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This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s bloody battle at Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Today marks the 150th anniversary of a turning point in the Civil War: the battle of Antietam.
The Maryland battle marked the Confederate army’s first invasion of the north, and it would become the bloodiest day in American history. More than
23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or reported missing.
WKAR's Scott Pohl has been periodically talking with Michigan State University historian Roger Rosentreter about the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, with an eye on Michigan's role in the war.
Today, they discuss the Joint Congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War. Michigan Senator Zachariah Chandler was an outspoken member of the committee.
By Scott Pohl, WKAR News
East Lansing, MI –
It's time to mark another 150th anniversary of an important Civil War event.
The First Battle of Bull Run was fought on July 21st, 1861.
WKAR's Scott Pohl discussed the battle with Roger Rosentreter, the former editor of Michigan History magazine and an adjunct professor at Michigan State University.
EAST LANSING, MI –
This year, America is marking the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.
As sesquicentennial events are noted, one of the most talked about involves the Michigan First Regiment.
The Michigan First mustered at Campus Martius in Detroit on this date in 1861, called by Abraham Lincoln to protect the nation's capital.