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November 2009 -
Edward J. Wooldridge, Pres.            Gary Cowardin, Editor    
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November 2009 Program James I. (Bud) Robertson, Jr. "Forgotten Elements of the Civil War" RCWRT 2009 Annual Dinner Thursday, November 19, 2009, at the Jepson Alumni Center at University of Richmond 6:00 Social Hour, 7:00 Dinner, 8:00 Speaker The speaker for our November 19, 2009 dinner needs little introduction to most of us. James I. (Bud) Robertson, Jr. is a native of Danville, Virginia. He received his B.A. from Randolph-Macon College and M.A. and Ph.D. from Emory University. He also holds two honorary doctorates. Bud Robertson is presently Alumni Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech. Bud Robertson's credentials read like a "who's who" in Civil War circles. He is the recipient of every major award given in the field of Civil War history. At Virginia Tech he teaches the largest Civil War history class in American higher education with an average of 300 students per semester, a testimony to his popularity as a teacher. Dr. Robertson has written extensively and is well published as author or editor of over 20 books. His biography of General "Stonewall" Jackson was the foundation for the Ted Turner/Warner Bros. mega-movie, "Gods and Generals." At our November 19, 2009 dinner meeting Bud Robertson will speak on "Forgotten Elements of the Civil War." Prof. Robertson notes "We study battles and leaders, the battle lines and the home front. Yet we pay little if any attention to some fundamentals of life [which] are very critical in and to the Civil War". His presentation will discuss and call attention to four items which Civil War students have traditionally overlooked. It promises to be a very interesting and enjoyable evening.
It's Not Too Late to Make Reservations - Up To noon Friday, 11\13\09 for the Thursday, November 19, 2009 Annual Dinner (see above also) 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 as soon as possible. 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
Check Out Our Latest Online Book Report The Rebel and the Rose. James A. Semple, Julia Gardiner Tyler and the Lost Confederate Gold By Doug Tice
Some Upcoming Events
Now - at the Virginia Historical Society A New Exhibition on John Brown's Raid October 10, 2009 through April 11, 2010
Visit The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar and their Events Calendar
Our 2nd Annual Civil War Cinema! November 21st the MOC, along with the Byrd Theatre Foundation, presents our 2nd annual Civil War Cinema event featuring our Chocolate and Champagne Reception at 1 p.m., a lecture by UVA professor and author Dr. Gary Gallagher at 2 p.m., and the classic film Shenandoah at 3 p.m. Postponed until early 2010. 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
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Richmond Civil War Round Table Newsletter Gary Cowardin, Editor 1404 Lorraine Ave. Richmond, VA 23227-3735

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