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The 1860 census noted that forty-six percent of the families in South Carolina owned slaves.

German born Christopher Gustavus Memminger was the first Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederate States.

The Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri, was the first major Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River.  Another.  It was also where Nathaniel Lyon became the first Union general to be killed in combat.

On July 11th, 1864, General Jubal Early's Confederate forces reach the suburbs of Washington.  However, delays in the Rebel advance allowed more than 20,000 Union soldiers, from various commands, to arrive and take up defensive positions at the Federal capital.  Early and his troops withdrew the next day.



Wednesday
September 19, 2018


Steve Soper

The Old Third
Part Two

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 Steve Soper in September.  Until then, we are on our summer hiatus.  We hope you have a great and safe couple of months away and we hope to see you in the fall.
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Our Next Meeting

Membership fees for the 2018-2019 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.


Civil War Notes
Monument to the Third Michigan
The Peach Orchard, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania