Notices and Updates
Beginning February 2022
Cost of meals at County Seat will increase to $18 for members and $22 for guests.
** As supply and availability issues continue our invitation fliers will not include the menu. As soon as County Seat can provide one, we will send a second email notice and post below.
-A reminder to please pay your 2022 dues. After this March meeting, a “member attendee” coming to a meeting will be charged the guest dinner rate until 2022 dues are paid.
-With spring cleaning, please consider donating to our silent auction…Civil War memorabilia and books, Richmond history, etc.
May 19, 2022
Salad, meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas and carrots, and dessert
Please RSVP to [email protected] asap, the deadline is May 15.
A little more about our program...
“Diabolical Designs: The Story of Dahlgren’s Raid.”
Union General Judson Kilpatrick conducted several cavalry raids in Virginia in 1863 and had even more ambitious plans for 1864. Based on reports that the Confederacy had few men to defend Richmond, he received approval from Secretary of War Edwin Stanton to raid the Confederate capital and set about planning his raid. He recruited a young and dynamic Colonel Ulric Dahlgren, the son of prominent Admiral John Dahlgren. Kilpatrick planned to feint west towards Charlottesville and then march south on Richmond to draw the few defenders north of the city. Dahlgren and 500 cavalrymen would approach Richmond from the west and cross the James River and attack from the south side. Kilpatrick and Dahlgren would link up and free 13,000 Union prisoners held in Richmond. Kilpatrick had earned the nickname “Kill Cavalry” for his recklessness. This ambitious scheme fit his reputation.
Join us to learn the details of how this hastily drawn up plan turned out.