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June 2011 -
David Whitehead, Pres.                 Gary Cowardin, Editor    
4305 Cary Street Rd.                   1404 Lorraine Ave.       
Richmond, VA 23221                     Richmond, VA 23227-3735          

Anne Sarah Rubin "Through the Heart of Dixie: Myth, Memory, and Sherman's March" 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 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. (map in August's newsleter) Anne Sarah Rubin is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Among her course offerings are The United States to 1865, Civil War and Reconstruction, and Myth, Memory, and the American Civil War. Dr. Rubin is a Princeton graduate. She earned her MA and Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. Her book A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy (UNC, 2005) received the 2006 Avery O. Craven Award from the Organization of American Historians for the most original book on the Civil War era. She was a co-author of the award-winning Valley of the Shadow, an interactive history of the Civil War in two communities. She is currently working on a multi-media study of the memory of Sherman's March, entitled Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and America, for which she received a 2007 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Digital Innovation Fellowship. Her website can be found at: Anne and her colleagues have developed five complementary maps depicting the event. They are The Sherman Map, The Civilians Map, The Soldiers Map, The Tourism Map, and The Fiction Map. In displaying her information, Dr. Rubin will share some of her very interesting findings on the many different ways in which Americans have remembered or written about Sherman's March to the Sea that transpired in the fall of 1864 and his continued offensive northward into the Carolinas in 1865. Round Table members who have enjoyed presentations by the University of Richmond's Dr. Ed Ayers based upon data collection and interpretation will want to attend this presentation by Dr. Rubin. Be sure to come early to get a good seat. Meeting Attendance: March 2011 = 74 NOTE: Please put on your NAME BADGE on when you arrive for the meeting. (They will be near the back or side of the room.)
A Word from Our President Welcome all to our June RCWRT meeting. Imagine marching miles and miles with wool clothes behind 1000's of fellow troopers in this weather! Great topic planned. Bring a friend. Don't forget the June 18 tour. Note all the activities going on with the 150 Sesquicentennial. See you Tuesday June 14. David Whitehead, Pres. RCWRT
It's Not Too Late - Come with us on this year's RCWRT FIELD TRIP! The Richmond Civil War Round Table will have its annual field trip on Saturday, June 18, 2011, visiting the USS Monitor Center at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News. While enroute we will be viewing a DVD presentation entitled Battle of the Ironclads narrated by John Quarstein, Craig Symonds, and our May speaker, Anna Holloway of the USS Monitor Center. During our visit we will concentrate on the marvelous artifacts and reconstructions of the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia. Lunch will be on the Mariners' Museum premises. A stop is scheduled at the Monitor-Merrimac Overlook Park on the way back and also at Drewry's Bluff, time permitting. The 150th Sesquicentennial of the Civil War is now underway so we hope to have a record turn out from our RCWRT membership. Please write your checks and mark your calendars now. In order to cover the charter bus, we need to charge $23 per person for transportation, similar to past field trips. The cost at the museum will be $9.00 admission and lunch will be $8.00 plus tax. So the total comes to $40 per person. Brent Morgan 9091 Pantego Ln Mechanicsville, VA 23116-5837 804-550-3039
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Upcoming Events Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
June 11 - Annual Tour & Business Meeting - Gaines's Mills Battlefield Richmond Battlefields Association will hold its annual tour & meeting on Saturday, June 11, at the Gaines' Mill Battlefield. NPS historian Robert E.L. Krick will lead a walking tour of the battlefield with special emphasis on the newly acquired RBA property - the first preservation success on the Confederate side of Boatswain creek. Here the decisive charge of Hood's Texas Brigade broke the Union line. RBA's annual meeting will follow the 90 minute tour. This event is free and open to the public and will begin at 9:30 am. Follow the RBA signage on Watt House Road to on-site parking. Please carpool if possible. For more info:
June 11 - Washington DC - Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum On Saturday, June 11, 2011, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will host a Civil War family Day in the Museum and on the National Mall. There will be Union re-enactors, balloons, educational talks and family activities for visitors of all ages. This event runs from 10AM-3PM. On Friday, June 17, 2011, the NASM will host an evening symposium in its Lockheed-Martin Theater, featuring talks by four leading authorities on Civil War ballooning. This event runs from 7PM-9PM. Admission to both events is free. Street parking is limited and riding Metro is recommended.
Visit The Museum of the Confederacy Online
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 2011
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