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October Meeting
October 9, 2023 7:30pm

John Roos
 

John Roos is a 2018 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a BA in American history. He is in his final two classes for his MA at the same school and same major. He received his teaching license from Shenandoah University. He is currently a 7th grade English teacher at Culpeper Middle School. He is also a former intern with the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Military Park. He worked at two other parks for the NPS over the course of 2017-2018. He and his wife Sarah moved to Fredericksburg in 2019. He also is a battlefield guide for Battlefield Tours of Virginia, which is owned by fellow round table member, John Kanaster. He specializes in the Fredericksburg area battlefields, and also Mine Run, North Anna, Haw's Shop, Totopotomoy Creek, Cold Harbor, and the Seven Days. He has a couple articles published on the Emerging Civil War blog page.

 

General John Reynolds is a perfect case study for looking at how Civil War figures are remembered today. Are the words we use to remember these men and women accurate? Are they just common opinion, or has the idea of popular history taken such a hold on memory of the Civil War, that we just follow what the pop history historians tell us? These are the questions John will have us ponder.

Our speaker lineup for 2023 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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