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    VOL. XXXIX, No. 10, OCTOBER 2003/FOR THE MEETING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28
    Our 39th Year Meets Fourth Tuesday, January-November/Founded March 1964 
    Fletcher Branch Library, H & Buchanan (East of University Ave.), 
    Little Rock Program at 7 p.m. 
    Online:  www.civilwarbuff.org
    Charles Durnett, President  /  Jerry L. Russell, Editor,
    Dues $15 Per Year VISITORS WELCOME! 
    VISIT THE BATTLEFIELDS WHEN YOU CAN...WHILE YOU CAN
    "Longstreet: Lee”s Old Warhorse
    by Drew Hodges, North Pulaski CWRT

    James "Pete"  Longstreet served in Florida, in the Mexican War (1 wound, 2 brevets), in garrison, and on the frontier against the Indians before resigning June 1, 1861.  He was appointed Brig. General in the C.S.A. on June 17, 1861.

    Was he brave?  Was he aggressive?  Was he lacking in the knowledge of warfare?  Was he dilatory?  Or was he just a good soldier who erred?

    Most of all  why did Lee turn to him again and again?  Come listen to Drew Hodges as he tells us about another Confederate General who is revered by some and maligned by others.

    THANKS TO Dr. Dan Sutherland of the Uni-versity of Arkansas, Fayetteville, for his excellent presentation last month, Guerilla Warfare.  Dan”s informative talk addressed the subject he calls  ?the desperate side of war.

    PROGRAMS TO COME: (LINK HERE)
    November 25, 2003--Rob MacGregor, Little Rock, Jefferson Davis, Before & After the Civil War.
    December, 2003--No meeting.
    January 27, 2004--TBA
    February 24, 2004--TBA
    March 23, 2004--Jim Woodrick, Jackson, Miss. CWRT, TBA.
    April 27, 2004--Dr. William Shea, UA-Monticello, TBA
    May 25, 2004--Cal Collier, Towson, Md., TBA
    June 22, 2004--TBA
    July 27, 2004--Gaylord Northrop, Sherwood, Command & Control in Confederate Arkansas.
    August 24, 2004--Supt. Ralph Jones, Fort Gibson, Okla., The Battle of Honey Springs.
    September 28, 2004--Dr. Tom DeBlack, Arkansas Tech, Fire & Sword: Arkansas 1861-1864.
    October 26, 2004--TBA
    November 23, 2004--TBA

    PAST PRESIDENT DON HAMILTON picked up litter, cut, clipped and mulched the CWRT L.R. battle monument area at the intersection of E.Roosevelt and Fourche Dam Pike before the SCV Motorcyle Fund Raiser event, which made stops at all the sites on the Little Rock Campaign Trail.  He also painted the iron fence which member George Davis made and installed on both sides of the monument in connection with the Rotary project.  Thanks, Don!  (He”s also past chairman of the Central Arkansas Civil War Heritage Trail, and a recipient of the RT's Pat Cleburne Award.)


    Ted Birndorf (L), president of The Civil War Round Table, in Chicago, presents the group's Allan Nevins-Douglas Southall Freeman award to Jerry L. Russell (R) of Little Rock at its October 10 meeting in Chicago.  The Civil War Round Table was the first Round Table to be organized--in December 1940--and it inaugurated the award in 1986, to pay tribute to persons who have made significant contributions to Civil War History.  Bruce Catton was the first honoree.
     
     

    SEE YOU TUESDAY NIGHT for Drew Hodges on Longstreet.
    We Who Study Must Also Strive To Save!

    GOD BLESS AMERICA!