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.
September 8, 1864 - General George B. McClellan accepts the Democratic nominaztion for president. He refuses though, to accept the part of the platform that states the war is a failure.
September 19, 1864 - A plan by Confederate agents is put into action to commandeer the US Gunboat, MIchigan, stationed on the Great Lakes, and to use this boat to free Confederate soldiers imprisoned on Johnson's Island in Lake Erie. The plan fails.
Read More about it...
|Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman by Robert L. O'Connell|
|Civil War Atlanta by Robert Scott Davis|
|Rebels on the Great Lakes: Confederate Naval Commando Operations Launched from Canada 1863-1864 by John Bell|
Remembering the Civil War at 150 Years - Quilts of the Civil War - Please join us on Thursday, September 4 at 7 pm when quilt historian, Bonnie Bus gives us a textile history of quilting during the Civil War. This program is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of America, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Paging through the Civil War - This is a history book club that focuses on the American Civil War. We are currently reading Rebels on the Great Lakes by John Bell. We will be meeting for a book discussion on Thursday, September 25, 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 from September through May 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. We begin our 2014-2015 series on Thursday, September 11, 2014, when Sue Donovan will give us the history of Potter Cemetery in Monroe County. Please join us at 7 pm at the Ellis Library and Reference Center. For more information please call the Ellis Library and Reference Center at 734-241-5277 for more information.