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On December 2nd, 1859, John Brown is hung in Charleston, Virginia for the raid on the Federal armory at Harper's Ferry, Virginia.

African Americans made up less than 1 percent of the northern population.  Yet, by the war's end, they made up 10 percent of the Union Army.  A total of 180,000 black men, more than 85 percent of those eligible, enlisted.

Union General Ambrose Burnside begins the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia on December 11, 1862.  Federal troops crossed the Rapidan River on pontoons, leading two days later to an one-sided defeat at the hands of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

"Sending armies to McClellan is like shoveling fleas across a barnyard.  Not half of them get there."
                                                                                       ~ Abraham Lincoln
                                                                                                 Date unknown



Wednesday
January 16, 2019

Open Round Table

GRCWRT Membership

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 is taking the month of December off.  We wish you all a very merry, blessed, and safe holiday season.  See you in January.
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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 
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Dues are based on the meeting year, September - June.


Civil War Notes
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