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Bill Welsch, President               Gary Cowardin, Editor    
10708 Rocket Dr.                     1404 Lorraine Ave.       
Glen Allen, VA 23060                 Richmond, VA 23227-3735               

"Bullets, Blood, and Ink: The Military and the Press in the Civil War" by Dr. Clay Mountcastle 7:30pm, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 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. The American Civil War thoroughly demonstrated the natural tension that often exists between the military and media. In this talk, Dr. Clay Mountcastle will examine the complicated nature of this relationship and how it colored the war for both the North and South. Far from involving only a few generals or correspondents, the love-hate relationship between those fighting the war and those reporting on it was far reaching, touching nearly every corner of the conflict. It was a captivating, often comical, almost always controversial element of the war, and one that future American wars inherited. Dr. Mountcastle is the Director of the Virginia War Memorial and a retired US Army officer. He holds a PhD in History from Duke University and is also a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. Most recently, he served as the Professor of Military Science at the University of Washington and an Assistant Professor of Military History at the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Lee, Virginia. He is the author of Punitive War: Confederate Guerrillas and Union Reprisals as well as several articles for the Civil War Monitor and other military history publications. He lives in Moseley, Virginia with his wife and three children. Meeting Attendance for April: 68 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 Thanks to Flu B, I was unable to hear Rick Williams speak on "Stonewall's Prussian Mapmaker" but I did hear positive reactions from members. Thanks to Rick for a great job. There are only two seats remaining for our June 18 field trip "Stuart's Ride Around the Union Army" with John Fox. Be sure to see Elaine at the next meeting to join us. And thanks to Elaine for filling the bus. Please mark your calendars for a change of date for our fall holiday dinner. The date has been changed to WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, from November 10. Same location - Willow Oaks Country Club and same speaker - Dr. Edward Ayres. More details will follow at the meeting. Here's information about the new American Civil War Museum Foundation and forthcoming changes at The American Civil War Museum/Museum of the Confederacy. There are some big plans for Tredegar. Most of us are familiar with Mike Gorman's wonderful web site on Civil War Richmond. Here's one offering data, maps, text, visual works, and interpretations of the opposite capital - Civil War Washington. There is much good information here. Enjoy. Bill
Don't Forget! If, You Signed Up. Saturday, June 18th, 9:00-4:00 Annual Field Trip: Stuart's Ride around the Union Army! We'll be meeting just after 8:30am at the same parking lot we have used several times in the past few years: North Park Shopping Center at Parham and Brook Roads (8001 Brook Road in front of Lowe's). Please plan on packing a lunch. We'll be stopping at New Kent Winery for a picnic lunch. Water bottles will be provided. Any trip questions call Elaine at: (804)447-0252
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