The final meeting of this year’s George W. Lee Civil War Round Table will be held this Tuesday, May 14th, starting at 7:00 PM.
The meeting location is the Livingston County EMS Headquarters Building (aka John E. LaBelle Public Safety Complex), 1911 N. Tooley Rd, Howell. This building is located on the east side of Livingston County Airport. Tooley Road is accessed off of M-59, about a quarter mile east of the intersection of M-59 & Grand River Ave.
John Urschel, author, researcher, and archivist will be our May speaker. He has done a major investigatory work on the Andersonville National Cemetery and will discuss the soldiers buried there. John will be talking about Michigan’s dead at Andersonville and his efforts to correct the record of whom lies under the headstones. He will highlight soldiers from the Howell area, and will provide slides, music, and information found nowhere else.
Michigan’s Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Memorial Hall and Museum is located at 224 South Main Street in Eaton Rapids. Upcoming progams include:
Tuesday May 21st, 7pm- Three Ties That Bind Us to the Civil War: The Medal of Honor, TAPS, and Memorial Day- Speaker is Dave Finney
Tuesday, July 16th, 7pm- The Eleventh Corps at Chancellorsville- Speaker-Jim Pula
Sunday, September 22nd, 3pm- Last Veterans of the Blue and Gray- Speaker-Larry Hathcock
Tuesday, November 19th, 7pm- Warriors in Mr. Lincoln’s Army-- Stories of Native Americans who fought in the Civil War-Speaker- Quita Shier