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Civil War Remembrance Ceremony

On Wednesday, July 03, 2013, several veterans organizations, historians, re-enactors and the public gathered at the Civil War Monument at Soldiers & Sailors Park on W. Front Street. These are the pictures I took while there. For larger view, click … Continue reading

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Help Needed for Civil War Veterans Headstone/Marker

Dear Friends of History and Genealogy, We need your help!  In the course of updating the Jason King book, the Monroe County Genealogy Society (MCGS) is researching all the names of Monroe County Civil War Veterans.  They have found that … Continue reading

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Civil War Dinner III

Some people felt it was the turning point of the war, other’s called “Pickett’s” the most futile charge in American History. Join us as “The General” reveals Lee’s plan behind the scenes and what “Black Horse Cavalry” had to do … Continue reading

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More Names Found of Civil War Veterans

8 more names have been discovered and have been added to the list on this site. There are now 418 names total with 410 currently listed on the monument. The names found are; Matthew Clark George Bisell Benjamin Dettenberger John Jipson Gilbert … Continue reading

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A tale of two brothers from Monroe, Michigan in the Civil War: Thomas W. Goodenough and George W. Brown

As a boy, I grew up hearing stories from my grandmother about her uncle, Thomas W. Goodenough, who had served and died during the Civil War. My grandmother told me that he had been “killed and buried at Antietam,” and … Continue reading

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First Civil War Stories Submitted

The first of the CIVIL WAR stories has been submitted by Mr. Neil Macdonald. It is about two brothers from Monroe, Michigan in the Civil War. Thomas W. Goodenough and George W. Brown who served together in the 7th Michigan … Continue reading

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Lincoln Gives Address

Abraham Lincoln (Fred Priebe) delivering his Gettysburg Address at the Monroe Civil War Monument dedication this past Memorial Day weekend. May 27, 2012. Thank you to Mr. Jim Dunham for the photo. This photo has been added to the page … Continue reading

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This Site is National Archives Bound!

Sometime ago, I was contacted by a representative from the National Archives in Washington D.C. to obtain permission to include this site in their NEW Civil War Digital Collection. I granted permission and was informed that either towards the end … Continue reading

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Civil War Memorial Dedication Events May 27, 2012

The events of the day will begin at 10:00 a.m. when the Corl-Gaynier AMVETS Post 1942 will be calling out the names of all 410 county men listed on the new Civil War monument one at a time located at … Continue reading

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Local Stories Sought

I would like to add local stories of Monroe’s Ancestors who fought in the Civil War. I am also looking for stories of local Monroe’s involvement during the Civil War. For example, the story I posted about gun stocks made … Continue reading

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