January 18, 2017
Was Gettysburg the Real High Water Mark for Lee's Army?
Dewitt Student Center
3333 E. Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Program begins at 7:30 p.m.
Bring some friends!
The Grand Rapids Civil War Round Table welcomes Jim Bradey and his presentation on southern General Robert E. Lee. It is often noted that Gettysburg was the 'high water mark' for the Confederacy. But was it really? Come here Jim Bradey reasoning for why he believes other wise.
The Red River Campaign was the result of actions taken by Napoleon's nephew. French emperor Napoleon III established a puppet government in Mexico. President Lincoln then ordered the Union occupation of eastern Texas.
Congress authorized the creation of the first four national battlefield parks - Chickamauga & Chattanooga, Shiloh, Gettysburg, and Vicksburg - between 1890 and 1899. The move was controversial because even though the general public felt the veterans should be honored, many felt the property should not be seized by the government using eminent domain. The Supreme Court finally ruled in favor of the parks siting that he preservation of nationally important historic sites and buildings was indeed a legitimate activity of the United States Government.
Private James Dunlavy of the Third Iowa Cavalry received the Medal of Honor for capturing just one prisoner at the Battle of Mine Creek, Kansas. The prisoner was Confederate General John S. Marmaduke.
Membership fees for the 2016-2017 season will be $20.00.
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Refreshments for our January meeting will be provided by:
Carolee and Grace
Confederate General Robert E. Lee