Version 22.7.2017

 

Michigan:

 

 

 

a. allgemeines:

 

 

Literatur:

- Michigan Adjutant General. Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War 1861-1865. 46 vols. Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1905.

 

 

 

b. Infantry:

 

1st Regiment, Michigan Infantry (3 months, 1861):

 

Overview:

Organized at Fort Wayne, Detroit, Mich., and mustered into United States service May 1, 1861 (the only three-months Regiment from Michigan). Left State for Washington, D.C., May 13. Occupation of Arlington Heights, Va., May 24. Attached to Willcox's Bri­gade, Heintzelman's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., till July 16. Ac­tion at Arlington Mills June 1 (Co. "E"). Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Mustered out August 7, 1861.

 

 

1st Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

s. Col Ira Coray *Abbott; Col Orlando Bolivar *Willcox; Surgeon William *Fuller

 

Overview:

Organized at Detroit, Mich., and mustered in September 16, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., September 16. Attached to 1st Brigade, Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1862. Railroad Brigade, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Camp Hamilton, Va., Dept. of Virginia, to May, 1862. Robinson's Brigade, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Bladensburg, Md., October, 1861, and at Annapolis Junction guarding Washington & Baltimore Railroad till March, 1862. Duty at Camp Hamilton, Fortress Monroe, Va., to June. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field. Seven days before Rich­mond, Va., June 25-July 1. Battles of Mechanicsville June 26; Gaines' Mill June 27; Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29; Glendale and Turkey Bridge June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville, Va., August 16-27. Gainesville August 28. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Shepherdstown Ford September 19. Shepherdstown September 20. Movement to Fal­mouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Expedition from Potomac Creek to Richards and Ellis Fords, Rappahannock River, December 29-30. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till April 27. Chancellors­ville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap July 5-24. At Warrenton and Beverly Ford July 27 to September 17. Provost duty at Culpeper till October 11. Bristoe Campaign October 11-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty near Culpeper till May, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Mills May 23. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve). Six-Mile House, Weldon Railroad, August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Warren's Expedition to Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Junction, Quaker and Boydton Roads March 29. Lewis' Farm, near Gravelly Run , March 29. White Oak Road March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty at City Point, Va., till May 16. Moved to Alexandria May 16-18. Grand Review May 23. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., June 16, and mustered out July 9, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 15 Officers and 172 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 149 Enlisted men by disease. Total 337.

 

Photo:

- Davis / Wiley: Photographic History of the Civil War, vol I, a.a.O., S. 143 (Indienststellung am 1.5.1861)

 

 

1st Michigan Colored Volunteer Infantry Regiment ( 102nd Regiment United States Colored Troops):

 

The 1st Michigan Colored Infantry was formed on February 17, 1863, after an editorial and letter writing campaign by Henry Barns, an editor for the Detroit Tribune and Advertiser. Barns was commissioned the regiment's first colonel for his efforts; he maintained this post until voluntarily stepping down in favor of Henry L. Chipman. Lt. Colonel Newcomb Clark was his deputy and both were brevetted for Distinguished and meritorious conduct in the field.

 

The regiment was organized at Camp Ward, located on a farm in Detroit. Eight-hundred-forty-five men from Detroit, southern Michigan, and Ontario, Canada, volunteered for the regiment. Some of these early volunteers were escaped slaves from the Underground Railroad; 72 had been living in Canada where their status as free men was assured. While all were fighting against slavery, some were fighting to free actual family members who may have still been in slavery. For these early black volunteers particularly, to step into the spotlight by volunteering took enormous courage, not to mention the bravery of those who crossed back into the US to fight.

 

During training, a regimental band was formed which toured and performed to attract and recruit more volunteers. The regiment also had artillery and cavalry elements.

 

The regiment was formed from August through September 1863, amidst that year's draft riots and protests against the war. Mustered in as the 102nd US Colored Troops on February 17, 1864 (or May 23, 1864), the unit was redesignated the 102nd Regiment United States Colored Troops. The 900-man unit left Detroit on March 28, 1864. The regiment, composed entirely of volunteers, lost almost 10 percent of its men during the nineteen months the regiment was in the field, campaigning throughout South Carolina, eastern Georgia and Florida. The infantry was assigned to the fort at Port Royal where they served as the second line of defense. In Baldwin, Florida, 21 miles away from Jacksonville, the unit was attacked suddenly by a Confederate cavalry force. The soldiers easily defeated the Confederates, which proved to their officers that they were just as skilled and reliable as any other infantry. In Manchester the regiment and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry succeeded in an attack on the flank of Confederate forces, putting them in disorder. Then the regiment was attacked by 200 Confederates and caused many casualties to the enemy. The Confederates came to a truce to be informed that Generals Robert E. Lee and Joseph E. Johnston had surrendered; the war was over.

 

This was the regiment's last battle; they served occupation duty until they were called together and were mustered out of service on September 30, 1865. The regiment returned to Detroit where they were disbanded on October 17, 1865 (Wikipedia, '102nd Regiment United States Colored Troops', Abruf 22.7.2017).

 

 

 

2nd Regiment, Michigan Infantry.

s. Col Israel B. *Richardson (17.5.1861); Col. W. *Humphrey; LtCol Charles B. *Haydon; Pvt Jerome J. *Robbins

 

Overview:

Organized at Detroit, Mich., May 25, 1861. ("The first three-years Regiment from Michigan." ) Moved to Washington, D. C., June 6-10. Attached to Richardson's Brigade. Tyler's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia, to August, 1861. Richardson's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Richardson's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863, and Army of the Ohio to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Army of the Ohio to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps. to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., June 10 to July 16, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Occupation of Fairfax Court House July 17. Action at Blackburn's Ford July 18. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Reconnoissance to Occoquan October 21-24, 1861. Reconnoissance to Pohick Church, Va., November 12-14. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 17, 1862. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Battle of Fair Oaks, or Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Reconnoissance beyond Seven Pines June 1-2. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove June 25. Savage Station June 29. Glendale and Charles City Cross Roads June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing till August 15. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville, Va., August 15-28. Battles of Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Chantilly Septem­ber 1. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., September 3 to October 11. March up the Potomac to Leesburg, thence to Fal­mouth, Va., October 11-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 10, and duty there till March 19. Movement to Kentucky March 19-23. Duty at Camp Dick Robinson, Ky., April 9-30, and at Columbia till June. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 7-14. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Destruction of Mississippi Central Railroad at Madison Station July 18-22. Duty at Milldale till August 4. Moved to Covington, Ky., August 4-12, and to Crab Orchard, Ky., August 17-18. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 18-October 17. March to Knoxville, Tenn., over the Cumberland Mountains September 10-26. Duty near Knoxville September 27-October 3. Action at Blue Springs October 10. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Action at Campbell's Station November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Assault on Confederate works November 23. Re­pulse of Longstreet's assault on Fort Saunders November 29. Granger's Mills December 14. Operation in East Tennessee till Februa­ry, 1864. Veterans on furlough February 4 to April 4, when rejoined Corps at Annapolis, Md. Campaign from the Rapidan to the Ja­mes River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Ny River May 10. Spottsylvania Court House May 32-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Ox Ford May 23-24. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Ream's Station August 25. Poplar Springs Church, Pegram's Farm, September 29-October 2. Reconnoissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Roads October 8. Boydton Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Stedman, Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 22-28, and duty there till July. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out July 29, and discharged at Detroit, Mich., August 1, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 214 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 143 Enlisted men by disease. Total 372.

