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


Activity/Dues Payment Information


January 11, 2021

John Roos:

Burnside at Fredericksburg, "Not to Blame for the Loss"

February 8, 2021

Steward Henderson:

Fighting for their Freedom: USCT

March 8, 2021

Elaine Kessinger:

Professionalization of Nurses

April 12, 2021

Joseph Gillespie:

The Battle of Ball's Bluff: Understanding Disaster During War

May 10, 2021

Ryan Quint:

The Battle of Dranesville

June 14, 2021

David Welker:

The Battle of Chantilly (or Ox Hill)

July 12, 2021

Sarah Kay Bierle:

The Battle of New Market

August 9, 2021

Darrell Cochran:

The U.S. Regulars

September 13, 2021

Peter Carmichael:

The War for the Common Soldier

October 11, 2021

Brian Withrow:

U.S. Grant (1st Person)

November 8, 2021

Doug Crenshaw:

Richmond: 7 Day's

December 13, 2021

Gary Castellino:

The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou: An Interactive Program

2021 Meeting Dates and Topics

The following dinner reservation Instructions are effective 7/1/2021 and supersede outdated contact information in our newsletters. Please use updated email and phone numbers listed below.

We meet at Brock's Riverside Grill, 503 Sophia Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Social time begins at 6:00 with dinner at 6:45 and the meeting at 7:30. You may come after dinner and attend the meeting for free. If you come for dinner, you must make an advanced reservation following the rules shown below.

Dinner Reservation Policy

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR DINNER, AND MUST BE MADE PRIOR TO THE THURSDAY BEFORE THE MEETING. Beginning in 2021, dinner price is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

To make reservations, e-mail John Sapanara at rappcwevents21@gmail.com (Preferred) or call 540-479-1299 and leave a message on the answering machine. YOU will be BILLED for any uncancelled reservations.

To cancel a reservation you must contact John Sapanara at 540-479-1299, or Brock's Restaurant at 540-370-1820, by 4:00 pm on the day of the dinner. If you have invited guests, you must make them aware of this policy, or you, the member will be billed for any uncancelled reservations.

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 one dinner reservation each month and only need to contact John Sapanara to cancel for that month. When you make your next reservation, please let John know if you want a permanent reservation. The current policy of billing you for any non-cancelled reservation is still in effect.


Activity Payments

The RVCWRT now takes credit cards for dinners, dues, tours, raffles, auctions, etc. You can use either MASTER CARD or VISA credit cards (NOT debit cards). The numbers must be embossed, not flat, and we will use the security code on the back of the card. There will be a separate line at the registration desk for members paying with a credit card.


The officers and members of the Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table invite you to join our Round Table.  We are a non-profit public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax deductible under section 170 of the code. Our purpose is the furtherance of Civil War education and historic preservation.  Please use the “Contact” page for any questions or comments.

Individual Dues: $35

Family Dues:  $45


NEW MEMBERS: Please fill out our membership form here before payment:

We have three methods available for any new membership payments, dues renewals, or straight donations that you would wish to make. 


You may mail a check to:


P.O. Box 7632

Fredericksburg, VA 22404

Or, using the Credit Card link here,                          you will be provided a secure transmission of your money into the RVCWRT bank.  Be sure to fill in the form as applicable so we may acknowledge your payment.  At this time we cannot accept Discover, American Express, or other credit cards.

Or, you may use the Paypal link here,                     and you will be provided a secure transmission of your money also into the RVCWRT bank.  Again, please provide as much information as you deem applicable.


We at RVCWRT and the many causes we support thank you for your generosity.