A number of Michigan infantry regiments participated in the battle of Stones River, but this post is about the First Regiment of Michigan Engineers and Mechanics who happened to take an active role in combat on January 01, 1863, at Lavergne, Tennessee.
It is sobering to consider that a Scottish immigrant family paid such a high cost for the Union.
Charles E. Belknap’s book, The Yesterdays of Grand Rapids, is full of rich, historical vignettes. He provides glimpses of what life was like in Grand Rapids during the mid-nineteenth century.
If you haven’t read George Will’s recent article about Justin Amash, you really should remedy that moral failing now.
The headlight on my Spree was dim. It flickered and bumped with the road. The intensity of the light followed the engine revs. At fifteen years old, I drove a moped to work because the government said I could.
Nevertheless, I am interested in what is going on in my city. Grand Rapids is a diverse urban center, but it is still part of “West Michigan” and all of its cultural idiosyncrasies. I had a general sense that Trump was never going to play well here.