Meeting of September 27, 2011

Bobb Hubbs on “Holly Springs—Grant’s Worst Nightmare?”

Bob’s presentation detailed the Holly Springs Raid and reviewed Grant’s greatest challenge. Grant’s strategy for the capture of Vicksburg and the final phase of the Anaconda Plan was introduced. The first campaign for the capture of Vicksburg and the ramifications of that effort was presented. What was Grant’s reaction to the incompetent response to the attack by Van Dorn and his cavalry and the capture of Holly Springs. Why of all of the events in Grant’s life would the Holly Springs Raid be worse than others?

In the business portion of the meeting, the president presented a few topics:

  • Overview of the 2011 West Coast Civil War Conference in Sacramento.
  • Overview of Civil War Sesquicentennial Activities – Sunnyvale Library
  • Request for SBCWRT to appear on a local TV show. Taping will be performed on Oct 12. President has agreed to appear. Anyone interested in also appearing should contact Club President.
  • What Happened 150 Years Ago in the Civil War?

The treasurer reported that annual club dues are due: $15 for individuals, $25 for couples. There is approximately $3,000 in the club treasury.