Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Michigan

Curtenius Guard Camp #17
Lansing/Sunfield, Michigan

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Upcoming Camp Events

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Free Seminar
Brethren Church,
8436 West Grand Ledge Hwy (M-43)
Sunfield, Michigan
7 PM Start

As part of the Commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Lansing/Sunfield, Curtenius Guard Camp #17, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) will be sponsoring the next in its series of Free Civil War History Seminars on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7 PM at the Brethren Church, located at 8436 West Grand Ledge Hwy (M-43), in Sunfield Michigan. The church is located approximately one-half mile west of the four corners (Sunfield Highway and M-43). The presentation for the evening will be:

Marines in the Civil War.

The presenter will be Michael E. Unsworth. Topics discussed during the presentation will include, how the operations of the Union and Confederate Marines were closely tied to those of their navies in terms of manning and missions. The marines were relatively few but participated in numerous actions afloat and ashore. They fought on blockade duty, ship-to-ship battles, and coastal landings. This presentation will cover the marines' prewar history, their duties, uniforms, weapons, and major operations.

The presentation is officially recognized as a Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial Event by both the Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial History Partners and as a Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event by the Michigan Department of the SUVCW.

Background on and maps to the Seminar may be obtained by accessing the following link.

October 28, 2014


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