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Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet and General Braxton Bragg launched a night attack on Union troops at Wauhatchie Station, Tennessee on October 28, 1863.  The Union was surprised by the attack, but as reinforcements arrived, forced the Confederates back.  This left the station open for the Union to receive supplies, weapons, and ammunition via rail.  Relatively few night engagements occurred during the Civil War, but this is one of the most significant.

"The whole army is burning with an insatiable desire to wreak violence upon South Carolina.  I almost tremble for her fate."
                                                               ~ General William T. Sherman,
              as he prepared to lead his army into the Palmetto State

"The great event of today is the departure of the 9th Regiment for Fort Leavenworth.  Confined in camp for more than two months, with nothing between them and cold weather, save a sheet of canvas, they verity rejoice in the prospect of  of milder skies in the land of Dixie.  Yet the sad hour of parting came all too soon, and I saw tearful eyes and dejected faces when the last roll was called to summon them from the endearing ties of home and friends.  But the white kerchiefs waved in the breeze from every house by fair hands, the oft repeated cheers and booming guns, strengthened their courage, and bade them a hearty God-speed.
                                  ~  Wisconsin State Journal, January 25, 1862

!!! We are changing our meeting facility !!!
We are now meeting at:

Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
2965 Leonard Street NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is located on the north side of Leonard Street just west of the East Beltline.
We will be meeting in the Chapel of the Seminary.
There is no food or drink allowed in the Chapel.
Our snacks will be in a separate room, near the Chapel.

October 20, 2021

Dr. Michael Stevens

A Look at the Service of the Third Michigan Infantry: Then and Now
!!! We Have Moved !!!

Puritan Reformed
Theological Seminary
2965 Leonard Street NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan
We will meet in the Chapel
(See Details Below)

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Program begins at 7:00 pm
The Grand Rapids Civil War Round Table is back and we are very glad to welcome the return of Dr. Michael Stevens as our first speaker for the 2021-2022 season.  Michael's program will be, "A Look at the Service of the Third Michigan Infantry: Then and Now".

We will actually be welcoming two speakers to the Round Table: Sgt. George Williams of the Third Michigan Infantry, recently mustered out and fresh off the train from Virginia, will give a first-hand account of the three years of faithful service for Grand Rapids own volunteer regiment. Then, Dr. Michael Stevens, Professor of English at Cornerstone University, will make an appearance to discuss the backstories of intriguing characters and occurrences in the service of the Third Michigan. Any similarity in appearance between the two speakers is purely incidental.
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Membership fees for the 2021-2022 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
Michael Stevens