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Tecumseh in Lenawee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Area In Lenawee County With A Civil War Monument

 
 
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Inscription.  "Let us go to work at once to prepare a suitable monument to their memory. Let the monument be located in a conspicuous place in our beautiful village cemetery." - May 31, 1865 letter to the editor, Tecumseh Herald

Tecumseh was one of the first areas in Lenawee County to call for a monument to honor the service of those who died during the Civil War. Hundreds of men from the Tecumseh area served in the 4th, 18th, & 26th Michigan Infantry as well as the 3rd, 4th, & 7th Michigan Cavalry. The sixteen-foot tall monument you see before you, made of granite from Ryegate, Vermont, originally resided in Military Square (located on the corner of Evans and Shawnee Street). A ceremony held on Decoration day in 1883 welcomed the monument to town. In 1928 the monument moved here to Brookside Cemetery.

In 1853 the City of Tecumseh set this property to house what would become known as Brookside Cemetery. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a Michigan Historic Site. While there are over 100 civil war veterans buried here, Brookside Cemetery is the final resting place for veterans from
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the Revolutionary War through modern conflicts as well as some of Tecumseh's leaders in business, social reform, and politics.

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Below: Advertising leaflet from one of the many fundraisers in the Tecumseh area for the monument.

Above: Unknown boy in military square standing beside one of the rifled artillery cannons purchased when the monument was installed.

Below: Gathering of local Civil War veterans in the Brooksidde Cemetery veterans area circle 1890.
 
Topics. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 42° 0.65′ N, 83° 57.014′ W. Marker is in Tecumseh, Michigan, in Lenawee County. Marker is on North Union Street 0.2 miles south of Brown Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 N Union St, Tecumseh MI 49286, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Soldiers' Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); War On Global Terrorism Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Tecumseh World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Memorials (about 300 feet away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (about 300 feet away); Tecumseh Historical Mural (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tecumseh.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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