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September 17, 2014


To Be Announced
The Dewitt Student Center
Kuyper College
3333 East Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan​

 Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Program begins at 7:30 p.m.

Bring some friends!
The Grand Rapids Civil War Round Table is now on its summer break.  A special "Thank you!" to all of our speakers and volunteers for all of your time and effort this past year.  We wish you, and all of our members and guests a great, fun, safe, and blessed summer.  See everyone back in September when our presenter will be Roger Rosentretter.
Special Announcements:
The London Spectator newspaper denounced the Emancipation Proclamation as a hypocritical sham.

The fledgling U.S. Marine Corps struggled to expand its numbers early in the war as they paid no signing bonuses like the Army and the Navy did.

Fighting was extremely fierce during the Battle of Antietam and entire regiments ceased to exist.  However, one-third of McClellan's seventy-five thousand -man Army of the Potomac never fired a shot.

Confederate Brigadier General Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls lost his left arm and his left leg during the Civil War but was later governor of Louisiana for eight years.
Our Next Meeting

Membership fees for the 2014-2015 season will be $20.00.
Checks can be made out to GRCWRT.
Get your membership/renewal form on our 
Membership page or at the meeting.
Dues are based on the meeting year, September - June.


The GRCWRT is in need of a volunteer to take over the duties of treasurer.  Please contact our Coordinator, Dan Dunn, if you are interested.


The GRCWRT held its annual business meeting after the June meeting.  Dan Dunn retains his positions as Coordinator and Treasurer.  John Gelderloos is Assistant Coordinator.  Dave Broene stays on as Program Director.  John Vohlken is keeping on as the Website Editor and Membership List.  Jackie Vohlken is still in charge of Book and Magazine Sales and has taken on the duties of Secretary.  Gary and Suzanne Wainwright are the Members at Large and Suzanne will be handling the Refreshment Coordinator.
Thanks again to all of our volunteers.

Civil War Notes