of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Michigan
Curtenius Guard Camp #17
Upcoming Camp Events
April 24, 2018
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 24, 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:
The presentation will cover Michigan veterans who served in the Mexican - American War of 1846 - 1848.
The Mexican - American War was an armed conflict between the two countries occurring between 1846 - 1848. It took place shortly after the American annexation of the Republic of Texas. The annexation was not recognized by the Mexican government who considered the territory still part of Mexico. Between 1,500 - 2,000 men from Michigan served during the Mexican - American War. The presentation will examine their role in this little-known conflict. The speaker also will touch on what can be done to honor these men.
The speaker is retired Army Colonel Paul H. Scheidler. Colonel Scheidler entered military service in the 1980s and has served in deployments in both Bosnia and Iraq. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in history from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in military science from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth as well as a Master’s degree in strategic studies from the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.
Come join us as Colonel Scheidler discusses Michigan's fascinating involvement in the Mexican – American War and the men from Michigan that served.
Background on and maps to the Seminar may be obtained by accessing the following link.