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March 18, 2015

Leonard Shippy

Civil War
Relic Hunting
And Collecting

The Dewitt Student Center
Kuyper College
3333 East Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan​

 Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Program begins at 7:30 p.m.

Bring some friends!
​Leonard Shippy returns to the Grand Rapids Civil War Round Table with a program on the hunting and collecting of Civil War relics.  One can obtain Civil war relics by purchasing them, inheriting them, trading for them, or digging them up.  But how do you know where to go to obtain items?  And how do you find out more about an item once you have them?  What about forgeries?  Leonard Shippy will entertain us with stories about the many aspects of this fascinating hobby.
Special Announcements:
Some of the wounded after the Battle of Second Bull Run remained unattended on the field for nearly a full week due to inadequate ambulance services.

Many men of the 23rd Ohio swore that it was the finest unit in the Union Army.  Two men from that unit, Major William McKinley and Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes,  would both be President of the United States before the end of the century.

Pauline Cushman was lionhearted actress in the south but was eventually unmasked as a Union spy.  She was captured and sentenced to death but saved during an invasion of Union troops.  After the war she went on tours lecturing on here exploits.
Our Next Meeting

Membership fees for the 2014-2015 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.


The GRCWRT is in need of a volunteer to take over the duties of treasurer.  Please contact our Coordinator, Dan Dunn, if you are interested.

Refreshments at the March meeting will  be provided by
Char and Joan.

Civil War Notes