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The First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia, resulted in approximately 1,000 Federal officers and soldiers being taken prisoner by the Confederates.

"I perceived that they were suffering on account of not having their wounds dressed . . . I procured a basin and water, and went to a room where there were seven or eight, some shot in the arms, others in the legs, and one in his back, and another in the shoulder.  I asked if any one would like to have his wounds dressed?  Some one replied, "There is a man on the floor who cannot help himself, you would better see to him."  Stooping over him, I asked for his wound, and he pointed to his leg.  Such a horrible sight I had never seen and hope never to see again."
                                                                       ~ Civilian Sallie Broadhead
                                                                  writing in her diary about the
                                                                           aftermath of the Battle of
                                                                          Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Missouri celebrated its fortieth anniversary as a state on August 10, 1861.  The Battle of Wilson's Creek began this same day in the southwest part of the state.

On August 17, 1862, Major General James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart assumed command of the cavalry of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

September 21, 2022

Roger Rosentreter

Always Ready & Always Willing:
How Federal Gunners Won 
The Battle of Gettysburg

We Meet At:
Puritan Reformed
Theological Seminary
2965 Leonard Street NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Program begins at 7:00 pm
Membership fees for the 2022-2023 season will be $20.00.
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The Grand Rapids Civil War Round Table 2022-2023 season begins again on September 21st!  We welcome back Roger Rosentreter and his presentation on the Union artillery at Gettysburg.  Roger will show how the Northern cannoneers used a combination of more guns, better ammunition and skilled leadership to propel the Army of the Potomac to victory in the war’s greatest battle.
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Cannon at Gettysburg
Photo by Craig Fildes