 

Photos:

- Davis / Wiley: Photographic History, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Gettysburg, a.a.O., S. 175 (Paradeaufstellung der 2nd Michigan im Sommer 1861)

- Davis/Wiley, Photographic History, a.a.O., S. 48

 

Literatur:

- Haydon, Charles B. (2nd Michigan Infantry): For Country, Cause and Leader: The Civil War Journal of Charles B. Haydon (Ticknor & Fields, N.Y. 1993); 371 pp, Index, Edited by Stephen W. Sears

 

 

3rd Regiment Michigan Infantry (1st organization):

s. Col Byron R. *Pierce; LtCol Edwin S. *Pierce; Sergeant Daniel G. *Crotty (Co. F); Pvt Edgar W. *Clark (Co. G); Pvt John McCline; Pvt Alfred B. *Ames (Co. A)

 

Overview:

Organized at Grand Rapids, Mich., and mustered into State service May 21, 1861. Mustered into United States service June 10, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., June 13. Attached to Richardson's Brigade, Tyler's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Vir­ginia, to August, 1861. Richardson's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861, Richardson's Brigade, Heintzelman's Divi­sion, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1864.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till July 16, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Occupation of Fairfax Court House, Va., July 17. Action at Blackburn's Ford July 18. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Reconnoissance to Occoquan October 21-24, 1861. Reconnoissance to Occoquan Village February 3, 1862 (Cos. "H," "I"). Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 17, 1862. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines May 31-June 1. Reconnoissance beyond Seven Pines June 1-2. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove June 25. Savage Station and Peach Orchard June 29. Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30.Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing till August 15. Moved to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-27. Battles of Groveton August 29, Bull Run August 30, Chantilly September 1. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till October 11. March up the Potomac to Leesburg, thence to Falmouth, Va., October 11-November 23. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Fal­mouth till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap July 5-24. Action at Wapping Heights July 23. Duty at New York and at Troy, N. Y., during the draft disturbances August 17-September 17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn Oc­tober 3. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-Decem­ber 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 4-June 9. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 6. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Po River May 10. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient ("Bloody Angle") May 12. Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road, May 19. North Anna River May 21-23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-9. Left front June 9. Non-veterans mustered out June 10, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 5th Michigan Infantry June 13, 1864.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 154 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 89 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 249.

 

Die 3rd Michigan Infantry gehörte 1863 zur 3rd Brigade (de *Trobriand's) 1st Division (Birney's Division) III. Army Corps und war im Battle von Gettysburg am Wheat Field eingesetzt.

 

Documents/Literatur:

- **Clark, Edgar W.: Letter to Wife, 9.4.1863, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Manuscript Collection

- **Crotty, Daniel G.. (Color Sergeant, 3rd Michigan): Four Years Campaigning in the Army of the Potomac (Belle Grove, 1995); Re­print of 1874 Original; 215 pp; Index; Photos; Crotty served in both the 3rd and 5th Michigan Infantry from Bull Run to Appomat­tox. Excellent first person accounts of Williamsburg, Seven Days, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness and other battles.

 

 

3rd Regiment, Michigan Infantry (2nd organization):

s. Pvt. Pvt George W. *Bailey (Co. F)

 

Overview:

Organized at Grand Rapids, Adrian and Pontiac, Mich., August 24 to October 12, 1864. Mustered in October 15, 1864. Left State for Decatur, Ala., October 20. Attached to District of Northern Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, De­fences of Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas to May, 1866.

 

Service:

Defence of Decatur, Ala., against Hood's attack October 26-30, 1864. Duty at Decatur till November 25. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., November 25-27, and duty there till January 16, 1865. Hood's attack on Murfreesboro December 5-12, 1864. Moved to Hunts­ville, Ala., January 16, 1865; thence to Nashville, Tenn., January 31, and to Huntsville, Ala., February 6. Expedition to Bull's Gap and operations in East Tennessee March 16-April 17. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., April 20-24, and duty there till June 15. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 15-July 5; thence to Indianola, Texas, July 6-10. March to Green Lake and duty there till September 12. March to San Antonio September 12-26. Guard and provost duty at San Antonio, Gonzales and Victoria till May, 1866. Mustered out at Victoria May 26 and discharged at Detroit, Mich., June 10, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 1 Officer and 163 Enlisted men by disease. Total 165.

 

Urkunden/Literatur:

- **Bailey, George W.: The Civil War Diary and Biography of George W. Bailey (ed. Gerald R. Post. Colleyville / Texas: Privately prin­ted, 1990)

 

 

4th Regiment Michigan Infantry (1st Organization):

s. Sergeant Major Edward H. *Taylor

 

Overview:

Organized at Adrian, Mich., and mustered in June 20, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., June 26. Attached to Wilcox's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia, to August, 1861. Sherman's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Morell's Brigade, Porter's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864.

 

Service:

Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861. Battle of Bull Run, Va., July 21. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 16. Action at Howard's Mills April 4. Warwick Road April 15. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Hogan's, near New Bridge, and Ellison's Mills, near Mechanicsville, May 23. New Bridge May 24. Battle of Hanover Court House May 27. Operations about Hanover Court House May 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battle of Me­chanicsville June 26. Gaines' Mill June 27. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Blackford's Ford September 19. Shephardstown September 20. Reconnoissance toward Smithfield, W. Va., October 16-17. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Expedition from Potomac Creek to Richards' and Ellis Fords, Rappahannock River, December 29-30. At Falmouth, Va., till April 27. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Cam­paign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappa­hannock and Rapidan till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty at Bealeton, Va., till May, 1864. Campaign from the Ra­pidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battle of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylva­nia Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Mills May 23. On line of the Pa­munkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Re­lieved from duty in the trenches June 19. Mustered out June 30, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 1st Michigan Infantry.


Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 177 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 107 Enlisted men by disease. Total 297.

 

 

4th Regiment, Michigan Infantry (2nd organization):

 

Overview:

Organized at Adrian and Hudson, Mich., and mustered in October 14, 1864. Left State for Nashville, Tenn., October 22; thence mo­ved to Decatur, Ala., October 26. Attached to District of Northern Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 1st Briga­de, Defences of the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas to May, 1866.

 

Service:

Defence of Decatur against Hood's attack October 28-30, 1864. Duty at Decatur till November 25. Actions near Maysville and near New Market, Ala., November 17. Duckett's Place, near Paint Rock River, November 19. Moved to Murfreesboro November 25-27. Hood's attack on Murfreesboro December 5-12. Picket duty and guarding supply trains till January 15, 1865. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., January 15, and duty there till March 23. Duty at Knoxville, Strawberry Plains, Bull's Gap, Jonesboro and Nashville, Tenn., till June 16. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 16-July 5; thence to Indianola, Texas, July 6-10. March to Green Lake and duty there till September 12. March to San Antonio September 12-24. Camp at Salada Creek till November. Provost duty at San Antonio and other points in Texas till May, 1866. Mustered out at Houston, Texas, May 26, and discharged at Detroit, Mich., June 10, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 7 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 141 Enlisted men by disease. Total 148.

 

Literatur: +++überarbeiten: welche Einheit+++

- Bancroft, John Millon Diary/Scrapbook (1861-1864) [4th Michigan, Army of the Potomac] nicht klar, ob Infantry oder Cavalry (Auburn University Archives)

- Barrett, Orvey S.: Reminiscenses, Incidents, Battles, Marches and Camp Life of the Old 4th Michigan Infantry in the War of the Re­bellion, 1861-1864 (Detroit: W. S. Ostler, 1888)

- Bertera, Martin and Ken Oberholtzer: The 4th Michigan Volunteer Infantry at Gettysburg. The Battle for the Wheatfield (Mor­ningside, Dayton 1997); Index; Biblio; Photos; Burial Sites; Maps; Rosters. The 4th Michigan fought at Malvern Hill, Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Brandy Station, Spotsylvania and Petersburg from June 1861 to June 1864

- Campbell, Robert: "Pioneer Memories of the War Days of 1861-1865." Collection and Remarks Made by the Michigan Pioneers and Historical Society 30 (1906): 562-72

 

 

5th Regiment Michigan Infantry:

s. LtCol John *Pulford; Daniel G. *Crotty (auch Crossy), Pvt Alfred B. *Ames (Co.A); Pvt Christian *Buehler (Co. K); Pvt Edgar W. *Clark (Co. F); Pvt Robert B. *Wentworth (Co. H)

