Time & Location
Aug 16, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Ella Sharp Museum, 3225 4th St, Jackson, MI 49203, USA
About the event
The role of Jackson in the Civil War was significant for Michigan. The “Wolverine State” supplied crucial supplies, national leaders such as Sojourner Truth, and military support. Much of this support came from right here in Jackson. The city was home to several politicians such as Governor Austin Blair, abolitionists, and citizens eager to support the war efforts. Jackson was also the location of several training camps for troops, including the 20th & 26th Infantry Regiments. Learn their stories and others during this educational presentation.
This presentation will be led by local historian and President of the Jackson Civil War Society/Muster Maurice Imhoff. In 2020, he co-founded the Jackson County Michigan Historical Society. Imhoff earned an internship position at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History where he worked alongside the Curator of the Division of Cultural and Community Life as well as the Division of Political and Military History. Notably, he is the youngest person to ever be accepted into this program.