From the Brigade Commander ~ October 2019


From the Brigade Commander: Barry Arnold

 We opened our 42nd year campaign with a bang. Our September speaker was fabulous with his presentation on his book “Gettysburg Rebels”. He took five nobodies or low level privates originally from Gettysburg who joined the Confederate army and returned to fight on the Confederate side in one of the hardest fought battles of the Civil War. This was truly a must read book and presentation which addressed the myths of these individuals.

Our next speaker for October 1st will be Eric Buckland. A retired army veteran of 22 years and author of five books on Mosby’s rangers. He will speak on Mosby’s leadership. So, please come and enjoy him with me and your fellow round table members.

I want to announce that one of our preservation battlefields is the Shenandoah battlefield’s foundation. This foundation is very close to our own Round table. Our $1000.00 gift with matching funds turned into $14000.00. The money went to save the Buhl property at the battle of New Market. If you visit New Market battlefield in your travels, you can be proud that you helped save this site.

Our field trips are important to us. It allows us to get together and, first hand, see these Civil War sites. History is the road map to the future. As we plan our field trips, I hope you provide feed-back into places you would like to visit. We had a short survey in September and if you did not have an opportunity at the meeting, feel free to provide feed-back at our October meeting. We can plan and participate in great trips. Again, history is the road map to the future. As I close please be safe and drive carefully. I’ll be looking forward to seeing all of you on Tuesday October first, 2019.