The Civil War saga “Lincoln” leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.
It was the privates and corporals who paid with their blood in the Civil War’s first great battle — the killing field of Shiloh, Tennessee.
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Historical society representatives from Bloomfield, Royal Oak, Southfield, and Troy townships will be gathering together again after 144 years to remember the sacrifices made by Civil War soldiers from their respective communities.
On June 25-26 The Huron Valley Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration will transform downtown Milford’s Central Park in observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, Memorial Day weekend, at Greenfield Village during Civil War Remembrance, May 28-30.
As Detroit first made its mark as “Arsenal of Democracy,” Confederate secret agents soon flooded Windsor to sabotage the Northern Civil War effort by luring Americans to desert and dodge the draft.
One hundred fifty years ago Detroiters clamored to join the Union Army to help defeat the Southern Rebels before the war ended in a few months, overflowing President Lincoln’s Michigan quota.
Newberry Award Winning children’s writer Jean Fritz published her first history book for kids, The Cabin Faced West, in 1958.