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Bygones of Monroe:

Camp Monroe

The encampment of the Seventh Regiment, on the County Fair Grounds in this city, which is to be designated as Camp Monroe, now presents quite a lively appearance.  Parts of five companies, being one from Port Huron under Capt. Hunt, from Jonesville under Capt. Baxter, from Burr Oak under Capt. Waterman, from Farmington under Capt. Harty, and the Monroe City Guards under Capt. Darrah have been reported at the Camp, partially full.  The latter Company now numbers between eighty and ninety men.  A very fine, athletic and vigorous looking body of about fifty arrived last night, from the Upper Peninsular, for Capt. Harty’s Company.  The officers are mostly large and muscular men, and fine looking.

Considerable activity has prevailed today in putting up tents, and other necessary preparations.  We understand all the tents have been received and will be pitched immediately, and that it is probable that the entire regiment will be in camp as soon as the fore part of next week.  The tents are quite large and roomy, and will accommodate twenty men each.  The Company’s owing to some changes having been made, will soon be re-lettered, and when this done we shall publish a full list of the officers.  The regimental officers are as follows:

Colonel—Ira A. Grosvenor, Monroe
Lieut. Colonel—Frazey M. Winans, Monroe
Major—Nathaniel B. Eldridge, Lapeer
Adjutant—Henry B. Landon, Monroe
Qr. Master—Charles M. Walker, Lapeer
Qr. Master Serg’t—Chas. H. Curtiss, Detroit

(Monroe Commercial, August 15, 1861, Page 3, Column 1)

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