The 2011 History Tour focused on the lives of some of the Civil War veterans and their families who settled in the Petoskey area. These men and women, who had sacrificed up to four years of their lives, moved here to begin a new life. Some of them sacrificed much more, either physically or in other ways.
But that didn't stop them from coming to Northern Michigan, a rough country with few roads, one railroad and numerous ships hauling people and supplies to every town with a dock. They settled on homesteads, cut trees, dug stumps, tilled the soil, built log homes and in time, built a community. They were strong stock and the kind of men and women you could build a town on. We can be proud of the work they accomplished - it has served to our benefit.
There are resources available from the 2011 Civil War tour. There are two different books and a DVD of the actors at the gravesites. One book includes a story of each of the Civil War Veterans buried in Greenwood - at this count 201 of them. The other book includes stories written by the veterans or their wives. There are stories you will not want to miss - written in their own words.
All of these items can be obtained by contacting the Cemetery Office.