cguy.gif 01110008.jpg uguy.gif
May 2010 -
Davis Wrinkle, Pres.                   Gary Cowardin, Editor    
7741 Rockfalls Dr.                     1404 Lorraine Ave.       
Richmond, VA 23225                     Richmond, VA 23227-3735                  

May 2010 Program Dennis E. Frye John Brown's War A focus on his military war plans against slavery, something overlooked by most historians. 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at the First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA., 4602 Cary Street Road, 23226 A parking lot is available behind the church with signs directing those attending to the most direct entrance into the meeting room. (see map below) Dennis Frye Dennis E. Frye is the Chief Historian at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Writer, lecturer, guide, and preservationist, Dennis is a prominent Civil War historian and is the Chairman of the John Brown Quad State 150th Commemoration. Dennis has numerous appearances on PBS, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, and A&E as a guest historian, and he helped produce television features on the Battle of Antietam and abolitionist John Brown. Dennis served as an Associate Producer for the Civil War movie Gods and Generals, during which he recruited and coordinated nearly 3,000 reenactors for the film. Dennis also is one of the nation's leading Civil War battlefield preservationists. He is co-founder and first president of the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, and he is co-founder and a former president of today's Civil War Preservation Trust, where he helped save battlefields in twelve states. Dennis is a tour guide and lecturer in demand, escorting Delta Queen steamboat excursions and leading tour reoganizations such as the Smithsonian, National Geographic, numerous colleges and universities, and more than 80 Civil War Round Tables. Dennis also is a well-known author, with 60 articles and five books. His latest book is entitled Antietam Revealed. Dennis resides near the Antietam Battlefield in Maryland, and he and his wife Sylvia have restored the home that was used by General Burnside as his post-Antietam headquarters.
Different Meeting Location this Month It is less than 2 miles from the old one. See map below with a line from the old location to the new. Trial Meeting Location Map In an effort to respond to one aspect of the recently conducted membership survey, we will be having a trial new location meeting in May at the First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA., 4602 Cary Street Road, 23226 A parking lot is available behind the church with signs directing those attending to the most direct entrance into the meeting room. The purpose of conducting our May meeting here is to give the general membership an opportunity to see what is available for meeting space. NOTE: Please put on a name badge when you arrive for the meeting. (Materials will be at the raffle table. New tags coming soon.) Before we can print new club name badges we need to know your "addressed name". Please see Sandy or Bev at the May meeting. They will have a Club roster for you to indicate your preferred badge name. 2010 Meeting Attendance: April = 70
Come with us on this year's Bus Tour! Saturday, June 19, 2010, 8am to 5pm Seats Still Available From Campground to Battle Ground The Richmond Civil War Round Table will have its annual bus tour on Saturday, June 19. We will visit two historic locations in Stafford County near Fredericksburg where Union soldiers spent the winters of 1862-63 and were present again during the Overland Campaign of 1864. After our morning visits at Chatham Plantation and the fantastic White Oak Civil War Museum, we'll stop for a quick lunch west of Fredericksburg before traveling on to the Wilderness Battlefield. There, we'll have a chance to visit many of the new interpretive sites established by the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. RCWRT 2nd Vice President Jack Mountcastle will serve as the tour guide. Our daylong trip will leave at 8am from the Lowe's parking lot in the North Park Shopping Center at Parham and Brook Roads en route to the Fredericksburg area. We will be back in Richmond by 5pm. Cost of the trip is $25 per person and payments are now being accepted. Sign-up sheets will be available at the April and May RCWRT meetings. You can bring your check (made out to the Richmond Civil War Round Table) to the April or May meeting or mail it to: John W. Mountcastle 3821 Middletown Way Glen Allen, VA 23060
Civil War Preservation Trust Latest News on the Gettysburg Casino Battle Four years ago, the Civil War Preservation Trust squared off against investors who wanted to build a sprawling 3,000-slot machine gambling complex about a mile from the Gettysburg battlefield. Now, nearly the same group of investors (referring to themselves as "Mason-Dixon Resorts, LLC.") has formally applied for a gaming license that would allow them to place a Gettysburg casino even closer to America's most famous battlefield. Needless to say, CWPT cannot sit idly by while such a shortsighted proposal is under consideration. The proposed casino would be a mere 1/2 mile south of the National Park. We want to preserve the sanctified, dignified and reverent atmosphere of Gettysburg, arguably America's best known historic site. We need your voice to succeed! Let's tell Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and state legislative leaders, "Don't Gamble with Gettysburg!" For more information:
For Upcoming Events
Visit The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar and their Events Calendar
Visit The Museum of the Confederacy Online
Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier and their Special Events Calendar
RCWRT Monthly Speakers for 2010
If you have an E-mail address and internet access and are not currently receiving your newsletter notification via E-mail please let me have your E-mail address. My E-mail address is: (Just click my E-mail address above)

Return to News Letters Index
Return to main page
©R.C.W.R.T. 2010