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This date in Michigan History:   September 19, 1864
The Civil War comes to the Detroit River.

Rebel agents boarded the steamer Philo Parsons at Detroit. They hoped to seize the steamer and—working with another Rebel agent—capture the USS Michigan and free 3,000 Rebel prisoners held on Johnson Island near Sandusky, Ohio. The plans failed and the Rebels scuttled the Philo Parsons in the Detroit River and fled.

 
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