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The Confederate forces of General John Bell Hood unsuccessfully attacked the Union troops of General William T. Sherman at the Battle of Peachtree Creek on July 20, 1864.

The Union Army under General Irwin McDowell suffers a defeat at Bull Run on July 21, 1861.  Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson earns the nickname "Stonewall", as his brigade resists Union attacks.  Union troops fell back to Washington.  President Lincoln realizes the war will be long and comments, "It's damned bad."

Humans were not the only casualties of the Civil War.  Fearful tolls were also extracted on the animals used by the military.  One estimate stated that more than 1,500 artillery horses were killed at the Battle of Gettysburg.

There is a lighthouse on Cockspur Island, Georgia that dates back to 1856.  The structure survived the Civil War despite being the direct line of fire during the battle for Fort Pulaski in 1862.

Wednesday
September 21, 2022

To Be Announced

To Be Announced

We Meet At:
Puritan Reformed
Theological Seminary
2965 Leonard Street NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan


Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Program begins at 7:00 pm
The Grand Rapids Civil War Round Table 2021-2022 season is now complete.  A big "Thank You!" to all of our presenters and our volunteers that help make our group so successful.  We wish you a safe and blessed summer.  We hope to see you again in September!

Special Announcements:
Our Next Meeting


Membership fees for the 2022-2023 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.
Civil War Notes
Third Michigan Monument
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania