At our April Members’ Dinner Meeting, Varnum Memorial Armory Museum Curator Patrick Donovan will tell the story of the Civil War Battle of New Bern that took place early in the U.S. Civil War on March 14, 1862.
Patrick will discuss the 4th Rhode Island Volunteers‘ important and heroic role in the attack to capture a crucial Confederate port city, vital for the supply of war material to the main Confederate Army in the Eastern Theater. He will provide context to the battle, recite a Rhode Islander’s first-hand account of the attack, and share artifacts that were used at the battle.
Reservations for this dinner must be received by 5:00 pm Friday, April 6.
Call Scott Seaback at 401-413-6277 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIME: 5:30 p.m. (social hour); 6:30 p.m. (dinner followed by program)
LOCATION: Varnum Memorial Armory Museum, 6 Main St, East Greenwich, RI, 02818.
FEE: $20 including dinner (Steak fry with baked potato bar, roasted veggies, rolls & butter, coffee and dessert)