Monroe: The Early Years

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One of the oldest settlements in Michigan, Monroe is a treasure trove of American history. Legacies of Native American cultures, French settlement, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and 19th-century progress still echo through its beautiful streets and structures. The Monroe area is nationally known as the site of the Battles and Massacre of the River Raisin, among the largest engagements of the War of 1812. But perhaps it is better known as the home of General George Armstrong Custer, the great Civil War hero who valiantly led Union troops to victory, only to perish at the Battle of Little Bighorn.This book uses rare images and historical insights to document and celebrate Monroe's early development, military legacy, legendary figures, and architectural splendor.
ISBN: 9780738533742
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Craig Hutchison is an author, editor, and historian who has worked for the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Estate for nearly a decade. Kimberly Hutchison is a photographer, illustrator, and graphic artist. Together, they operate an independent publishing company, Wandering Wolverine Publishers.
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