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Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table - Fredericksburg, Virginia


A Message From Your Executive Committee

Due to the extraordinary circumstances of the past few weeks and guidance from federal, state, and local governments and health authorities, RVCWRT is canceling or postponing all scheduled activities through at least June 10, 2020. This includes dinner meetings on April 13, May 11, and June 8 (canceled) and the May 16 bus trip (postponed until further notice). Paid bus trip participants will be contacted individually regarding refunds.

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust has also announced cancellation of its 2020 Annual Dinner and associated events in April.

Our Newsletter

The April 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.

Julie Olsen

The board would like to acknowledge the loss of Julie Olsen. Julie was one of the founding members of this roundtable. Her contributions over the years helped us grow into what we are today. We are grateful she was able to attend the 30th anniversary dinner in February and see what she helped build. Julie Olsen passed away on March 8th.   

Ryan Quint on Dranesville

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April 13 – Ryan Quint: “A Troubled Town: Dranesville and its People, 1861”

Here’s Ryan Quint of Emerging Civil War giving a nice presentation on the little-known 1861 Battle of Dranesville. I really like it when people cover things that rarely get covered in most histories.

The video’s description reads, “Ryan Quint talked about the Battle of Dranesville, fought in Northern Virginia in December 1861. He argued that the conflict, while not well known, is significant because it was the first victory for the Union after several defeats early in the war. This talk was a part of a ‘Forgotten Battles of the Civil War’ symposium hosted by the ‘Emerging Civil War’ blog.” The video is about 50 minutes long.