Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Local historians credit Monroe County with the largest proportionate enrollment of volunteers in the Civil War of any county in the United States.
Military enrollments have been proportionately large in Monroe County in every war, due no doubt to the community’s military background. The community was frontier and battleground for the first 35 years of its existence, 1780 to 1815. Its loyal settlers were in the forefront of the war of 1812. Trained in Indian warfare, many of them and their sons participated in the later campaigns of the far west and in the Patriot War in Canada.
Erected by Monroe County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1780.
Location. 41° 54.963′ N, 83° 23.956′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of West 1st Street and Cass Street, on the right when traveling south on West 1st Street. The marker is just south of Cass Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 West 1st Street, Monroe MI 48161, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Editor Ellis, 1825 (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Oliver Johnson's Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historical Museum (about 300 feet away); Old Michigan Southern (about 400 feet away); Historic Crossroad (about 400 feet away); St. Paul's United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Doctor Eduard Dorsch (about 600 feet away); Old Whipping Post (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
Also see . . . The Fourth Michigan Infantry. 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 Monroe men. (Submitted on December 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on December 30, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.