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

Professor Tim Orr "The North Mobilizes for War" >>> 7:30pm (NEW TIME) <<<, Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 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. Professor Tim Orr lectures on the enlistment practices of the Union forces, the lives of soldiers as they went off to battle, and the difficulties of communities in transitioning from peace to war. "The North Mobilizes for War" was a presentation of the 29th annual summer conference of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. Dr. Orr's presentation to the RCWRT will be similar and then he will make comparisons of the enlistment practices between the North and the South. Dr. Orr, a professor of history at Old Dominion University and a 2001 Gettysburg College graduate has written "Last to Leave the Field." His book tells the story of Ambrose Henry Hayward, a 21-year-old needlemaker from Philadelphia who joined the 28th Pennsylvania. Prof. Orr based much of his research on letters now kept in Special Collections in Gettysburg College's Musselman Library. This promises to be a most interesting topic. Meeting Attendance for: July 2012 = 83 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.)
President's Message We'll be back in our usual meeting room -- the Recreation Room on the lower level of First Presbyterian Church -- for our August meeting. We will have a most interesting speaker. Timothy Orr will address the many fascinating issues surrounding enlistment in the North and South during the Civil War. If you have a friend or acquaintance who would enjoy meeting with us each month, please bring them along with you. We look forward to meeting them! Jack Mountcastle
Books for Buck$$ Again this month, we will offer members a chance to purchase excellent Civil War history books donated by other members of the Round Table. The money raised through the Books for Buck$$ program will help defray the cost of attendance at our annual dinner meeting in November. 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 or Civil War magazines that you would like to donate to this good cause. Look for the book display at our August meeting. Prices are: Hardbacks -- $10 Paperbacks -- $5 Magazines -- $1
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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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