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Three Rivers, MI Bowman Memorial Park

Bowman Park is a memorial park in Three Rivers, Michigan where it holds the location for a Colonial Sun Dial which was erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) for the memorial of Three Rivers’ first settlers. Which…

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8th Wisconsin Infantry and Old Abe

Old Abe the War Eagle, became a trademark of Wisconsin’s Civil War history during his service with 8th Wisconsin Infantry throughout the war. Old Abe and the 8th Wisconsin Infantry trained at Camp Randall in Madison. Old Abe served as…

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Henry Dwight Terry – US Army Brigadier General (Civil War)

Overview Henry Dwight Terry was born in Hartford, Connecticut on March 16, 1812 with strong New England roots. When Terry was young he moved to Michigan to study law, where he began his practice in Detroit (2.2). When the Civil…

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Montgomery C. Meigs and Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne is often associated with the American Civil War as the starting point for many Michigan regiments that went South. It is not often associated with one man’s personal vendetta against Robert E. Lee. Fort Wayne was built in…

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John L. Ransom

During the U.S. Civil War, the Andersonville Prison in Andersonville, Georgia was a source of cruelty.  In this Confederate prison camp Union soldiers were dying of disease, malnutrition, and execution.  13,000 out of 50,000 prisoners died of malnutrition and disease…

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Fort Wilkins: Opening the Lake Superior Frontier

The once remote Copper Harbor is now home to a cozy town, with an old military post. Fort Wilkins, situated on the north shore of Lake Fanny Hooe and a couple miles south of Lake Superior, has kept a watchful eye over…

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Sioux Execution/Dakota War of 1862

Group of native warriors during the Dakota Wars, 1862. Video Spotlight: U.S. Dakota War of 1862. Indian Country Today, Indian Country Today Media Network. 2017. Link. Any relationship built off deception, lies and prejudice is not one built to last…

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125th Infantry Regiment

  Introduction The 125th Infantry Regiment of the Michigan National Guard has adopted new methods of fighting and has evolved throughout its long history of warfare, from the Civil War to the war on terror in the Middle East. The…

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1st Regiment of Michigan Engineers

  This article will explain the history and impact of the 1st regiment of Michigan engineers had on the Civil War. The Michigan Engineers were a volunteer regiment from west and central Michigan. They were involved in the battles of the…

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General Custer: Causes of Little Bighorn Defeat

George Armstrong Custer was a prominent figure in this US military during the Civil War, up until his downfall at Little Bighorn. From his time as a child in Michigan, to graduating West Point, and all his battles through the…

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