Civil War Sesquicentennial - November 1864
The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War is being remembered throughout the nation. Learn more about what happened around the country and our hometown of Monroe.
November 6, 1864 - Over 100 men in Chicago are arrested on charges of plotting against the United States.
November 8, 1864 - Election day in the North. President Abraham Lincon is reelcted to a second term over General George B. McClellan.
November 15, 1864 - Sherman's 300 mile March to the Sea begins.
November 25, 1864 - Confederate sympathizers are unsuccessful in their plot to burn down New York City.
Read more about it....
|Lincoln and McClellan: The Troubled Partnership between a President and his General by John C. Waugh|
|Myth and M|
|: Cases of Murder, Treason, Counterfeiting, Massacre, Plunder, & Abuse by Tobin Buhk|
Paging through the Civil War Book Club -This is a book club that focuses on the American Civil War. We are currently reading Gettysburg: The Last Invasion by Allen C. Guelzo. We will be meeting for a book discussion on Thursday, November 20, at 7 pm at the Ellis Library and Reference Center. For more information please call Charmaine Wawrzyniec at 734-241-5277.
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, September through May at the Ellis Library and Reference Center. Each month a speaker is invited to share his or her knowledge about specific Civil War events. This month, on Thursday November 13, join us for An Evening with the Generals, as General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and General U.S. Grant share stories of the Civil War. The event will begin at 7 pm at the Ellis Library and Reference Center. For more information please call Charmaine Wawrzyniec at 734-241-5277.