Monroe County Civil War Round Table
2014 Lecture Series
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All lectures are free and open to the public. The programs will take place at the Ellis Library and Reference Center.
Michigan Civil War Battle Flags
Thursday, January 9, 2014 – 7 pm
Recent Ferris State graduate and State of Michigan Historical Museum Employee, Miss Emily Miller, will be speaking on her experiences with the Michigan Save the Flags project. Emily has raised enough money to preserve two flags and is currently working on saving a third. She will share stories about the flags and the men that carried them through battle.
The Michigan 5th Cavalry
Thursday, February 13, 2014 – 7pm
Mr. Dan Puschell has done extensive research on the 5th Michigan Cavalry in the Civil War. The 5th was mustered into service on August 30, 1862, and saw action in many battles including Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Cold Harbor and Appomattox. Please join us as Mr. Puschell brings to life the glory and valor of the 5th Michigan Cavalry.
Clara Barton and Susie King Taylor – Pioneering Nursing on the Civil War Battlefield
Thursday, March 13, 2014 – 7 pm
Ms. Laura Schultz Pipis, from the American Red Cross, will share information about the lives of Clara Barton and Susie King Taylor, remarkable pioneers in Civil War nursing activities. Their non-traditional roles for women and minorities in the Civil War era paved the way for many others to follow in their pioneering footsteps.
Marines and the Civil War
Thursday, April 10, 2014 – 7 pm
Mike Unsworth, from Michigan State University Library, returns to our Civil War Round Table to give background into the history of Marines in the Civil War. Mr. Unsworth is the co-author of the annotated bibliography Future War Novels and the editor of Military Periodicals. He has written a number of articles concentrating on military history.
Michigan’s Forgotten Civil War Soldiers – Company K of the Michigan Sharpshooters – The Story Continues
May 8, 2014 – 7 pm
Author and historian, Mr. Chris Czopek returns to our Round Table in May. He will provide new information about the Michigan Native Americans who honorably fought for our country but were forgotten once the war was over.