Sunday I return to Historic Fort Wayne for their annual Civil War Days.
|Sarah Edmonds as Franklin Thompson|
Look for us in the Commandant's house. I'll only be able to be there on Sunday and look forward once again to bringing the story of Liberetta Lerich Green, who grew up on a Shelby Township Underground Railroad Station and her brothers were in the Michigan "Fighting Fifth" Infantry.
The sidebar here contains Detroit newspaper articles from the Civil War era I was able to locate and reproduce about the Michigan Fifth Infantry. Here's a picture of those brothers, Will and Ike. Ike or Isaac started out as a bugle boy, was a "guest of the Confederacy" along with his older brother, Will, at Libby Prison. His injuries were so bad, he was sent home, only to be brought back to be a Major with the Third Infantry which suffered even worse fatalities that the Fifth's loss of a quarter of its men.
|Major Isaac Lerich and Will Lerich|