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RCWRT Speakers for the Year 2009
January 13
Seven Days Battles-Part 2

Dr. Ethan S.  Rafuse, U.S.  Army Command and General  Staff
College,  Ft.   Leavenworth,  KS;  Seven  Days of Battle and
their Long Shadow: The Union Perspective on the  1862  Fight
for Richmond.                                               

February 10 Seven Days Battles-Part 3 Mike Gorman, Richmond National Battlefield Park; Seven Pines and Drewry's Bluff Battles in 1862, Prelude to The Seven Days Battles.
March 10 Balloon Use in the Civil War Mike Boehme, Director of the Virginia Aviation Museum, Richmond
April 14 And Keep Moving On, The Virginia Campaign -- May-June 1864. Mark Grimsley, Ohio State University Department of History and Speaker at U.S. Army War College
May 12 Did Lincoln Own Slaves? Gerald J. Prokopowicz, East Carolina University, Associate Professor of History
June 9 Shock Troops of the Confederacy: The Sharpshooter Battalions of the Army of Northern Virginia Fred L. Ray, Author and Publisher, Asheville, NC
July 14 How the South Could Have Won the Civil War Bevin Alexander, Military History Author and Adjunct Professor, Longwood University. Recent book: How the South Could Have Won the Civil War
August 11 The Legacy of Civil War Medicine Betsy Estilow, President of the Board of Directors of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, MD
September 8 Grant and Lee in the Overland Campaign: Views from the Battle, Home, and Historical Fronts Dr. Gary W. Gallagher, Professor in the History of the American Civil War, University of Virginia
October 13 Behind the Scenes into Winter Storms at Sea Aboard the Last American Square-Rigger David Poyer, Author of Naval Fiction, Eastern Shore
Thursday, November 19 (dinner meeting) (Subject to be determined) Dr. James I. "Bud" Robertson Jr., Alumni Distinguished Professor in History, Virginia Tech
December 8 Joe Johnston - The Man Dr. Richard M. McMurry, Author, Dalton, GA
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