Our 50th Year!
FOR THE MEETING TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014

Meets Fourth Tuesday; January-November
Founded March 1964

Second Presbyterian Church

600 Pleasant Valley Drive

Little Rock 
Program at 7 p.m. 
Online:  www.civilwarbuff.org
Jan Sarna, President 

Rick Meadows, Editor 

Roundtable

RMeadows@aaamissouri.com / arcivilwarbuff@gmail.com 
Dues $20 Per Year
VISITORS WELCOME!
WHILE YOU CAN

 VISIT THE BATTLEFIELDS WHEN YOU CAN…

 

“The Spencer Rifle”

With

Dr. Shawn Fisher

Shawn Fisher

Join us Tuesday as Dr. Shawn Fisher from Harding University brings us our program on the Spencer Rifle. Fisher received his Bachelor of Arts and his Masters of Education at Harding. Last year Fisher earned his PhD from the University of Memphis. Fisher is an Assistant Professor of History. His course work includes American, Military, and Southern History. Fisher joined the faculty at Harding in 2010 after serving at Arkansas State University-Beebe in Heber Springs.

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Upcoming Events Announced by the Civil War Trust

May 9 – Uncle Billy’s Boys: The 55th Illinois at Vicksburg                                                                 Sponsored by the Milwaukee Civil War Roundtable and Iron Brigade Association at the Civil War Museum, Kenosha, Wisc.  Join Dr. Laurence Schiller of Northwestern University for a discussion of the actions of the Illinois 55th during the Vicksburg Campaign. The regiment, under the command of Brig. Gen. William T. Sherman, offers a case study of the tensions that arose between civilian soldiers who made up the regiment. Lecture is part of their Second Friday Lunchbox Lecture Series.

May 10 – Dedication of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail at Tunnel Hill Heritage Center, Tunnel Hill, Ga. Visitors will participate in the dedication of the newly marked 340 mile historic driving route along the Chickamauga and Atlanta Campaigns. Tours of various sites will run throughout the day, along with living history demonstrations and firing displays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Tunnel Hill Heritage Center is located at 215 Clisby Austin Road, Tunnel Hill, GA.  The driving tour runs for 340 miles from northwest Georgia through metro Atlanta to new interpretive markers at nearly 50 Civil War historic sites.  Civil War era music will be performed by the Eighth Regiment Band.  Presentation on the Chickamauga and Atlanta Campaigns will be made by National Park Service Historian Jim Ogden.  Tours of the historic Clisby-Austin House (used by General Sherman as his headquarters during the campaign) and the Western & Atlantic Railroad tunnel (part of the famous Great Locomotive Chase of 1862) will occur throughout the day. Civil War re-enactors will present a living history and firing salute.  Dedication ceremony at 1:00 pm,

For more information call 706-876-1571 or visit www.tunnelhillheritagecenter.com/.

 

Fort Steele Dedication

We had a wonderful dedication of the new Fort Steele Sesquicentennial Marker on Saturday, March 29. Archie Moore, member of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission was the keynote speaker. His talk centered on the black troops that were in Little Rock following its fall on September 10, 1863. Mr. Moore discussed that over 5000 African Americans from Arkansas enlisted in the Federal Army. Some of them accompanied General Steele in the Camden Expedition. Thanks to Brian Brown and Don Hamilton from our Roundtable who did the historical research. Thanks also to the Governor’s Colored Guard from Camp Robinson. Many members of our Roundtable were in the crowd of 46 who attended the event. Photos are available for viewing on our web site. The Sesquicentennial Commission hopes to have at least one marker in the each county. The marker is located at the corner of 16th Street and South Gaines in Little Rock.

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Jerry Russell Honored

 

At our meeting in March we celebrated the 50th Birthday of our Roundtable! Everyone enjoyed punch and cake. Party favors were passed out and a good time was had by all. During the evening we paused to remember those who were the main organizers of the Roundtable, including Jerry Russell. Russell had a passion for preserving Civil War hallowed grounds. Our Roundtable voted to make $100 in Jerry’s name to three worthwhile organizations in Arkansas: The Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Preservation Society, the Friends of Jenkins Ferry, and the Ouachita Historical Society.

We continue to collect funds for battlefield preservation.

 

Each year our Roundtable financially supports the efforts of the Civil War Trust. With our donation funds are made available for the purchase of hallowed ground. In Arkansas, The Civil War Trust has help purchase 10 acres at Devil’s Backbone, 56 acres at Helena, as well as Prairie Grove. Part of the mission of our Roundtable is to support preservation efforts. Please bring your checkbook Tuesday and help us save more hallowed ground.

If we can raise $1000 one of our members can attend the 2014 Grand Review. This special event will be held on September 19-21 in Atlanta, GA. Three years ago we fell just a little short of the $1000 Color Bearer Level.

The Civil War Trust is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States.  Its mission is to preserve our nation’s endangered Civil War battlefields and to promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds.  To date, the Trust has preserved more than 38,500 acres of battlefield land in 20 states.  Learn more at www.civilwar.org, the home of the Civil War sesquicentennial.

If you are not able to attend the meeting Tuesday, then make your check payable to                             The Civil War Trust and send your donation to your editor:

Rick Meadows                                                                                                                             3040 Campground Rd                                                                                                                      Cabot, AR 72023

 

Tour of Civil War Sites – Nashville, Tennessee

Our friend Greg Biggs from the Clarksville, TN Civil War Roundtable announces:

Noted historian of the Battle of Nashville, Ross Massey, has started Nashville Historic Tours with the primary focus on Civil War and historic tours in the metro Nashville area.  His tours include; The battle of Nashville (including Fort Negley, Treveller’s Rest, the Confederate battle lines and other sites); Downtown Nashville (architecture, historic sites and wonderful statues); the battle of Franklin (Carter House, Carnton, McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Winstead Hill and more) and Mt. Olivet Cemetery with the graves of seven Confederate generals, 1500 soldiers, noted civilians and more.  Ross has been leading such tours for over 20 years for Civil War groups and companies like History America, Blue & Gray Tours and Grand Old Opry Tours, and has been seen on Civil War Journal, the noted television documentary.  He is the author of a Battle of Nashville guide book and is the official historian of the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society.  The tours can be customized and run a minimum of 2 hours.  For information please call – (615) 352-6384

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Friends of Jenkins Ferry Battlefield, April 26-27

 

 

The 150th Anniversary Battle of Jenkins Ferry will be narrated live by historian Ed Bearss. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience an Arkansas historic event narrated by the former National Pasrks Service historian.  Bearss began his study on the Saline County battlesite in the 1960’s and was the first to publish literature on the 1864 event.