 

Overview:

Organized at Detroit, Mich., and mustered in August 28, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., September 11. Attached to Richard­son's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Berry's 3rd Brigade, Kearny's 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade. 3rd Divisi­on, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., September 13, 1861, to March 10, 1862. Reconnoissance to Occoquan October 21-24, 1861. Pohick Run, Va., January 9, 1862. Advance to Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 17. Penin­sula Campaign March to August. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Battle of Fair Oaks, or Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove June 25. Savage Station and Peach Orchard June 29. Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Cent­reville August 16-26. Battles of Groveton August 29, Bull Run August 30, Chantilly September 1. Duty in the Defences of Washing­ton, D. C., till October 11. March up the Potomac to Leesburg, and thence to Falmouth October 11-November 23. Battle of Frede­ricksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Action at Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. On detached duty at New York City and at Troy, N. Y., Au­gust 16-September 17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.Auburn October 13. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Veterans on furlough Janua­ry 4 to February 14, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7, Laurel Hill May 8, Spottsylvania May 8-12, Po River May 10, Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient ("Bloody Angle") May 12. Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road, May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration on north side of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration on north side of the James at Deep Bottom August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Warren's Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. White Oak Road March 30-31. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Peters­burg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 8-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D. C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 10-14. At Jeffer­sonville, Ind., till July 5. Mustered out July 5, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 16 Officers and 247 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 183 Enlisted men by disease. Total 454.

 

The 4th regiment on the list having the greatest number killed in battle is the Fifth Michigan, of the Third Corps, in which 263 were killed (vgl. Fox: Regimental Losses, a.a.O., S. 2)

 

Die 5th Michigan Infantry unter LtCol John *Pulford gehörte 1863 zur 3rd Brigade (de *Trobriand's) 1st Division (Birney's Division) III. Army Corps und war im Battle von Gettysburg am Wheat Field eingesetzt.

 

Literatur:

- **Crotty, Daniel G. (Color Sergeant, 3rd Michigan): Four Years Campaigning in the Army of the Potomac (Belle Grove, 1995); Re­print of 1874 Original; 215 pp; Index; Photos; Crossy served in both the 3rd and 5th Michigan Infantry from Bull Run to Appo­mattox. Excellent first person accounts of Williamsburg, Seven Days, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness and other battles.

 

 

  • 6th Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Kalamazoo, Mich., and mustered in August 20, 1861. Left State for Baltimore, Md., August 30, and duty there until Fe­bruary 22, 1862. Attached to Dix's Command, Baltimore, Md., to February, 1862. Butler's New Orleans Expedition to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1862. Sherman's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Divisi­on, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1863. Designation of Regiment changed to 6th Regiment Heavy Artillery July 28, 1863. District of Port Hudson, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Bailey's Engineer Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1864. U, S. Forces, Mobile Bay, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. District Southern Alabama, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Expedition to eastern shore of Maryland November 11-December 8, 1861. Ordered to Fortress Monroe, Va., February 22, 1862. Sai­led with Gen. Butler's Expedition against New Orleans, La., on Transport "Constitution" March 4 and arrived at Ship Island, Miss., March 13. Duty there until April 14. Operations against Forts St. Phillip and Jackson April 25-28. Occupation of New Orleans May 2 (one of the first Regiments to occupy the city). Expedition to New Orleans & Jackson Railroad May 9-10. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., May 13. Reconnaissance to Warrenton May 14-29. Grand Gulf May 16. Vicksburg May 20. Grand Gulf May 27. Camp at Baton Rouge until August 20. Expedition to Camp Moore July 20-30. Battle of Baton Rouge August 5. Evacuation of Baton Rouge August 20. Guard duty at Metaria Ridge August 22-December 6. Expedition to Bayou Teche January 12-15, 1863. Action with Steamer "Cot­ton" January 14. Duty at Camp Parapet and Kenner until March. Expedition to Ponchatoula March 21-30 (1 Co.). Capture of Poncha­toula March 24. Skirmish at Ponchatoula March 26. Manchac Pass, Amite River, April 12. Raid on Amite River & Jackson Railroad May 9-18, destroying over $400,000 worth of property. Ponchatoula May 13. Camp Moore May 15. Moved to New Orleans, thence to Port Hudson May 21-23. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Regiment received thanks of Gen. Banks for gallant and efficient services during the siege and was by his orders, on July 10, 1863, converted into a Regiment of Heavy Artillery, to retain its Infantry number, and to have the organization pay and equipment prescribed by law for troops of the Artillery arms. Order approved by Secretary of War July 30, 1863. Regiment on garri­son duty at Port Hudson, La., until June 6, 1864. Action at Tunica Bayou, La., November 8, 1863. Moved to Morganza, La., June 6, and duty there as Infantry until June 24. At Vicksburg, Miss., until July 23. Moved to mouth of White River, thence to St. Charles, Ark. Ashton, Ark., July 24. Ordered to Mobile Bay, Ala., August, and assigned to duty as follows: Companies "A," "B," "D," "G" and "K" garrison at Fort Morgan August 23, 1864, to July 9, 1865. (Co. "B" detached on Granger's Expedition to Mobile December 23, 1864, to January 31, 1865, then returned to Fort Morgan.) Companies "C," "E," "F," "H" and "I" garrison at Fort Gaines August 23, 1864, to July 9, 1865. (Cos. "C," "E," "F" and "H" on Granger's Expedition to Mobile, December 23, 1864, to January 31, 1865.) Companies "A" and "K" detached from Fort Morgan March 31, 1865. Siege of Spanish Fort March 31-April 8, and of Forts Huger and Tracy April 8-9, then garrison Fort Blakely until April 20, and return to Fort Morgan. Company "B" detached from Fort Morgan to Navy Cove April 10 to July 9. Company "E" detached from Fort Gaines at Fort Powell April 10 to July 9. Regiment ordered to New Orleans, La., July 9, and duty there until August 20 Mustered out August 20 and discharged at Jackson Mich., September 5, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 76 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 498 Enlisted men by disease. Total 582.

 

 

  • 7th Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

s. Col Norman J. *Hall; Major *Granger; Major (Captain) Henry W. *Nall (Co. F); 1stLt Jacob Lyman *Greene (Co. G)

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  • Overview:
  • Organized at Monroe, Mich., and mustered in August 22, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., September 5. Attached to Lander's Brigade, Stone's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1865.
  •  
  • Service:
  • Guard duty along the upper Potomac till December, 1861. Near Edward's Ferry October 22. Moved to Muddy Branch December 4, and duty there till March, 1862. Moved to Harper's Ferry, thence to Charleston and Berryville March 12-15. To Harper's Ferry, thence to Washington, D. C., March 24, and to the Virginia Peninsula March 27. Peninsula Campaign April to August. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. West Point May 7-8. Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Lan­ding till August 16. Action at Malvern Hill August 5. Movement from Harrison's Landing to Alexandria August 15-28, thence to Fair­fax Court House August 28-31. Cover Pope's retreat from Bull Run to Washington. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 22, and duty there till October 30. Advance up the Loudon Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 11-15. Forlorn hope to cross the Rappahannock at Fredericksburg December 11. Duty at Falmouth, Va., till April, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. On detached duty at New York City during draft disturbances August 20-September 12. Rejoined army at Culpeper, Va. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Bristoe Station October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At Stevensburg till May, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration on north side of the James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of James at Deep Bottom August 13-20. Strawber­ry Plains August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton Road March 30-31. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville till May 2. Moved to Washington, D. C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 16-22, thence to Jeffersonville, Ind. Mustered out July 5, 1865.

  • Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 197 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 186 Enlisted men by disease. Total 397.

