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COMMEMORATIVE BOOK 

THE BOY IN BLUE

Blue Earth County Minnesota's Civil War Memorial Commemorative Book

$25.00 + $5 shipping

This is a savings of $10 off the retail price. Get your copy while limited quantities remain! 

Contact us to order by mail. 

 

See more information about the book here. 100% of the book sales benefit the Friends of the Boy in Blue Civil War Cemetery Project. 

 

Become a member of the Friends of the Boy in Blue and receive a discount off the retail price. 

 

Books are also available for purchase at these Mankato locations: Blue Earth County Historical Society and Music Mart​.

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BLUE EARTH COUNTY

CIVIL WAR DATABASE

This extensive database will be updated regularly as new information is added. 

View 950+ names in this database.  

 

Contact us for more information if you find a name in the database and we can supply more information. 

Download this form to submit information about your Blue Earth County Civil War veteran for the database.

We're looking for information and photographs of your Blue Earth County Civil War ancestors. If you have an ancestor who served in the Civil War and lived in Blue Earth County, MN, we want to hear from you!

NEW - BLUE EARTH COUNTY CIVIL WAR VETERAN OBITUARY BOOK. 

Over 300 Civil War veterans obituaries from Blue Earth County, Minnesota have been researched, compiled, and indexed by Julie Schrader. If you're looking for the obituary of Civil War veteran, check out the INDEX to see if it is on file. Contact us by email: contact@boyinblue.org and we will gladly send you a copy. If you have an obituary that is not included in the CW Obituary book, please let us know. This project is a work in progress. 

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FUNDRAISING

ENGRAVED PAVERS

Engraved pavers make up the walkway surrounding the new statue/fountain. You will be leaving a permanent legacy of your contribution to the re-creation of this historic memorial to Blue Earth County's Civil War veterans. ​​

TO ORDER:

Engraved Paver (6" x 9")           

3 lines engraving - $100                 

5 lines engraving - $200  

More information and order form

or  Contact Us to order and pay online.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW DONORS AND PAVER ENGRAVINGS THROUGH 2023.

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FUNDRAISING

ADOPT-A-VETERAN

 

Memorialize a Blue Earth County Civil War Veteran. There are 678 men that enlisted from Blue Earth County. Each is honored with their name engraved in granite on the memorial pool base. Was one of these men your ancestor? Or you may "adopt a veteran" by purchasing the cost of engraving a name - $40 per name. Anyone can memorialize these veterans. See the list of available names of these brave men on the Honor Roll.

Complete the Adopt a Veteran order form and mail with your check.  Or Contact Us to order and pay online.

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BLUE EARTH COUNTY

CIVIL WAR CEMETERY PROJECT

This project involves recording Civil War veterans buried in Blue Earth County for our database and the restoration of illegible, broken, or missing Civil War gravestones. 

We have partnered with Matt Mickelson of Headstone Revival, LLC to begin the work of cleaning CW headstones. Matt uses the same hand-cleaning and restoration method as approved by National Cemetery Association and is used in Arlington National Cemetery. 

This is an ongoing preservation effort that shows respect and honor for the fallen Civil War soldiers buried in Blue Earth County. Their legacy will continue to live on through this project, however the project requires funding to accomplish its goals. Would you consider helping us? The project can only move forward as funds are raised. Click here for a printable donation form

TO DONATE

CLICK HERE 

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