May is Civil War Month at the Troy Historic Village! Click the links below to read our Civil
War Blog—this year’s research challenge had our Historic Interpreter, Matthew, searching for
“Orlandos in Civil War Michigan.” See what he found:
“Orlandos” in Civil War Michigan, part 1: Orlando Willcox
Introduction to the Michigan “Orlandos” project and the story of Brigadier General (and POW)
Orlando Willcox of Detroit.
“Orlandos” in Civil War Michigan, part 2: Orlando Moore
Orlando Moore of the 25 th Michigan is remembered today for his refusal to surrender to
Confederate troops on a very important date.
“Orlandos” in Civil War Michigan, part 3: Orlando Poe
Poe’s line, Poe Style, Poe Lock – Orlando Poe made a name for himself in Georgia during the
Civil War and in the Great Lakes in the following decades.
Learn more about the Civil War:
Visit our Civil War mini-exhibit (Monday – Friday, 10am-3pm, May 3 – 31, 2021)
Join us for Civil War Days – Family Edition (May 14 – 16, 2021)
Take a guided Civil War Cemetery Tour (May 22 & 23, 2021)
Book a Group Gather history talk on Michigan in the Civil War or Winter in the Civil War
(available by request for your group of 5 or more, year-round)