"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation." --George Washington
Welcome to the Department of Michigan!
The Department of Michigan was chartered on June 24, 1884. There
are 24 Camps and over 500 members throughout both of Michigan's
peninsulas representing the interests of the Grand Army of the Republic
and honoring the memory of those who "wore the blue" in
defense of our nation.
The Department of Michigan's web site offers information for our
members as well as for the public. Select a link to the left for:
Headquarters - Contact Information, Current officers,
General Orders, Past & Present Department Commanders, and other
HB 5404, Prohibiting Land Locked Cemeteries was passed by the Senate and signed into law as Public Act 525 by Governor Snyder on December 28, 2012.
Michigan's Messenger - Our Newsletter
- Wonder what we do? Read our National award-winning Department
Newsletter, Michigan's Messenger.
Camps & Membership – Have a Civil
War ancestor? Interested in the Civil War? Find a Camp located in
Events Calendars - NEW! The Michigan Civil War Sesquicentennial History Partners Events Calendar. List your special events here! Also the Department's Administrative Calendar for important dates for Brothers and Camp and Department Officers.
Graves Registration - Know of and want to
share a Civil War Ancestor's grave? Does your Civil War ancestor
need a (or new) headstone? See our Graves Registration project!
Monuments & Memorials - Help us locate
and catalog the Monuments & Memorials in Michigan dedicated
to Civil War war soldiers.
GAR Records Project - Do you have or know where
any GAR Records are? Help us locate and preserve these one of a
Ceremonies & Rituals - Interested
in learning more about a holiday, a ceremony, or ritual - look here!
The Bugle Call - A page dedicated to
the memory of our departed brothers.
Been - An online photo album of various events and activities
of the Department of Michigan.