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The key to success, according to General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, was 'Mystery.'  Jackson, on more than one occasion, was known to have sent large bodies of troops off without revealing their destination.  He would give directions in pieces until they finally reached their objective.

A southern soldier would receive fifty dollars in Confederate currency for a three-year re-enlistment under the Confederate Furlough and Bounty Act of 1862.

General Robert E. Lee became president of Washington College after the Civil War.  His annual salary was $1,500.00.  He served at the school for five years, up until his death.  Lee transformed Washington College from a small, undistinguished school into one of the first American colleges to offer courses in business, journalism, and Spanish.

"The Civil War was a battle of ideas interrupted by artillery."
                                              ~ Anonymous, but quoted by E. B. Long
                   in The Civil War Day by Day: An Almanac, 1861-1865

The prisoner exchange agreement of July 1862 stated that one general would be exchanged for sixty privates.
!!! 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
January 15, 2020

Jerry Berg

Hand to Hand Combat
In The Civil War
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!!! We Have Moved !!!
!!! To A New Facility !!!

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 welcomes Jerry Berg with his presentation on Hand to Hand Combat in the Civil War.  Troops advancing on enemy positions would eventually get close enough that normal musket fire would no longer be practical.  When this happened bayonet thrusts and using muskets as clubs became the order of the day.  Though these melees often seemed out of control, then men trained for them with bayonet drills and other exercises.  Come hear Jerry Berg's program on this fascinating side of Civil War combat.
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Civil War Notes
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Membership fees for the 2019-2020 season will be $20.00.
Checks can be made out to GRCWRT.
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