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

J. Roderick Heller, III "Carnton" 7:30pm, Tuesday, October 9, 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 right and up a few stairs into the DINING HALL <<<< Our October speaker is J. Roderick Heller, III. His talk will be titled Carnton and he will weave a couple of themes into it including the role of lawyers leading to the Civil War, the Battle of Franklin, and battlefield preservation. Carnton is the name of a Franklin plantation which was involved in the Battle of Franklin and close to where the Hellers reside when he is not in Washington D. C. Heller is much involved in Civil War activities. He is the founding chairman of the Civil War Trust and Vice-Chairman of the National Trust for Historical Preservation. He has also served as Chairman of WETA, Washington's public radio and television station. He is a graduate of Princeton University and received his Master's in History from Harvard. Additionally he graduated from Harvard Law School. He is chairman of Carnton Capital Associates, an investment firm in Washington. He was a partner in the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler, and Pickering from 1971-1982 and then served as chairman and CEO of three corporate turnarounds. He is descended from a long line of Tennesseans on his mother's side; he and his wife actually live on part of the battlefield at Franklin. Democracy's Lawyer, Felix Grundy of the Old Southwest is his third book. His first book The Confederacy is on Her Way up the Spout is still in print. Meeting Attendance for: September 2012 = 95 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 I look forward to seeing you at our October meeting! We've been asked by the First Presbyterian Church to move our monthly meetings from the Recreation Room on the lower level to the Fellowship Hall one floor above. (We met there in June and July.) That's no problem for us, so we'll be holding most of our monthly meetings in the Fellowship Hall from now on. If you have not already reserved your seats for this year's annual dinner meeting at Willow Oaks Country Club on Tuesday, November 13, I encourage you to do so. We will enjoy our speaker, the always interesting and entertaining Jack Davis from Virginia Tech. Send your reservation forms to Brent Morgan right away. Jack Mountcastle
RCWRT's 2012 Annual Dinner Tuesday, Nov.13, 2011 On Tuesday, November 13, the RCWRT's 2012 annual dinner meeting will again be held at Willow Oaks Country Club. We are very fortunate that the award-winning Civil War historian and author W. C. Davis will be speaking to us about "The Monstrous Regiment of Women." These were the women who posed as men to serve in the Civil War. This promises to be an outstanding presentation. The evening will begin with a reception at 6:00 PM. The excellent Buffet Dinner begins at 7:00 PM, with our speaker to follow. Thanks to the efforts of several Round Table members, the cost for this year's dinner has been reduced for the second year in a row. The ticket price this year will be $32 for members and their spouses or dates. (The cost for your guests who would like to attend, but are not members of the Round Table will be $35 per person.) Beer, wine, cocktails, and soft drinks will be available at the reception. There is no charge for soft drinks. Tickets for alcoholic beverages may be purchased for $4. We expect to have an enthusiastic response to this annual event and we have to confirm our count early. You are therefore encouraged to make your reservations now.
Please print, copy, or clip the reservation form below or click here and print this form and send it along with a check (made out to "RCWRT") to Brent Morgan.
RCWRT's 2012 Annual Dinner Tuesday, Nov.13, 2012 6:00 - 9:30 PM Willow Oaks Country Club 6228 Forest Hill Avenue Richmond, Virginia 23225 #_____ Members & spouse/date @ $32/ea #_____ Guests @ $35/ea $________Total Due Name____________________________________________________________ Name____________________________________________________________ Name____________________________________________________________ Brent Morgan Questions, call Brent 9091 Pantego Ln. Mechanicsville, VA 23116-5837 Home: 550-3039
Books for Buck$$ October marks the final chance to purchase excellent Civil War history books prior to our November dinner meeting. All of the funds collected will be applied to the costs of the reception prior to the dinner. We will be selling the donated books we have on hand at greatly reduced prices this month. Look for the book display at our meeting. Sale Prices are: Hardbacks -- $5 Paperbacks -- $2 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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