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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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The Last Civil War Veteran of Negaunee

In 1928, veterans of the Spanish-American War, members of the American Legion, and more gathered at St. Paul’s catholic church in Negaunee, Michigan to honor a fellow soldier and loved family and community member. The service was for Peter Trudell,…

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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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Stability Within a Booming State- Fort Snelling’s Civil War Era Influence

In 1858 the territory of Minnesota first became a part of the Union just in time for the raging civil conflicts to emerge. Upon the outbreak of war within the nation, the newly found state became the first state to…

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Michigan Abolitionist George DeBaptiste

  George DeBaptiste was a prominent abolitionist and conductor on the Underground Railroad in his home in Detroit, Michigan. DeBaptiste was a catalyst for the American Civil War working with other nationally known abolitionists like John Brown, famous for his…

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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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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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The History of Fort Wayne(Detroit)

    Before the Construction of Fort Wayne The history of the future site of Fort Wayne extends much further back than the simple mapping and surveying of the area.  Natives Americans had been living in the area for many…

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