Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas, December, 2014 Edition

We want to thank Glen Schwarz for his presentation in November on the General Patrick Cleburne.
Once again, it is time for the annual dues. Dues are $20.00 per family. Also we are trying to update our
information on members. If, when you send in your money, give us your name, address, phone numbers, and e-
mail address on a slip of paper in print (you know, sometimes we cannot read your scripted handwriting), this
would be a big help.
There is no meeting in December. We will see you next year. Our next meeting will be January 27, 2015.
Here is a lineup of the speakers for 2015:
Tom Ezell
Rob McGregor
Forrest Pre-war
Ron Kelly
Battle of Helena
Steve Purdue
Fagan & Crawford Saline County’s own
Vernon Dutton
Hank Simmons
Confederate money & bonds
Brian Brown
Mark Christ
Bobby Roberts
Drew Hodges

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all from Lonnie & Jane Anne Spikes

Civil War History for the month of December
December 2, 1864, Confederate soldiers who were defeated at the battle of Westport in Missouri reach Lanesport in southwest Arkansas.
December 3, 1826, General George B. McClellan, U.S. born.
December 3, 1865, James Southall, later a founding member of what is now UAMS, was exchanged, with other confederates, for Union prisoners after being held at Ft. McHenry in Maryland.
December 4, 1865, The third shooting in the Pope County Militia War took place when George W. Newton, a former Confederate major and later a Baptist preacher, killed county Clerk William Stoot.
December 5, 1839, General George Custer, U.S. born.
December 6, 1833, Col. John S. Mosby, C.S. born.
December 6, 1862, In preparation for the Battle of Prairie Grove, Conf. cavalry drove in Union brigadier general James G. Blunt’s pickets on Reed’s Mt.
December 6, 1865, 13 Amendment passed.
December 7, 1862, The Battle of Prairie Grove began at dawn.
December 8, 1863, Lincoln makes proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction.
December 9, 1861, Seventy seven captured members of a secret pro-Union Peace Society in north central Arkansas were sent to Little Rock.
December 13, 1862, Battle of Fredericksburg.
December 13, 1864, Ft. McAllister surrenders.
December 14, 1862, Patrick Cleburne, the highest-ranking Irish-born officer in American military history, was promoted to Major General.
December 15-16, 1864, Battle of Nashville
December 20, 1860, South Carolina secedes
December 25, 1862, Clara Barton, born
December 27, 1862, About 8,000 Union troops marched south toward Van Buren after the Battle of Prairie Grove.
December 31, 1815, General George Meade, U.S. born
December 31, 1862, Second Battle of Murfreesboro, also known as the Battle of Stone’s River.
(from Legends in Gray Calendar, 2014 and The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture calendar

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