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Bert Dunkerly, President               Gary Cowardin, Editor    
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Richmond, VA 23223                     Richmond, VA 23227-3735                     

John J. Fox "Stuart's Finest Hour: The Ride Around McClellan" 7:30pm, Tuesday, March 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. John J. Fox grew up in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from Washington & Lee University with a BA in U.S. History in 1981 and then served on active duty in the U.S. Army for seven years as an armor officer and aviator. His 2004 book, Red Clay to Richmond: Trail of the 35th Georgia Infantry Regiment, received the "2005 James I. Robertson Jr. Literary Prize for Confederate History" and a 2006 research award from the Georgia Secretary of State. His 2010 book, The Confederate Alamo: Bloodbath at Petersburg's Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865, received a 2011 IPPY Award for non-fiction. His articles have appeared in numerous Civil War magazines and newspapers. His newest book, Stuart's Finest Hour: The Ride Around McClellan, June 1862, was released in September 2013 and just won a 2014 IPPY Award. When he is not writing, Fox is a pilot for American Airlines. He lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Meeting Attendance for: February 2015 = 93 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 Local history is important. With spring on the horizon, although it's still early, I try to get out more. I love local historic sites. They are what make our neighborhoods and our region unique. They also need our support. Its easy to take them for granted. We may take guests who visit from out of town, but how often do we just go to that local museum or historic site, just on a whim? I challenge you, as warmer days approach, to get out and support local historic sites. Pick one you haven't been to in a while, or one that you have fond memories of. You won't be disappointed: its time well spent, and you'll feel good about supporting Richmond's history. And speaking of local history, the 150th Anniversary of the Fall of Richmond is approaching. I hope everyone plans to participate in the events of April 2-4. Many of our city's historic sites and organizations have special events planned. Mark your calendars! Bert
Save the Date RCWRT Field Trip to Appomattox June 20th, 8AM to 5PM, $35 per person (Not set in stone yet - more info to come)
Reminder - If You Haven't Already Paid - 2015 Dues Are Due! 2015 Dues Period for Members is January 1 through 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 March'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.
A MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR Sunday, March 15, 4 PM, The Richmond Choral Society Leslie Cheek Theater at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, Markus Compton, conductor For more info:
ANHEUSER-BUSCH AND THE CIVIL WAR TRUST Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Kingsmill Resort, 1010 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, Virginia Cordially invite you to join Virginia conservation leaders for a news conference announcing exciting Civil War battlefield preservation efforts in historic Williamsburg. Refreshments will be provided prior & during the event. Attendees should plan to arrive no later than 9:45AM. For more information, please contact: Lindsey Morrison at (phone) 202-367-1861 x7230 or (email) Please RSVP by March 20.
2015 CHAMBERSBURG CIVIL WAR SEMINARS & TOURS BASED IN CHAMBERSBURG, PA. "Ed Bearss Symposium:Leadership and Combat in the Civil War" April 10-12 "On the Trail of Those Damn Black Hats: Weekend with Lance Herdegen and the Iron Brigade" May 15-17 "The End of the War: Richmond, Petersburg, and Appomattox" July 22-26 "Lincoln" Sept. 24-27 Based in Richmond, VA. More information can be found at: Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
NPS Richmond - Sesquicentennial - 1865/2015
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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