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May 21, 2014

George Wilkinson

The Fourth Michigan Infantry

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!
George Wilkinson makes his first appearance to the Grand Rapids Civil War Round Table with a presentation on The Fourth Michigan Infantry.
Special Announcements:
A Chaplain's duties in the Civil War encompassed many areas.  Most important were the worship services the conducted in tents, outdoors, or around campfires.  The themes of their sermons were either patriotism to the cause, or admonitions against "evil" behavior, such as swearing, gambling, and drunkenness.  Chaplains also performed counseling and comforted the sick and wounded.  Among other chores assigned to chaplains were those of postmaster, writer of letters for wounded and dying soldiers, banker, ambulance driver, defense counselors, and recruiters.

Almost one-third of all Southern families owned slaves.  In Mississippi and South Carolina, that number approached fifty percent.

Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia on April 20, 1861.

On April 16, 1862, a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia became law.
Our Next Meeting

Membership fees for the 2013-2014 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.


 The refreshments for the May meeting will be provided by David & Carolee ​

Civil War Notes
The Fourth Michigan Infantry Monument
At Gettysburg