Civil War Sesquicentennial - May 1865
The 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War is being remembered throughout the nation. Learn more about what happened around the country and in our hometown of Monroe.
May 2, 1865 – President Andrew Johnson offers a $100,000 reward for the capture of Jefferson Davis.
May 4, 1865 – President Lincoln is laid to rest in Springfield, Illinois.
May 10, 1865 – The 4th Michigan Cavalry captures Jefferson Davis near Irwinville, Georgia.
May 22, 1865 -Jefferson Davis is imprisoned at Fort Monroe.
May 23, 1865 – The Grand Review of the Army of the Potomac is held in Washington, DC.
May 24, 1864 – The Grand Review for the Army of the Tennessee and the Army of Georgia is held.
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Paging through the Civil War Book Club - This is a book club that focuses on the American Civil War. We are currently reading Appomattox: Victory, Defeat and Freedom at the End of the Civil War by Elizabeth Varon. We will meet to discuss the book on Thursday, May 28 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. This month Mr. David Jordan will give a talk on the Battle of Olustee on Thursday, May 14, at 7 pm. 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 .