Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas, June, 2015 Edition


Hey Everyone! We have a real treat for our program Tuesday night. Hank Simmons is giving us his program on Confederate money. He gave this program to us many years ago and word is that he has improved his talk. The one he did for us many years ago was excellent, so everyone come and see a part of the war most of us don’t know anything about.


Many thanks to Vernon Dutton on last month’s talk.


Civil War History for the month of June

1, 1862, Lee appointed Commander of army in Virginia

1, 2, & 3, 1864, Battle of Cold Harbor

2, 1815, Gen. Philip Kearney, US, born

2, 1865, Conf. forces in the Trans-Miss. Theater officially surrendered

3, 1808, Jefferson Davis, CS, born

3, 1861, the 2nd secession convention finally adjourned

5, 1865, Approx. 6,000 Conf. troops assembled at Jacksonport to surrender

6, 1862, Memphis surrenders

6, 1864, The Engagement at Old River Lake was fought

8, 1861, Tennessee formally secedes

9, 1863, Battle of Brandy Station

10, 1861, The 6th AR Infantry was formed from 10 companies in LR

14, 1864, Leonidas Polk, the first Episcopal bishop of AR and a Conf. gen. was killed in GA

15, 1864, Petersburg Campaign begins

16, 1861, Conf. col. Robert Glenn Shaver organized volunteers from 10 AR counties into the 7th AR Regiment at Smithville (Lawrence County)

17, 1861, Thaddeus Lowe demonstrated hot air balloon

17, 1862, The Engagement at St. Charles was fought

18, 1863, Theophilus Holmes, commander of the Conf. Dist. Of AR, met with other generals to plan an attack on Helena

19, 1861, The 6th AR Volunteers Infantry marched to Pocahontas, where its training commenced

20, 1865, Conf. gen. James Fleming Fagan was paroled

22, 1863, Conf. maj. Gen, Sterling Price’s infantry & Brig. Gen. John Marmaduke’s cavalry set off from Jacksonport to attack Helena

23, 1863, last formal Confederate surrender

24, 1864, Union boat “Queen City” was captured by Conf. land forces & sunk

25, 1861, Leonidas Polk, joined the Conf. army & was appointed a major general

25, 1862, Seven Days Campaign begins

26, 1864, Approx. 3,000 Union men arrived from DeValls Bluff & chased Gen. Joseph Shelby & his men from Clarendon

26, 1864, Stoneman begins Atlanta raid

27, 1864, Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

27, 1864, Gen. Thomas Hindman was wounded & partially blinded during the Atlanta Camp. at Kennesaw Mt.

30, 1862, Maj. Gen. Thomas Hindman declared martial law across the entire state of Arkansas

30, 1864, Early marches toward Washington, DC

(from Legends in Gray Calendar, 2014 and The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture calendar, 2011)

Minutes, May 26, 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 April meeting.

Motion was made, seconded, and passed to donate $100.00 in the memory of Allen Elsworth, Jr. to the Civil War Preservation Trust.

Treasurer reported that he had not received the bank statement but we should have est. $3,218.64 in the bank.

Motion was made, seconded, & passed to send $100.00 to ACWHTF (Central Region Heritage Trail dues)

There is still a need for a chair to the Central Arkansas Heritage Trail. Brian Brown will contact Mark Christ and get a job description.

Don Hamilton had a pacemaker put in last week.

Longtime member, Pat Johnson, passed away.

It was suggested that we start wearing name tags at our meeting so we can all get to know each other.

It was suggested that in the next few months, we have a potluck dinner to see if we can increase attendance.

Motion was made, seconded & passed to advertise in Glenn Schwartz quarterly magazine for $80.00.

President, Jan Sarna introduced the speaker, Vernon Dutton.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7:000p.m. at 2nd Presbyterian Church.

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