Saturday, April 26

 

9:00 – 9:30 Pass & review of the regiments with the Sheridan Band with ROTC & Retired Military personnel participating

 

10:00 to noon – Tour of the Jenkins Ferry Battlefield, the Taylor Cemetery, the burning field, and the Taylor House. Shuttle bus will leave from the Grant County Museum at 10:00

 

Noon – Civil War ensemble from the Conway Women’s Chorus

 

1:15 – 2:00 Special Guest – Ed Bearss

 

2:00  Reenactment of the Battle

 

5:30 – 6:30 Conway Women’s Chorus will perform at the Recreation Center

 

6:30 – 9:30  Dance with the music from the 12th Louisiana String Band

 

Sunday, April 27

 

8:00 – 8:30 Memorial Service by Chaplin, Ken Bolden

 

10:00 to Noon  – Tour Schedule as listed above

 

1:30 – 2:00 Special Guest – Ed Bearss

 

2:00  Reenactment of the Battle

 

 

This Week in the Civil War

Courtesy Civil War Trust

 

April 20           1864: Plymouth, N. C. captured after four day s of fighting

April 21           1863: Confederate raid on the B&O railroad in Va. (now W.Va)

April 22           1864: The moto “In God We Trust” first stamped on US coins

April 23           1863: A séance was held at the White House

April 24           1862: Federal fleet passes forts below New Orleans

April 25           1864: Action at Mark’s Mills in Arkansas

April 26           1865: John Wilkes Booth captured & killed in Port Royal, VA

 

Civil War Roundtable Speakers for 2014

 

January            Drew Hodges              History professor, A.P. Hill

February          Donna Bentley            Jacksonport State Park Interpreter, The Gunboat Maurepas

March              George Lankford        Professor Emeritus Lyon College, Slavery

April                Shawn Fisher              History Professor Harding, The Spencer Rifle

May                 Brian Brown               Local Attorney, Shiloh

June                 Phillip McMath           Attorney, David O. Dodd

July                  Tom DeBlack              Professor at Arkansas Tech, Conditions on the Home front

August                        Mark Christ                 Community Outreach Director, J.O Shelby’s Summer ‘64

 

Thank you George Lankford for the program on Slavery last month.  We hope to see you Tuesday with Shawn Fisher and his talk on the Spencer Rifle.

 

 

 

If you do not see the images attached below, please click to load in your browser: http://www.jcproductions.tv/eblast/civilwarblast/index.html

 

For more information contact:

Ouachita County Historical Society / Ouachita County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee

(870)836-9243

 

For Immediate Release –

Ouachita County and Camden, AR to host the

CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL WEEK

APRIL 14th-19th 2014

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Poison Spring and the Occupation of Camden AR during the Civil War

Camden, AR – The week of April 14, 2014, Ouachita County and Camden AR will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Union occupation of Camden, Arkansas and the Battle of Poison Spring. All scheduled events will be free to the public.

 

Following is a complete list of events and details:

Civil War Exhibit

Mon. April 14th – Sat. April 19th 9am-4pm

Location: Leake-Ingham Building next to the historic McCollum Chidester house

926 Washington Street, Camden, AR 71701

“Letters from the Civil War” presented by the Tates Bluff Chapter DAR

Monday April 14th 6:30pm

Presented Costumed re-enactors will share the experiences of the inhabitants of Camden during the Civil War on the outdoor stage at historic Postmaster’s Grill.

Location: on the outdoor stage at the Postmaster’s Grill downtown Camden

133 Washington St, Camden, AR 71701

Free Movie Screening of “GLORY”

Tuesday April 15th 6:30pm

Location: SAU Tech’s Ross Center located at

746 California Ave, Camden, AR 71701

“Living History”

Friday April 18th 9am-5pm & Saturday April 19th 9am-12noon

Costumed re-enactors will tell the stories of families who lived through the occupation. Visit with the soldiers and learn of the life of a soldier during the war. Location will be on Washington Street and California Avenue in Camden. Troops will be camped on Washington Street near homes that were occupied during the war.

Location: Troops of re-enactors will be camped along historic Washington Street in Camden.

Battle of Poison Spring Civil War Re-enactment

Saturday April 19th 2pm

Come commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Poison Spring with us. Union and Confederate forces will be conducting a battle upon the historic battleground.

Location: Poison Spring Battleground State Park

on Highway 76 in Chidester, AR.

For information contact White Oak Lake State Park at 870-685-2748

Closing Ceremonies

Saturday April 19th 6pm

Come to Coleman Stadium in Camden, AR to close the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Poison Spring with your friends and family. The closing ceremony will include choirs, presenting music of the Civil War, speakers and a commemoration to the soldiers who lost their lives at the Battle of Poison Spring.

Location: Coleman Stadium in Camden AR. 71701

 

“I can’t tell you how excited we are to invite guests to this amazing event in our area. The historical landmarks of the Civil War are a huge part of our city and county and to be able to commemorate such a significant part of our history is truly a community wide production”

James Lee Silliman, Chairman of the Ouachita County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee

 

All events are free and open to the public.

 

Presented by The Ouachita County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, Arkansas State Parks, The Camden News, Radio Works and The Camden Advertising and Promotions Committee.

