A Distant Thunder: Michigan in the Civil War
Michigan played a crucial role during the four years of the Civil War (1861-65), as well as in the tumultuous decades leading up to the outbreak of hostilities. The story of the Wolverine State during America's greatest conflict is a rich one, filled with tales of uncommon sacrifice, epic adventure, and heroic service, and it springs to life in this compelling narrative. A Distant Thunder: Michigan in the Civil War highlights the experiences and contributions of Michiganians during the Civil War era. Book jacket.
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