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We meet on the second Monday of the month at Brock's Riverside Grill,

Sophia Street at Lafayette Blvd.

Social time begins at 6:00, dinner begins at 6:45 with the meeting at 7:30.

All subjects and speakers are subject to change. More details about the

 speakers and the subject will be published in the Drum & Bugle each month.

Dinner Reservation Information

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Activity/Dues Payment Information


January 8, 2024

Dwight Hughes:
“The Naval Civil War Near and Far”

February 12, 2024

Ernest Dollar:
“Hearts Torn Asunder: Trauma in the Civil War’s Final Campaign in North Carolina”


March 11, 2024

Alex Rossino and Gene Thorp:
"The Tale Untwisted: General George B. McClellan, the Maryland Campaign and the Dis- covery of Lee’s Lost Orders”


April 8, 2024

Greg Elder:
“Intelligence at the Battle of Shiloh”

May 13, 2024

Kristopher White:
“The Ides of May: The Wounding of James Longstreet”

June 10, 2024

Hampton Newsome:
“Gettysburg’s Southern Front: Opportunity And Failure at Richmond”


July 8, 2024

Stephen Evangelista:
“Our Story: The Lives and Legacy of Those Who Served in Battery B First Rhode Island Light Artillery”


August 12, 2024

Gary Castellino:
“Chickasaw Bayou”

September 9, 2024

T.J. Bradley:
“Second Manassas”

October 14, 2024

Chris Mackowski:
“Moments of Contingency and the Rise of Grant”

November 11, 2024

Paige Gibbons Backus:
“Women in the Civil War”

December 9, 2024

Rob Orrison:
“Potomac Blockade”

2024 Meeting Dates and Topics

We meet at Brock's Riverside Grill, 503 Sophia Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on the second Monday of every month. Social time begins at 6:00 with dinner at 6:45 and the meeting at 7:30. Members and/or guests may come after dinner and attend the meeting for free. If you come for dinner, you must make an advanced reservation following the rules below.

NOTE: Meetings may be switched to Zoom due to the covid situation. Determination will be made on a month-to-month basis.

Dinner Reservation Policy

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR DINNER, AND SHOULD BE MADE PRIOR TO THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE MONDAY MEETING. Beginning in 2021, dinner price is $30 for members, invited guests, and non members that join at the event. Dinner price is $35 for other non-members. 

To make reservations, e-mail the dinner meeting coordinator at (Preferred) or call 540-479-1299 and leave a message on the answering machine. YOU may be BILLED for any uncancelled reservations.

To cancel a reservation you must contact the dinner meeting coordinator at (Preferred) or 540-479-1299 by 2:00 pm on the day of the dinner. 

You are welcome to attend the meeting without participating in the dinner, and you are also welcome to eat dinner in the regular section of the restaurant.

Permanent Dinner Reservations: Members who regularly attend each monthly dinner meeting can now make a "PERMANENT RESERVATION". That means you automatically have a dinner reservation each month and only need to contact the dinner meeting coordinator to cancel for that month. When you make your next reservation, please let dinner meeting coordinator know if you want a permanent reservation. 

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