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 - Favorite Relic Night (our Mini Show).  Bring your favorite treasure or a table full, to share with the club.  Our best attended meeting!

September 25 - Rusty Hicks will give the presentation for September. His topic will focus on a pair of 1851 Colt navy revolvers belonging to Richard Byrd Kennon (aide to Jeb Stuart and other assignments in the Army of Northern Virginia) that he has been able to bring together for the first time since the Civil War. 

October 23 -  Artillery expert Pete George will discuss the differences between Federal cannon ammunition and Confederate versions. Bring any you have for display or to ask questions. It is also time to start planning the times members will be available at the CVCWA table at the Civil War Show at RR in November.

November 27 -  Our program will be by our Program Director, Jack Mountcastle. Jack will present "The Trail of the Token" and members are encouraged to bring any Sutler's tokens they have to display.  Club business for the 2019 officers and other business will be discussed. Results of the Capital of the Confederacy Show will be discussed.

December - (No Meeting in December)

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