Tonight’s Meeting has been canceled due to the weather! ¬†February 24, 2015!


Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas, February, 2015 Edition
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 will be the reenactment of the Battle of Helena on March 12, 13, & 14. Go to for more information.

Thanks to Tom Ezell for his talk in January.

Our speaker on February 24th will be Rob MacGregor. He’s program will be about Nathan Bedford Forrest before the war.

Civil War History for the month of January
Feb. 1, 1861, Texas secedes
Feb. 1, 1865, Sherman begins Carolina Campaign
Feb. 1, 1861, Gov. Henry Rector called for volunteers to help defend LR against Fed. troops falsely rumored to be heading up AR River
Feb. 2, 1803, Gen. Albert S. Johnson CS born
Feb. 3, 1807, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston CS born
Feb. 3, 1864, Meridan Campaign begins
Feb. 3, 1865, Peace talks begin
Feb. 5, 1861, The Yell Rifles received orders to seize the Fed. Arsenal at LR
Feb. 6, 1832, Gen. John Brown Gordon CS born
Feb. 6, 1833, Gen. J. E. B. Stuart CS born
Feb. 6, 1834, Gen William Dorsey Pender CS born
Feb. 6, 1861, Gov. Henry Rector send a note to Capt. James Totten requesting his surrender of the arsenal in LR
Feb. 8, 1820, Gen. William T. Sherman US born
Feb. 8, 1862, Battle of Roanoke Island
Feb. 8, 1861, Fed. troops evacuate the arsenal at LR
Feb. 9, 1861, Jeff Davis elected President of the Confederacy
Feb. 9, 1864, Future Gov. Daniel Jones Webster married Margaret Hadley of Hamburg and then returned to command his regiment
Feb. 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln born
Feb. 12, 1861, Gov. Henry Rector had state troops seize a marine hospital and any ammunition shipments in the town of Napoleon (Desha County) to prevent them from falling into Union hands
Feb. 13, 2862, Battle of Ft. Donelson
Feb. 14, 1824, Gen. Winfield S. Hancock US born
Feb. 16, 1862, In the first military engagement of the C. W. in AR, Confederate & Union troops clashed at Pott’s Hill in Benton County
Feb. 17, 1865, Columbia surrenders
Feb. 18, 1862, The Action at Bentonville ended in Union victory
(from Legends in Gray Calendar, 2014 and The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture calendar, 2011)
Minutes, January 27, 2015 meeting
Meeting was called to order by President, Jan Sarna.

Quorum was declared.

Motion was made, seconded and passed to accept the minutes from the October meeting.

Treasurer reported that he had not received the bank statement but we should have est. $2,555 in the bank.

President, Jan Sarna introduced the speaker, Tom Ezell.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:000p.m. at 2nd Presbyterian Church.

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