December 8, 2020

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The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation’s Civil War Roundtable will resume meeting in January 2021 using the Zoom online meeting platform.

Members of the roundtable will be sent an email with a link and login information before the meeting.  If you’re interested in taking part in the meetings but aren’t already a member, you can sign up for the roundtable by completing and submitting the form below.

Membership in the roundtable is open to everyone.  To be added to the e-mail list for the group, fill out the form below or call the SVBF at 540-740-4545.  For more information, call 540-740-4545 or email

Next Meeting

Date and Time:  Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 7:30 pm
Guest speaker:  Dr. Ken Rutherford
Topic: “America’s Buried History”:  Landmines in the Civil War

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About the Program:

Dr. Rutherford’s program will highlight how landmine development and tactics evolved with their widespread use in the Civil War – and how an alliance of Confederate professionally-trained soldiers, ill-equipped home guard units, businessmen and Masons succeeded in furthering landmine warfare.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford is author of America’s Buried History: Landmines in the Civil War (Savas Beatie, April 2020). He is a trustee of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation and a Professor of Political Science at James Madison University. After losing his legs to a landmine in Somalia, he became a leader in the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, which was awarded the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize.

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