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 always include the menu. As soon as County Seat can provide one, we will send a second email notice and post below. 


- Please consider donating to our silent auction…Civil War memorabilia and books, Richmond history, etc.

Happening this Month

October 20, 2022

Powhatan Civil War Roundtable Meeting

County Seat Restaurant, Powhatan, VA


October 20, 2022

Roast Pork, apple stuffing, braised cabbage, salad and dessert (or soup and salad).

Please RSVP to [email protected] asap, the deadline is Oct. 16.
$18 members, $22 non-members

A little more about our program...

The topic: “Maryland my Maryland” - After formulating his grand strategy, General R. E. Lee accepted command of the Army of Northern Virginia in June 1862. He, at this point, set out in his quest to fight a climactic campaign, or a series of campaigns, in Northern Virginia and, if need be, north of the Potomac. His initial operational courses of action centered on an active defense with offensive tactics. He won two great victories in just three months using this approach: Seven Days, June 25–July 1, 1862, and the other Second Manassas, August 29–30, 1862. Since Richmond was under imminent threat in the summer of 1862, his aggressive approach during these campaigns could be warranted. All the same, Lee’s victories may have distorted his assessment of the situation. Come find out if he developed a sense of invincibility—toward himself and his army as he initiated his first of three offensive campaigns in the fall of 1862. This presentation focuses on how and why the Maryland Campaign was strategically unsound, as well as its consequences.