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"Had I so inherited in behalf of the rich, the powerful, the intelligent, the so-called great, or in behalf of any of their friends . . . every man in this court would have deemed it a act worthy of reward rather than punishment."
                                            ~ Last speech of abolitionist John Brown
                                                    During his trial on November 2, 1859

Confederates picked up approximately eleven thousand small arms when they gleaned the field after the Battle of Fredericksburg.

Belle Boyd was a young Virginia teenager and known as the "Cleopatra of the Secession."  She used her feminine wiles to coax military information from Union officers at her father's Front Royal Hotel.  She would then ride boldly  through enemy lines at night to deliver the information to General Stonewall Jackson and other Confederate Commanders.  For her contributions, she was awarded the Southern Cross of Honor.

Approximately twenty thousand Native Americans served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War.  They participated in battles such as Pea Ridge, Second Manassas, Antietam, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Federal assaults on Petersburg.
!!! 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.

Wednesday
March 18, 2020

John Braden

Confederate Treatment of Colored Troops
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!!! 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
!!  Our March meeting has been postponed  !!
!! And our April meeting has been cancelled !!
These changes are due to the State imposed meeting restrictions due to the COVID19 Virus.
We are hoping to reschedule the March meeting
on April 15th at the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.
We will provide more information when we have it.

Our next program brings the return of John Braden to the Grand Rapids Civil War Round Table with his program on 'Confederate Treatment of Colored Troops."

"IT DIDN'T START WITH FORT PILLOW. Nor did it end there. John Braden provides eyewitness accounts of what happened when white met black in combat during the Civil War, and discusses the policies and practices of both sides. John will have books for sale that cover that topic and more with complete references."
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Membership fees for the 2019-2020 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
District of Columbia
Company E, 4th US Colored Infantry
 at Fort Lincoln