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"My dear, my boys need to be heartened up when they get their furloughs.  Go on, look your prettiest, and be just as nice to them as ever you can be."
                                                                               ~ General Robert E. Lee
                                              responding to a young Virginia woman
              who asked Lee, if he approved of the soldiers 'partying'

The Mason-Dixon Line is generally considered the demarcation point between the North and the South during the Civil War.  It was named after two British astronomers who conducted a survey aimed at settling a boundary dispute between British colonies in Colonial America.

Union General William Birney led the 10th Corp at Chaffin's Farm.  Of the four hundred thirty casualties, all were African American, except the officers.  

"While the people retain their virtue and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government in the short space of four years."
                                                                   ~ President Abraham Lincoln
                                                                        His first inaugural address
                                                                                                   March 4, 1861



Wednesday
June 13, 2018


John Simmons

The Civil War's
Fake News

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 John Simmons and his presentation on Fakes News in the Civil War.  Why do we believe what we do?  Where did our understanding of the war come from?  Who told us these facts?    Politics, egos, and reputations covered the pages of the newspapers of the times.  John will take us on a 'tour' of four such stories: Virginia, 1862, Gettysburg, 1863, Chattanooga, Fall of 1863, and General Hood, 1864.
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Civil War Notes
The death of Jefferson Davis was falsely reported by the New York Herald late in 1861