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, February 27, 2018

Free Seminar
Brethren Church,
8436 West Grand Ledge Hwy (M-43)
Sunfield, Michigan
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, February 27, 2018 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:

Michigan at Antietam

The Lansing /Sunfield, Curtenius Guard, Camp #17, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will be sponsoring a Free Civil War History Seminar on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at 7pm at the Sunfield United Brethren Church. The church is located at 8476 W. Grand Ledge Hwy (M-43) in Sunfield Michigan. The topic of the presentation will be Michigan at Antietam.

America's single bloodiest day of the Civil War occurred on September 17, 1862 at the Battle of Antietam. The Confederacy referred to the battle as Sharpsburg, and Michigan troops played a prominent role. The presentation will discuss Michigan's connection to The Lost Order, one of the Civil War's greatest mysteries. The role of George Armstrong. Custer, then just a staff officer, will also be highlighted. Mourn the extraordinary losses the soldiers from Michigan suffered, including one regiment that lost nearly half of its strength at the epicenter of the battle. The Wolverine State,s contribution to help secure the Union and facilitate the subsequent Emancipation Proclamation will also be emphasized.

The program will be presented by noted Civil War historian Brian James Egan and will be based on his and Jack Dempsey,s recent book, Michigan at Antietam. Brian is Executive Producer for the Henry Ford in Dearborn Michigan and a member of the Michigan Historical Commission and former chair of its Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee. Come join us as Brian discusses his and Jack Dempsey's recent research that sheds new insight on the role of Michigan, soldiers and civilians during this epic struggle.

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

February 27, 2018.


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