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Doug Crenshaw, President            Gary Cowardin, Editor    
3354 Burnett Field Drive            1404 Lorraine Ave.       
Mechanicsville, VA 23111            Richmond, VA 23227-3735           

"Lincoln, Davis, and Their Principal Subordinates" by Dr. Gary Gallagher 7:30pm, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 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. Dr. Gary W. Gallagher recently retired as the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War and Director of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia. A native of Los Angeles, California, he received his B.A. from Adams State College of Colorado in 1972 and his M.A. in 1977, and his Ph.D. in 1982 from the University of Texas at Austin. He began his academic career in 1986 at Penn State University, teaching for twelve years and heading the Department of History for five. In 1998, he joined the faculty of the University of Virginia. He is the author or editor of more than forty books. He has served as editor of two book series at the University of North Carolina Press and appeared regularly on the Arts and Entertainment Network series "Civil War Journal" as well as participating in more than five dozen other television projects. Professor Gallagher has delivered lectures at several universities and colleges and in 2001-2002 he was the Times-Mirror Foundation Distinguished Fellow at the Henry E. Huntington Library in San Marino, California. He is also the recipient of the Cavaliers' Distinguished Teaching Professorship for 2010-2012 (the highest teaching award conveyed by the University of Virginia) and the Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni in 2013. Active in the field of historic preservation, Professor Gallagher was president from 1987 to mid-1994 of the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites, has served as a member of the Board of the Civil War Trust, and has given testimony about preservation before Congressional committees on several occasions. Meeting Attendance for the February Meeting: 80 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
I've been spending some time this winter visiting battlefields, and it's a great time of year to do just that. The weather hasn't been too cold, and there are no ticks, chiggers (yuck!) or slithering creatures around, but best of all the leaves are down and you can really see the lay of the land. There's no substitute for actually walking on a battlefield if you want to really understand it, and there's no better time to see the ground clearly. We have an abundance of sites here in central Virginia. Richmond, Petersburg, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Cedar Mountain, the Valley and more. Then there are the some in the Newport News area. Lee's Mill, Dam #1, Yorktown, plus Rev. War battlefields. The list is almost endless. I've been spending time on the Richmond fields, especially the new land at Gaines's Mill. If you have a few hours, head out to your favorite battlefield, or even better, read up on a new one and go walk it. It will be time well spent! Doug
Our 2020 Speakers List is now Online RCWRT Monthly Speakers for 2020 Great lineup - Thanks Ulli
A Message from our Secretary Andy Keller This was not a good year regarding membership for the Round Table. Our current membership stands at 121, but we had 16.5% of our members who failed to renew. Thank you to those of you who did renew for your support of the RCWRT. If you are one of the members who did not renew, or you are not sure then let me know (of course you may not know until you stop getting your newsletter or cannot find your name tag). Dues can still be paid with a $10 late fee, that's better than after 6 months you will need to join as a new member and pay the higher $25 initiation fee. You can E-mail me at: or my mailing address is: Andy Keller (RCWRT) 9701 Fireside Drive Glen Allen, VA 23060-6280 I hope you will renew and invite a friend to join as well. Andy 2020 RCWRT Constitution
Upcoming Events/Links
A great way to enjoy a spring day- Louisa Heritage Day Festival on Saturday, April 25, 2020 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm). Featuring many children's activities, craft and food vendors, music, animals, etc. The 23rd Virginia Infantry's Company D, the "Louisa Grays" reenactment group will be providing living history demonstrations. Historian J. K. Brandau, the author of the recently published Lions of the Dan: The Untold Story of Armistead's Brigade will provide a book talk about the famous unit at 1:00 pm. Find more information about this very enjoyable event on the Louisa County Historical Society's website:
National Park Service Richmond
Richmond Battlefields Association News & Events
Visit the American Civil War Museum at Tredegar and the White House of the Confederacy
Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours
RCWRT Monthly Speakers for 2020
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