Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Michigan Soldiers Trained at U.S. Arsenal During Civil War
During the period of the American Civil War the U.S. Arsenal in Dearborn (then Dearbornville) served as training facilities for Michigan soldiers. This marker is a testimony and a memorial to those men and their units who gave a measure of their devotion. They include:
First Michigan Sharpshooters Regiment. Approximately one third to one half of the unit's ten companies were casualties, including men from the all Indian Company K. Four men received the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Battery M of First Light Artillery.
Erected by Dearborn Historical Commission.
Location. 42° 18.398′ N, 83° 14.638′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Monroe Street and Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12), on the left when traveling south on Monroe Street. Touch for map. This marker is on the back side of the replica fort wall at the Commandant's Quarters (now the Dearborn Historical Museum). Marker is at or near this postal address: 21950 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Military Reserve (a few steps from this marker); Commandant's Quarters (within shouting distance U.S. Arsenal 1833 - 1875 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S. Arsenal-Sutler's Shop (about 300 feet away); U.S. Arsenal Officers' - Surgeons' Quarters and Barracks 1833 - 1875 (about 400 feet away); Westward Welcome (about 700 feet away); Bryant Branch Library (about 700 feet away); U.S. Arsenal 1839-1875 Powder Magazine (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.