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July 2012 -
Jack Mountcastle                       Gary Cowardin, Editor    
3821 Middletown Way                    1404 Lorraine Ave.       
Glen Allen, VA 232060                  Richmond, VA 23227-3735                 

Dr. Timothy S. Sedore "Virginia's Confederate Monuments" >>> First Presbyterian Church will have a youth group spending the night at >>> the church therefore once again we will be meeting one floor up. >>> Members should use the Porte Cochere (main) entrance from the parking lot. 7:30pm, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA., 4602 Cary Street Road, 23226 A parking lot is available behind the church with a nearby building entrance. With hundreds of memorials in stone commemorating the Civil War in Virginia at courthouses, cemeteries, town squares, and battlefields, An Illustrated Guide to Virginia's Confederate Monuments, by Timothy S. Sedore presents the first comprehensive handbook of this legacy of America's greatest national trauma in the Old Dominion. Timothy S. Sedore is a professor of English at The City University of New York, Bronx Community College. Much more than a visual tapestry or a tourist's handbook, however, An Illustrated Guide to Virginia's Confederate Monuments draws on scholarly and field research to reveal these sites not only as monuments to history but also as public efforts to reconcile mourning with Southern postwar ideologies. Unveiled here are dynamic memorials that are at once intimate and aloof, written on stone, bronze, or marble but forged from the language of suffering. Sedore analyzes in depth the nature of these attempts to publicly explain Virginia's sense of grief after the war, delving deep into the psychology of a traumatized area. Insight into these evocative elegies for lost sons, fathers, spouses, and other loved ones provides yet another dimension to this captivating volume. More bio info about Dr. Sedore can be found here: Meeting Attendance for: June 2012 = 80 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.)
Meeting location in July Because First Presbyterian Church will be have a youth group spending the night at the church during our next Round Table meeting on 10 July, we will again meet in the Fellowship Hall, one floor above the Recreation Room, our usual meeting place. Please use the Porte Cochere entrance from the church parking lot, go up one short flight of stairs, then turn left down the hall. Books for Buck$$ Again this year, the RCWRT will help to defray the cost of attendance at our annual dinner meeting in November. One way in which we are able to do this is by offering our members a chance to purchase excellent Civil War history books donated by our members. All of the funds collected will be applied to the costs of the reception prior to the dinner. Please check your bookshelves to see if you have any books that you would like to donate to this good cause. Look for the book display at our monthly meetings, beginning with the 10 July meeting. Prices on the books are: Hardbacks -- $10, Paperbacks -- $5, Magazines -- $1
Civil War Trust For the latest CWT news visit:
Upcoming Events Links Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Visit The Museum of the Confederacy Online and their Events Calendar for MOC Events Calendar
Richmond Battlefields Association News & Events
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 2012
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