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Wednesday
January 17, 2018


GRCWRT
Membership
Open Round Table


!!! Note the New Meeting Room !!!
West Dining Room
(Just off the Main Cafeteria)
DeWitt Student Center
Kuyper College
3333 East Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan

!!! Note the New Start Time !!!
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Program begins at 7:30 pm

Bring some friends!
Our program this month will be a true Civil War round table. We need you, and your fellow members, to bring Civil War related artifacts, pictures, documents, and stories to our January meeting to share them with the rest of the group. You say you have your great-great grandfather's 1861 Springfield? Bring it and tell us about it. You say you have your great-great-grandmother's letters that she received from her husband during the war? Bring them and tell us about them. You say you have some artifacts that you’ve collected and know something about their history? We want to see them and hear about them. You say you went to Petersburg on vacation this past summer? Bring the pictures and tell us about it. We really do want to see and hear about your Civil War antiques, histories, and vacations. No item or story is too big or too small.
The Union Army of the Tennessee was named after the Tennessee River, not the state.  Thus the word 'the' differentiates it from the Confederate Army of Tennessee, which was named after the state.

The 'Battle Above the Clouds' was the poetic name given to the Battle of Lookout Mountain, fought in Chattanooga, Tennessee, November of 1863.

The Union Navy had strong cadres of foreign-born soldiers.  Admiral David Farragut's flagship, the 'Hartford', had twenty-five nationalities aboard at one time; almost two-thirds of the ship's crew were born outside of the United States.  Irish and British men made up most of the crew.

George Crook, the famous Native American fighter, commanded the Army of West Virginia and used many unconventional warfare techniques he learned on the frontier while fighting against the Confederates.
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Membership fees for the 2017-2018 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.


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