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Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument


  • Address: Woodward Ave
  • Vicinity: Campus Martius
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Object


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1865/00/00 Governor Austin Blair establishes The Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Association to collect funds for a monument commemorating 90,000 Michigan troops who fought for the Union in the Civil War, as well as the 14,823 who died.
1867/00/00 Randolph Rogers Sculptor, Architect With the more than $70,000 in contributions raise, the monument is erected.
1867/00/00 Alexander Chapoton Architect With the more than $70,000 in contributions raise, the monument is erected.
1872/04/09 George Armstrong Custer Dignitary Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is dedicated to Michigan's sailors and soldiers killed in the Civil War. Attending the dedication were Generals George Armstrong Custer, Philip Sheridan, Thomas J Wood and John Cook.
1872/04/09 Ambrose E Burnside Dignitary Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is dedicated to Michigan's sailors and soldiers killed in the Civil War. Attending the dedication were Generals George Armstrong Custer, Philip Sheridan, Thomas J Wood and John Cook.
1872/04/09 Philip H Sheridan Dignitary Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is dedicated to Michigan's sailors and soldiers killed in the Civil War. Attending the dedication were Generals George Armstrong Custer, Philip Sheridan, Thomas J Wood and John Cook.
1881/07/18 Four female figures representing Victory, History, Emancipation and Union are added to the monument.

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Particulars for Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument:
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Owner Local
Historic Use Monument, Marker
Architectural Style Neoclassical
Sight Category Object
Level of Significance State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 84001862
Resource Type:
Owner: Local
Architect: Rogers,Randolph; Chapotan,Alexander
Architectural Style: Classical revival
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Art
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1867, 1881
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Monument, Marker
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Monument, Marker

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