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Grand Army of the Republic monument

Published 01/06/2012, DL-Online

Obtained from a quarry in Vermont, the G.A.R. monument at the south entrance to Oak Grove Cemetery was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 31, 1915, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Standing twenty-one feet high, this Berre granite monument was secured through the Detroit Marble Works and carved by Mr. Matson and his crew of workers. There are 133 Civil War Veterans of the Union Army buried in the Catholic and Oak Grove Cemetery.

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