Talk:Michigan in the American Civil War
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Not much of an article, but most states have page devoted to the American Civil War, so I figured I'd start one for Michigan. Hopefully someone better informed about the state can add some substantial content.Scromett 17:03, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
- Added a little more detail. 8th Ohio Volunteers 14:49, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Tag & Assess 2008
I read Bruce Catton's "Michigan: A History" some years back. He mentions that a significant reason for the North winning the Civil war was the iron supplied by Michigan's upper peninsula. If the Sault St. Marie locks had not been completed a few years earlier, the North would not have had access to the iron, and consequently would have been at a disadvantage.