 

For more information, contact:

Ouachita County Historical Society

(870) 836-9243

www.ouachitacountyhistoricalsociety.org

 

* For press inquiries for this event contact: JC Productions info@jcproductions.tv 870-837-2500

 

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Fort Steele Dedication

April 1, 2014

1. Governor’s Color Guard from Camp Robinson

2. Don Hamilton in his Federal Blue uniform

3. President Jan Sarna

4.  Members of the Roundtable

5. Rick Meadows, Master of Ceremony

6. Rev JB Minix, Gaines Street Baptist Church – who gave prayer (on left)

And Archie Moore, our key note speaker from the Ar Sesquicentennial Commission (on right)

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Seminar on the 150th anniversary of the Camden Expedition and the Battle of Jenkins Ferry flyer

150th Anniversary of the Camden Expedition and the Battle of Jenkins Ferry on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at the Saline County Library, 1800 Smithers Drive, Benton, AR.  This event is free but you must register.  This is an Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Event. Below is the schedule for the event:

9:30-10:30-Session I- “The Overview of the Camden Expedition”- Tom Ezell

10:30-10:45-Break

10:45-11:45-Session II-“Fagan and Crawford: Saline County’s Own”-Steve Perdue

11:45-1:00-Lunch On Your Own

1:00-2:00-Session III-“The Battle of Jenkins Ferry”-Roy Wilson

2:00-2:15-Break

2:15-3:15-Session IV-“The Remnants of War”- (a display of artifacts from the Battle of Jenkins Ferry)-Paul Wright

3:15-3:30-Questions and dismiss

If you have any questions, contact:

Steve Perdue

Head of Genealogy and Local History Department

Saline County Library

1800 Smithers Drive

Benton, AR. 72015

(501) 778-4766

stevep@salinecountylibrary.org

 

 Our 50th Year!
FOR THE MEETING TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014

Meets Fourth Tuesday; January-November
Founded March 1964

Second Presbyterian Church

600 Pleasant Valley Drive

Little Rock 
Program at 7 p.m. 
Online:  www.civilwarbuff.org
Jan Sarna, President  |  
Rick Meadows, Editor

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RMeadows@aaamissouri.com / arcivilwarbuff@gmail.com 
Dues $20 Per Year
VISITORS WELCOME!
WHILE YOU CAN

 VISIT THE BATTLEFIELDS WHEN YOU CAN…

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“Slavery”

With

Dr. George Lankford

Join us Tuesday when Dr. George E. Lankford brings our program. Lankford received his B.A. in Journalism from Louisiana State University, a B.D. in Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, and his Ph. D. in Folklore from Indiana University in 1975. Lankford is a current member of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Past President of the Independence County Historical Society, and Professor Emeritus at Lyon College in Batesville.

Dr. Lankford spoke to our group 2 years ago about The Army of the Southwest in Batesville. Tuesday, Lankford will discuss the issue of slavery. His material will be based on his research on his recent book, “Baptists, Slavery and Secession in Independence County”. In 2003 and revised in 2006, The University of Arkansas Press published another work: Bearing Witness: Memories of Arkansas Slavery: Narratives from the 1930’s WPA Collection.

He has written the script for two dinner theater productions: War Chronicles I, Independence County’s War, and War Chronicles II. These were performed at the University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville earlier in the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Local talent portrayed personalities of the residents of Independence County and the productions were very well received.

 

Fort Steele Marker Dedication

And 50th Birthday of the Roundtable!

Saturday, March 29

The dedication of the Fort Steele Sesquicentennial Marker in Little Rock will be held at 10:30 am. On the corner of Gaines and 16th Street. Archie Moore of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission will be our key note speaker. Participants include Reverend JB Minix, pastor of the Gaines Street Baptist Church, The Governor’s Color Guard from Camp Robinson, the singing of the National Anthem by Engelique Kendle and Myisha Headen from Philander Smith College, and Federal re-enactors. Our Roundtable sponsored the marker. The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission hopes to have at least one marker in each of the 75 counties.

Following the dedication, join us for lunch in Little Rock as we celebrate the 50th birthday of the Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas! We will meet at Sims BBQ which is located at the northeast corner of South Broadway and Roosevelt in Little Rock.

Saturday, April 5 – National Park Day –2 Locations to Serve You!

Reed’s Bridge Battlefield in Jacksonville.                                                                                Please mark your calendars for National Park Day Clean Up on 5 Apr @ 0900 at the Homestead. General Clean-up will be needed and some repairs as well. Bring Gloves and lots of energy! Refreshments will be provided.

Jenkins’ Ferry Battleground State Park in Leola Forest Road 9010, Leola, AR                         call 870-942-2936 for details or friendsofjenkinsferry@gmail.com.                                                                 The event is at 10:00 a.m. and refreshments provided.

April 7, 2014 – April 12, 2014      Red River Campaign-Camden Expedition                     This event will include a 25 mile march through historic Washington and onto Prairie De Ann where there will be a battle reenactment on April 12th.  Additional information will be available closer to the date of the event. Call 409-762-2323

April 12 – Prairie De Ann Re-enactment in Prescott

The Nevada County Depot and Museum will be sponsoring a Civil War Sesquicentennial Event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Prairie DeAnn, the Battle of Elkin’s Ferry, and the Battle of Moscow, which were parts of the Red River Campaign that took place in 1864.
This event is partially being established to raise public awareness of these battlefields and their significance to not only Nevada County history, but to Arkansas history and more importantly later Civil War history. The Sesquicentennial presents the ideal opportunity for historical programs, fundraising, and the identification of sources of public and private support and interest in the future of the greater Nevada County area.

The reenactment will be directed and produced by Jack King, President of the Texas 19th Century Living History Association, who operates out of Galveston, Texas. The soldiers enlisted in the reenactment will begin their activities and march from historic Old Washington on approximately April 5th, 2014 and will end this march with the reenactment skirmish that will take place on April 12thin Nevada County around 1:00 pm.

On April 12, 2014, Nevada County will witness the 150th anniversary of three Civil War battles: the Battle of Elkin’s Ferry, the Battle of Prairie DeAnn, and the Battle of Moscow.

The Battle of Prairie DeAnn Reenactment is scheduled to take place April 12th, 2014 from 10 am to 3 pm in Prescott, AR with the actual reenactment taking place at 1 pm.

Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children (14 and under).  Advance tickets can be purchased at the following website: http://www.depotmuseum.org/ At the gate, the prices will be $25 and $15 respectively.

If you have any questions or comments, please call the director at 870.887.5821

Or curator@depotmuseum.org

 

April 14, 2014 to April 19, 2014                                                                                               150th Anniversary of the Occupation of Camden                                                                     and Reenactment of the Battle of Poison Springs

Sponsored by the Ouachita County Historical Society                                                              Mark your calendars for this week. Included will be occupation of Camden complete with tours, lectures, and exhibits during the week.  All events will be free. Call 870-818-3565 for details.

April 19, 2014 – Annual Confederate Heritage/Flag/Memorial Day on the NE corner of the Arkansas Capital Grounds in Little Rock at 11:00 A.M. For details call Danny Honnoll, Chief of Staff, Arkansas Division at 870-926-2985

April 26-27, 2014 –  Jenkins’ Ferry 150th Commemoration with Ed Bearss                                Roy Wilson from Sheridan reminds us that final plans are being drawn for the 150th  commemoration over the weekend of April 25-27. Wilson is hosting 3 schools assemblies at the High School stadium with re-enactors and cannon on Friday April 25. Noted historian Ed Bearss is scheduled to speak at 1:00 on Saturday and Sunday. The re-enactment will follow.

