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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.

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

Dinner Reservation Information


Activity/Dues Payment Information


January 10, 2022

Steve Norder:

Lincoln Takes Command

February 14, 2022

Dwight Hughes:

Unlike Anything that Ever Floated: The Monitor and Virginia

March 14, 2022

Scott Mingus:

Targeted Tracks: Cumberland Valley Railroad in the Civil War

April 11, 2022

Brian Briones:

Defenses of Washington During the Civil War

May 9, 2022

Ron Kirkwood:

“Too Much for Human Endurance” The George Spangler Farm Hospitals and the Battle of Gettysburg

June 13, 2022

Tyler McGraw:

Emory Upton in Myth and Modern Memory   

July 11, 2022

John Roos:

The Forgotten Fall – The Most Important Unknown Period of the War

August 8, 2022

Charles Knight:

From Arlington to Appomattox – Robert E. Lee’s Civil War

September 12, 2022

Steward Henderson:

Battle of New Market Heights

October 10, 2022

Kenneth R. Rutherford:

America’s Buried History: Landmines in the Civil War

November 14, 2022

Frank O’Reilly:

Topic To Be Announced

December 12, 2022

Jim Smith:

"The Most Successful in its Work" Orlando Willcox's Division and the Final Attack at Antietam

2022 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 John Sapanara 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 John Sapanara 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 John Sapanara to cancel for that month. When you make your next reservation, please let John know if you want a permanent reservation. 

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