Monroe County Civil War Round Table 2015 Lecture Series
The Monroe County Civil War Round Table is a group of Civil War enthusiasts who meet to discuss all aspects of the United States Civil War. Each month a different expert is invited to make a presentation with a group discussion to follow. The Round Table is sponsored by the Ellis Friends of the Monroe County Library System.
The Round Table meets the second Thursday of the month from September through May, at 7 pm, at the Ellis Library and Reference Center, 3700 South Custer, Monroe, Michigan, 48161.
All lectures are free and open to the public. The programs will take place at the Ellis Library and Reference Center.
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2015 Schedule of Events
History of Company I, 12th South Carolina Volunteers
Thursday, September 10, 2015 – 7 pm
Mr. Ernie Greer will provide a history of the 12th South Carolina Volunteers with a focus on the men from Company I, known as the Lancaster Hornets. Mr. Greer is a member of the 12th South Carolina/4th Michigan Living History Group and has been re-enacting for over ten years.
The Generals Remember their Days at West Point: An Evening with Generals A.P. Hill and George A. Custer
Friday, October 9 – 7 pm
Come and enjoy an evening in the company of General George A. Custer and Confederate General A.P. Hill. The Generals will reminisce about their time spent at West Point prior to the Civil War. Come early and enjoy a tour of the Lawrence A. Frost Collection of Custeriana.
LBHA Custer Symposium
Saturday, October 10
Ellis Library and Reference Center – 9 – 11:45 am
The Boy General at Appomattox – Little Big Horn Associate, Mr. Lorne Langley will tell of General George A. Custer’s participation in the Appomattox Campaign and the close of the Civil War
Detroit Civil War Sites and Interesting Topics – Authors Dave Ingall and Karin Risko give the background of the many Civil War sites that can be found in Detroit. They will also share many interesting stories that are associated with these sites.
Monroe County Historical Museum 1:30 – 4:15
***Note: Afternoon session of the symposium will be held at the Museum***
Lee’s Forgotten General at Gettysburg: General A. P. Hill – Mr. Patrick Falci returns to Monroe as General A.P. Hill to talk about his participation in the battle of Gettysburg and why he is named the Lee’s forgotten general.
Paging through Custer: Is there Anything New? – Custer bibliophile, Fr. Vince Heier will speak about new and current literature on Custer.
General Joshua and Fannie Chamberlain
Thursday, November 12, 2015 – 7pm
General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and his wife Fannie, will return to Monroe and share more stories from their lives.
Civil War Show and Tell
Thursday, December 10, 2015 – 7 pm
This is the annual meeting where members share from their own collections. The meeting will end with our annual book raffle that benefits historical preservation and supports our troops.
For more information about these programs please contact Charmaine Wawrzyniec at 734-241-5277.
Find Civil War events in our online calendar.
- Monroe County, Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial
- Seeking Michigan - Civil War photographs and service records available on SeekingMichigan.org
- Civil War Photographs - The Archives of Michigan has close to 1,400 Civil War photographs in its collections. The majority of the images are carte de visite's of soldiers taking during the years of the Civil War. Also included are reproductions of sheet music, broadsides and group photographs.
- Civil War Service Records -The records document the history of Michigan soldiers in the form of muster rolls, letters, lists of dead, monthly returns and other materials sent to the state Adjutant General during the war. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
- Western Michigan University Libraries United States Civil War Collection
- Grand Valley State University's Civil War & Slavery Collection