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A new book about the last 30 years of battlefield preservation was reviewed by the Free Lance-Star on June 16. Click here to read about it.
On July 10th Ed Bearss will be with us once again. Come and hear Ed tell us about the "Hardluck Ironclad": The Sinking and Salvage of the Cairo
The RVCWRT will now take credit cards for dinners, dues, tours, raffles, auctions, etc. Starting at the June 12th dinner meeting, you can use either MASTER CARD or VISA credit cards (NOT debit cards). The numbers must be embossed, not flat, and we will use the security code on the back of the card. There will be a separate line at the registration desk for members paying with a credit card.
The June Issue of the Drum & Bugle has been added
Civil War Prison to Open
Elmira, New York Civil War Prison Camp site opens for visitors in June.
For complete details, click here.
RVCWRT Honored by the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT)
At the April 10th dinner meeting of the RVCWRT, Tom Van Winkle, President of the CVBT announced their new Dr. Michael P. Stevens Preservation Award, displayed the award trophy, and announced that the RVCWRT has been selected as the very first recipient of the award. The 2017 award will be presented at the CVBT Banquet and Annual Meeting on Saturday evening, April 29th, and the award is named to honor their past president, Dr. Michael P. Stevens, who is also a past president of the RVCWRT.
The award has also come with two tickets to each of the four CVBT events at their 2017 Annual Meeting Weekend: a bus tour on Friday, April 28th; a bus tour on Saturday April 29th; the annual meeting banquet on Saturday April 29th with speaker Gordon Rhea; and a bus tour on Sunday April 30th.
The RVCWRT has auctioned off one ticket to each event and will add supplemental funds to award donations to: Friends of Cedar Mountain; Friends of the Wilderness; and the Brandy Station Foundation for battlefield preservation. The second ticket to each event is being donated to local NPS Interns and local history teachers.
The RVCWRT is extremely honored and grateful to receive the very first Dr. Michael P. Stevens Preservation Award
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