Jun 272010

Troy Marshall

Troy Marshall speaking before a packed house at the Senior Center Wednesday.

Regular listeners of our podcast or our live streaming feed might know Rick Britton. He’s a historian and cartographer and a frequent guest on WINA’s Charlottesville Right Now with Coy Barefoot. Rick also organizes a Civil War lecture and day-trip series in conjunction with the Charlottesville Senior Center.

On Wednesday June 23, 2010 Troy Marshall, New Market Battlefield’s Director of Interpretation, delivered a powerpoint presentation entitled "Embattled Eden" about the trials and tribulations suffered by the hard-working citizens of the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War’s horrific four years. At least five major military campaigns were fought up and down the Valley during the war. Additionally, Marshall covered the Valley’s most famous fighting unit, the five Virginia infantry regiments that made up the hard-fighting "Stonewall" Brigade (which, of course, won its nickname at First Manassas when it "stood like a stonewall" along with Confederate Gen. Thomas Jonathan Jackson).

On Wednesday, June 30th, Rick Britton will take a tour bus up to beautiful Winchester, Virginia, where the tour will visit the fabulous Museum of the Shenandoah (with its gardens, exhibits, and historic Glen Burnie mansion), and the Old Court House Civil War Museum. The bus tour departs from the Charlottesville Senior Center at 8:00 AM. There is a fee for the tour. Call 974-6538 for more information.

This is the second in a six part series for 2010.

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