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June 2010 -
Davis Wrinkle, Pres.                   Gary Cowardin, Editor    
7741 Rockfalls Dr.                     1404 Lorraine Ave.       
Richmond, VA 23225                     Richmond, VA 23227-3735                  

June 2010 Program Craig Symonds From both points of view 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at the Boulevard United Methodist Church, 321 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA (corner of Boulevard and Stuart Ave.) Enter the basement door on the right side under the front steps. ? Dr. Craig L. Symonds is Professor Emeritus at the United States Naval Academy from which he retired in 2005. The first person ever to win both the Naval Academy's "Excellence in Teaching" award (1988) and its "Excellence in Research" award (1998), he also served as History Department chair from 1988 to 1992, and received the Department of the Navy's Superior Civilian Service medal three times. He served as Professor of Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island (1971-74) and at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, England (1994-95). Symonds is the author or editor of twenty-three books, including prize-winning biographies of Joseph E. Johnston (1992), Patrick Cleburne (1997), and Franklin Buchanan (1999), as well as The American Heritage History of the Battle of Gettysburg (2001). Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History (2005), won the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize for Naval History. His 2008 book, Lincoln and His Admirals: Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Navy, and the Civil War, won the Barondess Prize, the Laney Prize, the Lyman Prize, the Lincoln Prize, and the Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award. He also won the Nevins-Freeman Prize in 2009. He and his wife Marylou live in Annapolis, Maryland. They have one son and one grandson.
NOTE: Please put on a name badge when you arrive for the meeting. (Materials will be at the raffle table. New tags coming soon.) The May meeting attendance was 81
Future RCWRT Meeting Locations The regular June 8, 2010 Roundtable meeting will be held, as in the past, at the Boulevard United Methodist Church. At this meeting we will discuss and vote on the option of holding future meetings at the First Presbyterian Church on Cary Street. If you are not able to attend this meeting I hope you will contact any officer or board member to express your opinions on the meeting location. Davis Wrinkle, Pres. RCWRT
Come with us on this year's Bus Tour! Saturday, June 19, 2010, 8am to 5pm 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 sheet will be available at the June RCWRT meeting. You can bring your check (made out to the Richmond Civil War Round Table) to the June meeting or mail it to: John W. Mountcastle 3821 Middletown Way Glen Allen, VA 23060
High Bridge Battlefield Museum A friend sent me this link to a small private museum just east of Farmville. If you are interested in the High Bridge Battle you might want to check this out - Gary Located about a mile south of the High Bridge State Park Trail and High Bridge Trestle. High Bridge Battlefield Museum, is a small private family owned museum situated on the April 6th High Bridge Battlefield between Rice and Farmville Virginia. High Bridge Battlefield Museum tours are scheduled by appointment and presented by the owner, Michael C. Lucas, Early Virginia Historian. Please contact us (434) 392-1865 or email: to schedule an appointment for a tour or program availability. High Bridge Battlefield Museum 272 Bradshaw Road Rice, VA 23966 PH: (434) 392-1865
Some 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
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