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Monroe & The Civil War
During the Civil War Centennial, the state of Michigan published a series of booklets from research done by committees of the Michigan Civil War Centennial Observance Commission.
In the Christmas holiday season, we remember those near and dear to us, no matter where we are.
Fort Sumter in South Carolina is where the first shots of the Civil War were fired by the Confederates upon the Union soldiers holding out there in April 1861.
Graves of Civil War Veterans
Here’s a primer on finding the Civil War veterans laid within our county cemetery fences.
By the last years of the War, everyone had experienced some loss- in their family, neighbors, classmates, and friends. Mourning their memory became an important ritual to the Victorians. One way this loss and devotion was shown was by the art of hairwork.
Fundraising culminated in the placement of a grand Civil War casualty monument in the old Soldiers and Sailors' Park (East Front Street, Monroe) in 2014. The site is where the Custer equestrian statue stood from 1922 to 1955, at the head of Navarre Street.
Many collections that museums have today were items taken off of battlefields or places where soldiers camped.
Read excerpts transcribed from local newspapers.