Speeches and Articles of
From time to time, the Society will be posting links to
informative articles or speeches given at the state Society gatherings.
Here are some of the most recent ones. You can click on the document you
want to download and save it to your computer. You can then use Microsoft
Word to open the file.
Revolutionary War - The Battle of Petersburg (.pdf)
April 2003 lecture presented to the Virginia Society by Robert P. Davis
Robert P. Davis is the author of, “Where
a Man Can Go, Major General William Phillips, British Royal Artillery
1731-1781,” Greenwood Press, Westport, C, 1999. He also serves as
consultant to the City of Petersburg on Revolutionary War history and the
Battle of Petersburg, and as an authoritative lecturer on Revolutionary
War history. Mr. Davis recommends for those interested, Petersburg’s
Revolutionary War website:
Davis has developed a list of 450 American participants in the Battle of
Petersburg, the majority of whom were from Chesterfield, Prince George,
Suffolk, Culpepper, Surry, Suffolk and Dinwiddie Counties of Virginia.
Davis may be contacted at: Robert P. Davis, 3204 Gordon Drive, Petersburg,
George Washington's Rules of Civility (.pdf)
November 2004 lecture presented to the Sons of the American Revolution
by Cliff Dickinson.
has taught American History at St. Christopher's School for twenty
years. Mr. Dickinson is a frequent book reviewer for the Richmond Times
Dispatch, for five summers performed archival work at the Museum of the
Confederacy and for ten summers worked as a National Park Service
ranger. Cliff has a MA degree from Edinboro University near Erie,
Pennsylvania. Cliff, his wife Crystal, daughter and son live in