Mecosta County in the Civil War

The Grand Army of the Republic has been replaced by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. For the ladies, there is also a Daughters organization .

GAR Posts
164 Gen. Wood, Morley 271 Boys in Blue, Mecosta
294 Andrews, Big Rapids 389 Sanford, Chippewa Lake
415 Remus, Remus 446 Clement, Remus

Some records from these old camps are available for use at the Archives of Michigan, in Lansing.

A complete listing of all Michigan men who served in the Civil War has been compiled into a set of books called the Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War (46 volumes), available at the Library of Michigan Bon microfiche. Other libraries may have hard copies, as does the Grand Rapids Public Library

William Morris
SVC, Gov. Crapo Camp No. 145
Department of Michigan,
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
and our National page at

If you have information regarding ancestors in the Civil War from Mecosta County that you would like to post, please drop me a note

 Jan Cortez
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