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Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in a one-room log cabin near Nolin Creek, Kentucky.

'Candle-lighting' was nineteenth century slang for dusk.

The Chickamauga and Chattanooga is the first of the original four, and largest, of the national military and historical parks.  It was used as the example for which other such parks are based.  It owes its existence largely to the efforts of General H.V. Boynton and Ferdinand Van Derveer, both veterans of the Army of the Cumberland.  These men saw the need for a national park to preserve and commemorate these battlefields during a visit to Georgia in 1888.

On February 20, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln is struck with grief when his beloved eleven-year-old son Willie dies from fever.  The fever was probably caused by polluted drinking water in the White House.

February 20, 2019

Dave Broene

The Battle of Altoona

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 7:00 pm
!! Note the New Start Time !!

Bring some friends!
The GRCWRT welcomes our own Dave Broene with his presentation on 'The Battle of Allatoona'.  This engagement was fought October 5, 1864, in Bartow County, Georgia, and was the first major engagement of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War. A Confederate division under Maj. Gen. Samuel G. French attacked a Union garrison under Brig. Gen. John M. Corse.  Come see and hear Dave's presentation on this battle.
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Civil War Notes
The Battle of Altoona