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!!! Note the Special Day, Date, Time, and Location  !!!

Thursday
April 14, 2016


Wayne Motts

Historical Treasures
of the
National Civil War Museum

John F. Donnelly Conference Center
Aquinas College
157 Woodward Lane
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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

Bring some friends!
Wayne Motts, of the National Civil War Museum, comes to us from Pennsylvania to the special combined meeting of the Grand Rapids Civil War Round Table and the Grand Rapids Historical Society.  Wayne will giving us a presentation on the 'Fighting the Civil War: Historical Treasures.'  This promises to be an excellent program by a great historian and speaker.  Come early to get the best seats.

We are meeting at a new location.  Please note the location and check out the map below.

Looting of the dead was common after battles.  Soldiers from both sides would go through the pockets of the deceased looking for gold watches, currency, rounds, or food.  But one of the most wanted items was  good pair of shoes.

President Lincoln referred to the following cities as "the brain, heart, and bowels of the rebellion"; Richmond, Virginia, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Vicksburg, Mississippi.

The Enfield rifled musket was the most popular shoulder arm of the Confederate troops.  The .577 caliber rifle weighed over nine pounds, was 55 inches long, and was reasonably accurate to almost one thousand yards.  The Confederacy imported four hundred thousand Enfield's from Britain.

General Robert E. Lee's army of sixty thousand men caused over fifty thousand casualties in the Union army's one hundred twenty thousand man forces in the defense of Richmond during the course of the Civil War.
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Membership fees for the 2015-2016 season will be $20.00.
Checks can be made out to GRCWRT.
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Due to the special location of our April meeting, 
our volunteers will not providing refreshments.


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