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August 2013 -
Brent Morgan, President                Gary Cowardin, Editor    
9091 Pantego Lane                      1404 Lorraine Ave.       
Mechanicsville, VA 23116               Richmond, VA 23227-3735               

Horace Mewborn "Elijah V. White and the 35th Battalion Virginia Cavalry" 7:30pm, Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 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 stairs into the DINING HALL <<<< Horace Mewborn is co-author of the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry: Mosby's Command and compiler and editor of From Mosby's Command: Newspaper Letters and Articles by and About John S. Mosby and His Rangers. He is a nationally recognized expert on Mosby and led the Richmond CWRT's 2012 bus tour of "Mosby's Confederacy." Horace has also written five articles for Blue and Gray magazine. His latest project, a work written to honor his mentor, John Devine, is a regimental history of Elijah V. "Lige" White's 35th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, a unit famously known as White's Commanches. Meeting Attendance for: July 2013 = 95 NOTE: Please put on your NAME BADGE on when you arrive for the meeting. (They will be on a table near the back of the room.)
Message from Our President Each month I tell everyone that I will see them at Tuesday's meeting. Although this sounds like the usual greeting I extend it with true sincerity. Now in addition to this I would like to send you some information on something that really works and works well. You have to have a Library of Virginia card to access the following. The American Civil War Research Database. Obviously, I know that many of you are quite familiar with this database. If you have an LVA card you can access this from home. On the LVA website click Using the Collections Database and eBooks > Military > American Civil War Research Database, When it requests your card number insert this in its entirety including the first four numbers, the nine zeros, and then the remaining 5 digits. Proquest Civil War Era (1840-1865). This is a digital collection of 2000 pamphlets and eight newspapers. Click Using the Collections> Database and eBooks > Newspapers and Magazines > Proquest Civil War Era. Again insert your card number when required. I have tried both of these tonight and they do work. There are some other sites of Civil War interest available through LVA as well so look around. Good searching and will see you Tuesday night. Brent
University of Richmond class "Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley" The Shenandoah Valley was the "breadbasket of the Confederacy" and served as an avenue of invasion for both the Federal and Confederate armies during the war. Led by Jack Mountcastle, this non-credit course is scheduled for 7-9 PM on four Monday evenings beginning on October 14th. The class will review Stonewall Jackson's fascinating Valley Campaign, the impacts of war on the civilian population of the Valley, and the summer campaign of 1864, during which the Shenandoah Valley was seized by Federal forces. The course concludes with a bus tour of selected battlefields of the 1862 and 1864 campaigns on Saturday, November 9th. To enroll, just pick up a registration form at the August or September meetings. You may also enroll on-line by visiting [choose "Continuing & Professional Studies" then look at the "Think Again" catalog listing.] or just click this link
Civil War Trust For the latest CWT news visit:
FYI Gary, I read this article about the history of a Confederate flag and thought you might want to put the link into the newsletter for members. It is a fascinating story of a flag's journey. Art Ritter
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 2013
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