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February 17, 2016

Gordon Olson

Earl's Scout's
Invaluable Services
Against Confederate Guerrillas On The Lower Mississippi

The Dewitt Student Center
Kuyper College
3333 East Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan​

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

Bring some friends!
Gordon Olson comes to the Grand Rapids Civil War Round Table to discuss his book, 'The Notorious Isaac Earl and His Scouts'.  Lieutenant  Earl commanded a small troop of thirty scouts that patrolled the Mississippi.  They gathered information on Confederate unit activities arrested many Rebel smugglers and guerillas.  Gordon will educate us on this little known story in the Union's war effort.
Special Announcements:
Confederate John S. Marmaduke was promoted to Major General while an inmate at the Union prison in Fort Warren, Massachusetts.

'The Secret Six' was a group of wealthy abolitionists that funneled financial support to John Brown.

A Napolean field gun had a range of about sixteen hundreds when elevated just five degrees.

Major General Patrick Cleburne, who was born in Ireland, was one of only two foreign-born officers to achieve that rank in the Confederate Army.

There were 10,455 military engagements occurred during the Civil War.
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Membership fees for the 2015-2016 season will be $20.00.
Checks can be made out to GRCWRT.
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February refreshments will be provided by:
Gary Sheiko and Suzanne Wainwright

Civil War Notes
Gordon Olson's Book