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CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE OF MADISON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC.

 NEWSLETTER - JUNE 2002

Join us for our next meeting, Monday, September 16, 2002.  Anderson Public Library, 7:00 P.M.  Prior to the meeting, everyone is invited to at RAX at 6:00 P.M. for dinner with our speaker.

At the meeting on Monday, June 17, the Civil War Round Table enjoyed the subject "Tactical Perfection-Nathan Bedford Forrest at Brice's Crossroads" by Mr. Gregory G. Biggs.  The saga of the war's most tactically perfect battle, including an analysis of the tactics and how they influenced later commanders.  Complete with slides and handouts.  Mr. Biggs is a former Associate Editor, Blue & Gray Magazine; past Vice President, Western Ohio Civil War Association; a current member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Western Ohio Civil War Round Table.  He is a text editor, Flags of the Confederacy website.  Mr. Biggs has two forthcoming books:  Tattered Banners:  Alabama's Civil War Flags; and I Go to Illustrate Georgia:  Civil War Flags of Georgia Troops, Ironclad Publishing.  Mr. Biggs has published articles in Blue & Gray Magazine; Civil War Regiments, and has essays on various confederate flags on Flags of the Confederacy Website.

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Civil War Trivia: 

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 1.)  How many times did the town of Winchester, Virginia, change hands during the war, as the armies surged to and from in the Northern Shenandoah Valley?

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2.)  What State ratified secession by a vote of 104,913 to 47,238 on June 8, 1861?

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3.)  In mid-June, 1861, Lincoln observed a demonstration of an invention of Professor Thaddeus S. C. Lowe.  Some believed the invention might be useful in military reconnaissance.  What was it?

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4.)  Swedish-born ship designer John Ericsson oversaw the launching of what vessel at the Greenpoint, Long Island, shipyards on January 30, 1862?

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5.)  At the end of February, 1864, a prison for captured Union soldiers began operating at a small town near Americus, Georgia.  The prison was officially called Camp Sumpter, but soon came to be known by another name.  What was that name?

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Answers

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August in the Civil War:

10 Aug 1861 - Confederate forces defeat the Union forces at Wilson's Creek, Missouri

20 Aug 1861 - Confederate forces defeat the Union forces at Lexington, Missouri

29 Aug 1861 - Fort Hatteras, North Carolina, captured by Union forces

09 Aug 1862 - Confederate forces defeat the Union forces at Cedar Mountain, Virginia

30 Aug 1862 - Confederate forces defeat the Union forces at Bull Run, Virginia

30 Aug 1862 - Confederate forces defeat the Union forces at Richmond, Kentucky

30 Aug 1863 - Union forces capture Fort Smith, Arkansas

05 Aug 1864 - Union forces defeat the Confederate forces in Mobile Bay, Alabama

23 Aug 1864 - Union forces capture Fort Morgan, Alabama

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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TBA

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27TH INDIANA'S POSITION AT SPANGLER'S SPRING, GETTYSBURG, PA, ADOPTED 

The Indianapolis Civil War Round Table has adopted the 27th Indiana's position at Spangler's Spring at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  This regiment fought on the right end of the Union line on July 2, 1863.  Seventeen people from this community, including Gerald Jones and Steve Jackson showed up to clear brush from the pasture side of the Creek to restore it to its original appearance the day of the battle.

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