Michigan in the Civil War
Tuesday, October 14
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Youth Activity Room
On October 14, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, join Al and Dave Eicher in the Youth Activity Room for a lecture and visual presentation they developed over a five year period. More than 150 Michigan research centers such as libraries, historical societies and individuals contributed information and photographs. The presentation includes visits to the many Historic sites relating to Civil War events in Michigan and old photos of places where the recruits joined the Union cause.
This presentation is unique in that it develops a month-by-month timeline of events in Michigan and at the Eastern battlefields. At the beginning of the war in April 1861, Michigan had about 1,200 men and a few officers in the State Militia. By January 1865 nearly 89,000 Michigan soldiers had served in the war. This program tells true stories about Michigan people and Governor Blair’s search for troops to meet Lincoln’s request.The music and sounds created at the reenactment events make this a very special program relating to Michigan’s role in the Civil War.
Registration is requested. Fill out the form below or call the adult reference desk at 248-246-3727. Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.
47 of 50 places available.
50 of 50 places available on the waitlist.