For additional information contact:                                                                                                      Roy Wilson <roywilson@sheridanschools.org>

May 3, 2014 -  Symposium at the Jacksonville Museums of Military History                         Discussion about Trail of Tears and Indian Life in Arkansas                                                      Registration 9:30 Lectures begin at 10:00

For more information contact: Paula Chanicka <reedsbridgebattlefield@yahoo.com>

 

May 10, 2014   Fort Lincoln Freedom Fest    In DeValls Bluff                                                   Sponsored by the Arnold Family Foundation and the Delta Cultural Center                             Make plans to attend this annual event which is complete with artillery and infantry demonstrations, educational projects, and tours of the original fortifications in DeValls Bluff. The event is free and will be held at the DeValls Bluff Community Center.                               Call 870-998-2005 for additional information.

Each year our Roundtable financially supports the efforts of the Civil War Trust. With our donation funds are made available for the purchase of hallowed ground. In Arkansas, The Civil War Trust has help purchase 10 acres at Devil’s Backbone and 56 acres at Helena. Part of the mission of our Roundtable is to support preservation efforts. Please bring your checkbook Tuesday and help us save more hallowed ground.

If we can raise $1000 one of our members can attend the 2014 Grand Review. This special event will be held on September 19-21 in Atlanta, GA. Three years ago we fell just a little short of the $1000 Color Bearer Level. In Arkansas we continue to support Reed’s Bridge and Jenkin’s Ferry.

The Civil War Trust is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States.  Its mission is to preserve our nation’s endangered Civil War battlefields and to promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds.  To date, the Trust has preserved more than 38,500 acres of battlefield land in 20 states.  Learn more at www.civilwar.org, the home of the Civil War sesquicentennial.

April 3-5, 2014 Arkansas Historical Association Annual Conference                                      Historic Washington State Park

 

 

The AHA’s annual conference at Historic Washington State Park is April 3-5. Emphasis will be on the Civil War and the Home Front. For details and outline of the workshops and lectures vist he Association’s website (www.arkansashistoricalassociation.org). Just go to the annual conference page. For additional information visit the web site or call 479-575-5885

 

 

Civil War News from Franklin

Our friend Greg Biggs from the Civil War Roundtable of Clarksville, TN reports:

Lotz House Launches Private Tours of the Cellar and Unveils Newly Acquired Signature of General Patrick Cleburne

 

In November 2013, archeologist and historian John Marler completed a two year excavation of the Lotz House cellar. Marler uncovered and documented approximately 900 Civil War relics connected with civilian life in the mid-1800s. The historical house, located at 1111 Columbia Pike in Franklin, TN., is at the epicenter of the Battle of Franklin.

Lotz House will open the cellar for private tours the third Saturday of each month from March to October this year.  The two hour tour will be conducted by historians Thomas Y. Cartwright and/or John Marler.  Tours will be held from 10 a.m. – noon March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20 and October 18.  The cost is $30 per person for the Lotz House Cellar Tour.  The guided tour of the Lotz House is $10 and is a separate ticket.  This is a limited tour, first-come-first-served.  To make reservations contact J.T. Thompson at jtt@lotzhouse.com or call 615-790-7190.

In other news, Lotz House Executive Director J.T Thompson announced that the Lotz House will unveil a series of relics this year in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin.  On March 16 the public is invited to the unveiling of CSA Major General Patrick Cleburne’s wartime signature which is a rare piece of history.

In making the announcement, Thompson said, “The Sesquicentennial is such an historic time we want to create our own history and work toward preserving rare items as we commemorate the occasion. Patrick Cleburne and his story moves people, as he was highly regarded in life and death by both friend and foe. As his life was cut short in Franklin at the age of 36, anything and everything related to him is extremely rare. We’re glad to offer this opportunity to our visitors.”  Thompson added, “We were able to acquire this rare find through a generous donation from the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta along with another donor, one our Lotz House Foundation members, who wishes to remain anonymous. We’re very grateful for their contribution to preserving this great piece of history.”

Civil War Round Table of Atlanta President Arthur T. Carey commented, “The Civil War Round Table of Atlanta is proud to have assisted the Lotz House in adding a letter signed by Confederate Major General Patrick Cleburne to its outstanding collection of Civil War artifacts. Pat Cleburne is judged by most historians as the finest division commander in the Confederacy’s Western Armies. His leadership and courage was unquestioned. It is altogether fitting that this artifact should reside near where he fell while leading his men in battle.”

To mark General Cleburne’s birthday, March 16 at 4 p.m. notable historian Thomas Y. Cartwright shared with visitors some interesting facts and stories about Cleburne during the Battle of Franklin. The Lotz House will also unveil additional rare, Franklin Civil War items finds on July 13, September 12-13 and in November.

The Lotz House, which has been on the National Historic Register since 1976, is located in the heart of downtown historic Franklin, Tennessee at “epicenter” of the Battle of Franklin which was a pivotal battle in the Civil War on November 30, 1864.

The house is open Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment. Admission charged. The Lotz House is located at 1111 Columbia Avenue. For more information, call 615-790-7190 or visit the website is www.lotzhouse.com <http://www.facebook.com/l/JAQEGHEa7/www.lotzhouse.com>.

April 26, 2014 –  The Abel Streight Raid in Alabama Tour                                Tennessee Valley CWRT in Huntsville

The Tennessee Valley Civil War Round Table of Huntsville is offering a tour of one of the most famous cavalry actions in the Civil War known as “Streight’s Raid.”  The running fight across North Alabama featured the renowned Confederate cavalryman, General Nathan Bedford Forrest against a Union Mounted Infantry brigade of Colonel Abel Streight.  The capture of Streight happened near the Georgia line when Forrest tricked Streight into believing he was hopelessly outnumbered.  The deadly clash between these daring units will be narrated by Huntsville’s own Brigadier General (Ret.) and Civil War author, John Scales.

The tour leaves Huntsville at 7 AM to tour the Town Creek battlefield, the Day’s Gap battlefield, the Crooked Creek Museum, the Hog Mountain battlefield, several lesser engagements, the Black Creek Crossing, the Blount Plantation battlefield, and the final surrender site near the Georgia state line.  Walking will be limited as most of these areas are on private property.  Expect to return to Huntsville around 5:30 pm.

