June 8, 2016
!Note the Special Date!
The Civilian Viewpoint
Dewitt Student Center
3333 E. Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Program begins at 7:30 p.m.
Bring some friends!
John Simmons returns to continue his fascinating look at "Gettysburg: The Civilian Viewpoint." The citizens of this small town suffered nearly as much as their military counterparts. Many of their homes were looted or their farms stripped clean of livestock and crops. Then they were left with virtually nothing except the dead and wounded. Come here John relate more stories of the families of Gettysburg.
Forty-Nine percent of the families in the state of Mississippi owned slaves.
Brigadier General Joseph Palmer, who commanded a Confederate brigade during the Battle of Stones River, Tennessee, had been the mayor of Murfreesboro to the outbreak of the war.
The commander of the Army of he Potomac, Major General George Gordon Meade, was appointed to command just three days before the battle.
By 1860, Fort Pulaski's armament was still not completed and it was not yet garrisoned. However, before United States troops could occupy the fort, located just off the coast of Georgia, they had to conquer it.
Membership fees for the 2015-2016 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.
Refreshments for our June meeting will be provided by:
John and Andrew Simmons
The Bryan House at Gettysburg