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Sunfield, Michigan GAR Post #283

The Samuel W. Grinnell Post #283, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Sunfield, Michigan was built by the Civil War veterans during 1898 - 1899 and dedicated in October 1899. It is the only GAR Hall in the state of Michigan that has been in continuous use by either the GAR or one or more of its Allied Orders since it was built. The building has been used as a meeting place by the GAR (1899 - 1934), Woman's Relief Corps #62 (1899 - 1925), Samuel W. Grinnell Camp #17, Sons of Veterans, USA (1918 - 1925), Helen M. Edwins Tent #30, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (1926 - Present), and Curtenius Guard Camp #17, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (1983 - Present). The GAR Hall was dedicated as a Michigan Historical Site on Memorial Day, May 30, 1987, as an official function of the Michigan Sesquicentennial celebration. The building has recently undergone several restorations. Keith G. Harrison, Past National Commander-in-Chief, Member of Curtenius Guard Camp #17, Department of Michigan, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.


Sunfield, Michigan GAR Post #283, circa 1915


Sunfield, Michigan GAR Post #283, 1990

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