Madison in Jefferson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Michael C. Garber
Born Staunton, Virginia 1813. Purchased Madison Courier 1849; transformed it from pro-Democratic to voice for newly forming Republican Party. Promoted the Union and objected to Fugitive Slave Law. Was active in Republican Party politics. Nominated to represent state's Third Congressional District at first Republican National Convention 1856.
Garber served in U.S. Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1866, and was mustered out with rank of colonel and chief quartermaster. Turned over editorship of the Madison Courier to his son Michael, Jr. 1875. Served as Madison postmaster 1875-1881. He died April 8, 1881 and is buried in Madison.
Erected 2004 by Indiana Historical Bureau, The Madison Courier. (Marker Number 39.2004.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 38° 44.147′ N, 85° 22.805′ W. Marker is in Madison, Indiana, in Jefferson County. Marker is on West Street south of West Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 West Street, Madison IN 47250, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Irene Dunne (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. General Walter Krueger (approx. 0.2 miles away); Replica of The Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel Woodfill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson County (Indiana ) Civil War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); This Shell Fired into Vicksburg (approx. ¼ mile away); Madison Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
Also see . . . Photos of Dedication (Courtesy - Indiana Historical Bureau):. (Submitted on January 22, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • Politics • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 835 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 31, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.