The Thompson Block Building – Ypsilanti’s Depot Town Civil War-Era Treasure Nearly Destroyed by Fire

Ypsilanti, Michigan’s Thompson Block building was constructed in 1861 and, in 1862, began serving as army barracks for the 14th and 27th Michigan Infantries during the Civil War. Company E of the 17th Michigan Infantry stayed in the building before going to Detroit to muster in with the rest of the regiment in August of
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Clarenceville Cemetery – Memorial Day 2009

Today, after singing the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America at the at the Canton, Michigan Memorial Day ceremony, I made my annual trip to Clarenceville Cemetery in Livonia, Michigan to place a flag and memorial on the grave of my Great Great Grandfather Abner Delos Austin, Civil War veteran (Private, 24th Michigan Volunteer
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Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Building in Detroit, Michigan

After trekking to downtown Detroit today for my initiation into the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW), Jason and I headed over to the intersection of Cass and Adams to photograph the old Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Building, one of the oldest buildings in Detroit, located at 1942 West Grand
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