Regular listeners of our podcasts might know Rick Britton. He’s a Charlottesville-based author, lecturer, and cartographer. An award-winning historian, Rick also organizes a “Civil War Lecture and Day-Trip Series” in conjunction with the Charlottesville Senior Center.
On Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Troy Marshall spoke about the brilliant campaign that made “Stonewall” Jackson famous. Through May and early June of 1862, Jackson and his 17,000-man “foot cavalry” out-marched, out-maneuvered, and out-fought several Federal forces totaling over 60,000 men.
On Wednesday, July 27, 2010, Rick Britton will conduct a Civil War day-trip into the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. The tour will start off by motoring down the Luray Valley, then take in the urban Front Royal battlefield, the Warren Rifles Confederate Museum, and the nearby Belle Boyd cottage, home of the famous Southern spy. The tour will also spend some time simply enjoying this charming Shenandoah Valley town. Bus tour departs from the Charlottesville Senior Center at 9:00 am. There is a fee for the tour. Call 974-6538 for more information.
This is part four of a six part series for 2011. You can listen to all six parts of this series here.