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Elaine Duckworth, President         Gary Cowardin, Editor    
2508 Hanover Avenue                 1404 Lorraine Ave.       
Richmond, VA 23220                  Richmond, VA 23227-3735           

Annual Members Dinner - THURSDAY November 15th 6pm
River Dining Room at
Willow Oaks Country Club
6228 Forest Hill Avenue
Richmond, VA 23225

Chicken Night Buffet featuring Fried or Baked Chicken
Choice of two salads
One vegetable
Choice of two desserts

$35.00 per person
A Cash Bar will be available

Dinner Speaker:      (speaker/program info below)

Mail your checks for the dinner payable to the Richmond Civil War Roundtable
and send to my attention: YOUR MONEY HAS TO BE IN TO ART BY TUESDAY 11/12   
Art Wingo            
1414 Patriot Circle  
Glen Allen, VA. 23059

"When War Came This Way. 
Women's Experiences during the Civil War in Virginia"
John W. (Jack) Mountcastle
Jack is a Richmonder.  Graduating from the Virginia  Military  Institute
in 1965, he began serving as an Army officer in 1966.  He commanded tank
units in the USA, Vietnam, and Germany.  During the 1970s,  Jack  earned
an  MA  and PhD from Duke University and taught Military History at West
Point.  Promoted to Brigadier General in 1994, he assumed the duties  of
the Army Chief of Military History in Washington, D.C.  Jack returned to
Richmond upon retiring from the Army in 1998.  He has  lectured  at  the
American  Civil  War Museum (MOC) and the Virginia Museum of History and
Culture (VHS.) Currently, he  serves  on  the  adjunct  faculty  at  the
University of Richmond and leads historical tours of Civil War sites.   

Message from Our President Dear Members, As I'm sure you're aware, Dr. Bud Robertson has been a devoted supporter of the Richmond Civil War Round Table before December 1964 when he gave his first presentation to the organization. This year as we miss hearing from him at our annual banquet meeting, we send our good wishes and prayers for optimal health and well-being to Bud and his wife, Betty. We hope for a speedy recovery and that we'll see the Robertsons within the coming new year. With Thanksgiving around the corner, it's an appropriate time to reflect on the many blessings we've received and remember those less fortunate than ourselves. Throughout the four long years of bloody Civil War, soldiers on both sides of the conflict suffered and sacrificed more than we can comprehend. From July 1st-3rd, 1863, after the Battle of Gettysburg alone, 51,000 men were killed, wounded, captured or listed as missing according to the estimate provided by the American Battlefield Trust. That following October, William Seward wrote a proclamation that Lincoln issued on October 3rd to "set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise..." Though Lincoln officially instituted the holiday that we've been celebrating since 1863, perhaps the person who influenced our Thanksgiving tradition more than anyone else was writer Sarah Josepha Buell Hale. Beginning in 1846, Hale wrote letters to five U.S. presidents over a span of seventeen years to urge them to dedicate a day to thanksgiving. Her action and perseverance mattered. I'd like to take this opportunity thank two of our members for answering the call to serve our organization beginning in January 2019. Andy Keller has volunteered to assume Secretary duties and Ulli Bauman has accepted the nomination to become our next 2nd Vice President. We currently have one vacancy yet to fill. Will you consider helping with our monthly book raffle? If you're a regular attendee and would like to volunteer, please let us know by December 11th. On this date we will hold our annual business meeting to approve our new officers and amend the RCWRT Constitution. Please review changes made to the RCWRT Constitution before our December meeting: The Constitution of the Richmond Civil War Round Table I look forward to seeing you at our banquet meeting, Thursday, November 15th. Elaine
2019 Membership and Information Form will be ready after the December Business Meeting
Upcoming Events/Links
National Park Service Richmond
Richmond Battlefields Association News & Events
Visit the American Civil War Museum at Tredegar and the White House of the Confederacy
Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours
RCWRT Monthly Speakers for 2018
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