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Civil War

The 150th anniversary of the Civil War is being remembered throughout the nation.  Learn more about what happened around the country and in our hometown of Monroe...

October 1, 1864 - Death of Confederate spy Rose O'Neal Greenhow - Greenhow drowns in a capsized row boat after the blockade runner she is in runs aground.  

The 150th anniversary of the Civil War is being remembered throughout the nation.  Learn more about what happened around the country and in our hometown of Monroe.....

September 2, 1864 - As Federal troops move into Atlanta, General Sherman telegraphs President Lincoln the message, "So Atlanta is ours, and fairly won."

September 4, 1864 - Confederate Raider John Hunt Morgan is killed as he tries to escape a Union raid on his camp. 

The 150th anniversary of the Civil War is being remembered througout the nation.  Learn more about what happened around the country and in our hometown of Monroe ....

August 1, 1864 – Union General U.S. Grant gives Cavalry Commander Phil Sheridan the mission to clear the enemy out the Shenandoah Valley.

The 150th anniversary of the Civil War is being remembered throughout our nation. Learn more about what happened around the country and in our hometown of Monroe……

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July 1, 1864 – William Pitt Fessenden, senator from Maine, is appointed Secretary of the Treasury

The 150th anniversary of the Civil War is being remembered throughout our nation. Learn more about what happened around the country and in our hometown of Monroe...

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The 150th anniversary of the Civil War is being remembered throughout our nation. Read more about what happened around the country and in our hometown of Monroe……

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QA with Jean Alicia Elster

Jean Alicia Elster is the author of the 2014 Michigan Notable Book, The Colored Car. We asked Ms. Elster to share her summer reading list.

  • Do you have any comments about your summer reading list? My summer list is all fiction. I'm trying to cram in as many fiction titles as possible before I start my next writing project.
  • What future projects are you planning? Later this summer I'll start work on the third volume in my fictionalized Ford family saga.
  • Are there any books that have had a major impact on you as a writer? Of course. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and Ake: The Years of Childhood by Wole Soyinka, just to name a few.
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