Our 50th Year!

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 

Lonnie and Jane Anne Spikes, Editors




Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas  June, 2014 Edition


Richmond “Rick” Pearson Meadows

With a heavy heart, I must announce the passing of Rick Meadows, a long time member of the Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas, avid Civil War historian, and strong support of historical preservation. Rick passed away on on Monday, June 16, 2014. We extend our sympathy and prayers to Rick’s family.

Tuesday, June 24th, 7:00p.m. at 2nd Presbyterian Church, our speaker will be Phillip H. McMath, writer, trial lawyer and Vietnam veteran, has combined an interest in history, his native South and war, to create a unique body of work in fiction, drama and journalism.

Some of his works:

The Hanging of David O. Dodd, a full-length play produced by The Weekend Theatre in March of 2011.

“History? Legend? Symbol?: The Story of David O. Dodd,” Pulaski County Historical Review, Vol. 61, Number 4, Winter 2013.

His awards:

The Booker Worthen Prize for Fiction for The Broken Vase, in 2011.

Recipient of the Arkansas Library Association’s – The Arkansiana Fiction Award for Lost Kingdoms in 2009.

Inducted into the Arkansas Writers Hall of Fame in 2009.

NEA grant for the publication of Native Ground.

Winner of l993 Freedoms Foundation Award in Communications for a free-lance article that appeared in the Los Angeles Times in 1992.

Winner 1997 “FRIENDS OF WORDS” award for support of the literary arts in Arkansas sponsored by WORDS, the Arkansas Literary Society.

Let us all welcome Phillip Tuesday night.

June Events Around Arkansas

* 4th Annual Juneteenth Festival, commemorating the emancipation of Arkansas’s enslaved people and the people who fought and died for the cause, will be held June 21 in El Dorado. Call (870) 639-3935 or email secondchance1514@hotmail.com for more information.

* Juneteenth, a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved Americans, will be held June 21 at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock; call (501) 683-3593 or email info@mosaictemplarscenter.com for more information.

* “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” the ACWSC traveling exhibit, will be at the Monroe County Courthouse in Clarendon from June 23 to July 6; call (870) 747-3802 for more information.

* Civil War Round Table of Arkansas will feature Philip McMath speaking about David O. Dodd when it meets at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on June 24; email brianb1578@aol.com for more information.

* “We Must Stand or Fall Alone,” an exhibit of Arkansas Civil War History, will conclude its run at the Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena on June 30; call (870) 338-4350 or email info@deltaculturalcenter.com for more information.

Civil War History for the month of June

6/1/1862, Lee was appointed commander of the Army of Virginia

6/1,2,3/1864, Battle of Cold Harbor

6/2/1815, General Philip Kearny U. S. was born

6/3/1808, Jeffreson Davis C.S. was born

6/5/1863, Stuart hosts Grand Review of his cavalry

6/6/1862, Memphis surrenders

6/8/1861, Tennessee formally sucedes

6/9/1863, Battle of Brandy Station

6/12/1862, Stuart begins ride around McClellan

6/15/1864, Petersburg Campaign begins

6/17/1861, Thaddeus Lowe demonstrates hot air balloon

6/23/1865, last formal Confederate surrender

6/25/1862 Seven Days Campaign begins

6/26/1864, Stoneman begins Arlanta raid

6/27/1864, Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

6/30/1864, Early marches toward Washington D.C.

(from Legends in Gray Calendar, 2014)



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