of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Michigan
Curtenius Guard Camp #17
Upcoming Camp Events
Tuesday, June 30, 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, June 30, 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:
The South Carolina Brigade
The topic of the presentation will focus on The Sultana Disaster. The explosion of the steamboat Sultana occurred on April 27, 1865, At the time it was considered the worst maritime disaster in American history. Not only did more than 1,500 people die, but most of the dead were former Union Army prisoners of war, headed home to their families after their release from Andersonville and other notorious confederate prisoner of war camps.
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.
June 30, 2015