 

 

8th Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

s. Captain Ralph *Ely (Co. F&S)

 

Overview:

Regiment organized at Grand Rapids and at Fort Wayne, Detroit, Mich., and mustered in September 23, 1861. Left State for Wa­shington, D. C., September 27. Camp at Meridian Hill till October 9. Moved to Annapolis, Md., October 9, and attached to Stevens' 2nd Brigade, Sherman's South Carolina Expeditionary Corps, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of the South, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1863, and Army of the Ohio to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Sherman's Expedition to Port Royal, S. C., October 19-November 7, 1861. Capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Har­bor, November 7. Hilton Head, S. C., November 8. Occupation of Beaufort, S. C., December 7. Chisholm Island December 17. Port Royal Ferry, Coosaw River, January 1, 1862. Guard and picket duty at Beaufort till April. Reconnoissance up Bull River February 23-26 (Detachment). Duty at Battery Halleck, Tybee Island, during siege of Fort Pulaski April 1-12. Bombardment and capture of Fort Pulaski April 10-11. Reconnoissance to Wilmington and Whitmarsh Islands and action April 16. Duty on Port Royal Island till June. Pocotaligo May 29 (1 Co.). Operations on James Island, S. C., June 1-28. Battle of Secessionville June 16. Evacuation of James Island June 28-July 7. Moved from Hilton Head, S. C., to Newport News, Va., July 12-17, thence to Fredericksburg, Va., August 4-6. Operations on the Rapidan and Rappahannock Rivers till August 27. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 27-September 2. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of South Mountain September 14; Antietam September 16-17. March up the Potomac to Leesburg, Va., thence to Falmouth, Va., October 11-November 18. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News, Va., Fe­bruary 13, thence to Kentucky March 19-23, and duty at various points in that State till June. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 7-14. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Destruction of Mississippi Central Railroad at Madison Station July 18-22. Camp at Milldale till August 4. Moved to Covington, Ky., thence to Crab Orchard, Ky., August 4-18. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee. March to Knoxville, Tenn., September 10-26, and duty there till October 3. Action at Blue Springs October 10. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 24. Lenoir November 15. Campbell's Station No­vember 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Camp at Blain's Cross Roads till January 8, 1864. Veterans marched over Cumberland Mountains to Nicholasville, Ky., over 200 miles, in midwinter, and reached Detroit January 25. Ordered to Annapolis, Md., March 9, and duty there till April 23. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Ny River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Ox Ford May 23-24. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Pe­tersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Reconnoissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Roads October 8. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Stedman, Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Fort Mahone April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Guard Southside Railroad till April 20. Moved to Alexandria April 20-23. Grand Review May 23. Guard and patrol duty at Washington, D. C., till July 30. Mus­tered out July 30, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 212 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 223 Enlisted men by disease. Total 449.

 

Literatur:

- Blackburn, George M.: With the Wandering Regiment. The Diary of Captain Ralph Ely of the 8th Michigan (Central Michigan Un­i­versity Press: Mt. Pleasant, 1965)

 

 

9th Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Detroit Mich., and mustered in October 15, 1861. Moved to Jeffersonville, Ind., October 25, thence to West Point and to Muldraugh's Hill, Ky., and duty there constructing bridges and earthworks till January 4, 1862. Attached to Thomas' Command, Dept. of the Ohio, November, 1861. 16th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to March, 1862. 23rd Independent Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to No­vember, 1862. Headquarters 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to February, 1864. Headquarters Dept. of the Cumberland in the field to May, 1864. Reserve Brigade, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. Headquarters Dept. of the Cumberland, Chat­tanooga, Tenn., to June, 1865. Nashville, Tenn., to September, 1865.

 

Service:

March to Elizabethtown, Ky., January 4-6, 1862 (Cos. "A," "B," "C," "D," "F" and "K"), and duty there till March 11. (Cos. "E" and "G" at West Point till January 15, 1862, then moved to Elizabethtown. Co. "I" at West Point till March 9, then moved to Eliz­abethtown. Co. "F" at Nolin Bridge January 9 to March 9, 1862.) March to West Point March 11-12, thence to Nashville, Tenn., March 19-23, and duty there till May 28. Expedition to Middle Tennessee in pursuit of Morgan May 3-7. Negley's Expedition to Chattanooga, Tenn., May 28-June 17. Chattanooga June 7. Forest's attack on Murfreesboro July 13. (Six Companies, "A," "B," "C," "G," "H" and "K" captured.) Companies "E," "D," "F" and "I" at Tullahoma till August. Short Mountain Cross Roads near McMinn­ville August 29 (Co. "D"); Tyree Springs September 11. Companies "E," "D," "F" and "I" at Bowling Green, Ky., District of Louis­ville, Dept. Ohio, to October. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7. Regiment detailed as special guard at Headquar­ters of General Thomas, and also as provost guard for 14th Army Corps, October. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Overall's Creek December 31, 1862. Duty at and near Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25. Reconnaissance toward Dalton February 22-27, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Ope­rations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-Au­gust 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Provost duty at Atlanta, Ga., till October 30. Moved to Chattanooga October 30-November 6, and duty there at Headquarters Dept. of the Cumberland till March 27, 1865. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., March 27, and duty at Headquarters Dept. of the Cumberland; also guarding military prisons till September. Mustered out September 15 and discharged at Detroit, Mich., September 26, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 22 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 281 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 309.

 

 

10th Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

s. Col Charles L. Lum

 

Overview:

Organized at Flint, Mich., and mustered in February 6, 1862. Left State for Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., April 22. Attached to 2nd Briga­de, 1st Division, Army Mississippi, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 13th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Bri­gade, 4th Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30, 1862. Actions at Farmington, Miss., May 3 and 9. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Occupation of Corinth May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Tuscumbia Creek May 31-June 1. Recon­noissance toward Baldwyn June 3. In camp near Corinth till July 20. Moved to Tuscumbia July 20-25, and duty there till September. March to Nashville, Tenn., September 3-15. Siege of Nashville, Tenn., September 15-November 7. Duty at Nashville, Tenn., till Janua­ry, 1863. Guard trains to Murfreesboro, Tenn., January 2-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till August. Mill Creek near Murfrees­boro January 25 (Co. "I"). Antioch Station April 10. March to Columbia, Tenn., thence via Athens and Huntsville to Stevenson, Ala., August 19-September 7. Moved to Bridgeport, Ala., September 20, thence to Anderson's Cross Roads October 1, and to Smith's Fer­ry, Tenn., October 18-26. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge Novem­ber 25. Chickamauga Station November 26. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 19. At Chattanooga De­cember 19. Demonstration on Dalton February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap, and Rocky Faced Ridge, February 23-25. (Regiment participated in this demonstration and actions while awaiting Veteran furlough, suffering a loss of over 60 men kil­led, wounded and missing.) Veterans absent on furlough till May 11. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 11-September 8. Rome May 17-18. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Alla­toona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Pursuit of Hood October 2-10. Florence October 6-7. At Chattanooga, Tenn., October 13-18, and at Rome, Ga., till October 31. March to Atlanta via Kingston and Cartersville, destroying railroad and bridges the entire distance, November 1-15. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Louisville November 30. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Near Fayetteville, N. C., March 13. Averysboro March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Oc­cupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Sur­render of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 17. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 13, and duty there till July 19. Mustered out July 19, and discharged at Jackson, Mich., August 1, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 95 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 223 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 327.

 

1864 gehörte die 10th Michigan zu First Brigade BrigGen James D. Morgan, 2nd Division BrigGen Jefferson C. Davis, XIV Army Corps MajGen John M. Palmer, in MajGen George H. Thomas Army of the Cumberland (vgl. B & L, vol. IV, S. 285). Teilnahme am durch MajGen Thomas’ Army of the Cumberland geführten Ablenkungsangriff gegen Rocky Face Ridge und Buzzard Roost Gap nördlich Dalton am 24.-26.2.1864 während Sherman’s Meridian Campaign; hierbei verlor das Regiment 60 Mann innerhalb weniger Minuten (vgl. Castel: Decision in the West, a.a.O., S. 54). Das Regiment, das bald darauf seinen lange gewährten Urlaub antrat, kehr­te am 15.5.1864 zur Army of the Cumberland zurück (b &L, vol. IV, a.a.O., S. 285 n 9).

