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January 17, 2017

Open Round Table

!!! Note the New Meeting Room !!!
West Dining Room
(Just off the Main Cafeteria)
DeWitt Student Center
Kuyper College
3333 East Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan

!!! Note the New Start Time !!!
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Program begins at 7:30 pm

Bring some friends!
Our program this month will be a true Civil War round table. We need you, and your fellow members, to bring Civil War related artifacts, pictures, documents, and stories to our January meeting to share them with the rest of the group. You say you have your great-great ggrandfather's ’61 Springfield? Bring it and tell us about it. You say you have your great-great-grandmothers letters that she received from her husband during the war? Bring them and tell us about them. You say you have some artifacts that you’ve collected and know something about their history? We want to see them and hear about them. You say you went to Petersburg on vacation this past summer? Bring the pictures and tell us about it. We really do want to see and hear about your Civil War antiques, histories, and vacations. No item or story is too big or too small.
Felix H. Robertson was the last surviving general of the Confederate States of America.  Robertson was from Texas and was born in 1839 and he died in 1928.

Confederate Colonel William L. Jackson adopted the nickname, 'Mudwall', from inspiration of his more famous cousin, 'Stonewall'.

Regimental chaplains ministered to troops on both sides of the conflict and were considered officers, although they could give no commands.  They were much better paid than the members of their flocks, receiving $80.00 per month in the South and $100.00 per month in the North.

General George B. Crittenden was reduced to the unofficial rank of Colonel after being drunk at the Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky, in January of 1862.
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