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Bedford Branch Library
8575 Jackman Rd. Temperance, MI 48182 Phone: (734) 847-6747
Fax: (734) 847-6591
Mon - Thu: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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Blue Bush Branch Library
2210 Blue Bush Road Monroe, MI 48162-9643 Phone: (734) 242-4085
Fax: (734) 242-4085
Mon: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wed: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Thu: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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Carleton Branch Library
1444 Kent Street Carleton, MI 48117-0267 Phone: (734) 654-2180
Fax: (734) 654-8767
Mon: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Tue - Wed: 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Dorsch Memorial Branch Library
18 East First Street Monroe, MI 48161-2227 Phone: (734) 241-7878
Fax: (734) 241-7879
Mon - Tue: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am-4:00 pm
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Dundee Branch Library
144 East Main Street Dundee, MI 48131-1202 Phone: (734) 529-3310
Fax: (734) 529-7415
Mon - Thu: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Ellis Library & Reference Center
3700 South Custer Rd. Monroe 48161-9716 Phone: (734) 241-5277
Toll Free: (800) 462-2050
Fax: (734) 242-9037
Mon - Thu: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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Erie Branch Library
2065 Erie Rd. Erie, MI 48133-9757 Phone: (734) 848-4420
Fax: (734) 317-1420
Mon: 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
Tue: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu - Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Frenchtown-Dixie Branch Library
2881 Nadeau Road Monroe, MI 48162-9355 Phone: (734) 289-1035
Fax: (734) 289-3867
Mon - Tue: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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Ida Branch Library
3016 Lewis Ave. Ida, MI 48140-0056 Phone: (734) 269-2191
Fax: (734) 269-3315
Mon - Tue: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed - Fri: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
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L.S. Navarre Branch Library
1135 East Second Street Monroe, MI 48161-1920 Phone: (734) 241-5577
Fax: (734) 241-5577
Mon - Thu: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
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Maybee Branch Library
9060 Raisin St. Maybee, MI 48159-0165 Phone: (734) 587-3680
Fax: (734) 587-3680
Mon: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Tue: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
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Newport Branch Library
8120 N. Dixie Hwy. Newport, MI 48166-9703 Phone: (734) 586-2117
Fax: (734) 586-1116
Mon - Tue: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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Rasey Memorial Branch Library
4349 Oak, Box 416 Luna Pier, MI 48157-4572 Phone: (734) 848-4572
Fax: (734) 317-1572
Mon: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
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Thu: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
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Robert A. Vivian Branch Library
2664 Vivian Road Monroe, MI 48162-9212 Phone: (734)241-1430
Fax: (734)241-1430
Mon: 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
Wed: 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
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South Rockwood Branch Library
5676 Carleton Rockwood Road S. Rockwood, MI 48179 Phone: (734) 379-3333
Fax: (734) 749-7485
Mon: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
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60 East Center St. Petersburg, MI 49270 Phone: (734) 279-1025
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Since our last issue Mrs. Col. Oliver has returned from a visit to the 15th Regiment, “way down in Dixie.”  Col. Oliver is still commanding a brigade, and the Regiment is under Lt. Col. McDermott.  The Regiment was on detached service, at Chewalla, some 11 miles west of Corinth.  Mrs. Oliver brings the gratifying intelligence that the Reg’t was astonishingly healthy, there being at that time not a single sick man in the Regimental hospital.  Mrs. Oliver took with her a box and barrel of delicacies for the Regiment, put up by the Soldiers Aid Society.  That the ladies of the Society may know that their efforts are fully appreciated, we give place to the following letters:

Mrs. Col. J.M. Oliver:

     Dear Madam:  You will permit me through you to tender to the good Ladies of Monroe, on behalf of the officers of the 15th, their most sincere, but insufficient thanks, for the bountiful variety of fruits, jellies and preserves just received.  I do assure you the kindness ever manifested by the Ladies of Monroe to us, shall ever find a place in our hearts.      

I am dear madam,              

Yours most respectfully                                

Jno McDermott,

Lt. Col. Commanding.   

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Chewalla, Tenn., Sept. 28, 1862

To Col. J.M. Oliver: 

Dear Sir:  The members and officers of Co. G, of the 15th Mich. Infantry, having been the recipients of sundry articles sent us by the Ladies of Monroe, through your estimable Lady, we beg to express our heartfelt thanks for the same, feeling as we do that our friends at home have not forgotten us who by the fortunes of war are separated from our families and the social circle.  We are far away, fighting to restore our glorious and time-honored Constitution, and to know that the loved ones at home think of us, gives us new hope and new courage.  We therefore beg you will express to Mrs. Oliver our thanks, and that through her the ladies may know how grateful the boys of the 15th fee.  We say God bless them.          

Lt. F.X. Soleau, & others.  

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Clarksville, Tenn., Sept. 27th, 1862

To the Ladies of Monroe: 

The members of Company D and myself are deeply indebted to the Ladies of Monroe for the splendid present of preserves and fruits, which was so kindly brought us by Mrs. Col. John M. Oliver.  We shall always hold in grateful remembrance the kind act, showing as it does, that the 15th Michigan still holds a place in the memory of those in whose neighborhood the regiment was raised.   

To Mrs. Col. John Oliver we are deeply indebted for the trouble and inconvenience it must have caused in bringing the box so long and tedious a journey. 

Again with many thanks, 

I am, Madam, your much indebted serv’t,              

John Stewart,      

Capt. Co. D, 15th Regt. Mich. Inf.  

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Chewalla, Tenn., Sept. 27th, 1862  

To the Ladies of Monroe: 

The members of Company I, 15th Reg’t. Michigan Infantry, tender their sincere and grateful thanks to the Ladies of Monroe, for their kind remembrance in sending the Reg’t. a box of delicious preserves and fruit, of which we received our share.  We also tender our thanks to Mrs. Col. J.M. Oliver, for the care and interest she has taken in bringing it, and also in paying us a visit in camp.     

John Darrah,   

Ord’lly. Serg’t, Co. I, 15th Michigan Inf.   
 

Publication Date: 
Thursday, October 9, 1862
Bygone Categories: 
Civil War
Bygone Tags: 
15th Regiment
McDermott
Capt.
Soldiers' Aid Society
Oliver
Mrs. Col.
Col. John M.
Ladies of Monroe
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Stewart
John
Company I
Darrah
Serg't John
Bygone Source: 
Monroe Commercial
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