For more information check the Tennessee Valley CWRT’s web site at – www.tvcwrt.org <http://www.tvcwrt.org/>  – or email Kent Wright at – kdwrt@netzero.com <mailto:kdwrt@netzero.com> .

This Week in the Civil War

Courtesy Civil War Trust

 

March 24         1862: Riot at abolition meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio

March 25         1864: Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest led his cavalry in attack of Paducah, KY

March 26         1862: Engagement at Apache Canyon, N.M. Territory

March 27         1865: Lincoln meets with Grant, Sherman, Porter to discuss war’s ending

March 28         1862: Battle at Glorieta Pass, N.M Territory

March 29         1865: Appomattox Campaign begins

 

Civil War Roundtable Speakers for 2014

 

January            Drew Hodges              History professor, A.P. Hill

February          Donna Bentley            Jacksonport State Park Interpreter, The Gunboat Maurepas

March              George Lankford        Professor Emeritus Lyon College, Slavery

April                Shawn Fisher              History Professor Harding, The Spencer Rifle

May                 Mark Christ                 Community Outreach Director, J.O. Shelby’s Summer ‘64

June                 Philip McMath            Attorney, David O. Dodd

July                  Tom DeBlack              Professor at Arkansas Tech, Conditions on the Home front

 

Thank you Donna Dentley for the program on Jacksonport and the Maruepas.  We hope to see you Tuesday with George Lankford and his talk on Slavery.

 

 

 

Soon to Be Our 50th Year!
FOR THE MEETING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014

Meets Fourth Tuesday; January-November
Founded March 1964

Second Presbyterian Church

600 Pleasant Valley Drive

Little Rock 
Program at 7 p.m. 
Online:  www.civilwarbuff.org
Jan Sarna, President 

Rick Meadows, Editor 

Roundtable

RMeadows@aaamissouri.com / arcivilwarbuff@gmail.com 
Dues $20 Per Year
VISITORS WELCOME!
WHILE YOU CAN

 VISIT THE BATTLEFIELDS WHEN YOU CAN…

 

“The Gunboat Maurepas”

With

Donna Bentley

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Join us Tuesday when Donna Bentley brings us an exciting program on the Confederate Gunboat Maurepas.   Purchased in 1861, the Maurepas patrolled the lower Mississippi River before being transferred to accompany the CSS Pontchartrain along the White River in Arkansas. Bentley will review her history and action that the Maurepas saw in the Civil War, including the shelling of Jacksonport.

 

Originally from Michigan, Bentley joined Jacksonport State Park as interpreter in 1995. Bentley is a 1979 graduate of Western Michigan University and for fourteen years, worked as a Park Ranger for the National Park Service. She has worked at the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Mount Rushmore, and the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis among others.

 

 

Louisiana Symposium

Defending the Homeland, Union Forces Target Shreveport, Texas and Beyond

 

What – Experts offer insight into the Red River Campaign and its implications. Exhibits and vendors plus a special guided tour of the Mansfield State Historic Site.

 

When – Friday, March 14 to Sunday, March 16

Friday – Meet and Greet

Saturday – Speakers, lunch buffet,  speakers

Sunday – Speaker and Creole Breakfast Buffett

 

Where – Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites, 2015 Old Minden Rd, Bossier City, LA

Cost – Friday –Sunday $100. Includes Friday evening hors d’oeuvres, exhibits and vendors, speakers Saturday and Sunday with Saturday luncheon and Sunday breakfast, plus admission to historic site and guided tour.

 

Speakers include:

Mark Christ, Community Outreach Director, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

Dr. Thomas Cutrer, Professor of History, Arizona State University

Scott Dearman, Manager, Mansfield State Historic Site

Dr. Gary Joiner, Professor of History, LSU Shreveport

Dr. Richard McCaslin, Professor of History, University of North Texas

Dr. Jeff Prushankin, Professor of History Millersville University in Pennsylvania

Dr. Henry Robertson, Professor of History, Louisiana College

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February 27, 2014 – Brown Bag Lunch with Lecture at the Old State House Museum      “An Eagle on His Button.” In the spring of 1863, black troops were being recruited by the Federal forces. Join Mark Christ for lunch as he discusses the role of the African American Soldier in the Civil War. Christ is the Community Outreach Director for the Arkansas Historic

March 22, 2014  On the Road with Ed Bearss – Tour of Camden Expedition Sites Sponsored by the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History and the Arkansas Sesquicentennial commission. This event is sold out. Call the museum at 501-376-4602 to be added to the waiting list. Cost $35.

April 7, 2014 – April 12, 2014      Red River Campaign-Camden Expedition                     This event will include a 25 mile march through historic Washington and onto Prairie D’Ane, where there will be a battle reenactment on April 12th.  Additional information will be available closer to the date of the event. Call 409-762-2323

April 14, 2014 to April 19, 2014                                                                                               150th Anniversary of the Occupation of Camden and Reenactment of the Battle of Poison Springs                                                                                                                                         Sponsored by the Ouachita County Historical Society                                                              Mark your calendars for this week. Included will be occupation of Camden complete with tours, lectures, and exhibits during the week.  All events will be free. Call 870-818-3565 for details.

Monday,  April 14 at 6:30 p.m. Letters and Memoirs of the Civil War on the outdoor stage at Historic Postmaster’s Grill. Experiences of the inhabitants of Camden during the War will be shared.

Friday, April 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occupation of Camden. Troops will be camped on Washington Street near homes that were occupied during the war. Re-enactors will tell the stories of families who lived through the occupation.

Friday, April 18 – Free showing of the of the movie “Glory” at 6:30 at SAU Tech’s Ross Center

Saturday, April 19 – Battle of Poison Spring 2:00 p.m. at Poison Spring State Park in Chidester

Saturday, April 19 – Closing ceremony at 6:30 p.m. at Coleman Stadium. It will include choirs presenting period music and a commemoration of the soldiers who lost their lives at the Battle of Poison Spring.

