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, April 29, 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, April 29, 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:

Little Known Civil War Battle in Florida

The presenter will be Dave Jordan. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia during the Eisenhower administration. Growing up in the Atlanta area during the Civil War Centennial, his first exposure to the Civil War occurred when he was about 7-years old. He and his family went to a reenactment of the beginning of the Great Locomotive Chase near Marietta, Georgia, and the following year saw the big painting of the Battle of Atlanta in the Atlanta Cyclorama with relatives. His biggest influence however was his grandmother's house south of Dalton, Georgia. Soldiers from both sides had stayed there during the Civil War and wrote their names, units and hometowns on the walls in charcoal.

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.

April 29, 2014 Seminar

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