest CWT news visit: www.civilwar.org
Historic Tredegar on Thursday, March 27
Author Don Hopkins will speak about his recent book: "Robert E Lee in
War and Peace" at Historic Tredegar on Thursday, March 27. Mr Hopkins
will be signing books from 12-2, with a presentation at 12:30. For more
information contact Bert Dunkerly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Events Links
Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial CommissionNPS Richmond - Sesquicentennial - 1864/2014Chesterfield Historical Society Winter Lecture SeriesVisit The Museum of the Confederacy Online www.moc.org
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 2014
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