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From the Presidents Desk

For those that couldn’t join us at UMW Jepson Alumni Executive Center for September’s program, I hope you have viewed it on Facebook.  Doc Norton and Phillip Gibbons gave a well-researched presentation on the Marines at Harper’s Ferry and the Battle of 1st Manassas.  Doc and Phillip, both retired Marines, brought their maps, equipment, and handouts with them. After all, training aids are a must in military instruction.  I found the article “The Marines of 61” especially interesting.   With Phillip’s permission, I have included it at the back of this newsletter.  It’s intended for use by members and guests of the CWRTF and may not be reproduced without the permission of the United States Marine Corps Historical Company. 

Our next meeting is October 27, 2021.   Doors open at 5:45 p.m., catered buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m., and presentation at 7:30 p.m.  Greg Clemmer is this month’s guest speaker. The title of his presentation is “Old Alleghany: The Life and Wars of General Edward Johnson.”  Greg’s meticulous research over a dozen years discovered two notable caches of General Edward Johnson’s letters and a treasure trove of primary records.  General Johnson’s life is equated to life in the 1800s, to include the Civil War, Mexican War, Seminole Indian War, Plains Wars, and Grattan Massacre of 1854.  Greg’s biography, Old Alleghany: The Life and Wars of General Edward Johnson, won the Douglas Southall Freeman History Award as the book of highest merit in the field of Southern history.

Dinner reservations are required.  Please make your reservations by Monday, October 25, 2021, by signing up on our website at www.cwrtf.org, calling (540) 361-2105, or emailing info@cwrtf.org.  Late reservations can present difficulties in food preparation.  Our caterer prepares our meals based on our expected attendance and we do not want to be short of food or place settings.  If you make a reservation and realize you will not be able to attend, prior to the dinner, please call or email Beth Daly immediately so the club does not have to assume the cost of that meal.   If you arrive without a reservation, we will ask you to wait until others with confirmed reservations are seated.

Heritage Award

Please consider being a member of the Heritage Award Committee. This award recognizes contributions of individuals and organizations whose focus is on the preservation of local Civil War era buildings, objects, battlefields, and history.  Each year, an award is presented during the May meeting of the Civil War Round Table of Fredericksburg.  If you are interested in learning more about the award and/or are interested in joining the committee, please contact Committee Chair, Carol Walker, via email at cwalkerfl2004@gmail.com.

Hardtack

Our newsletter is always a better publication when it includes your contributions.  This month we have three submissions.  Board of Directors member, Carolyn Elstner, prepared an excellent article on her ancestor, Evander Willis.  The second submission came from last February’s guest speaker, John Grady.  John shared with the club an article he wrote for the Fall 2021 issue of CivilWarNavy.com.  “Attempted Capture of the Union Screw Sloop Pawnee” can be found after Carolyn’s piece.  The third submission, The Bugle, is the bi-monthly journal of the American Civil War Round Table of Queensland (ACWRTQ).  Vice President Doc Norton was instrumental in establishing relations with this sister round table in Australia.  This new relationship includes the sharing of newsletters.  You will find theirs to be an impressive publication.

Finally, I’d like to recognize the Civil War Round Table of Fredericksburg’s newest members, Bruce & Linda Thornton.  Thank you, Bruce & Linda, for bearing with us last month.  I have two seats at my table should you return in October.  CWRTF current membership is 93.  An invoice is attached for those still needing to submit their 2021-2022 dues.

Happy Columbus or Indigenous Peoples’ Day, depending on your preference. See you on the 27th.

Your Obedient Servant

Roger L. Leturno

President

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Upcoming Civil War Round Table of Fredericksburg Meetings

Program Year 2021-2022.

The Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table

The Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table meets on the second Monday of each month at Brock's Riverside Grill, Sophia Street at Lafayette Blvd. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m., dinner begins at 6:45 p.m., and the meeting at 7:30 p.m. Reservations should be made by emailing rappcwevents21@gmail.com.

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