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"The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, October 1864" by Hampton Newsome 7:30pm, Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 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 steps into the DINING HALL on the left. Hampton grew up in Richmond and is the author of Richmond Must Fall, published by Kent State University Press. This book is a study of military operations during the Richmond-Petersburg campaign in October 1864. Mr. Newsome is also a co-editor of Civil War Talks, Further Reminiscences of George S Bernard and His Fellow Veterans, published by University of Virginia Press - a compilation of diaries, speeches, and letters written primarily by Confederate veterans from Petersburg. Mr. Newsome maintains a blog titled Ransack Garret and Closet. He is an attorney and lives in Arlington. During his presentation for the RCWRT he will be speaking only for himself and not for any other entity. Last Meeting Attendance: 66 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.)
Annual Members Dinner - WEDNESDAY November 8th 6pm Location: River Dining Room at Willow Oaks Country Club 6228 Forest Hill Avenue Richmond, VA 23225 Menu: Chicken Night Buffet featuring Fried or Baked Chicken Choice of two salads One vegetable Spaghetti Choice of two desserts Cost: $35.00 per person A Cash Bar will be available Dinner Speaker: (more speaker info below) Our speaker this year will be Matt Atkinson, a ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park. The title of his program is "What the Civil War Means To Me" and he will encourage audience participation during his presentation. Matt grew up in Mississippi loving the Civil War. His parents took him to local battlefields such as Vicksburg and Shiloh. Grierson's Raid came through his home town, Houston, Mississippi. Matt is an energetic speaker who promises to entertain us with stories of the war. This is an annual dinner not to miss! Questions: Elaine Duckworth (804) 938-2028 or E-mail: gingerel_2000@yahoo.con Bring your check to the October meeting on October 10th, or mail a check at your earliest convenience to Elaine at: Elaine Duckworth 2508 Hanover Avenue Richmond, VA 23220
"What the Civil War Means to Me" by Matt Atkinson Matt hails from Houston, Mississippi. (Grierson's Raid came through his town.) He attended Ole Miss and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in History. In 2016, Matt earned a Master of Arts in History at the University of Louisiana - Monroe. His thesis is on the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou or, as he would like to call it - "Dead Yankees in a Swamp." Matt grew up in Mississippi loving the Civil War. His parents took him to local battlefields such as Vicksburg and Shiloh. Matt always asked, Dad, did we win here?" and Dad always responded, "No, not here." Matt had to attend multiple child therapy sessions after he discovered the South lost the war. Matt currently resides in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with his twin girls, Emma and Aubrey. He enjoys collecting books and listening to sad country songs.
Relic Share Meeting We did not have enough interest in relic sharing so we will have a talk on Civil War Photography at our December 12th meeting.
Membership 2017 Membership Dues were due by April 1 A late fee of $25 is now in effect for additional 2017 memberships. Membership and Members Contact Information .pdf Form Mail To: Sandy Parker, RCWRT Secretary 2425 Falkirk Drive North Chesterfield, VA 23236
We are looking for some good books for our Book Raffle (Please see Danny Witt at the meeting)
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Upcoming Events/Links
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RCWRT Monthly Speakers for 2017

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