Michigan in the Civil War

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Thursday, June 11, 2015 06:30pm

At the beginning of the war, in April of 1861, Michigan had about 1200 men and a few officers in the State Militia. By January of 1865 nearly 89,000 Michigan soldiers had served in the war. This program in 77 minutes tells true stories about Michigan people and Governor Blair’s search for troops to meet Lincoln’s request. This presentation is unique in that it develops a month by month timeline of events in Michigan and at the Eastern battlefields.

The music and sounds created at some of Michigan’s largest Civil War reenactment events make this a very special program relating to Michigan’s role in the Civil War.

Please join Al & David Eicher for a look back at Michigan’s Civil War contribution and sacrifice.

(Note: This program will count for an extra entry in the Grand Prize Drawing for patrons that are participating in the Adult Summer Reading Program: “Escape the Ordinary”)