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Explore the Capitol Monuments

Engineers Monument: Dedicated on October 12, 1912, this monument commemorates the First Regiment of Michigan Engineers, which built bridges, roads and communication lines during the Civil War.

Veterans Memorial: The Michigan Veterans Memorial recognizes the sacrifices of Michigan men and women who served in World War I, World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

Governor Austin Blair: died in 1894. In 1895, the Michigan legislature appropriated $10,000 and directed that a statue honoring him be placed on the east side of the Capitol building.

Historical Marker: In 1955, the Michigan Legislature, by passage of Public Act 10, authorized markers to be displayed at historic sites as approved by the Michigan Historical Commission.

Hiker Memorial: The Hiker Memorial was dedicated to the infantry of the Spanish American War of 1898, the Philippine Insurrection, and the China Relief Expedition.

Sharpshooter Memorial: The First Michigan Sharpshooters Volunteer Regiment fought during the Civil War.

Astronomical Post: Two markers were placed on the Capitol grounds in July 1875 by Lt. Bailey of the U.S. Lake Survey, which was the first U.S. Army Corps of Engineers organization in the Great Lakes area.

Grand Army of the Republic: As noted on the plaque attached to the boulder, this memorial was erected by the Department of Michigan Women's Relief Corps on June 11, 1924, in memory of and dedicated to the men of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Source: Your State Capitol. Prepared by the Michigan Legislature