Civil War Roundtable of Arkansas, November, 2015 Edition

Tuesday, November 24, will be the CWRT of Arkansas monthly meeting at 2nd Presbyterian Church at 7:00p.m. Our speaker will be Drew Hodges. Drew will be talking to us about a little known general, Gen. Nathan George “Shanks” Evans.

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 Philip Leigh on his talk Trading with the Enemy.

Civil War History for the month of November

  • November 1, 1861 McClellan replaces Scott as commander of U. S. forces.
  • November 3, 1816 General Jubal A. Early, C.S., born.
  • November 3, 1862 Henry Massie Rector resigned as governor of Arkansas after his run for re-election was crushed by Harris Flanagin.
  • November 5, 1862 McClellan removed from command.
  • November 5, 1862 Dandridge McRae was promoted to rank of brigadier general.
  • November 6, 1861 Jefferson David re-elected President of Confederacy.
  • November 7, 1861 Union forces capture Port Royal.
  • November 8, 1861 Wilkes seizes Confederate Commissioners.
  • November 9, 1825 General Ambrose P. Hill, C.S., born.
  • November 9, 1864 Lincoln re-elected for second term.
  • November 11 Veterans Day.
  • November 13, 1814 General Joseph Hooker, U. S., born.
  • November 15, 1864 Sherman begins “March to the Sea”.
  • November 15, 1862 Harris Flanagin was inaugurated as Arkansas’ 7th governor.
  • November 17, 1861 The Arkansas Confederate authorities discovered a secret pro-Union Peace Society in north-central Arkansas.
  • November 19, 1863 Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address.
  • November 23-25, 1863 Battle of Chattanooga.
  • November 26, 1862 Woodruff County Arkansas was established.
  • November 27, 1863 Patrick Cleburne led his division to make a stand at Ringgold Gap, GA.
  • November 28, 1861 Missouri formally admitted to Confederacy.
  • November 28, 1862 The Engagement at Cane Hill, AR ended in Union victory.
  • November 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin, TN
  • November 30, 1864 Patrick Cleburne was killed while leading a charge on the Union breastworks.
  • (from Legends in Gray Calendar, 2014 and The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture calendar, 2011)

Hope to see all Tuesday night for a wonderful program.

Minutes, October 20, 2015 meeting

Meeting was called to order by President, Jan Sarna.

Quorum was declared.

Treasurer reported that he has not received the bank statement for the month. As of October 25, we have $3,110.64 in the bank.

New Business: It is time to start thinking about officers for 2016. We will vote at the November meeting.

There is still working being done on the plaque.

There has been fence damage to the marker at Fouche Dam Pike. Jan will get with Don Hamilton and see if there is anything needs to be done.

Program Chairman, Lonnie Spikes, introduced our speaker, Philip Leigh

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


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