Michigan and the Civil War: A Great and Bloody Sacrifice

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With lively narration, telling anecdotes, and vivid battlefield accounts, Michigan and the Civil War tells the story as never before of Michigan's heroic contributions to saving the Union. Beginning with Michigan's antebellum period and anti-slavery heritage, the book proceeds through Michigan's rapid response to President Lincoln's call to arms, its participation in each of the War's greatest battles, portrayal of its most interesting personalities, and the concluding triumph as Custer corners Lee at Appomattox and the 4th Michigan Cavalry apprehends the fleeing Jeff Davis. Based on thorough and up-to-date research, the result is surprising in its breadth, sometimes awe-inspiring, and always a revelation given how contributions by the Great Lake State in the Civil War are too often overlooked, even by its own citizens.
ISBN: 9781609491734
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Michigan
Series: Civil War
Images: 54
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jack Dempsey, former assistant attorney general for the State of Michigan, is firmly embedded in the Michigan Civil War community. He runs a popular Michigan in the Civil War blog and is the vice-president of the Michigan Historical Commission, as well as a board member of the Michigan History Foundation and the Historical Society of Michigan. He is also a color bearer with the Civil War Preservation Trust. His website is http://www.micwc.typepad.com.
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