 

 

11th Regiment, Michigan Infantry (1st organization):

s. Pvt Daniel D. *Rose (Co. A)

 

Overview:

Organized at White Pigeon, Mich., and mustered in September 24, 1861. Left State for Bardstown, Ky., December 9, and duty there till March, 1862. Attached to Railroad Guard, Unattached, Dept. of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 29th Brigade, 8th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to September, 1864.

 

Service:

Guard duty along Louisville & Nashville Railroad March to July, 1862. Operations against Morgan July 4-28. Paris, Ky., July 19. Ac­tion with Morgan at Gallatin, Tenn., August 13. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., August, and duty there till December 26. Siege of Nash­ville September 12-November 7. Neeley's Bend, Cumberland River, October 5. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 26-30, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Cam­paign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee, and at Dechard, Ala., till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis Cross Roads near Dug Gap September 11. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pea Vine Valley and Graysville November 26. Outpost duty at Rossville till March 15, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-August 27. Demonstrati­ons on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Ordered to Chattanooga August 27. Pursuit of Wheeler to Huntsville, Ala., August 30-September 13. Moved to Michigan September 18-25. Mustered out September 30, 1864. Recruits formed into a detachment and transferred to 11th Regiment reorganized.


Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 107 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 194 Enlisted men by disease. Total 308.

 

Literatur:

- Rose, Daniel Devine: Diary and Letters (Sammlung Castel; vgl. Castel: Decision, a.a.O., S. 632).

 

 

11th Regiment, Michigan Infantry (2nd organization):

 

Overview:

Organized at Jackson, Mich., January 4 to February 26, 1865. Four Companies left State for Nashville, Tenn., March 4, 1865, and duty there till April 1, then ordered to Chattanooga, Tenn. Six Companies left State for Chattanooga, Tenn., April 1. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Separate Division, District of the Etowah, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to September, 1865. Regiment moved to East Tennessee April 23, 1865, and duty guarding Chattanooga & Knoxville Railroad with Headquarters at Cleveland, Tenn., till July. Moved to Knoxville and duty there till August 3. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., August 3 and mustered out September 16, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 96 Enlisted men by disease.

 

 

12th Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

s. Col W. H. *Graves; Captain Gilbert D. *Johnson; Surgeon Samuel *Eels; Pvt Danford D. *Cole; Franklin *Bailey; Joseph R. *Ruff

 

Overview:

Organized at Niles, Dowagiac and Buchanan, Mich., December 9, 1861, to March 1, 1862. Mustered in March 5, 1862. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., March 5, thence moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn. Attached to 1st Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Tennessee, April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to No­vember, 1862. Unattached, District of Jackson, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Post of Bolivar, District of Jackson, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 1st Brigade, Kim­ball's Provisional Division, 13th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, Kimball's Provisional Division, District of Eastern Arkan­sas, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to November, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Ar­kansas, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas to February, 1866.

 

Service:

Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville June 1-6. Moved to Bethel June 5, thence to Jackson, Tenn., June 13, and duty there till August. At Bolivar till November. Guard duty along Mississippi Central Railroad from Hickory Valley to near Bolivar with Headquarters at Middleburg, Tenn., till May, 1863. Action at Middleburg December 24, 1862. Regiment complimented by General Grant in General Order No. 3 for gallant and efficient services on successfully defending their post against a force of 3,000 Confederates under Van Dorn. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Vicksburg, Miss., May 31-June 3, 1863. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 4-July 4. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Moved to Helena, Ark., July 25-27, thence to Clarendon August 13, and to Duvall's Bluff August 22. Steele's Expedition to Little Rock September 1-10. Engagement at Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock till January 14, 1864. Veterans on fur­lough till February 21. March to Pine Bluff April 26-28. Train guard to Steele's army till April 30. Duty at Little Rock till June 22. Operations against Shelby north of the Arkansas River May 13-31. Expedition to Clarendon June 25-29. Clarendon June 25-26. Duty at Duvall's Bluff till August 30. Expedition in pursuit of Shelby August 27-September 6. Gregory's Landing, White River, September 4. Duty at Duvall's Bluff, guarding railroad, provost and fatigue duty till June 6, 1865. Hazen's Farm near Duvall's Bluff November 2, 1864 (Detachment). Moved to Little Rock June 6, thence march to Washington June 13-22. Guard public property at several points by detachments, with Headquarters at Camden till January 28, 1866. Companies "A," "B," "C" and "F" march from Washington to Camden July 8-22, 1865. Company "E" to Arkadelphia July 19-22, 1865. Companies "H" and "K" to Camden September 26, 1865, and Companies "D," "G" and "I" to Camden November 1, 1865. Company "F" assigned to duty at Paraclifta September 30. Regiment assembled at Camden and mustered out February 15, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 52 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 372 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 428.

 

Im März 1862 und beim Battle of Shiloh gehörte die 12th Michigan Infantry zur 1st Brigade Col Everett *Peabody 6th Division Brig­Gen Benjamin M. *Prentiss in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 141, 320; Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shiloh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 538).

 

Literatur:

- Bailey, Franklin: Letters (Michigan Historical Collection, Bentley Historical Society, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor / Michi­gan)

- Danford D. Cole: Letters, 1865-1866, and legal file, 1892-1909; 37 items. Twenty-two letters from Private Danford D. Cole, Com­pany H, Twelfth Michigan Infantry, to his wife, Eunice, in Andover, New York. Four letters, March 2-24, 1865, are from Camp Blair, Jackson, Michigan. Four letters, dated May 15-June 1, 1865, are from DuVall's Bluff (Prairie County). The balance, dated July 4, 1865, to January 4, 1866, are from Washington (Hempstead County) and Camden (Ouachita County). The letters comment on the feelings of the civilian population of Arkansas and their reactions to the end of the war, including a few interesting incidents of conti­nued resistance after the closing of hostilities. The legal documents pertain to Eunice Cole's efforts in securing a widow's pension from the Federal government after Danford's death. (Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville: Manuscript Resources for the Civil War, Compi­led by Kim Allen Scott, 1990).

- Eels, Samuel: Letters (Library of Congress, Washington / DC)

 

 

13th Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Kalamazoo, Mich., and mustered in January 17, 1862. Left State for Nashville, Tenn., February 12. Attached to 15th Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, to March, 1862. 20th Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 20th Brigade, 6th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 21st Army Corps, to April, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 21st Army Corps, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1863. En­gineer Brigade, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

March from Nashville, Tenn., to Savannah, Tenn., to reinforce Army of the Tennessee, March 29-April 7, 1862. Battle of Shiloh April 7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville June 1-12. Buell's operations in Northern Alaba­ma and Middle Tennessee on line of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad June to August. Duty at Stevenson, Ala., July 18 to August 31, building forts and stockades and guarding the railroad. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 31-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg to Wild Cat, Ky., October 1-16. Nelson's Cross Roads October 18. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 22-November 7. Duty at Nashville, Tenn., till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. At Hillsboro, Tenn., till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-Sep­tember 22. Expedition from Tracy City to Tennessee River August 22-24 (Detachment). Occupation of Chattanooga September 9. Lee and Gordon's Mills September 17-18. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-No­vember 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25. Stationed on the Chicka­mauga; engaged in picket duty and cutting timber for warehouses in Chattanooga till February 17, 1864. Engineer duty at Chattanoo­ga and stationed at Lookout Mountain constructing military hospitals till September, 1864. Relieved from Engineer duty and pursuit of Forest into Northern Alabama September 25-October 17. Joined Sherman's army at Kingston, Ga., November 7. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Skirmishes at Dalton, Ga., November 30 and December 5 (Detachments). Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupa­tion of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 9-15. Mustered out July 25, 1865.


Regiment lost during services 4 Officers and 68 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 314 Enlisted men by disease. Total 388.

