The Sunken Road
Virtual May Meeting
This month we will continue virtual Zoom programming with a presentation on "Dranesville: A Troubled Town, 1861." by Ryan Quint. Watch for your invitation!
Ryan Quint was born in Maine, and after high school moved to Virginia. He received his Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. Ryan has worked for a number of museums, including the George Washington Foundation, Colonial Williamsburg, and the National Park Service. His first book, Determined to Stand and Fight: The Battle of Monocacy, was published by Savas Beatie in 2017. He is currently a Park Guide at the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, and is working on his second book, dealing with the Battle of Dranesville.
The town of Dranesville became a battlefield on Dec. 20, 1861 when it hosted a small clash that saw the Confederate forces, commanded by Brig. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, turned back in defeat. However, the town’s Civil War drama started well before the battle. This presentation will examine the tumultuous first year of the war that gripped the town and pitted Unionists against Secessionists within the same streets. While battles certainly garner the most attention, it is equally important to examine the lives and impacts of the civilian population as they geared up for a war that saw neighbor turn against neighbor. Home Guards, threats, and midnight patrols are all just small parts of the bigger story of Dranesville: A Troubled Town.
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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.
Here is the link for the Youtube version, complete with my watermark and opening titles. I ask that you use this version. And please do use it! I'm happy to see so many people getting enjoyment and education from this program.
Thank you so much for your interest and support. Best regards, Geoff