"A Glorious Army: Robert E. Lee's Army in Triumph"
7:30pm, Tuesday, October 8, 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 <<<<
Jeffrey D. Wert is the author of numerous books on Civil War topics,
including biographies of Jeb Stuart, James Longstreet and George Custer.
He has also written on Mosby's Rangers, the 1864 Shenandoah Valley
campaign, the Army of the Potomac and Gettysburg. His articles and
essays have appeared in many publications, including Civil War Times
Illustrated and Blue and Gray. He is a very popular speaker on the
Civil War conference circuit.
Meeting Attendance for: August 2013 = 64
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
I came across a copy of the September issue of America's Civil War.
Amongst several interesting articles there is one by Harold Holzer
titled Nights of the Round Table. In it he describes the formation of
the very first Round Table in Chicago. Now we know that we are second
here in Richmond but he did not get into that but he did discuss the
proliferation of the round table movement in general. Holzer further
discusses the fact that the Round Table movement is reaching age 60 with
many members being beyond that age. I know that we have some younger
members on our rolls and we need to encourage this. He discusses that
Round Tables are starting to have attendance problem. People can find
the info that they want on C-SPAN III or online, or on demand. Our
attendance remains at high levels. Our members come to hear out
speakers and the quality of our speakers remains high as well. As a
speaker Holzer commented on unexciting menus. We treat our speakers to
a nice dinner beforehand and, of course, we all enjoy the sumptuous
annual banquet in November. So get your checks in on this. The author
discussed the need of support for your local Round Table. Be sure to
invite those friends or neighbors you have meant to invite. I thought
the article was truly enlightening.
Hope to see everyone on Tuesday, October 8th!Brent
RCWRT's Annual Dinner Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013
On Tuesday, November 12, the RCWRT's annual dinner meeting will again be
held at the Willow Oaks Country Club thanks to the efforts of several of
We are very fortunate to have Dr. George Kirsch, Professor of History
Emeritus at Manhattan College as our speaker. Dr. Kirsch is a
nationally recognized expert on sports history. He will be speaking
about his highly acclaimed book, Baseball in Blue and Gray: The National
Pastime During the Civil War.
The evening will begin with a reception at 6:00 PM. Willow Oaks CC will
be serving the same excellent buffet dinner as last year. Dinner will
be at 7:00 PM.
We are also able to keep the same dinner price as last year. The ticket
price per person will be $32.00 for members and their spouses/dates. The
cost for guests who would like to attend, but are not members of the
RCWRT will be $35.00 per person. Beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks
will be available at the reception.
We expect an enthusiastic response to our annual event. We must confirm
our dinner count early, so please make your reservations now.
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The mailing address is at the bottom of the form.
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
September meeting. You may also enroll on-line by clicking this link.
Civil War Trust
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