 

Literatur:

- McCline, John (13th Michigan): Slavery in the Clover Bottoms: John McCline’s Narrative of his Life during Slavery and the Civil War (University of Tennessee Press); 192 pp; Illustrated. McCline ran away in 1862, at age 10, with the 13th Michigan Infantry whe­re he served as a teamster and officer's servant through the battles of Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain and Sherman's March.

 

 

14th Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Ypsilanti and Detroit, Mich., January 7 to February 18, 1862. Mustered in February 13, 1862. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., April 17, thence moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 13th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 1st Briga­de, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to December, 1863. Columbia, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30, 1862. Actions at Farmington, Miss., May 3 and 9. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Reconnoissance toward Baldwyn June 3. Buell's operations along Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee June 13-July 18. At Tuscumbia, Ala., till September 1. March to Nashville, Tenn., September 1-6, and duty there till December 26. Siege of Nashville September 12-November 7. Near Nashville No­vember 5. Near Lavergue November 7. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Guard trains to Murfreesboro January 2-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till March 8. At Brentwood till July 3 guarding line between Nashville and Franklin. Duty at Nashville, Fran­klin and Columbia till May, 1864. Action at Weem's Springs August 19, 1863 (Co. "C"). Regiment mounted September 8, 1863, and armed with Spencer carbines. Engaged in scout and patrol duty through Lawrence, Giles and Maury Counties, operating against guerrillas of that section. Action at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., November 4, 1863. Specially complimented by General Gordon Granger in General Order No. 38, dated November 8, 1863, for efficient services. March to join Sherman at Dallas, Ga., May 21-June 4, 1864. Atlanta Campaign June 4 to September 8, 1864. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 13. Mustered out July 18, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 58 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 184 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 246.

 

 

15th Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

s. Col John M. *Oliver; James *Sligh

 

Overview:

Organized at Detroit, Monroe and Grand Rapids, Mich., October 16, 1861, to March 13, 1862. Mustered in March 20, 1862. Moved to Benton Barracks, Mo., thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 27-April 5. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, District of Corinth, Miss.,to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Unattached, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. Unattached, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Bri­gade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to January, 1864. Unattached, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Divi­sion, 15th Army Corps, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth till July 18. Mo­ved to Bolivar, Tenn., July 18, and duty there till August 16, then moved to Corinth, Miss. Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 3-4. Pur­suit to Ripley October 5-12. Garrison and provost duty at Grand Junction and LaGrange November 19, 1862, to June 5, 1863. Orde­red to Vicksburg, Miss., June 5. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 11-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Camp at Big Black till September. Moved to Memphis, thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 28-November 20. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. At Scottsboro, Ala., till February, 1864. Expedition toward Rome, Ga., Janua­ry 25-February 5, 1864. Veterans on furlough till April. Action at Guntersville Ala., March 2 (Non-Veterans). Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Brush Mountain June 15. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-Au­gust 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's second sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-Novem­ber 3. Reconnoissance from Rome on Cave Springs Road and skirmishes October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Clinton November 21-23. Near Bryan's Court House December 8. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Fort McAllister Decem­ber 13. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 2-5. North Edisto River February 12-13. Columbia February 16-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Ra­leigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washing­ton, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 1-6, thence moved to Little Rock, Ark., June 28, and duty there till August 13. Mustered out August 18, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 60 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 268 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 335.

 

Das Regiment gehörte im Battle of Shiloh zur 6th Division BrigGen Benjamin M. *Prentiss und war noch keiner Brigade zugeordnet; es traf am 5.4.1862 in Pittsburg Landing ein und wurde am Morgen des 6.4.1862 sofort ins Gefecht geworfen; eingesetzt zur Verstär­kung der 2nd Brigade Col Madison Miller links neben der 18th Wisconsin Infantry westlich der Eastern Corinth Road bei Spain’s Field; das Regiment marschierte gerade auf, als der Angriff des III. Army Corps MajGen William J. Hardee begann. die 15th Michi­gan Infantry verfügte über keinerlei Munition und mußte deshalb zurückgezogen werden (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 153).

 

Literatur:

- Sligh, James: Letters (Michigan Historical Collection, Bentley Historical Society, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor / Michigan)

 

 

16th Michigan Infantry Regiment:

s. Captain Randolph W. Ransom; Captain Robert T. Elliott

 

Overview:

Organized at Plymouth and Detroit, Mich., July to September, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., September 16, 1861. Attached to Butterfield's Brigade, Fitz John Porter's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Camp at Hall's Hill, Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 22-24. Reconnoissance to Big Bethel March 30. Warwick Road April 5. Siege of YorktownApril 5-May 4. Recon­noissance up the Pamunkey May 10. Battle of Hanover Court House May 27. Operations about Hanover Court House May 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Mechanicsville June 26; Gaines' Mill June 27; Savage Station June 29; Tur­key Bridge or Malvern Cliff June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam Septem­ber 16-17. Shepherdstown Ford September 19. At Sharpsburg till October. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Expedition from Potomac Creek to Richards and Ellis Fords, Rap­pahannock River, December 29-30. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Aldie June 17. Middleburg and Upperville June 21. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty at Warrenton, Beverly Ford and Culpeper till October. Bristoe Campaign Octo­ber 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Veterans absent on furlough January 2 to February 17, 1864. At Bealeton Station till May. Campaign from the Rapi­dan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna May 23-26. Jericho Mills May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before PetersburgJune 16-18. Siege of Pe­tersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Six Mile House, Weldon Railroad, August 18-21, 1864.Poplar Springs Church, Peeble's Farm, September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Warren's Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Junction of Quaker and Boydton Roads and Lewis Farm near Gravelly Run March 29. White Oak Road March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D. C., May 3-12. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 16-22, thence to Jeffersonville, Ind. Mustered out July 8, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 235 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 143 Enlisted men by disease. Total 390. 

Predecessor units: 
MICHIGAN VOLUNTEERS  BRADY'S INDEPENDENT COMPANY SHARPSHOOTERS.
Organized at Detroit, Mich., February 3, 1862. Attached to 16th Michigan Infantry (which see). 

 

MICHIGAN VOLUNTEERS DYGERT'S INDEPENDENT COMPANY SHARPSHOOTERS.
Organized February, 1862. Attached to 16th Michigan Infantry (which see). 

MICHIGAN VOLUNTEERS JARDINE'S INDEPENDENT COMPANY SHARPSHOOTERS.
Organized at Saginaw, Mich., May 3, 1864. Attached to 16th Michigan Infantry (which see).

 

Report of Capt. Robert T. Elliott, Sixteenth Michigan Infantry, of the battle of Bull Run and the Maryland Campaign (vgl. OR 12, pt. 2 S. 476):

Camp near Sharpsburg, Md., October 4, 1862.

COLONEL: Herewith I have the honor to submit my report of the operations of the regiment from the battle of Manassas, August 30,

1862, to the present time: August 28 we arrived near the Junction, and on the 29th, with the balance of the division, guarded the left flank of the army, not participating in the engagement of that day. Early in the morning of August 30 we marched to the battle ground of Manassas, passing to the front of General Sigels corps, being between him and the enemy. We suffered no loss from the cannonade of the forenoon. In the afternoon the brigade advanced into the strip of woods immediately in our front, and after waiting some little time charged, in conjunction with the Second Brigade, across the open meadow upon the enemy~s batteries. The regiment lost quite a number of men killed and wounded in crossing the field, and owing to the rapidity of the charge fell into some confusion.

 

Arriving at the swell of ground, some rods beyond which was the rebel line of battle, the regiment formed in line, joining the left of the Second Maine Regiment, and opened fire, holding our portion of the line steadily until ordered to retreat. After the retreat the re­giment rallied in the rear of General Sigels batteries and marched to Centreville.

