HST 320 exam 1 essay 2

HST 320 exam 1 essay 2 - Essay 2 Although the battles of...

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Essay 2 Although the battles of the civil war did not make their way into Michigan, Michiganians played a large role in the war. 90,000 Michigan men joined the army during the civil war, which was 50% of the men population that were military-aged. Michigan’s boys saw action in all of the war’s major battles. Seventy Michiganians were awarded the Medal of Honor, while 15, 000 lost their lives saving the union and ending slavery. The first Medal of Honor of the civil war was awarded to Michiganian Orlando Willcox. 73 Michigan men made general during the war, including Detroit’s Alpheus S. Williams, the civil war’s best general. It was said that he had great authority and responsibility. Michigan rushed to help save the union. The first troops from Michigan arrived in Washington DC on May 16 th 1861 where President Lincoln greeted them by saying “Thank God for Michigan.” It was also said that the first Michigan Colored Infantry “fought with more determination than any [white] troops.” Tebb’s Bend in Kentucky is an unknown battle but a
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course HST 320 taught by Professor Rosentrater during the Spring '11 term at Michigan State University.

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HST 320 exam 1 essay 2 - Essay 2 Although the battles of...

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