Thanks from the MOC!

Robert Hancock, Senior Curator at the Museum of theConfederacy, greatly appreciates our most recent donation to the Museum. The contribution will enable the MOC to purchase and utilize the state-of-the-art photography equipment needed to effectively digitize the Museum's collection. Robert sends his most sincere thanks to the Central Virginia Civil War Collectors Association!

CVCWCA Caps & Patches!

Dave Garnett has obtained a new supply of CVCWCA caps and patches! These have the club logo as shown on this page, which David personally designed some years ago. Cost is $17.00 for hats with patches sewn on. $5.00 for patches alone. Contact David at 746-4668.

CVCWCA on Facebook!

Thanks to Robyn Bradshaw and Joyce Hann for creating and maintaining a Facebook page for the CVCWCA. Visit us today, search for CVCWCA and become a friend!

Upcoming CVCWCA Programs in 2018!

January 23Our guest speaker in January will be Dr. Bruce Venter, the author of Kill Jeff Davis: The Union Raid on Richmond, 1864. He is going to share the fascinating story of this attempt by Federal cavalry led by Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick that had as its primary goal the freeing of Union troops held prisoner in Richmond. The raid began in February, 1864 and ended with the death of Kilpatrick’s primary assistant, Colonel Ulric Dahlgren, who was killed in action while fighting Confederate units in King and Queen County on March 2, 1864. Papers found on Dahlgren’s body seemed to indicate that the young officer had also received orders to attempt to kill Jefferson Davis and members of the Confederate President’s cabinet. This will be a very interesting talk.

February 27The speaker for the February 27 meeting is Dennis Madison who has been collecting Civil War artifacts for nearly 60 years and relic hunting about 50 years. Dennis served as the first President of the Association now known as Central Virginia Civil War Collectors Association. The presentation will be a must for those who want to understand bringing to light artifacts that have not been seen for over 150 years, then trying to identify them. Dennis will bring his favorite 50 dug items from his collection including belt buckles, insignia, personally identified items, and more. There will be some buttons in the mix.

March 27 - Ben Greenbaum is a partner and owner of Perry Adams Antiques, which traces its roots back to 1980 and the first catalog of Virginia civil war relics published by Bill and Ben’s Relics. Ben will present an update on the stabilization and inventory efforts of the Petersburg Preservation Task Force. CVCWCA funded purchase of software to create an inventory of the collections as they are identified by experts such as Ben.  Artifacts of immense historical significance have been catalogued.

April 24 - Bill Thompson will speak on a timeless topic that is a true art in itself: engraved Colt pistols. Please come and share your own!

May 22 - Expert, collector, and great supporter of all interested in Civil War era head gear Kenny Bage will share his knowledge. Kenny's presentations are always punctuated with amazing examples. Bring your own examples, questions, and anecdotes for a lively discussion and fun.

June 26 -

July 24 -

August 28 -

September 25 -

October 23 -

November 27 -

December - (No Meeting in December)

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