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September 21, 2016

Roger Rosentreter

To Be Announced

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 is now on hiatus until September.  We wish to thank all of our speakers for their great presentations this past season.  And our appreciation goes out to all of volunteers and their many efforts that keep the group going.  Have a safe and blessed summer and we will see you in September!
On June 27, 1864, Union armies under the command of General William T. Sherman and Confederates under the command of General Joseph E. Johnston clashed at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.  Despite its names, much of the battle is actually fought to the southwest of Kennesaw Mountain, near Marietta, Georgia.

Almost half of the enlisted men and many of of the officers in the Union Army of the Southwest at the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, spoke German as their first language.

On July 2, 1863, Confederate Vice  President Alexander Stephens embarks on a mission to Washington D.C., to discuss the prisoner of war issue.  Abraham Lincoln refuses to meet with him.

After six weeks of being under siege, the soldiers and civilians of Vicksburg, Mississippi, were out of food and supplies.  On July 4, 1863, Confederate Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton surrenders the city and his army to Ulysses S. Grant.  The resentment of this event endured even longer in Vicksburg.  The city refused to celebrate Independence Day for the next eight decades.

Special Announcements:
Our Next Meeting

Membership fees for the 2015-2016 season will be $20.00.
Checks can be made out to GRCWRT.
Get your membership/renewal form on our 
Membership page or at the meeting.
Dues are based on the meeting year, September - June.


Refreshments for our September meeting will be provided by:
Jackie and Lollie

Civil War Notes
Soldiers Taking a Break During
a Twenty Mile March