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November 2014 -
Bruce Venter, President                Gary Cowardin, Editor    
2315 Bexley Wood Run                   1404 Lorraine Ave.       
Goochland, VA 23063                    Richmond, VA 23227-3735                  

RCWRT Annual Dinner Meeting THURSDAY, November 13, 2014 Dr. James "Bud" Robertson "The Sesquicentennial vs. the Centennial: What Happened?" 6-9pm, THURSDAY, November 13, 2014, at the Willow Oaks Country Club 6228 Forest Hill Avenue Richmond, Virginia 23225 Once again we will host our annual dinner meeting at Willow Oaks Country Club. This year we are excited to have Dr. James "Bud" Robertson as our guest speaker! One of the most distinguished names in Civil War history, Dr. Robertson served as Executive Director of the U.S. Civil War Centennial Commission in the 1960s and worked with Presidents Kennedy and Johnson in commemorating the war's 100th anniversary. He then taught 44 years at Virginia Tech, where his upper division course on the Civil War era attracted 300 or more students per semester and made it the largest class of its kind in the nation. At his retirement in 2011, the University named him Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History. The Danville, VA native is the author or editor of more than 25 books, including biographies of Gens. Robert E. Lee and A.P. Hill, several works on the common soldiers, and three studies written for young readers. His massive biography of Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson won eight national awards and was used as the basis for the Ted Turner/Warner Bros. mega-movie, "Gods and Generals." Robertson was chief historical consultant for the film. The recipient of every major award given in Civil War history, and a lecturer of national acclaim, Dr. Robertson is probably more in demand as a speaker than anyone else in the Civil War field. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Emory University and honorary degrees from Randolph- Macon College and Shenandoah University. Robertson is a charter member (by Senate appointment) of Virginia's Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and is actively engaged in the state's sesquicentennial observances. He will be speaking to our group about the 1960s Centennial and comparing it to the current Sesquicentennial.
Meeting Attendance for: September 2014 = 81
Message from Our President All preparations have been made for RCWRT members to have a great dinner meeting with the inimitable Dr. James "Bud" Robertson as our guest speaker. Don't miss it! See you there. Bruce
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Civil War Trust For the latest CWT news visit:
Upcoming Events/Links Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
NPS Richmond - Sesquicentennial - 1864/2014
Chesterfield Historical Society Winter Lecture Series
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 2014

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