 

Our loss in this battle was 96 killed, wounded, and missing,* including 5 commissioned officers, viz: Captain Ransom and Lieuten­ants Ruby and Chittick killed, and Captain Barry and Lieutenant Swan wounded, being about one-third of the force we took into the field 290. The behavior of the regiment, both officers and men, was good, not a single one flinching. The night of August 31 the re­giment stood guard in front of Centreville. September 2 we marched to the vicinity of Chain Bridge, and September 3 to our old camp at Halls Hill. On the 6th broke up camp and marched to the Alexandria Seminary, camping near it, and two days after again broke camp and marched to and encamped in the rear of the breastworks at Fort Craig. On the 12th marched for Maryland, passing through Rockville, and reaching Frederick September 14. September 15 camped near Middletown, and on the 16th passed through Boonsborough and Keedysville, camping near the battle ground of the following day.

 

During the battle of the 17th the regiment rested in the rear of and supported the batteries of the division, the whole being held in re­serve. We lost no men during the battle. On the 18th we were stationed with the brigade on the extreme left of the army, guarding a portion of our front on the Antietam, and on the 19th marched to our present camp.“

 

 

17th Regiment Michigan Infantry:

s. Captain Gabriel *Campbell (Co. E); Pvt Frederick *Alber (Co. A)

 

Overview:

Organized at Detroit, Mich., August 8 to 22, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., August 27. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863. Army of the Ohio to June, 1863, and Army of the Tennessee to August, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Ohio, and Army Potomac, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1864. Acting Engi­neers, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, to September, 1864. Acting Engineers, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 1st Briga­de, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Maryland Campaign September 6-22, 1862. Battle of South Mountain September 14. (Regiment afterwards designated the "Stone­wall Regiment" for its achievements in this battle.) Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Duty in Maryland till October 30. Move­ment to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 18. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 14, thence to Louisville, Ky., March 19. To Bardstown, Ky., March 29. To Lebanon April 3. To Columbia April 29, and thence to Jameston, Ky., and duty there till June 4. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 4-12. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss,, July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Destruction of Mississippi Central Railroad at Madison Station July 18-20. At Milldale till August 3. Moved to Covington and Crab Orchard, Ky., August 3-24. March to Knoxville, Tenn., September 10-26. Action at Blue Springs October 10. Duty at Lenoir October 20 to November 14. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 24. Lenoir Station November 14. Action at Campbell's Station November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Repulse of Longstreet's assault on Fort Saunders November 29. Operations in East Tennessee till March, 1864. Moved to Nicholasville, Ky., thence to Annapolis, Md., March 17-April 5. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Ny River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Ox Ford May 23-24. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopo­tomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Six Mile House, Weldon Railroad, August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church, September 29-October 2. Reconnoissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Roads October 8. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Stedman, Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Pe­tersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to Alexandria, Va., April 24-27. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 3, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 128 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 154 Enlisted men by disease. Total 289.

 

Urkunden/Literatur:

- Campbell, Gabriel: „The 17th Michigan at South Mountain Sep. 14, 1862“; in: Antietam National Battlefield

 

 

18th Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

s. Col Charles Campion *Doolittle

 

Overview:

Organized at Hillsdale, Mich., and mustered in August 26, 1862. Left State for Cincinnati, Ohio, September 4. Attached to 2nd Briga­de, 1st Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, District of Central Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to April, 1863. Garrison at Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Unatta­ched, Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, District of Nashville, Dept. of the Cumberland, Janua­ry, 1864. 1st Brigade, Roussau's 3rd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Di­vision, 20th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. District of North Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Lexington, Ky., October, 1862, to February, 1863, March to Danville, Ky., February 21-22. Retreat to the Kentucky River Fe­bruary 24-27. Duty at Lexington, Ky., till March 21. Operations against Pegram's forces March 22-April 1. Action at Danville, Ky., March 24. Heckman's Bridge March 24-27. Moved to Stanford, Ky., April 2, thence to Lebanon, Ky., and to Nashville, Tenn., April 7-14. Duty at Nashville, Tenn., till June 11, 1864. Moved to Decatur, Ala., June 11-12, and duty there till September 1. Operations in District of North Alabama June 24-August 20. Action at Curtiss Wells June 24. Pond Springs June 28. Expedition from Decatur to Moulton July 25. Courtland, Ala., July 25 and 27. Expedition to relief of Athens September 1-8. Athens September 2. Pursuit of Wheeler to Shoal Creek September 8-11. Action with Wheeler near Athens September 23-24 (Detachment captured). At Decatur till November 25. Defence of Decatur against Hood's attack October 26-29. March to Stevenson November 25-December 2, and duty there till December 19. Garrison duty at Decatur and along line of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad till January 11, 1865. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., January 11, and post duty there till June 20. Scout from Huntsville to New Market, etc., April 5-7. Moved to Nash­ville, Tenn., and there mustered out June 26, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 18 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 293 Enlisted men by disease. Total 311.

 

 

19th Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

Col Henry C. *Gilbert; LtCol William B. *Shafter; Major Eli *Griffin, Captain Frank D. *Baldwin (Co. D); Captain Elisha B. *Basset; Captain Charles P. *Lincoln (Co. C); Third Sergeant Hamlin Alexander *Coe (Co. E); Sgt. Phinehas *Hager; Pvt Judson L. *Austin (Co. B); Pvt Henry Stewart *Dean

 

Overview:

Organized at Dowagiac and mustered in September 5, 1862. Left State for Cincinnati, Ohio, September 14, and duty at Covington, Ky., till October 7. Moved to Georgetown, Lexington, Sandersville and to Nicholasville, Ky., October 7-November 13. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, October, 1862, to February, 1863. Coburn's Brigade, Baird's Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Coburn's unattached Brigade, Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1863. Post of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Danville, Ky., December 12, 1862, and duty there till January 26, 1863. Moved to Louisville, Ky., thence to Nashville, Tenn., January 26-February 7, and to Brentwood Station February 21. To Franklin February 23. Reconnoissance toward Spring Hill March 3-5. Action at Spring Hill, Thompson's Station, March 4-5. Regiment mostly captured by Bragg's Cavalry forces, nearly 18,000 strong, under Van Dorn. Little Harpeth and Brentwood March 25 (Detachment). Exchanged May 25, 1863. Regiment reorga­nized at Camp Chase, Ohio, during June. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., June 8-11. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., July 23, and garrison duty there till October 25. Stockade near Murfreesboro Bridge, Stone's River, October 4 (Co. "D"). Moved to McMinnville October 25, and duty there till April 21, 1864. Ordered to join Corps in Lookout Valley. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Boyd's Trail May 9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cassville May 19. New Hope Church May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-Ju­ly 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Lawtonville, S. C., February 2. Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 10, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 88 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 160 Enlisted men by disease. Total 255.

 

Das Regiment wurde am 15.7.1862 aufgestellt und am 5.9.1862 in Dienst gestellt; das Regiment gehörte bis 1865 zu *Coburn’s Bri­gade (vgl. Welcher / Ligget: Coburn’s Brigade, a.a.O., S. 9-10).

 

In March 1863, this regiment fought and lost a 5 hour battle at Thompson's Station, Tennessee. Overwhelmed and out of ammunition, they surrendered after a fierce struggle in which the 19th suffered the highest percentage of casualties of any regiment. They were sent to Libby Prison in Richmond, later paroled, reorganized, rearmed, and assigned to peace-keeping duty at McMinnville, Tennes­see subsequently joining Hooker's 20th Corps, Army of the Cumberland, and fighting in the Atlanta Campaign, Sherman's March to the Sea, and the Carolinas.

 

Während Wheeler's Raid vom Oktober 1863 sicherte Baldwin's Co D die Eisenbahnbrücke der Nashville-Chattanooga Railroad über den Stones Rover. Am 5.10.1863 wurden Baldwin's Sicherungen von einer Übermacht von CS-Cavalry angegriffen und ergaben sich nach längerem Artilleriebeschuß (vgl. Welcher / Ligget: Coburn’s Brigade, a.a.O., S. 137).

