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Wed, Apr 17


Ella Sharp Museum

Union Troops & Freedom Seekers: A Complicated Relationship

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Union Troops & Freedom Seekers: A Complicated Relationship
Union Troops & Freedom Seekers: A Complicated Relationship

Time & Location

Apr 17, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Ella Sharp Museum, 3225 4th St, Jackson, MI 49203, USA


About the event

Free event! Linda Hass’ presentation, “Union troops & Freedom Seekers: A Complicated Relationship,” will explore several myths and misconceptions regarding Civil War Union troops and enslaved Americans. Her presentation will cover new ground, disclosing unexplored confrontations between pro-slavery and anti-slavery Union troops, with a special focus on a dramatic standoff between two Kentucky regiments and one Michigan regiment–both of which served the Union. Her presentation, which will highlight several Jackson historical figures, will be enlivened by pertinent photographs, documents and an original, never seen before, sketch depicting the dramatic confrontation.

Hass, president of the Jackson County Michigan Historical Society, has successfully applied for four state historical markers and three national designations commemorating Jackson’s history and she also has authored three books. The Jackson native was named “City Historian,” by the Jackson City Council in 2022.

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