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

July 2010 Program Cathy Wright Lee's Last Casualty 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, 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. Cathy Wright "Catherine M. Wright was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and grew up there and in Norfolk, Virginia. She received bachelors degrees in English and History from Truman State University (2003), and a masters degree in American History with a concentration in museum studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2006). She is the editor of Lee's Last Casualty: The Life and Letters of Sgt. Robert W. Parker, Second Virginia Cavalry (University of Tennessee Press, 2008) and is a contributing historian to the online Encyclopedia of Virginia. She was formerly the curator at the Stonewall Jackson House in Lexington, VA, and is currently the collections manager at The Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond."
NOTE: Please put on a name badge when you arrive for the meeting. (Materials will be at the raffle table. The new tags will be ready next meeting.) The June 8th meeting attendance was 78
Future RCWRT Meeting Locations The regular July 13, 2010 Roundtable meeting will be held, as in the past, at the Boulevard United Methodist Church. This will be our last meeting at this location. Next month on August 10th we will start at our new location, First Presbyterian Church, 4602 Cary Street Road. Gary
A Great Time for All was had on this Year's RCWRT Bus Tour! "From Campground to Battle Ground" Chatham We approached Chatham Plantation from the front/back depending on the period. (Fredericksburg and the Rappahannock River are below in the background) White Oak The White Oak Civil War Museum is located in an old school building. This is a real museum, no fancy plastic displays, just a lot of the real thing! Wilderness Our group photo, taken at the Battle of the Wilderness site.

Book Report The Confederate Alamo: Bloodbath at Petersburgs Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865 White Oak Unlike most civil war books, this one is written about a battle that very little is known. Occurring just one week before the end of the war, it is often overshadowed by the events of the week that follows. After the breakthrough early on the morning of April 2, 1865 only Fort Gregg, Fort Whitworth and 330 brave soldiers stood between U. S. Grant and the city of Petersburg. Fighting with odds of 13 to 1 this short, but fierce battle is recounted in great detail, with many first hand accounts, pictures of the soldiers that actually fought the battle and helpful maps. Along with the order of battle, also is listed the Confederate soldiers names and a list of the number of casualties. Close by and one of few remaining local sites this book is well researched, well written and gives an excellent picture of how cruel this war really was, even in the closing week. ISBN 978071195004 Danny Witt
University of Richmond offers September Bus Trip to Harpers Ferry and Antietam Retired General Jack Mountcastle will lead a bus trip to Harpers Ferry, WV and to Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, MD. The bus departs University of Richmond campus at 10:00 AM on Sunday, September 12 and returns by 7:30 PM on Monday, September 13. The trip, entitled With Lee's Army on the Road to Maryland includes deluxe transportation, videos and presentations on the bus from BG Mountcastle, an afternoon at historic Harpers Ferry, and a guided tour of the Antietam battlefield on Monday. Also included are your accommodations at the Bavarian Inn at Shepherdstown, WV. A box lunch on Sunday, dinner on Sunday night, breakfast buffet Monday morning, lunch on Monday, and snacks on the bus are all provided. The Course Number (CRN) is HIS111.78. The fee is $299. You may register online starting August 3 at Any questions you may have can be addressed by Ms. Stephanie Bowlin at UR's School of Continuing Studies. Her office phone number is (804) 287-6331. Her email is
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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