Michigan in the Civil War

Date:
Thursday, 04/29/2021
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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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 tells true stories about Michigan people and Governor Blair’s search for troops to meet Lincoln’s request. The 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.

About the presenters:

Al and David Eicher, of Program Source International, have produced 26 Michigan visual history documentaries over the past twenty-six years. Their efforts in preserving the 100 to 150 year histories of towns and events in Michigan have led to the creation of an extensive lecture series.

Al Eicher is the founder of Program Source International and has been in the television production and distribution business for over 50 years with executive positions at Campbell-Ewald Advertising Agency, 20th Century Fox, Magnetic Video Corporation and Embassy Home Entertainment.  He’s also produced feature motion pictures, owned a radio station, and spent 5 years as an Engineer and Technical Director at Channel 5, an NBC television affiliate.

David Eicher, is President of Program Source International.  He has over 26 years of experience in marketing, television production, editing, videography, scripting and research.  After graduation from Central Michigan University, he worked 10 years in pre-recorded videotape distribution, marketing and sales.

This is a Zoom event. Register online and a Zoom link will be emailed the day before the presentation.


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This event has room for 99 people. There are currently 32 people registered.




04/29/2021 7:00 PM 04/29/2021 8:30 PM America/Detroit Michigan in the Civil War

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 tells true stories about Michigan people and Governor Blair’s search for troops to meet Lincoln’s request. The […]

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