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 27 , 2015

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 27, 2015 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:

Canada in the Civil War

The topic of the presentation will focus on Canada in the Civil War. Many people are not aware of Canada’s substantial involvement in the American Civil War. Canadians were largely opposed to slavery as evidenced in their major involvement in the underground railroad for escaped slaves. Due to their cultural and economic link to the northern United States, many Canadians were sympatric to the Unions position against the southern states. It is estimated that between 30,000 and 50,000 men from Canada fought in the American Civil War; the majority for the Union.

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 27, 2015


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