Virginia’s Civil War - Travel Class
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Virginia’s Civil War:
Campaign & Battles of the Old Dominion, Part I
Lecturer: Civil War Historian Rick Britton
The perfect class for both recent transplants and local history buffs who want to delve a bit deeper!
Introduction—When Virginia seceded from the Union in April of 1861—and Richmond became the Confederacy’s new capital—most everyone understood that the region between Richmond and Washington, D.C. would be heavily contested. Nobody could have foreseen, however, the number of engagements that would take place, nor the amount of devastation Virginia would suffer through. The Old Dominion would witness 30 large-scale battles, and about 400 smaller actions. In the final analysis, in fact, approximately 66 percent of the war was fought on Virginia soil. In this lecture class we’ll explore the first two years of the conflict, in chronological order—a great way to learn about “Virginia’s Civil War!” Join us!
Our Lecturer—An award-winning local historian, Rick Britton has published scores of articles on the Civil War, and two books— Jefferson: A Monticello Sampler (2008), and Virginia Vignettes: Famous Characters & Events in Central Virginia History (2015).
The Class—At the Senior Center Inc. beginning on Thursday, June 7th, 6:00–7:30 p.m. (and continuing for another 5 Thursdays). Charge: Senior Center members: $70.00—guests: $80.00.
• Thursday, June 7th - 6:oo pm – The First Manassas (or First Bull Run) Campaign
• Thursday, June 14th - 6:oo pm – Jackson’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign
• Thursday, June 21st - 6:oo pm – The Peninsula Campaign
• Thursday, June 28th - 6:oo pm – The Second Manassas (or Second Bull Run) Campaign
• Thursday, July 12th - 6:oo pm – The Sharpsburg (or Antietam) Campaign
• Thursday, July 19th - 6:oo pm – The Fredericksburg Campaign
• Thursday, July 26th – Travel Session: An entire day in Richmond, capital of the Confederacy. In the morning we’ll tour the Museum of the Confederacy & the White House of the Confederacy. We’ll dine nearby. In the afternoon we’ll tour the beautifully preserved Gaines’ Mill Battlefield. Guiding the tour will be historian Rick Britton. (Tour departs 9:00 a.m., returns between 4:30 & 5:30 p.m. Travel Session is a separate charge.)Open to all.