About the Michgan Regimental Round Table
Our September 24 Meeting
Our Monday, September 24, 2018 meeting will be at 6:30 PM in the basement of the Farmington Library (corner of Farmington Road and Grand River Avenue). Our speaker will be David Ingall of Tecumseh, Michigan, who will speak on "The Battle of the Little Big Horn"!
Everyone must pay for our trip to Chattanooga & Chickamauga by the September 24 meeting.
A check for $195 will cover the cost of our tour guide, bus fees, and Saturday night banquet. If someone wants to go just on the battlefield tours the cost is $150 and if an individual wants to sign up just for the Saturday banquet the cost is $45.
Checks may be brought to the meeting or mailed to our Treasurer, Jeanie Graham at her home at 29835 Northbrook, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-2326. Please make the checks out to Jeanie Graham as the Bank will not accept checks made out to the Roundtable.
A few spots are available on the battlefield tour bus for the November 3rd and 4th trip to Chattanooga & Chickamauga. Contact Linda Gerhardt (586)588-2712, Jeanie Graham (248) 225-7596), or Mollie Galate (313) 530-8516) to sign up for the trip or ask for additional information. Mollie's e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hampton Inn, 1000 Market St., Dalton, GA 30720 Hotel Telephone: (706) 226-4333 State that you are with the Civil War Tour Group (CWT) Rate per night $104+taxes—good for Friday night, Nov. 2nd through Sunday night, Nov. 4th. Departure date is Monday, Nov. 5th. We do not have to stay at the Hampton Inn on Sunday night for the lower rate. King study and double rooms are available. The cutoff date for hotel reservations is October 18, 2018.
Our Monday, September 24, 2018 program will feature our friend David Ingall discussing "The Battle of the Little Big Horn". This famous battle did not develop or end in the manner generally depicted in Hollywood movies or history books.
David will share with us the many twists and turns in the 1876 cavalry campaign and battle itself, that led to the defeat of the U.S. 7th Cavalry led by George Custer of Monroe, Michigan. He will share with us the known facts and debated theories so that we can make our own judgments about what really happened and who's to blame! This will be another fascinating presentation!
David has spoken to our Roundtable on several occasions on various topics, including George Custer during the Civil War. He was born in Monroe and now lives in Temperance, MI. David has researched the lives of 25 relatives that participated in the Civil War and the lives of many other Monroe County Civil War veterans. He is co-author of Michigan Civil War Landmarks, published by the History Press in 2015.
What We Do
We meet monthly to hear from our members on the latest books, issues of preservation, and other items of Civil War interest. At each meeting, a keynote speaker provides a presentation on a Civil War topic. A monthly newsletter is mailed to members.
In addition, each October MRRT members travel to a Civil War battlefield for a weekend tour (Click on the Annual Field Trip Menu selection in the horizontal menu at the very top of this page for a complete list.)
In 2015, from October 11–12 Chuck Lott and Darryl Smith will be our guides for a tour of the Perryville, Kentucky battlefield.
For 2016, we will be visiting the Antietem, Maryland Battlefield October 8th and 9th, 2016.
Where and When We Meet
We meet on the last Monday of the month (except in October, when we go on our Annual Field Trip, and December) at the Farmington Community Library, Farmington Branch, 23500 Liberty St. Farmington, MI 48335. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. (See our Meeting Schedule, second tab, below.)
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