The Department of Michigan
Civil War Memorials Project
The various Camps of Michigan's Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War are actively involved in surveying the State's Civil War related monuments and memorials.
We need your help!!
For more information about how you can help, please contact Bruce B. Butgereit, the Department Civil War Memorials Officer.
Registration Form - for Civil War Monuments and Memorials. This is a .PDF format form to submit basic information about a monument or memorial.
After opening the document, go to FILE – SAVE and then save to a destination on your computer.
Fill our form and then go to FILE – SAVE AS; name the file using the memorial’s name and city and then save to a destination on your computer.
Send file as an attachment to Bruce B. Butgereit. Attach digital photos as well.
Michigan Battlefield Monuments
We are looking for information and photos on Michigan Monuments
located at Civil War Battlefields. Please see our
Battlefield Monuments Page for more information.
Michigan Civil War Monuments Scrapbook
See our Monuments and Memorials Photo
Album. This album will be updated as Camps conduct the assessments in their geographic boundaries.
Michigan Civil War Monuments
During the Civil War Centennial commemoration in 1961-1965, George May of the Michigan Civil War Centennial Observance Commission compiled a list of Civil War monuments and memorials in Michigan. It was not as complete a listing of memorials as the SUVCW hopes to accomplish - we estimate over 435 such memorials exist - but is a valuable survey of the field as of that time. We have scanned in that portion of the text listing the monuments by county.
As an example of why it is so important that the Civil War Monuments and Memorials Project move forward is that a number of the memorials on the 1965 list no longer exist. This is due to primarily a lack of care – first in maintaining the memorial and the secondly in the public’s interest in remembering the Civil War.
Part One: Alger - Huron Counties
Part Two: Ingham - Livingston Counties
Part Three: Mackinaw - Wayne Counties