Eric W. Buckland
>>> 7:30pm (NEW TIME) <<<, Tuesday, April 10, 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.
Author of Mosby's Keydet Rangers, Mosby Men, Mosby Men II and Mosby Men III
John Singleton Mosby was the quintessential small-unit partisan leader.
He earned a place in the U.S. Army's Ranger Hall of Fame - no simple
task when you consider that he earned his reputation fighting against
troopers from the United States Army - but, no commander achieves
greatness without superior soldiers carrying out his orders. Mosby was
fortunate to have been surrounded by brave and intelligent men - my
books tell their stories. - Eric Buckland
Meeting Attendance for: March 2012 = 105
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.)
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 April 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 but we will stop at the Subway in Marshall, VA, if
you do not wish to bring a lunch. McDonald's is only a block away too.
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:
Bruce Venter Phone: 804-457-2078
2315 Bexley Wood Run Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Goochland, VA 23063
Deadline to get your check to Bruce is May 1, 2012
Spring is here ... and welcome to our April meeting!
Since our last meeting, another great Virginia Civil War
Sesquicentennial Signature Conference was conducted, hosted this year by
VMI in Lexington. And the Appomattox Branch of the Museum of the
Confederacy held its grand opening -- a great day! Both events were
very well attended, with a number of guests coming great distances to be
Again this year, we are honored to have C. Hobson Goddin reading
General Order No. 9, Robert E. Lee's farewell order to his soldiers in
the Army of Northern Virginia following their surrender on April 9, 1865
We've done a really good job of getting our dues paid on time this year.
Let's make that a habit.
We've got a fine speaker coming to our April meeting. You will enjoy
listening to him, I'm sure.
Our annual bus tour is rapidly filling up, so sign up soon if you're
going with us.
See you at 7:30 on 10 April!
Jack Mountcastle, RCWRT President
Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox Stages Grand Opening
(180 degree panorama photo of half those attending the opening dedication)
On Saturday, a handshake between their re-enactors marked the opening of
the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox, dedicated to the history of
the Confederacy and to the place where the war effectively ended and
Hundreds and hundreds were on hand for the grand opening, and while
there was no official estimate, Museum President Waite Rawls called it
"a great big honkin' crowd."
Opening ceremonies began at 10 a.m., and by that time the grounds
already were full.
The main exhibit hall, which includes the museum's two marquee items -
Robert E. Lee's sword and the uniform he wore at the surrender - was
packed for hours. Visitors swarmed the main lobby area and parked
themselves on the museum's benches just to wait their turn inside.
The opening marked the culmination of what Rawls called six years of
planning and construction. The facility, located just off Virginia 24
near U.S. 460 and about two miles from the Appomattox Court House
National Historical Park, is the first of multiple planned satellite
locations for the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, and where it
will share its vast collection of Confederate artifacts, papers and
flags. (Clips from an item by Dave Thompson)
Civil War Trust
For the latest CWT news visit: www.civilwar.org
May at the Hanover Tavern
May 15: The roundtable's own Dennis Madison to speak at Hanover Tavern
at 7:00 p.m. on "The Naval Battle of Drewry's Bluff," on the precise
150th anniversary of the action.
May 19: Hanover Heritage Day. Hanover Tavern to host artillery
demonstrations, from 10:00 to 3:00.
Both events have small "suggested donations"
See www.hanovertavern.org for details.
Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial CommissionVisit 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 2012
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