Civil War Sesquicentennial - June 1865
The 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War is coming to a close. Learn more about what happened around the country and in our hometown of Monroe.
June 2, 1865 - The last Confederate troops surrender from the Trans-Mississippi Theater
June 23, 1865 – Brigadier General Stand Watie, Cherokee Indian, surrenders the last major Confederate Army in Doaksville ,which is in Indian Territory.
June 30, 1865 – All eight conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln are convicted by a military tribunal.
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|Murdering Mr. Lincoln: A New Detection of the 19th Century's Most Famous Crime by Charles Higham|
|Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Edward Steers Jr.|
Paging through the Civil War Book Club - This is a book club that focuses on the American Civil War. We are currently reading The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman. We will meet to discuss the book on Thursday, July 23 at 7 pm at the Ellis Library and Reference Center. For more information please contact Charmaine Wawrzyniec at 734-241-5277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Learn more about the Civil War - The Monroe County Civil War Round Table, sponsored by the Friends of Ellis, meets the second Thursday of every month, from September through May, at the Ellis Library and Reference Center. Each month a different speaker is invited to share his or her knowledge about specific Civil War topics. We are currently off for the summer but will meet again on Thursday, September 10. All talks are free and open to the public. For more information please contact Charmaine Wawrzyniec at 734-241-5277 or email at email@example.com .