RESEARCH AND VOLUNTEERING
RESEARCH & MEMBERSHIP
THE BOY IN BLUE
Blue Earth County Minnesota's Civil War Memorial Commemorative Book
$30.00 includes shipping
See more information about the book here. From August-October 2022, 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.
BLUE EARTH COUNTY
CIVIL WAR DATABASE
This extensive database will be updated regularly as new information is added.
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!
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.
Engraved Paver (6" x 9")
3 lines engraving - $100
5 lines engraving - $200
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.
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.
Your membership and contributions help ensure the Memorial is maintained and continues to make a long-lasting impact on our community.
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