Civil War

Monroe Civil War Days - October 22-23

Mark your calendars for the big weekend - October 22 & October 23 at the Monroe Community Park on S. Main St. Event hours are 9am - 9pm Saturday and 9am - 3pm Sunday.

There will be parking on site and shuttles from the IGA & old High School lots, running every 15-20 minutes from 11am - 6pm on Saturday & 11am - 4pm on Sunday.

A full schedule is available on site. We are still adding more events as the excitement keeps building and you can also watch our website for updates: www.monroecivilwardays.com Read more »

Civil War Display at Historical Society

The Monroe Historical Society will be presenting a very special Civil War display from April 22 - April 25, 2010 at the Museum located at 10 E. Elm Street, downtown Monroe. Hours for this special event will be 10am – 3pm Thursday through Saturday and 1pm – 4pm Sunday.
Highlighting our presentation is a collection of letters from cavalry soldier Robert Burr of Cleves, Ohio (Hamilton County) to his sister Mattie Vance of nearby Bethany, Ohio (Butler County). The genealogy of the family begins with the legendary Aaron Burr and includes several Monroe families. These fascinating firsthand accounts of Civil War life, including the Battle of Shiloh, Murfreesboro and the taking of Savannah and ride to the sea, span the entire length of the war from 1861-1865. This is an unprecedented collection and a real treasure for Monroe:

“June 9th 1862 Savannah TN
I have got hardened to the sight of a dead man by this time. I would as leave sleep by the side of a dead man as to sleep with one that was a live only he wont keep me quite so warm.”

“March 17, 1863 Triune, TN Read more »