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October 2009 -
Edward J. Wooldridge, Pres.            Gary Cowardin, Editor    
13700 Lintel Lane                      1404 Lorraine Ave.       
Midlothian, VA 23113                   Richmond, VA 23227-3735                   

October 2009 Program David Poyer Behind the Scenes into Winter Storms at Sea Aboard the Last American Square-Rigger 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 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. David Poyer was born in Du Bois, PA in 1949 and grew up in western Pennsylvania. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1971, and received a master's degree from George Washington University. Mr. Poyer's active and reserve naval service included sea duty in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Arctic, Caribbean, and Pacific, and shore duty in the Washington, DC area as well as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. He retired from the Navy in 2001 with the rank of Captain. Captain Poyer began writing in 1976 and has published over 30 books on the subject of American sea fiction and is recognized as one of the most popular living authors on the subject. He writes on a wide variety of naval topics from the modern Navy (The Med, Tomahawk, and Black Storm), Underwater adventures- Naval Seals, (Hatteras Blue, Louisiana Blue, and Down to the Sunless Sea), to the Civil War (Fire on the Water, A Country of Our Own, and, That Anvil of our Souls). Mr. Poyer's diversity is further demonstrated by his published book series, The Hemlock County, dealing with life in NW Pennsylvania, where he spent his childhood. His most recent works (modern Navy series) are The Weapon (November 2008) and The Crisis, coming out this December. Poyer has taught or lectured at the Naval Academy, Flagler College, University of Pittsburgh, Old Dominion University, the Armed Forces Staff College, the University of North Florida, Christopher Newport University, and other institutions. He is a board member of the Library of Virginia. He lives on Virginia's Eastern Shore with his wife, novelist Lenore Hart, and their daughter. In our October meeting Mr. Poyer's informal talk will take us behind the scenes into winter storms at sea aboard the last American square-rigger, exploring Charleston Harbor aboard General Patton's sloop, sailing the James in his own boat, FRANKLY SCARLETT, and other tales of following in the wake of those brave sailors, of both sides who fought to the death for their respective flags. Accompanying Dave will be his wife Lenore Hart, whose novel of The Civil War in Missouri, Becky, was published last year. Dave will sign any of his books you already have and care to bring, and his Civil War at Sea books will be available at our meeting as well.
RCWRT's 2009 Annual Dinner Thursday, Nov.19 On Thursday, November 19, the RCWRT's 2009 annual dinner will be held once again at the University of Richmond's Jepson Alumni Center. We are pleased to have as our speaker the acclaimed historian James I. "Bud" Robertson. The evening begins with a reception at 6:00 pm. Dinner is at 7:00 with our speaker to follow. The cost is the same as last year, members and spouses (dates), $40 per person. The cost for guests (non RCWRT members & spouses) will be $45 per person. Beer, wine or liquor are on a cash basis at $5 each. There is no charge for soft drinks. Due to the reputation of our speaker, we expect to have a significant number of guests; therefore members are encouraged to get their reservations in early. Two entrees are offered this year: "Chicken Marbella" or "Penne pasta with chicken". Please indicate your choice with your reservation. Please send your reservation, indicating entree choice, and check to: Davis Wrinkle Questions, call Davis: 7741 Rockfalls Dr h) 272-5419 Richmond, VA 23225 w) 646-7660
RCWRT's 2009 Annual Dinner Thursday, Nov.19 Richmond's Jepson Alumni Center 6:00 - 9:30 pm #_______ Members & date @ $40 ea, or Guests @ $45 ea = $________Total Name ________________________________________________________________ Name ________________________________________________________________ Entrees: Chicken Marabella _______, Penne pasta with chicken ______ Mail to: Davis Wrinkle 7741 Rockfalls Dr. Richmond, VA 23225
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Some Upcoming Events
University of Richmond offers course on Civil War in Virginia Reminder - see August Newsletter for details
Travel with The Mariners' Museum Civil War Petersburg Saturday, October 24, 2009, 8 A.M. - 6 P.M. Click the above link for more information or call (757)591-5123
Visit The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar and their Events Calendar
Visit the The Museum of the Confederacy Online and their Events Calendar for MOC Events Calendar
Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier and their Special Events Calendar
RCWRT Monthly Speakers for 2009 RCWRT Monthly Speakers for 2010
Richmond Civil War Round Table Newsletter Gary Cowardin, Editor 1404 Lorraine Ave. Richmond, VA 23227-3735

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