April 19, 2014 – Annual Confederate Heritage/Flag/Memorial Day on the NE corner of the Arkansas Capital Grounds in Little Rock at 11:00 A.M. For details call Danny Honnoll, Chief of Staff, Arkansas Division at 870-926-2985

May 10, 2014   Fort Lincoln Freedom Fest    In DeValls Bluff

Sponsored by the Arnold Family Foundation and the Delta Cultural Center                             Make plans to attend this annual event which is complete with artillery and infantry demonstrations, educational projects, and tours of the original fortifications in DeValls Bluff. The event is free and will be held at the DeValls Bluff Community Center.                               Call 870-998-2005 for additional information.

Donna Ludlow, Business Manager with the Arkansas Historical Association invites everyone to the annual conference. The AHA’s annual conference at Historic Washington State Park is coming up, April 3-5. Emphasis will be on the Civil War and the Home Front. Members will soon receive their program and registration materials in the mail. But those eager to begin their planning for the meeting can view the program and print out the registration form at the Association’s website (www.arkansashistoricalassociation.org). Just go to the annual conference page. For additional information visit the web site or call Donna at 479-575-5885

Fort Steele Marker Dedication

Saturday, March 29

Plans are underway for the dedication of the Fort Steele Sesquicentennial Marker in Little Rock. The dedication will be held at 10:30 am. on the corner of Gaines and 16th Street. Thanks to the Gaines Street Baptist Church for granting permission to place this marker on their property. Following the dedication, join us for lunch in Little Rock. Our Roundtable sponsored the marker. The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission hopes to have at least one marker in each of the 75 counties.

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From the Civil War Trust:

 

The Civil War Battlefield Preservation Program

(CWBPP) is a matching grants program that promotes preservation of America’s most historically significant Civil War battlegrounds. The program, funded through the federal side

of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, encourages nonprofit involvement in

historic preservation. The program is the result of a commission created by Congress that recommended the establishment of a matching grants program to protect high priority Civil War

battlefields. The program was formally authorized in December 2002, when President

George W. Bush signed into law the Civil War Battlefield Preservation Act. The program was reauthorized in March 2009, when President Barack Obama signed into law the Omnibus Public Land Act (PL 111-11). The program is authorized for up to $10 million a year.

 

Civil War Battlefield Preservation Program grants are administered by the American Battlefield Protection Program, an arm of the National Park Service (NPS), which awards all congressional appropriations as competitive grants. Because only a small percentage of America’s Civil War battlefields are preserved within the Park Service, CWBPP is used to target only hallowed ground outside NPS boundaries (and thus does not contribute to NPS maintenance costs).

The key to the program’s success is a 1-to-1 federal/nonfederal matching grants formula that encourages both public and private sector investment in battlefield protection. The program preserves historic sites by working with willing sellers to acquire properties at fair

market value when they become available. CWBPP matching grants can be used for both fee simple and easement acquisition.

 

Over the years, CWBPP grants have been used to save more than 19,500 acres of hallowed ground in 20 states. Among the sites saved as a result of this program are historic properties at Antietam and South Mountain, Md.; Champion Hill, Miss.; Chancellorsville, Manassas and the Wilderness, Va.; Chattanooga and Fort Donelson, Tenn.; and Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

 

Since FY 1999, Congress has appropriated $74 million for CWBPP. Most recently, Congress included $9 million for the program in the FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 3547). The White House included an $8.9 million request for the American Battlefield Protection Program, which includes CWBPP, as part of its FY 2014 budget, released on April 10, 2013.

 

 

 

Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas, Inc

2014 Membership Dues

 

Membership dues for 2014 are to be paid now.  These monies help to pay for the transportation and lodging cost of our speakers.  Printing cost for our newsletter and brochures we have at various locations in Central Arkansas are also supported by your dues.  In addition, monies are used for the wayside signs for the Campaign for Little Rock that the CWRT of Arkansas purchases and maintains.

 

Additional monetary gifts that you make will be used for preservation efforts for Civil War battlefields and places of historical importance related to the Civil War.

 

2014 Membership Dues Statement

$20 per year, Please make checks payable to:

The Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas, Inc

(Please disregard this notice if dues have already been paid)

Name

Address                                               City                             State                Zip Code

Phone                                                  e-mail address

 

Membership dues………………………………….$20

Additional $$ for preservation……………………..

 

Total                                                                    _______

 

Mail to:

Brian Brown, Treasurer

The Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas, Inc.

C/O Brian Brown

101 S. Spring Street, Ste 300

L.R. Ark 72201

 

Or pay online at our website: www.civilwar buff.org

Questions: call Brian at 501-376-2981

This Week in the Civil War

Courtesy Civil War Trust

 

February 25     1862: US War Department seizes control of all telegraph lines

February 26     1863: Cherokee Indian National Council leaves the Confederacy for the Union

February 27     1864: A new camp for Federal prisoners of war opens near Andersonville, GA

February 28     1864: USA Gen. Hugh Kilpatrick’s cavalry raid on Richmond, VA begins

 

Civil War Roundtable Speakers for 2014

 

January            Drew Hodges              History professor, A.P. Hill

February          Donna Bentley            Jacksonport State Park Interpreter, The Gunboat Maurepas

March              George Lankford        Professor Emeritus Lyon College, Slavery

April                Shawn Fisher              History Professor Harding, The Spencer Rifle

May                 Mark Christ                 Community Outreach Director, J.O. Shelby’s Summer ‘64

June                 Philip McMath            Attorney, David O. Dodd

July                  Tom DeBlack              Professor at Arkansas Tech, Conditions on the Home front

 

Thank you Drew Hodges for his program on A.P. Hill We hope to see you Tuesday with Donna Bentley and the Maurepas.

 

 

 

 

 

Ed Bearss – 1994

February 10, 2014

Attached are pages of a  transcript of the speech made by Ed Bearss in Little Rock (at OSH) when he was here in 1994 for his bus tours on the Little Rock campaign and the Camden expedition.  Clicking on the thumbnails will take you to larger readable versions.

