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Near Green Oak Township in Livingston County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Spanish-American War Regiments

 
 
Spanish-American War Regiments Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 27, 2017
1. Spanish-American War Regiments Marker
Inscription.  This was once the summer camp of Michigan's National Guard. Here in 1898 the five regiments which were recruited in the state during the war with Spain were organized. Ten men volunteered for every one who could be accepted. Two of the units, the 33rd and 34th Michigan Infantry, saw action in Cuba during June and July, 1898, in the fighting around Santiago. The 31st Regiment served in the occupation of Cuba. The 32nd and 35th remained in the United States. Of the nearly 6,700 men who served in these regiments 250 were fatalities. Most of these deaths resulted from disease, not from battle action.
 
Erected 1958 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 134.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Spanish-American. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1898.
 
Location. 42° 30.39′ N, 83° 44.272′ W. Marker is near Green Oak Township, Michigan, in Livingston County. It is in . Marker is on State Park Road, on the left when traveling
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Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 27, 2017
2. Spanish-American War Regiments Marker
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north. Marker is in Island Lake State Recreation Area in the parking lot at the end of State Park Road (5 miles from the park entrance on Kensington Road). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brighton MI 48116, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Patrick Church / St. Patrick Calvary Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); Daniel Marsh (approx. 2.7 miles away); Orson Quackenbush (approx. 2.7 miles away); John McKinney (approx. 2.7 miles away); Alice Jolly (approx. 2.8 miles away); Brighton Hook and Ladder Co. (approx. 2.8 miles away); Old Town Hall (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mill Pond Park (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Spanish-American War: Michigan Joins the War. Article on the Michigan Department of Military & Veterans Affairs website. (Submitted on August 28, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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Jan. 28, 2023