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April 6-7, 2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh. Participants included the men of Battery B, First Michigan Light Artillery.
On the heels of hosting the first CWS event in the nation in March 2009, Michigan was notably busy during Fall 2010 with a second CWS-related conference at Grand Valley State University in October, convening of the full complement of Partners in November at the Center, the unveiling then of the website and logo, and ongoing efforts to seek and obtain funding. Since issuance of EO 2007-52, the Commission and Center had worked diligently on implementation (see the MICWS workplan for details).
As a tribute to the one-hundred-fiftieth anniversary of the Civil War, we are pleased to present the Midwest premiere of this Obie Award winning play.
I have a collection of over a 100 Civil War Letters from my great great grandfather to my great great grandmother from 1864 -1865.
Throughout the Civil War, Alphonso Crane encouraged his father to hope for his survival, but was realistic about the dangers.
On September 28, 1861, at Camp Lyons near Detroit, the First Michigan Cavalry regiment received a heavily-fringed blue silk flag—a standard—with the federal coat of arms.
Charles T. Foster was the first Lansing man to enlist in the Civil War.
The following is an interview by Jack Dempsey, chairman of the Sesquicentennial committee, of Nicky Intralan, student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit who designed the logo for the commemoration.
“Way off in the distance, I could hear the muskets roar. They said it was J.E.B. Stuart’s Cavalry, come to give us all what for…”
Loren M. Page and wife Jane E. Soper sent five sons from their home in Grand Rapids, Michigan to serve the Union in the “Slaveholder’s Rebellion”.
Civil War Events
October 6, 2012 8:00 am –
October 31, 2013 5:00 pmSloan Museum
April 12, 2013 11:00 am –
October 26, 2013 4:00 pmDoan History Center
April 13, 2013 –
June 30, 2015 (All Day)Monroe County Historical Museum
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