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Soldiers in the Shadows: Michigan’s Company K

Mar 22, 2024 | 1:00 PM

Lorenzo Cultural Center
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Eric Hemenway, speaker

During the Civil War, the largest all-Indian regiment in the Union Army was part of the Michigan’s First Sharpshooters, Company K. Company K was primarily Odawa and Ojibway from the Lower Peninsula and fought in some of the pivotal battles towards the end of the war. Their story is unique in the fact their ancestors fought against the Americans and the federal government tried to remove them from Michigan in the 1830s. Why did they fight? What did they come home to? This talk explores the stories of this largely unknown group of fighters.

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Lorenzo Cultural Center
Macomb Community College-Center Campus | 44575 Garfield Road | Clinton Township, MI 48038-1139
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