Organized in 1861, at Bishop Hill, Illinois, Company D of the 57th Illinois Infantry was composed of Swedes mainly from Henry County. During the Civil War, this unit fought in the Battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, and “Sherman’s March to the Sea.”  Bishop Hill Heritage Association Administrator Todd DeDecker will present a program about the history of the Swedish Union Guard Tues. evening April 5, 2016 @ 6:30pm at Augustana’s Hanson Hall of Science, Rm. 102.  Free and open to the public.  Hanson Hall is at 726 35th Street, Rock Island, IL.  Sponsored by the American Scandinavian Association.