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Thursday
April 13, 2017

Robert Girardi

The Murder of
General Bull Nelson

Our Annual Joint Meeting with
The Grand Rapids Historical Society

Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library Street NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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

Bring some friends!
The Grand Rapids Civil War Round Table and Grand Rapids Historical Society welcome Robert Girardi and his presentation on the murder of General William 'Bull' Nelson at the hands of a fellow union general, Jefferson Davis.  Come here the story of this incredible event and its unbelievable aftermath.
"It don't hurt a bit to be shot in a wooden leg."
                      ~ Confederate Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell 
                                                  to Brigadier General John B. Gordon,
                                                      after a bullet struck his wooden leg 
                                                                         at the battle of Gettysburg

"Border Ruffians" streamed into Kansas from Missouri to stuff ballot boxes and terrorize anyone believing to favor entering the Union as a free state.

Confederate General Gabriel Rains was rebuked by his superiors for using buried land mines in Yorktown, Virginia in 1862.  This was considered ungentlemanly conduct.

Lieutenant General Stephan Dill Lee, who fought in the Atlanta, Franklin, and Nashville campaigns, became a promoter of women's rights after the war.

Special Announcements:
Our Next Meeting

Membership fees for the 2016-2017 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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There will be no refreshments at the April meeting.


Civil War Notes
General William 'Bull' Nelson