 

 

Soon to Be Our 50th Year!
FOR THE MEETING TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014

Meets Fourth Tuesday; January-November
Founded March 1964

Second Presbyterian Church

600 Pleasant Valley Drive

Little Rock 
Program at 7 p.m. 
Online:  www.civilwarbuff.org
Jan Sarna, President 

Rick Meadows, Editor 

Roundtable

RMeadows@aaamissouri.com / arcivilwarbuff@gmail.com 
Dues $20 Per Year
VISITORS WELCOME!
WHILE YOU CAN

 VISIT THE BATTLEFIELDS WHEN YOU CAN…

 

“General A.P. Hill”

With

Drew Hodges

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Join us Tuesday when Drew Hodges brings our program on Confederate General A. P. Hill.
Hodges received his undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma with a major in history. At the University of Central Arkansas, Hodges received his Masters in History. For the past 6 years, Hodges has taught at National Park Community College in Hot Springs, UALR and ASU Beebe.
Each summer Hodges attends Alumni College at Washington & Lee in Lexington, VA, studying various history subjects taught by Pulitzer Prize winners. In addition to teaching, Hodges serves as President and program chairman for the NLR roundtable. He is also a founding member of the Albert Pike Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp in El Reno, Ok.
Material for his talk is based on information gained at his summer sabbaticals to Lexington, VA. A.P. Hill was a student at West Point with his future commander, Thomas J. Jackson. They didn’t get along before the war and they relationship deteriorated even further during the war. Hodges will discuss the friction between the two Generals. Perhaps Hill is most famous for his action at Sharpsburg (Antietam). His division was left behind at Harpers Ferry dealing with new Federal prisoners while Lee and Jackson met the Army of the Potomac. Late in the day Hill forced marched his men 14 miles to repulse Ambrose Burnside who had crossed the bridge over the creek and was about to turn the Confederate right flank. Each year during the re-enactment at Antietam, one can see 21st Century Gray uniforms retracing Hill’s march over the hills of western Maryland. Just before Robert E. Lee died, his last words were: “Tell Hill he must come up, Strike the tent.”
Join us Tuesday as Hodges shares with us about this Confederate General, A.P. Hill.

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January 29, 2014 – Brown Bag with Lunch Lecture at the Old State House Museum Dr. Carl Moneyhon will discuss the 1864 Constitutional Convention. The 1864 State Constitution was written 150 years ago this month at the Old State House. Dr. Moneyhon is a history professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch. Soft drinks and water will be provided. The event is free. For additional call the museum at 501-324-9685.

February 27, 2014 – Brown Bag Lunch with Lecture at the Old State House Museum “An Eagle on His Button.” In the spring of 1863, black troops were being recruited by the Federal forces. Join Mark Christ for lunch as he discusses the role of the African American Soldier in the Civil War. Christ is the Community Outreach Director for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.

March 22, 2014 On the Road with Ed Bearss

Ed Bears - 1863 Little Rock Campaign Tour -110

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Tour of Camden Expedition Sites

Sponsored by the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
and the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
503 E. 9th Street, Little Rock, AR
Call the museum to register 501-376-4602
Tour departs the museum at 8:00 A.M.
Cost $35
Price includes sit-down lunch at the historic McCollum-Chidester House in Camden

April 7, 2014 – April 12, 2014 Red River Campaign-Camden Expedition
This event will include a 25 mile march through historic Washington and onto Prairie D’Ane, where there will be a battle reenactment on April 12th. Additional information will be available closer to the date of the event. Call 409-762-2323
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April 14, 2014 to April 19, 2014 Reenactment of the Battle of Poison Springs Sponsored by the Ouachita County Historical Society
Mark your calendars for this week. Included will be occupation of Camden complete with tours, lectures, and exhibits during the week. More information will follow. All events will be free. Call 870-818-3565 for details.

April 19, 2014 – Annual Confederate Heritage/Flag/Memorial Day on the NE corner of the Arkansas Capital Grounds in Little Rock at 11:00 A.M. For details call Danny Honnoll, Chief of Staff, Arkansas Division at 870-926-2985

May 10, 2014 Fort Lincoln Freedom Fest In DeValls Bluff
Sponsored by the Arnold Family Foundation and the Delta Cultural Center Make plans to attend this annual event which is complete with artillery and infantry demonstrations, educational projects, and tours of the original fortifications in DeValls Bluff. The event is free and will be held at the DeValls Bluff Community Center. Call 870-998-2005 for additional information.
Civil War Bullets from Rick

• Are you heading south for the winter? George Furis, newsletter editor for The Civil War Round Table of Central Florida, invites you to attend the Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee or Ocean Pond at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Florida. The event will be held February 14-16. Admission is $10 for adults.

• War Comes To Georgia: The 150th Anniversary of the Atlanta Campaign: Ringgold Through Kennesaw – March 27th-30th, 2014 Our friend Greg Biggs has sent this invitation to join them. It is tour time again and this one will feature four days of the Atlanta Campaign, the pivotal action that secured the re-election of Abraham Lincoln in November 1864. We will depart Franklin, TN on Thursday, March 27th and return there on Sunday afternoon, March 30th. Travel where nearly 200,000 men fought for 4 1/2 months at famous places like Resaca, Dalton, Pickett’s Mill, New Hope Church and Kennesaw Mountain. Also included are various sites of the famous Great Locomotive Chase of 1862.
What do you get for the tour fee? Four days of tours with Greg Biggs and Thomas Cartwright. Greg, president of the Clarksville TN Civil War Roundtable, grew up in Georgia and has led Atlanta tours since 1993. Thomas is a well-known tour guide and historian who is the expert on the Middle Tennessee Campaign of 1864. He has also appeared on Civil War television programs and various documentaries. Three nights of hotels – Hampton Inn (Ringgold, GA, one night and Marietta, GA, two nights). These have free breakfasts each day. Cavalier Tours escort services who will handle almost everything you need for the tour including your luggage. The tour will be on a bus company coach who works with Cavalier on a regular basis. Admission fees to the Tunnel Hill Civil War and Railroad Museum; the Southern Museum for Civil War and Locomotive History and the Pickett’s Mill State Battlefield Park (which is one of the most pristine battlefields in America). A complete set of tour maps for each battlefield. There will also be a Wednesday night program (March 26th) in Franklin with a lecture on the Atlanta Campaign to orient you on what we will be touring.

Tour rates – Single person per room – $495
Double per room – $390 each
Triple per room – $360 each
To pay by credit card or debit card – call the Lotz House at (615) 790-7190. All you have to do is say that you are registering and paying for the “War In Georgia: The 150th Anniversary of the Atlanta Campaign tour.” They will take your name, address, phone number, card info and email address. Please be sure to inform them of how many are attending – single, double, triple. You will receive an email confirmation. If you do not have email then give them your phone number in its place.

