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May Meeting
May 13, 2024 7:30pm

Kristopher White

Kristopher White is the deputy director of education at the American Battlefield Trust. White is a graduate of Norwich University with an M.A. in Military History, as well as a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in History. For nearly five years, he served as a ranger-historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. White is the co-founder and founding chief historian of Emerging Civil War and is also the co-creator of the Engaging the Civil War Series. An award-winning speaker and editor, White has authored, co-authored, or edited nearly two-dozen books. He frequently leads tours in the United States and abroad.


"The Ides of May: The Wounding of James Longstreet,.": “Old Pete,” Lee’s second-in-command, was a stalwart that the “Gray Fox” relied on as the 1864 campaigns opened. However, just hours after Longstreet saved Lee’s army along the Orange Plank Road in the Wilderness, tragedy struck. While riding along the road during an audacious and successful flank attack, Longstreet, like Stonewall Jackson, was accidentally shot by his own men, less than three miles from the spot of Jackson’s fateful wounding. Longstreet’s wounding, like Jackson’s, forever changed the face of the Army of Northern Virginia.

Our speaker lineup for 2024 is NOW available HERE 

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Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT)

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) is a nonprofit organization preserving land associated with the Civil War campaigns of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Mine Run, The Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House. They have preserved nearly 1,700 acres of hallowed local battlegrounds since incorporating in 1996. RVCWRT has raised and donated over $40,000 to support CVBT projects. Our round table is proud to be the 2017 recipient of the CVBT  Dr. Michael P. Stevens Preservation Award, whose purpose is "to shine a light on those who have made notable contributions to the preservation of Civil War resources in Virginia." Learn more about this active and important preservation organization at www.cvbt.org.

Brock's Riverside Grill

Brock’s Riverside Grill, 503 Sophia Street, on the Rappahannock River in historic Old Town Fredericksburg, has been our favorite meeting venue for many years. Brock’s is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch year round. Menu is American “steak and seafood” with a southwestern flair.  More information is available at Brocksgrill.com. Call 540-370-1820 for reservations. 

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LOOKING FOR A BATTLEFIELD TOUR?

Hallowed Ground Tours is run by RVCWRT member Scott Walker, a trained historian who has lived in Fredericksburg for over 50 years.  He offers tours not only of area battlefields but also of architecture and history of various designated historic districts within the city.  His tours, which also emphasize the changes to and preservation of the local landscape, are tailored to your interests and needs.

Website:  HallowedGroundTours.com             

E-mail:  Tourmaster@HallowedGroundTours.com

Telephone: 540-809-3918

Battlefield Tours of Virginia, operated by RVCWRT member John Kanaster, came about because of the need to get visitors mobile with a battlefield guide and to achieve a comprehensive private battlefield tour experience. The company has addressed this need by creating a team of knowledgeable and experienced battlefield guides, primarily based out of the Central Virginia area. Many of these battlefield guides are published historians with their own book and are available to speak. Battlefield Tours of Virginia offers tours in and around Fredericksburg, Culpeper, Richmond and the Shenandoah Valley.

Website:  battlefieldtoursofvirginia.com

Email: info@battlefieldtoursofvirginia.com

Telephone : 540-310-8162

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. 

 

  

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