Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas, September, 2015 Edition


Tuesday, September 22nd we will be meeting at 2nd Presbyterian Church at 7:00p.m. Our speaker will be Bobby Roberts with the Central Arkansas Library System. His subject is “An Ultra and Stupid Conservatism Ruined Us” Major General T. C. Hindman and the defense of Arkansas.

Below is a suggestion from our President, Jan Sarna:

“The purpose of the Round Table is for you to enjoy being with your friends and colleagues who share your passion, your interest, and your excitement about the Civil War! Please make plans, right now, to come to as many monthly meetings as you can. We meet the 4th Tuesday from January through November. We do not meet in December. Make an even stronger commitment to the Round Table and bring a friend, colleague, and/or family member that shares your same passion. “

Many thanks to Mark Christ for his talk on “This Day We Marched Again; Jacob Haas & the 9th Wisconsin Infantry.”

Civil War History for the month of September

September 1, 1863 The action at Devil’s Backbone ended in Union victory

September 2, 1864 Atlanta surrenders

September 5, 1863 Britain seizes Confederate ships and shipyard

September 6, 1819 General William S. Rosencrans, U.S., born

September 6, 1861 Grant moves into Paducah

September 6, 1863 Confederate Generals John S. Marmaduke and Lucius M. Walker fought a duel near Scott, AR (Pulaski County)

September 8, 1828 General Joshua Chamberlain, U.S., born

September 10, 1836 General Joseph Wheeler, C.S., born

September 10, 1863 The Arkansas State Gazette suspended operations after Union forces captured Little Rock

September 11, 1861 Union victory at Cheat Mountain

September 14, 1863 The Fifth Kansas Regiment under the command of Colonel Powell Clayton was dispatched to Pine Bluff to restore law & order

September 15, 1862 Jackson captures Harper’s Ferry

September 17, 1862 Battle of Antietam

September 19, 1863 Battle of Chickamauga

September 19, 1864 Battle of Winchester

September 19, 1861 James Henderson Berry, later the 14th Governor of Arkansas, joined the Confederate Army in Carrollton (Carroll County)

September 20, 1864 Charles Mitchel, who served briefly as U.S. Senator before resigning his office due to secession of Arkansas, died in Hempstead County

September 24, 1864 Sheridan lays waste to the Shenandoah Valley

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


Due to scheduling, our meeting next month will be a week early. We will meet at 2nd Presbyterian on Tuesday, October 20th at 7:00p.m. Our speaker will be author Philip Leigh. He will be talking about his book “Trading with the Enemy.”

Minutes, August 25, 2015 meeting

Meeting was called to order by President, Jan Sarna.

Quorum was declared.

Treasurer reported that our current balance is $3,110.64 in the bank.

No new business.

No old business.

There will be re-enactment September 24 – 27 at Pea Ridge

There will be a symposium at the Old State House on October 10 from 9am – 3pm. Cost is $15.00 per person that will include a lunch. There will be 7 speakers. Go to for more information.

President, Jan Sarna, introduced our speaker, Mark Christ.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7p.m. at 2nd Presbyterian Church.

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