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Ypsilanti in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ypsilanti Civil War Memorial

 
 
Ypsilanti Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Barrera, June 99
1. Ypsilanti Civil War Memorial Marker
Inscription.
This Statue
was presented by
Mary-Ann Starkweather


1861-1865
Erected by the Women's
Relief Corps of Ypsilanti
in memory of the men who in
the War of the Great Rebellion
fought to uphold their
country's flag
Memorial Day 1895
They died to make their country free

 
Erected 1895 by Mary Ann Starkweather and the Woman's Relief Corps of Ypsilanti.
 
Location. 42° 15.228′ N, 83° 36.631′ W. Marker is in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is on North River Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Inside Highland Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 959 North River Road, Ypsilanti MI 48197, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manufacturing History ( approx. mile away); Michigan Central Freighthouse ( approx. half a mile away); The Last Hudson Dealership ( approx. half a mile away); The Oliver House ( approx. half a mile away); The Real McCoy ( approx. half a mile away); Michigan Central Railroad Gardens
Ypsilanti Civil War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Barrera, circa June 99
2. Ypsilanti Civil War Memorial Marker
( approx. half a mile away); Michigan Central Railroad Depot ( approx. half a mile away); The Thompson Building ( approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ypsilanti.
 
More about this marker. The monument was erected by the Women's Relief Corps, the project beginning in 1891 with a donation of fifty dollars. The project slowed in 1893 when depression hit the county, and Mary Ann Starweather offered to give a matching donation of $1,000. Eventually, $3,500 to 4,000 was raised, and the monument was dedicated on Memorial Day, 1895.
 
Categories. War, US CivilWomen
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2008, by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan. This page has been viewed 1,310 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2008, by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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