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November 2017 Meeting (includes Audio)

Posted November 4, 2017 at 7:32 PM

Our presenter for the November meeting was Dr. Clay Mountcastle. Dr. Mountcastle was appointed Director of the Virginia War Memorial in June 2016. A retired US Army officer, Mountcastle’s military service took him to Germany, South Korea and Iraq and on assignments with the 82nd Airborne Division, US Army 5th Corps and US Army Special Operations Command.

Dr. Mountcastle

He is a 1994 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and holds a Masters and PhD in History from Duke University. Most recently, he served as the Professor of Military History at the University of Washington in Seattle and as an Assistant Professor of Military History at the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Lee, Virginia.

Dr. Mountcastle is the author of Punitive War: Confederate Guerillas and Union Reprisals and numerous articles published in Civil War Monitor and other military history publications.

He and his wife, Dr. Sally Mountcastle, and their three children live in Chesterfield County, Virginia.