Friday, February 10, 2012

Monroe County, Michigan, in the Civil War

From the April 20, 2011, Toledo (Oh) Blade.

During the war, nearly 90,000 Michigan men served in Union forces, nearly a quarter of the males in the state in the 1860 census.

Some 2,270 were from Monoe County with 430 dying from disease, wounds or killed in action.

Lenawee County sent 4,000, the second highest number for a state county.  At least 35 of them died at Andersonville.

George Armstrong Custer became a general at age 23, the youngest Union general at the time he was promoted.

Must Be a Wolverine Thing.  --Old Secesh

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