NEWSLETTER - JUNE 2002
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.
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?
2.) What State ratified secession by a vote of 104,913 to 47,238 on June 8, 1861?
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?
4.) Swedish-born ship designer John Ericsson oversaw the launching of what vessel at the Greenpoint, Long Island, shipyards on January 30, 1862?
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?
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
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.
For more information about Civil War Roundtable Committee, contact Mr. Gerald Jones.
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