The United States Civil War Sesquicentennial
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……
December 1, 1863 – The Army of the Potomac, under General George G. Meade, sets up winter quarters at Brandy Station, Virginia.
December 8, 1863 – In his annual address to Congress, President Lincoln makes his first major statement towards reconstruction.
December 31, 1863 – The Richmond Examiner (Virginia) closes the year with: “Today closes the gloomiest year of our struggle.”
Read more about it…..
From our hometown, as reported in the Monroe Commercial:
The 7th Michigan Re-enlisted
A Convention of Colored Men
Paging Through the Civil War Book Club– This is a history book club that focuses on the American Civil War. We are currently reading The Devil’s Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots and the Fights to Reconstruct Americaby Barnet Schecter. We will be meeting for a book discussion on Thursday, January 23, 2014, 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 at the Ellis Library and Reference Center. Each month a new speaker is invited to share his or her knowledge about specific Civil War events. This month is our Civil War Show and Tell and Annual Book Raffle. For more information please visit our events page at http://monroe.lib.mi.us/civilwarseries/ or call the Ellis Library and Reference Center at 734-241-5277 for more information.