1861 : 1st Michigan Infantry Arrives in Washington, D.C.

May 16, 2018 all-day

May 16, 1861 : The 1st Michigan Infantry Regiment marched into Washington, D.C., at the start of the Civil War.  President Lincolnn, who wondered if the west would support the war, was said to exclaim, “Thank God for Michigan”.

Source : Michigan History, May/June 2018

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