Organized in 1861, at Bishop Hill, Illinois, Company D of the 57th Illinois Infantry was composed of Swedes mainly from Henry County. 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 at the Galva Public Library on February 2, 2016  at 6:30 p.m. in Galva, IL.  This program is free and open to the public.