Remembering Michigan's Civil War Soldiers

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When the 1st Michigan Volunteer Infantry regiment arrived in Washington, DC, President Lincoln exclaimed: "Thank God for Michigan!" The state raised more than 90,000 men to serve during the Civil War, and 69 of them received the Medal of Honor. Notable Michiganders include Gens. Israel Richardson, Orlando Poe, Alpheus Williams, Orlando Willcox, and George Hartsuff, as well as "The Boy General," George Armstrong Custer, and Officer Norman Hall, who was stationed at Fort Sumter when the war began. Featuring images of the 4th Michigan Cavalry, which captured Confederate president Jefferson Davis at the war's end, and never-before-published photographs of Wolverine soldiers, Images of America: Remembering Michigan's Civil War Soldiers highlights hundreds of Michiganians who were committed to preserving the Union.
ISBN: 9781467113458
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Images of America
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
David D. Finney Jr. has been recognized as the American History Teacher of the Year by both the Michigan Council for the Social Studies and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Finney has served the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites and the Civil War Preservation Trust advisory boards, and he has also been featured in Civil War documentaries as a historian and speaker. Judith Stermer McIntosh is a retired educator and a former docent of the University of Michigan's Kelsey Museum. As a digital information specialist, her expertise is photographic restoration and multimedia presentations.
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