2009-05-16 / Top News

For the Record...

In the article, "Flag Preservation Among Island Post Projects" in the April 11 issue, the military unit flag that the Mackinac Island American Legion Post 299 is helping raise funds to preserve is the 7th Michigan Calvary, not the 7th Michigan Infantry.

Benoni LaChance, who has Island ties, served in the 7th Michigan Infantry, as stated in the article. He first came to Mackinac Island as a shoemaker at the age of 15 in 1856, according to a biography printed in "A History of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan and Its People" (by Alvah Sawyer, 1911), was taught English by Dr. John R. Bailey, and left in 1860. He returned to the Island following the Civil War.

Also, the group that will be cleaning headstones at the Island's two city cemeteries will meet at the maintenance building at Ste. Anne's Cemetery, not at the church.

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