Michigan and the Civil War Reviews

“A well researched and well written account of the Wolverine State in the nation’s terrible Civil War. Whether you’re from Michigan or not, this a very good book for history lovers. Order a copy and enjoy it like I did.”

Richard Liblong

Author, Michigan historian, February 20, 2011

“Unique, comprehensive portrayal”

Kurt Anthony Krug

Detroit Legal News, September 5, 2011

“Engaging – the reading public will benefit”

John Daley

Michigan Historical Review, Fall 2012

“Offering a fresh and readable glimpse into Michigan’s role in the preservation of the Union, Dempsey leads us through the major characters, battles and events of the Civil War”

Michigan Notable Book


“Salutes the valor and sacrifice of Michigan fighters during the War Between the States”

George Bulanda

Hour Detroit magazine, May 2011 issue

“Well-researched and masterfully presented – full of intriguing stories”

George Weeks

Traverse City Record-Eagle, April 17, 2011

“An enormous contribution – Dempsey’s writing piques the imagination – readers will be fascinated to learn more about the key role Michigan played – Dempsey’s ingenious writing, superlative battlefield scenes and clear-cut descriptions provide a dramatic addition to the history of the Civil War and Michigan’s important role”

Bill Castanier

Dome magazine, February 20, 2011

“Covering everything … provides an in-depth look at Michigan’s role in saving the Union. … Through the use of anecdotes and battlefield accounts, Dempsey weaves together a historical account that covers all stages of the Civil War – from the Michigan perspective”

Michigan History magazine

May / June 2011

“Well-crafted – Mr. Dempsey’s thesis that Michigan was in the thick of the war is admirably proven by his book – as is his assertion that we know far too little about some of the epic stories and characters involved.”

Jack Lessenberry

Toledo Blade, June 3, 2011

“Fun to read – keeps one wondering at what important or obscure moment a Michigan figure will next appear – calculated to pique one’s curiosity”

Civil War News

June 2011

“Well-written – this ought to be an indispensable book for anyone interested in our state’s history”

Jack Lessenberry

Michigan Radio, April 29, 2011

“Very interesting – you don’t have to be from Michigan to enjoy this book“

Gerald Prokopowicz

Civil War Talk Radio, February 17, 2012

“Well-crafted — doesn’t whitewash history, and tells stories of injustice and racism”

Jack Lessenberry

Dome magazine, June 3, 2011