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May 18, 2016

Tony Ziebol

Richard Kirkland:
The Angel 
Marye's Heights

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!
Tony Ziebol will be visit the Grand Rapids Civil War Round Table with his presentation on Richard Kirkland, "The Angel of Marye's Heights."  Richard Kirkland was a Confederate Soldier, from South Carolina, who risked life and limb to bring water to wounded Union soldiers after the Battle of Fredericksburg.  Come hear about this incredible act of bravery at our May meeting.
Confederate General John Bell Hood had to have a leg amputated and actually had two artificial legs.  He kept one of the legs, which were made in Europe, tied to the saddle of his spare mount.  He found the prosthetic leg helped him keep his balance while mounted on horse back, but they did little to aid his ability to walk.

The Twelfth New York Militia was the first Union regiment to cross the Potomac River and enter Virginia.

Union General Joseph Hooker is soundly defeated Confederate General Robert E. Lee's much smaller forces at the Battle of Chancellorsville.  The North lost 17,000 of their 130,000 man force.  Southern causalities totaled 13,000 of 60,000 men.  One of the rebellions greatest leaders, General 'Stonewall' Jackson is mortally wounded during the battle.
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Membership fees for the 2015-2016 season will be $20.00.
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Refreshments for our May meeting will be provided by:
Irene St. Louis

Civil War Notes
Richard Rowland Kirkland