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On October 28, 1864, Union Army forces under General Ulysses S. Grant withdraw from Fair Oaks, Virginia, after failing to breach the Confederate defenses around Richmond, thus bringing the Second Battle of Fair Oaks to an end.

Robert Toombs, of Georgia, gave a fiery, pro-secession speech on November 13, 1860, but then announced his resignation from the United States Senate at the end of his term.

Confederate troops unsuccessfully attack Union forces at the Battle of Campbell's Station near Knoxville, Tennessee on November 16, 1863.

Edward Everett was the principal speaker at the dedication of the military burial ground at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863.  His speech lasted nearly two hours.  President Abraham Lincoln followed Everett's oratory with his now famous two minute speech, the Gettysburg Address.  Everett later wrote to Lincoln, "I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near the central idea of the occasion in two hours as you did in two minutes."
!!! We are changing our meeting location !!!
We are now meeting in room 213 at Kuyper College.
The best way to the room is to come in at the main drive way.
Then turn right & make your way to the north parking area.
Come in the building at the north entrance.
Kuyper College is embossed above the entry way.
This will put you on the third floor. Walk past the entry booth.
Take the stairs, or the elevator, down to the second floor.
The room will be to the right.

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November 20, 2019

Steve Soper

Union Soldiers Who Died in Grand Rapids, Michigan During The American Civil War
!!! Note the New Location !!!
Room 213
Kuyper College
3333 East Beltline Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Program begins at 7:00 pm

Bring some friends!
The Grand Rapids Civil War Round Table welcomes the return of Steve Soper.  Steve will be relaying the  stories of "Union Soldiers Who Died in Grand Rapids, Michigan During the American Civil War."

Grand Rapids was one of several staging areas in Michigan during the Civil War and as a matter of course, men died in the post hospitals as well as in private homes in the city. Three central questions that we will focus on are: How many soldiers in fact died in Grand Rapids during the war, who were they, and where are they buried? The answers just might surprise you.

Mister Soper's past presentations have been very popular and this one looks like another winner.
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