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Speeches and Articles of Interest

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.

Recent Speeches:

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The 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:
  http://www.petersburg-va.org/revwar/index.htm.

 Mr. 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, VA 23805.
 

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George Washington's Rules of Civility (.pdf)
November 2004 lecture presented to the Sons of the American Revolution by Cliff Dickinson.

Mr. 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 Richmond, Virginia.

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