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A Union victory was earned at the Battle of Bristoe Station, Virginia on October 14, 1863.  But the Confederates destroy the railroad track during their retreat.

The CSS H.L. Hunley, the first submarine to ever sink a ship, sinks itself during a test run, killing it's inventor, Horace L. Hunley, on October 15, 1863.

Abolitionist John Brown leads an attack on the Federal armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia on October 16, 1859.  Nineteen men, lead by Brown, meet little resistance at the beginning of the raid.  They enter the town, cut the telegraph wires and easily captured the armory.  But local farmers, shopkeepers, and militia soon pin down the raiders in the armory.  Those not killed will be captured on October 18th by Unites States Marines under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Robert E. Lee.

Confederate General James Longstreet resumes command of his corps on October 17th, 1864 after suffering a serious wound at the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia.

On October 19th 1864, the Confederacy suffers a crushing defeat at the Battle of Cedar Creek.  They will never again threaten Washington D.C. through the Shenandoah Valley, nor protect their economic base in the Valley.

October 17, 2018

Roger Rosentreter

at Shiloh

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 Grand Rapids Civil War Round Table welcomes the return of  Roger Rosentreter and his presentation on 'Michigan at Shiloh'.  Multiple Michigan units fought at the Battle of Shiloh, including the 12th Michigan and 15th Michigan infantry regiments and Ross' Battery B, Michigan Light Artillery.  Come hear the stories of Michigan's gallant men and their actions of April 6 & 7 of 1862.
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Civil War Notes
Monument to the Michigan troops
Shiloh National Military Park