of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Michigan
Curtenius Guard Camp #17
Upcoming Camp Events
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
8436 West Grand Ledge Hwy (M-43)
7 PM Start
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 26, 2016 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:
Post Civil War Veterans’ Organizations and Michigan's GAR Memorial Hall and Museum
Upon return from the Civil War, many veterans became members of various organizations whose purpose, among other things, was to help to maintain the camaraderie and the battlefield friendships formed during the war years. Among the many different Veterans’ organizations that were created following the Civil War, the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS) and the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) ultimately would become the most prominent of them all. In particular, the GAR’s 90-year existence greatly influenced both social and political opinions at the local, state and national levels. Although gone from existence by 1956, its influence continues into today.
The speaker will be Mr. Keith G. Harrison. He is a member of the Michigan Commandery of the MOLLUS and the Curtenius Guard, Camp #17 of the SUVCW. He also has served as the National Commander-in-Chief of the both SUVCW and the MOLLUS. A native of Michigan, he holds a Bachelor and Master degree in Wildlife Biology/Ecology and served 25-years as an environmental executive in state government. He belongs to numerous historical and genealogical organizations and currently is the Board President of Michigan's GAR Memorial Hall and Museum in Eaton Rapids, Michigan.
The Camp's Civil War Seminar series has been officially recognized by the National Organization of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
Background on and maps to the Seminar may be obtained by accessing the following link.
April 26, 2016