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September 16, 2015

Roger Rosentreter

To Be Announced

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!
The Grand Rapids Civil War Round Table staff would like to thank all of the presenters and volunteers for their wonderful work this past season.  We saw some great presentations and had some excellent refreshments.  We will see you again on Wednesday, September 16 when Roger Rosentreter will entertain us with more history from the American Civil War.  Until then, we wish you all a safe and blessed summer.
Special Announcements:
The 2nd Wisconsin lost 77 percent of its men during engagements on the first day of The Battle of Gettysburg.

Winchester, Virginia changed hands over seventy times during the four years of the Civil War.

$450 million was printed in Washington during the Civil War.  None of it was backed by gold or silver.

"The biggest Yankee in the world" may have been an officer of the 27th Indiana.  Captain David Buskirk was captured by the Confederates, who were so astounded by his 6-foot 11-inch height and 380 pounds, that they put him on exhibit.

After the fall of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia, the Confederate Navy Yard was moved nearly two hundred miles inland to Charlotte, North Carolina.  Cannonballs, iron masts, and other fleet supplies were produced their for another three years.
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.


The GRCWRT is in need of a volunteer to take over the duties of treasurer.  Please contact our Coordinator, Dan Dunn, if you are interested.

Civil War Notes
Soldiers of the 114th Pennsylvania
Relaxing in Camp near Petersburg, VA