of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Michigan
Curtenius Guard Camp #17
Upcoming Camp Events
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
8436 West Grand Ledge Hwy (M-43)
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, February 24, 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:
Michigan Capitol Battle Flag Collection.
The presenter will be Mat Van Acker. The topic of the presentation will be about on the Michigan Capitol Battle Flag Collection, including 240 battle flags carried by Michigan soldiers in the Civil War, the Spanish American War and World War I Emphasis will be placed upon the Civil War collection, the importance of flags in battle, some specific regimental histories in connection with the flags and the history of the collection including current conservation efforts.
Approximately 90,000 Michigan soldiers fought in the American Civil War and almost 15,000 made the ultimate sacrifice. The bullet-torn, blood-stained battle flags that these men carried and died beneath were their proudest possessions. They stood for the Union, for their loved ones back home, and also as the rallying point in combat. .
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.
February 24, 2015