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Richard R. Kirkland was a young sergeant from South Carolina who took water to wounded soldiers from both armies.  During the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia (December 11 - 15, 1862), he became known as the "Angel of Marye's Heights."

"It broke my heart when Virginia seceded.  Mother and I prayed for our country.  Secession and war would be the worst thing to happen to the South.  It could not possibly survive.  Its best hope was a for a short war.  Tearing a country apart is never a good thing."
                                                               ~ Elizabeth Van Lew, Virginian
                                                                    From her May 23, 1861 diary

Elizabeth Van Lew pledged her life, fortune, and honor for the preservation of the Union by creating a spy ring so complex and widespread that it reached into the home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

In what three states were the most battles of the Civil War fought?   Ranked in order:  Virginia, Tennessee, and Missouri.
!!! We are changing our meeting facility !!!
We are now meeting at:

Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
2965 Leonard Street NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary is located on the north side of Leonard Street just west of the East Beltline.
We will be meeting in the Chapel of the Seminary.
There is no food or drink allowed in the Chapel.
Our snacks will be in a separate room, near the Chapel.

Wednesday
November 17, 2021

Kelly Worden

The Study and Tracing of a Person's Ancestors
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!!! We Have Moved !!!

Puritan Reformed
Theological Seminary
2965 Leonard Street NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan
We will meet in the Chapel
(See Details Below)

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Program begins at 7:00 pm
The Grand Rapids Civil War Round Table is back and we are very glad to welcome Kelly Worden with her program on "The Study and Tracing of a Person's Ancestors."  Ms. Worden works at the Alvah N. Belding Memorial Library in Belding, Michigan.  We look forward to learning about the research that goes into learning about one's past.
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Membership fees for the 2021-2022 season will be $20.00.
Checks can be made out to GRCWRT.
Get your membership/renewal form on our 
Membership page or at the meeting.
Dues are based on the meeting year, September - June.
Civil War Notes