Nursing homes used to be the only choice for older or disabled persons who needed help caring for themselves.Today there may be the choice to stay in your home or a community setting, but you or a family member may need assistance in doing so.One program run by Michigan Medicaid is the MI Choice Waiver Program.It began in 1992 as the Home and Community Based Services for the Elderly and Disabled (HCBS/ED) waiver program. Falsely believing that Rosecrans was receiving reinforcements, Bragg chose to withdraw his army on January 3 to Tullahoma, Tennessee. But none of the cavalry raids, Confederate or Union, had any significant effect on the Stones River Campaign. The Union troops regrouped and held the Nashville Pike, supported by reinforcements and massed artillery. When he was informed that the 3rd's regimental commander was dead, he decided to take personal command of the defensive position. Repeated Confederate attacks were repulsed from this concentrated line, most notably in the cedar "Round Forest" salient against the brigade of Col. Faced with overwhelming artillery, the Confederates were repulsed with heavy losses. On December 26, the day Rosecrans marched from Nashville, a small force under Brig. Until January 5, Carter's men destroyed railroad bridges and fought a few skirmishes, including a serious one on December 28 at Perkins's Mill (also known as Elk Fort). By 11 a.m., Sheridan's ammunition ran low, and his division pulled back, which opened a gap that Hardee exploited. Hascall sent the 3rd Kentucky to the Round Forest as reinforcements.
This caused Bragg to lose the confidence of the Army of Tennessee. Don Carlos Buell, the Union commander at Perryville, was equally passive and refused to attack Bragg. The Army of the Cumberland marched southeast the day after Christmas in three columns, or "wings", towards Murfreesboro, and they were effectively harassed by Wheeler's Confederate cavalry along the way, which delayed their movements. Repeated attacks on the left flank of the Union line were repulsed by Col. Hazen's brigade in a rocky, 4-acre (16,000 m) wooded area named "Round Forest" by the locals; it became known as "Hell's Half-Acre". He declared that it had to be held, "even if it cost the last man we had." Hazen's brigade was the only part of the original Union line to hold. There is a new level of interaction between our members by starting a journal or discussing topics in our forums.Michigan Newspapers Obituaries Archive - Recent (copies of individual obituaries can be obtained online for a fee) includes: Ann Arbor News (7/1/2004-Current), Detroit News (1/1/1999-Current), Flint Journal (10/3/1995-Current), Grand Rapids Press (8/6/2000-Current), Kalamazoo Gazette (1/1/2005-Current), Muskegon Chronicle (1/3/1997-Current), Saginaw News (11/16/1998-Current), Sterling Heights Sentry (2/5/2003-Current), and about 90 more Michigan newspapers Ingham County Genealogical Society includes Mason Michigan Democrat Newspaper Index 1876-1915; Dobie Road Cemetery Tombstone Readings; and Maple Grove Cemetery Burial Permit Index 1932-2005 (city of Mason)Iosco County: Indexes to Iosco County Michigan Death Records 1867-2003 compiled by the Huron Shores Genealogical Society - also includes cemetery transcriptions and many other Iosco County records indexes Kent County: Death Notices and Obituaries Index for the Grand Rapids Press and Herald 1910 to present (you can order copies of the obituaries for a fee) also has indexes for deaths, marriages, a funeral home and more Kent County: Burials in 8 Grand Rapids City Cemeteries includes Fairplains Cemetery, Fulton Street Cemetery, Greenwood Cemetery, Oakgrove Cemetery, Oakhill North Cemetery, Oakhill South Cemetery, Woodlawn East Cemetery and Woodlawn West Cemetery Ottawa County: Holland Sentinel Vital Records and Obituaries Indexes Vital records indexes include death notices, obituaries, birth announcements and other items.Of the major battles of the Civil War, Stones River had the highest percentage of casualties on both sides. On December 31, each army commander planned to attack his opponent's right flank, but Bragg struck first. During a visit by Confederate President Jefferson Davis on December 16, Bragg was ordered to send the infantry division of Maj. The loss of Stevenson's 7,500 men would be sorely felt in the coming battle. Bragg planned to attack the Union left, a portion of the oval line facing southeast, manned by Hazen's brigade.Although the battle itself was inconclusive, the Union Army's repulse of two Confederate attacks and the subsequent Confederate withdrawal were a much-needed boost to Union morale after the defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg, and it dashed Confederate aspirations for control of Middle Tennessee. Bragg reorganized his army, and Kirby Smith left for East Tennessee. The only troops available for such an assault were Breckinridge's, and Bragg ordered him to cross the river, but Breckinridge moved slowly.We now know it as the MI Choice Waiver Program, or simply, "the waiver."Through this program, eligible adults who meet income and asset criteria can receive Medicaid-covered services like those provided by nursing homes, but can stay in their own home or another residential setting.