Thursday, September 17, 2009

Below is information about the American Revolution Round Table of Richmond's tour of the 1781 Battle of Petersburg on October 17. Their web site is at, with meeting details at Please contact Bill Welsch with any questions.
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION ROUND TABLE OF RICHMOND invites you on a bus tour of The 1781 Battle of Petersburg led and narrated by Dr. James H. Ryan, LTC, USA - Ret. Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 8:30 AM - 4 PM
As the American Revolution drew to a close, Petersburg's strategic location made it the focus of one of the last major battles leading up to the British surrender at Yorktown. We will travel to the British landing site at Hopewell and then follow their advance into Petersburg. We will trace their movements, as well as American counter maneuvers, visiting the locations of the various battlefield actions. After lunch at Eley's BBQ, we will visit Old Blandford Church, where British General William Phillips is buried, and the historic 1768 Battersea House. To reserve a seat, please send the completed attached sheet and a check for $45 per person, payable to ARRT-R to: Woody Childs, 13730 Bradley Bridge Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23838. Direct questions to or 804-755-1809. Seating is limited. You may board the bus in either Richmond or Petersburg. A BBQ lunch at Eley's is included, as well as a copy of Robert P. Davis' booklet "The Battle of Petersburg." The trip goes regardless of weather. Please join us for this unique day.
The 1781 Battle of Petersburg Tour Reservation Form

NAME: ____________________________

ADDRESS: __________________________

PHONE: ___________________________

EMAIL: ____________________________

I WILL BOARD THE BUS AT: RICHMOND: ___ PETERSBURG: ___ Upon receipt, confirmation, boarding locations, and specific details will be emailed to you.

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