Two members of the Michigan Historical Commission will have the profound honor of journeying to Pennsylvania over the first weekend of July. We will make our way to Gettysburg, and we will pay our respects to the Michigan soldiers in the National Cemetery. First, though, we have the awe-inspiring privilege of dedicating a new Michigan Historical Marker at this site: "The Monterey Pass Battlefield Park is a Cultural & Historical Park located in Washington Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania that commemorates Pennsylvania's second largest Civil War battle. The Battle of Monterey Pass was fought for over ten hours on a rugged mountain, in a blinding thunderstorm during the middle of the night on July 4th & 5th, 1863."
The marker will, for the first time in Michigan's over 50-year history of commemorating sites and stories, tell a synopsis of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade. Though marked hundreds of miles from their home, we hope the soldiers of the Brigade would find the marker very appropriate. It was, perhaps, their most amazing feat.
As the good book says, we should pay honor to whom honor is due.
See you there on July 5th at 7 p.m. Download Monterey150 program