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American Civil War Years

The Michigan Experience (The Reenactors' Telling)

Authored by Donna L. Ullrich
Designed by Shekinah Shazaam
Photographs by Wayne Dabney, Leon C. Collins
Commentaries by John Gibney
Introduction by Michael J. Thorp
Edited by Donna Ullrich
Consultant editor Rodney W. Brown, Leon C. Collins
Edition: 1

This beautiful photo book features the reenactors of the American Civil War era as their actions tell the stories of the going off to war, camp life, battles and surrender. It also covers the politics and the society of the time. "American Civil War Years," focuses on Michigan's role in the Civil War and its many contributions to the war effort. It highlights the roles of women both in battle and in society at the time. It also highlights African-Americans and Native Americans who fought for the Union cause along with the rest of Michigan's 90,000 soldiers. In addition, the book offers a bounty of resources about Michigan's Civil War history to encourage a variety of learning activities and day trips for families and classrooms alike.

Table of Contents
Foreword: "Why Reenact?" by John Gibney, 4
Acknowledgements, 6
Introduction: "Thank God for Michigan" by Michael J. Thorp, 10
Dedications, 16
The Reenactors' Telling, 19
They Came, 22
Camp Life, 34
The Generals, 54
Battles, 58
102nd USCT, 84
Michigan 5th Regimental Band, 90
Sarah Edmonds, 92
Company K Sharpshooters, 94
George Sidman, 96
The Politicians, 98
Civilian Life, 102
Reenactment Community, 112
iMichigan Productions Embedded, 118
Epilogue: Photographs Telling Stories, 124
For More Information, 126
References, 134

Publication Date:
1495376796 / 9781495376795
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 8.5"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
History / United States / Civil War

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