BENTON TOWNSHIP - Lest We Forget's Civil War class at 7 p.m. today will feature a book-signing session by Jack Dempsey, author of "Michigan and the Civil War: A Great and Bloody Sacrifice."
Tonight's class session at the Blue Lecture Hall at Lake Michigan College is free and open to the public. Dempsey has pledged all proceeds from the book to go toward the war's sesquicentennial commemoration.
The book ranges from Michigan's antislavery heritage to the end of the war in which the Fourth Michigan Cavalry captures fleeing Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The 192-page book sells for $21.99 a copy.
Dempsey is a former assistant state attorney general, runs a Civil War blog, and is vice president of the Michigan Historical Commission. -- The Herald Palladium [BH paper] Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 5:00 am