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Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table - Fredericksburg, Virginia


Virtual September Meeting

We are trying out our virtual format again this month. There will be no in-person dinner meeting in September.  We will be presenting our program via the Zoom platform live on Monday, September 14th. Our speaker will be David A. Welker and he will tell us about "The Cornfield: Antietam's Bloody Turning Point. RVCWRT members should keep an eye on their e-mail for an invitation. Virtual programming is the best course at present, given the uncertainties of the pandemic and changing administrative requirements. We will be evaluating conditions for resuming in-person dinner meetings later this fall.

Our postponed May bus tour to Seven Days’ battle sites has been cancelled for 2020. Hopefully, we will try again in 2021.

During this turbulent time, we have continued to do some good. Our RVCWRT-sponsored Bearss intern, Emily Sherrard of Bayfield, Wisconsin, completed a productive tour here in Fredericksburg with National Park Service (NPS). We are evaluating scholarship applicants and hope to award a $2,000 scholarship soon to a deserving NPS intern. Paul Stier continues to line up speakers for later this year (we had to find some substitutes), 2021 and 2022.  Paul oversees our Facebook page which posts new material daily. We have created a RVCWRT YouTube channel. Go to YouTube, search “rvcwrt” and you will be able to view Marc Thompson’s analysis of First Manassas (our August 2020 program). We made a substantial donation to Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, raised a dollar at a time from pre-pandemic monthly raffles and occasional auction sales.

As always, we appreciate your patience and support. 

Our Newsletter

The September Edition of the Drum & Bugle is on the web.

Emerging Civil War Symposium

Paul Stier and several other RVCWRT members attended the symposium which was held at Stephenson Ridge on August 2 - 4. Paul has written an excellent recap of the event. To read Paul's article, click here.

Upcoming Events in Our Area

Amid the covid-19 situation, all events are currently cancelled until further notice, CLICK HERE.

2020 Membership

We are always looking for new members. Renew your membership or send a potential new member to the website for more information. Get the details by clicking this link.

Virginians: Speak Out

Ask Your State Legislators to Help Support Battlefield Preservation!!! Attached is a link to how you can help the efforts to get Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain State Park by contacting your legislators. Get the details by clicking this link.

Geoff White Music

Geoff White is from Blowing Rock North Carolina. He has played the fiddle all his life, and has performed in pubs, bars, restaurants, concert halls, and battlefields all across the east coast. Geoff was a member of the bluegrass group Sugar Run for several years. He currently lives in Roanoke. He earned a degree in History from Radford University in 2002. 


Here is the link for the Youtube version, complete with my watermark and opening titles. I ask that you use this version. And please do use it! I'm happy to see so many people getting enjoyment and education from this program.

Thank you so much for your interest and support. Best regards, Geoff  

Rappahannock Valley Civil War Roundtable YouTube Page

Here you will find a link to our recent meeting about "The First Battle of Manassas and the Experience of War."