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Bert Dunkerly, President               Gary Cowardin, Editor    
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John Jorgensen "The Southern War Against the Confederacy: Unionism in the Seceding States" 7:30pm, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 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. John Jorgensen The American Civil War is remembered primarily as a contest between North and South; however, the reality of wartime identity politics was far more complex than this regional narrative admits. As many as one Southern soldier in ten served in the "Northern" army (and this number excludes as many as two hundred thousand ex-slaves who swelled the Federal ranks!). The Union Navy's highest ranking officer was a Southerner. Four Confederate states (not counting West Virginia) elected pro-Union governors during the conflict, and on the last day of the war, the President of the United States was a man who called a Confederate city home. Join us on July 14, when we will examine the diversity of Southern opinion on the issues which lay at the heart of the war. We will take a broad look at some of the many ways in which Unionists in the South contributed to the Federal war effort, politically and militarily. And we will begin to answer the question, How did the war come to be remembered as North versus South in spite of all this? The son of a noted Gettysburg scholar, John Jorgensen is a history teacher from Woodbridge, NJ. He holds a BA in Political Science from Fairfield University and a Masters in Social Studies Education from Rutgers University. In one way or another, the American Civil War has been a lifelong passion for him. Meeting Attendance for: June 2015 = 66 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 Summer is my favorite time of year! I love being outdoors, and this is also when historic sites and museums are at their best. Summer is the time to get out, tour, and explore. Every day this month, guided tours are offered at Cold Harbor battlefield and Malvern Hill. Every day this month there are guided tours and programs at Historic Tredegar. All of the area's great museums and historic sites are offering programs. Summer is also fleeting, so get out and take advantage of these great opportunities while you can. See you in the field! Bert
RCWRT Annual Field Trip: Appomattox Saturday June 20, 2015 A Great Success! (click photo for larger image)
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Upcoming Events/Links
2015 CHAMBERSBURG CIVIL WAR SEMINARS & TOURS BASED IN CHAMBERSBURG, PA. "The End of the War: Richmond, Petersburg, and Appomattox" July 22-26 "Lincoln" Sept. 24-27 Based in Richmond, VA. More information can be found at:
National Park Service Richmond
Chesterfield Historical Society Winter Lecture Series
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 2015

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