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News Release: CONGRESS ALLOCATES $8.9 MILLION FOR FEDERAL GRANTS TO PROTECT CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELDS
Civil War Trust applauds lawmakers for their support of program that has helped protect more than 19,000 acres of hallowed ground throughout the nation

(Washington, D.C.) – The Civil War Trust today applauded the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for including $8.9 million for the Civil War Battlefield Preservation Program in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act. The program, which provides federal matching grants to protect historically significant battlefield land outside National Park Service boundaries, has been used to protect more than 19,000 acres of hallowed ground in 16 states.

“This is tremendous news that could not come at a more critical time,” remarked Civil War Trust president James Lighthizer.  “Over the past decade, development pressure on unprotected but historically significant battlefield land has only increased.  These grants will be matched with private sector donations to preserve thousands of acres of historic land that would otherwise be lost forever.”

Since Congress first authorized it in 2002, the Civil War Battlefield Preservation Program has enjoyed broad, bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. The program is considered a model for cooperative partnerships between the National Park Service (NPS), state and local governments, and the private sector. Its matching grants formula encourages nonprofit groups to invest in acquisition of battlefield lands from willing sellers. Grants from the program are awarded by the American Battlefield Protection Program, an arm of NPS.
Among the sites saved as a result of this innovative grants program are historic properties at Antietam and South Mountain, Md.; Gettysburg, Pa.; Vicksburg and Champion Hill, Miss.; Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg and Manassas, Va.; Shiloh, Chattanooga and Fort Donelson, Tenn.; Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; and other battlefields.
In addition to funding for the Civil War Battlefield Preservation Program, the FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act includes $5.5 million for acquiring inholdings at Civil War battlefield national parks. Inholdings result from private ownership of lands prior to the designation of the protected park, which then end up grandfathered within the legally designated boundary. Thousands of acres of inholdings exist at Civil War battlefields maintained within the National Park System.

“Preserved Civil War battlefields are living monuments – not just to the men in blue and gray who fought there – but to all of America’s veterans,” Lighthizer said. “They serve as outdoor classrooms, teaching young and old alike about the sacrifices made to forge the nation we are today.”
The FY2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act was passed earlier this week by healthy majorities in both the House and Senate. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill into law over the weekend.

What Historic Civil War sites in Arkansas will receive funding? Call your legislator.

Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas, Inc

2014 Membership Dues

 

Membership dues for 2014 are to be paid now.  These monies help to pay for the transportation and lodging cost of our speakers.  Printing cost for our newsletter and brochures we have at various locations in Central Arkansas are also supported by your dues.  In addition, monies are used for the wayside signs for the Campaign for Little Rock that the CWRT of Arkansas purchases and maintains.

 

Additional monetary gifts that you make will be used for preservation efforts for Civil War battlefields and places of historical importance related to the Civil War.

 

2014 Membership Dues Statement

$20 per year, Please make checks payable to:

The Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas, Inc

(Please disregard this notice if dues have already been paid) 

 

Name

Address                                               City                             State                Zip Code 

Phone                                                  e-mail address

 

Membership dues………………………………….$20

Additional $$ for preservation……………………..

 

Total                                                                    _______

Mail to:

Brian Brown, Treasurer

The Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas, Inc.

C/O Brian Brown

101 S. Spring Street, Ste 300

L.R. Ark 72201

 

Or pay online at our website: www.civilwar buff.org

Questions: call Brian at 501-376-2981

Officers who will lead our Corps this Campaign

 

President – Jan Sarna

Vice President- Dick Brannon

Secretary – Rick Meadows

Treasurer – Brian Brown

Web Master – Pris Weathers

Newsletter Editor – Rick Meadows

At Large Member of Board – Don Hamilton

Publicity – Art Maune 

This Week in the Civil War

Courtesy Civil War Trust

 

January 26       1861: Louisiana secedes from the Union

January 27       1862: President Lincoln issues War Order #1 ordering all forces to advance                              (Southerners call this the War of Northern Aggression)

January 28       1864: Operations around New Bern, N.C.

January 29       1861: Kansas is admitted as a state with a Constitution prohibiting slavery

January 30       1862: USS Monitor launched at Greenpoint, Long Island, N.Y.

January 31       1865: Congress passes the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery throughout the US

 

Civil War Roundtable Speakers for 2014

 

January            Drew Hodges              History professor, A.P. Hill

February          Donna Bentley            Jacksonport State Park Interpreter, The Gunboat Maurepas

March              George Lankford        Professor Emeritus Lyon College, Slavery

April                Shawn Fisher              History Professor Harding, The Spencer Rifle

May                 Mark Christ                 Community Outreach Director, J.O. Shelby’s Summer ‘64

June                 Philip McMath            Attorney, David O. Dodd 

 

Thank you Rev. Dyer for his program on Robert Lewis Dabney, Chief of Staff for Stonewall Jackson” We hope to see you Tuesday with Drew Hodges and A.P Hill. 

In Memoriam: Dr. C. Fred Williams

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NOVEMBER 25, 2013

Dr. C. Fred Williams, 69, of Little Rock, UALR history professor (1971-2011) and author, was born December 24, 1943, in Allen, Oklahoma, and passed away November 23, 2013.

He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Willie Mae Williams, and his first wife, Glenda Belcher Williams. Survivors include his wife, Janet Hamm Williams; daughters, Laura Beth Chelf (Phil) of Southlake, TX, and Libby Lee (Scott) of North Little Rock; son, Brad Williams of Little Rock; five grandsons, Andy and Zachary Chelf, Tag Grace, Walker Williams, and Vann Lee; two brothers, Dr. Burtis Williams (Linda) of Abilene, TX, and Dr. Curtis Williams (Norma) of Stuttgart; five sisters, Shirley Abney, Phyllis Joiner (Gary), Ginger Grant, and Rita Vandergriff, all of Ada, OK, and Becky Schutte (Don) of Hooks, TX; many nieces, nephews, cousins and treasured friends.

Dr. Williams was a graduate of Murray State in Tishomingo, OK; East Central University, Ada, OK; Wichita State University; and the University of Oklahoma. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Little Rock; West Little Rock Rotary; Arkansas Historical Association; Agricultural History Society; AACHT; and the Southern History Assocation. He was also among conference leaders at LifeQuest, and volunteered in Little Rock Public Schools.

Visitation will be at 5:00 – 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home,13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR 72211 (501)224-8300. The funeral will be 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church, 5700 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, followed by interment at Pinecrest Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the C.F. Williams Scholarship Endowment, UALR Development, 2801 S. University Ave, Little Rock, AR 72204.