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The Lawrence A. Frost Collection of Custeriana is a multimedia collection that includes over 5000 books, videos, numerous images, journals, newspaper articles, sound recordings and art work. It focuses on the life of General George A. Custer which includes his academic work at West Point, his...Read more
Over 2,000 Monroe men served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Many brothers, cousins and other relatives and friends joined and served together. Although Monroe men served in many regiments, including Ohio regiments, there are eight Michigan Regiments that maintained large numbers of...Read more
At the onset of the Civil War, neither the Union nor the Confederate Governments made provisions for the spiritual needs of their military men. As the armies grew, and the Civil War dragged on, policy was formed, creating a designation for chaplains in both armies. According to Terry Jones’...Read more
In April of 1861, Michigan answered President Lincoln’s call for troops and through the course of the Civil War filled over thirty infantry units with Michigan men. There was a segment of the population, although willing to fight, not allowed to enlist at the initial call for men. ...Read more
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War prisoners to be quartered on an island in Lake Erie – Secretary Cameron has authorized the establishment of a depot for prisoners of war at Johnson’s Island, in Sandusky Bay, Lake Erie. An experienced builder in Sandusky has contracted to erect...Read more
The Civil War was the first major war to bring a continued collection of battlefield images to civilians on the home front through the emerging technology of photography. Innovators like Matthew Brady, Alexander Gardner and Timothy O’Sullivan mastered their craft on the battlefields and in...Read more
Monroe’s diverse history includes an active role in supporting the Union during the Civil War. Learn more about the people and places of our county from 1861-1865.Read more
Monroe’s diverse history includes an active role in supporting the Union during the Civil War. Learn more about the people and places of our county from 1861-1865.
Camp Monroe – During the Civil War the city of Monroe hosted a training camp on the site...Read more