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The 16th Michigan Infantry in the Civil War



On July 2, 1863, at the climax of the struggle for a Pennsylvania hill called Little Round Top, four Confederate regiments charged up the western slope, attacking the smallest and most exposed of their Union foe: the 16th Michigan Infantry. In the dramatic interpretation of the struggle for Little Round Top that followed the Battle of Gettysburg, the 16th Michigan Infantry would be remembered as the one that broke during perhaps the most important turning point of the war.

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Sharing the Tale: Publishing Your History Book



Do you want to produce a history book but don’t know where to begin? In this workshop, the presenter will take you through all the steps of creating a book, including defining the scope, researching and writing, creating financial goals, gathering illustrations, defining the market, printing, and marketing the volume to the public.

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To Our Country and To Its Flag: Lansing and the Civil War



More than 500 soldiers from Michigan’s capital city enlisted to fight in the Civil War. Many of those boys became casualties, and those who returned to Lansing came home as maimed, and often haunted, men. Discover their stories of uncommon valor and that of the city they left behind.

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Duck Decoys


St. Ignace Public Library, 110 W. Spruce St., St. Ignace, MI 49781

Join artist Tom Harrison as he discusses the history of decoys and his experiences carving decoys.

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