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March 15, 2017

Ben Cwayna

Analyzing Lee's
Generalship at

Dewitt Student Center
Kuyper College
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 the return of Ben Cwayna.  It is common knowledge that Lee lost the Battle of Gettysburg but how close was it?  What went right?  And what went wrong?  Ben Cwayna will answer these questions in his presentation, "Analyzing Lee's Generalship at Gettysburg."
J.B. Ferguson was a Confederate quartermaster who, in September of 1862, was able to slip through the Union blockade and sail to England.  He purchased shoes, bulk wool cloth, and other items that were desperately needed to clothe and equip the South's fighting men.

General Braxton Bragg ordered the comrades of deserters to stand at attention and watch while their friends were shot by firing squads.

"Combat makes bad men worse and good men better."
                                                                            ~ Joshua L. Chamberlain

Blazer's Scouts was the informal name given to a group of Union raiders under Captain Richard Blazer.  They were assembled by Major General Crook to forage, steal enemy horses, tear up rebel rail routes and harass the Confederate cavalry in West Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.
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Membership fees for the 2016-2017 season will be $20.00.
Checks can be made out to GRCWRT.
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Dues are based on the meeting year, September - June.


Refreshments for our March meeting will be provided by:
Dan and Suzanne

Civil War Notes
General Robert E. Lee