January, 2016 edition of the Arkansas Civil War Roundtable Newsletter
Your dues are due! It is time, once again, to send in your yearly dues to be a member of the Arkansas Civil War Roundtable. Dues are $20.00 per family. You can either send check or money order to:
C/O Laser Law Firm
101 S. Spring St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
or you could come to the January 26 meeting and bring your money with you.
Speaking of the January meeting… it will be on Tuesday, January 26th at 7p.m. at 2nd Presbyterian Church at the corner of Cantrell & I-430. Our speaker will be Jillian Elwart from Hanger Orthopedic Group. Her subject is The J. E. Hanger Story. He was the first amputee of the Civil War.
Below is a listing of the upcoming speakers and subjects for 2016:
Feb. 22nd Rob McGregor; Gen. N.B. Forrest
March 22nd Susan Young; Sorrow,Trouble.and Worry The Ozark Home Front in the CW
April 26th Nancy Hendricks; The Sultana
May 24th R.D. Keever; Austin, Ar. Lost Cemetery in the CW
June 28th Brian Brown topic to be announced
July 26th Cherly White; Gen. Leonidas Polk
Aug. 23rd Ron Kelley; New Book on Ar. 1861
Sept. 27th Tom DeBlack; Civil War Figures
Oct 25th Hank Simmons; Confederate Bonds
Nov. 24th Drew Hodges topic to be announced
We hope you can make all of our meetings. As you can see we have some great programs this year!
Monday, January 18, in the Arkansas Democrat/Gazette was an article of a Civil War museum opening in Hot Springs, AR. It will be called The Civil War Museum West. Its focus is on the Trans-Mississippi Theater. The article stated that the museum will be opened the latter part of 2016 but that a “museum-preview-center trailer will open next month (assuming February) in the Regions Bank parking lot in downtown Hot Springs.” There will be copies of this article at the January meeting.
Minutes, November 24, 2015 meeting
Meeting was called to order by President, Jan Sarna.
Quorum was declared.
Treasurer reported that we have $3,186.64 in the bank.
Motion was made and seconded to keep the officers as they are for 2016. Motion passed.
Motion was maded and seconded to spend $80.00 for a ad in the Free Press of Arkansas. Motion passed.
Program Chairman, Lonnie Spikes, introduced our speaker, Drew Hodges. Drew’s talk will be on a little known general, General Nathan George “Shanks” Evans.
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7p.m. at 2nd Presbyterian Church, Cantrell at I-430.