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Civil War Roundtable Planning Weekend Visit to the Capital of the Confederacy
Posted on: 01/08/2014
By  Mike Cullums
The Civil War Roundtable of the Mid-Ohio Valley will host a Spring Field Trip to Richmond, Virginia. The adventure will depart from Marietta on Friday, March 21, and return on Sunday, March 23.  
Cost of the field trip includes charter bus transportation; two night accommodations at The Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel in Richmond; a guided bus tour of Richmond's historic and cultural sites; admissions to the American Civil War Center at historic Tredegar and the Museum of the Confederacy; a guided tour of the Confederate White House; a lecture on Civil War Richmond by Michael Gorman, an acclaimed National Park Service historian; and interpretive visits to several battle sites central to the 1864 defense of Richmond.   
Sites featured in the field trip will include Belle Isle, site of the Confederacy's largest prison; Black's Island, where scores of women and children perished in an 1862 explosion at a Confederate munitions factory; Monument Avenue, where monolithic likenesses of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson and JEB Stuart reside; the Virginia State Capital, one-time seat of the Confederate government; St John’s Church, where Patrick Henry proclaimed, "Give me Liberty or Give me Death!"; and Hollywood Cemetery.   
The cemetery overlooks the James River from a pastoral bluff and tells the city’s story from the time the cemetery opened in 1849. It is the burial site of two U.S. presidents, six Virginia governors, two U.S. Supreme Court justices, Jefferson Davis, twenty-two Confederate generals and more than 18,000 Confederate soldiers.   
The field trip will also include visits to Bermuda Hundred and City Point.  A flag ceremony to honor Civil War veterans from southeast Ohio buried at City Point National Cemetery will conclude the trip’s events.
Registration is limited and will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Cost is $310 per guest for shared double-occupancy; and, $ 400 per guest for private accommodations.  
Contact Bill Reynolds at 740-350-0316 or reywilliamr@aol.com to express interest or to ask questions.
The mission of CWRT field trips is to visit locations where soldiers from Washington County and southeast Ohio served during the Civil War, and to recognize their sacrifices through research compiled from personal memoirs, letters and official records.     
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