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Union Major General David Hunter issued General Order No. 11 on May 9th, 1862:
'Slavery and martial law in a free country are altogether incompatible; the persons in these three States - Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina - heretofore held as slaves, are therefore declared forever free.'
President Abraham Lincoln quickly rescinded the order, fearing the political effects it would have in the Border States.

On May 15th, 1864, Union General William T. Sherman begins his Atlanta Campaign with The Battle of Resaca, Georgia.  The battle ended inconclusively.

Ellwood Manor, in Locust Grove, Virginia, was used as a Confederate hospital during the Chancellorsville Campaign.  It was also a headquarters and hospital of the Union Army during the Wilderness Campaign.  General "Stonewall" Jackson's arm is buried in the family cemetery.

Confederate forces under Joseph E. Johnston and G.W. Smith engage Union forces under George B. McClellan at the Battle of Seven Pines, outside of Richmond, Virginia, on May 31, 1862.




Wednesday
May 16, 2018


Dave Jordan

Civil War
Cycloramas

West Dining Room
DeWitt Student Center
Kuyper College
3333 East Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Program begins at 7:30 pm

Bring some friends!
The Grand Rapids Civil War Round Table welcomes the return of Dave Jordan and his presentation on 'Civil War Cycloramas'.  The massive, cylindrical paintings, known as cycloramas, are often known as the original blockbuster movies.  Dozens of these incredible murals were exhibited on tours across the nation.  Sadly, only two remain on display in the United States.  Come here the fascinating history of these fascinating works of art.
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Civil War Notes
A Section of the Gettysburg Cyclorama Painting