 

1864 während Sherman's Atlanta Campaign gehörte Griffin zur 19th Michigan Infantry, 2nd Brigade Col Samuel Ross, Butterfield's Division, XX Corps Hooker, Army of the Cumberland; das Regiment besetzte in der Nacht vom 19./20.5.1864 Cassville / Georgia (vgl. Castel: Decision in the West, a.a.O., S. 206).

 

Literatur:

- Anderson, William: They Died to Make Men Free: A History of the 19th Michigan Infantry in the Civil War (Morningside, Dayton); Revised Edition, 397 pp, maps, photos. The author used, located and examined 1,641 letters and 14 diaries and journals written by members of the regiment to produce this work.

- *Austin, Judson L.: Letters (Ness Collection, Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

- **Coe, Hamlin Alexander: Mine Eyes have seen the Glory: Combat Diaries of Union Sergeant Hamlin Alexander Coe. (ed. David Coe; Cranbury, N. J.; Fairleigh Dickinson Press: Rutherford 1975)

- *Dean, Henry Stewart: Diary 1864 (Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Library, University of Michigan, Ann Harbor)

- Lincoln, Charles P.: Engagement at Thompson's Station, Tennessee, War Paper 14, Mollus, Commandary of the District of Colum­bia, November 1893 (Mollus, District of Columbia, vol. 1, S. 211-25)

- Steinbach, Robert H.: A Long March: The Lives of Frank and Alice Baldwin (University of Texas: Austin 1989)

- Welcher, Frank and Larry G. Ligget: Coburn's Brigade: 85th Indiana, 33rd Indiana, 19th Michigan, and 22nd Wisconsin in the Civil War; (Carmel, Ind.: Guild Press of Indiana, 1999); Bibliothek Ref MilAmerik22

 

 

20th Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

s. Major Byron M. *Cutcheon; Pvt Chester D. *Berry (Co. E/J)

 

Overview:

Organized at Jackson, Mich., August 15-19, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., September 1, thence march to Leesburg, Va., September 8, and to Sharpsburg, Md., September 18-22. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Poto­mac, to April, 1863, and Army of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to Au­gust, 1863, Army of the Ohio to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Ohio, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to May, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Sharpsburg, Md., September 22 to October 6. 1862, and at Pleasant Valley, Md., till October 14. At Nolen's Ford to October 30. Advance on Culpeper November 2-15, and to Falmouth, Va., November 16-19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till February 19. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 19, thence to Kentucky March 19-23. Duty at various points in Kentucky till June. Expedition to Monticello and operations in Southeast Kentucky April 26-May 12. Skirmish Alcorn's Distillery near Monticello May 9 (Detachment). Horse Shoe Bend, Ky., May 10. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 3-14. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Destruction of Mississippi Central Railroad at Madison Station July 18-22. Camp at Milldale till August 4. Moved to Covington, Ky., thence to Crab Orchard, Ky., August 4-30. March to Knoxville, Tenn., September 10-26. Action at Blue Springs October 10. Duty at Lenoir Station till November 14. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 24. Campbell's Station November 16. Siege of Knoxville No­vember 17-December 5. Repulse of Longstreet's assault on Fort Saunders November 29. Pursuit of Longstreet to Bean's Station De­cember 5-18. Strawberry Plains January 21-22, 1864. Advance to Morristown January 24-March 2. Reconnoissance to Chucky River March 14. Moved from Knoxville to Nicholasville, Ky., thence to Annapolis, Md., March 23-30. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Ny River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Ox Ford May 23-24. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Peters­burg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Reconnoissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Roads October 8. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Stedman, Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and capture of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to Alexandria April 20-24. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out May 30, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 13 Officers and 111 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 175 Enlisted men by disease. Total 302.

 

Medal of Honor: Major Byron M. Cutcheon

 

 

21st Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

s. Captain Charles E. *Belknap (Co. H)

 

Overview:

Organized at Ionia and Grand Rapids and mustered in September 9, 1862. Left State for Louisville, Ky., September 12, 1862. Atta­ched to 37th Brigade, 11th Division, Army of the Ohio, September, 1862. 37th Brigade, 11th Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Briga­de, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1863. Engineer Brigade, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Pursuit of Bragg to Crab Orchard, Ky., October 1-16, 1862. Battle of Perryville October 8. March to Bowling Green, Ky., thence to Nashville, Tenn., October 17-November 12. Duty at Nashville till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee or Tullaho­ma Campaign June 22-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25. Stationed near Chattanooga, engaged in Engineer duty, buil­ding bridges, erecting storehouses, etc., till June 11, 1864, and at Lookout Mountain building hospitals, running Mills, etc., till Sep­tember 20. Relieved from duty with Engineer Brigade September 20. Pursuit of Forest to Florence, Ala., September 28-October 11. Garrison duty at Dalton, Ga., October 18-30. Ordered to join 14th Army Corps at Kingston, Ga. March to the sea November 15-De­cember 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 10-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 17. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 8, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 80 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 291 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 377

 

Urkunden/Literatur:

- **Belknap, C. E.: History of the Michigan Organizations at Chickamauga, Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge (Lansing, 1899)

 

 

22nd Regiment Michigan Infantry:

s. Major Byron M. *Cutcheon; Musician (Pvt) John *Clem (Co. C);

 

Overview:

Organized at Pontiac, Mich., and mustered in August 29, 1862. Left State for Kentucky September 4. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Di­vision, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, to Janua­ry, 1863. 3rd Brigade, District of Central Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, to April, 1863. District of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cum­berland, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Di­vision, Reserve Corps, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1863. Engineer Brigade, Dept. of the Cumberland, to May, 1864. Reserve Brigade, Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1865. 3rd Bri­gade, 2nd Separate Division, District of the Etowah, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Operations in Central Kentucky September to November, 1862. Duty at Lexington, Ky., till February 21, 1863. Moved to Danville, Ky., February 21-22, and return to Lexington February 23-24, and duty there till March 21. Operations against Pegram March 21-A­pril 2. Action at Danville March 24. Hickman's Bridge March 24-27. At Stanford till April 8. March to Lebanon April 8-10, thence moved to Nashville, Tenn., April 12-14. Duty at Nashville and guarding railroad April 14 to September 5, 1863. Moved to Bridge­port, Ala., September 5-6; to Rossville, Ga., September 13-14. Reconnoissance to Ringgold, Ga., and skirmish September 17. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Duty at Moccasin Point; engaged in Engineer duty till October 28. At Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 28-30. Regiment attached to Engineer Brigade November 2, and enga­ged in building road from Chattanooga to Brown's Ferry November 2-21. Laid pontoon bridge for crossing of Sherman's army No­vember 22. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25. Moved to Lookout Mountain December 1, and engaged in repairing railroad till December 16. Building storehouses in Chattanooga, cutting and rafting timber and similar Engineer duty till May 26, 1864. March to Brown's Mill Creek May 26-31 and joined Headquarters, Army of the Cumberland. Assigned to provost duty at Headquarters, Army of the Cumberland, participating in the following service: Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 1 to September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill July 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station or Smyrna Camp Ground July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Building bridges at Pace's Ferry July 18-21. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Provost duty at Atlanta September 9-October 31. Escort to Gen. Thomas' Headquarters from Marietta, Ga., to Chattanooga, Tenn., October 31-November 6. Provost duty at Chattanooga till April 1, 1865. Transferred to the Dis­trict of the Etowah April 1. Duty at Chattanooga till June 20. Mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., June 26, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 86 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 306 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 399.

 

 

23rd Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

s. LtCol (Col) Oliver Lyman *Spaulding; Israel *Atkins

 

Overview:

Organized at East Saginaw, Mich., and mustered in September 13, 1862. Left State for Louisville, Ky., September 18. Attached to 38th Brigade, 12th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. District of Western Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army Ohio, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2ad Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army Ohio, to February, 1865, and Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Pursuit of Bragg's forces from Louisville to Crab Orchard, Ky., October 1-16, 1862. Moved to Bowling Green October 16-19, and duty there till May 29, 1863. Moved to Glasgow, Ky., May 29-31, thence to Tompkinsville, Ky., and duty there till July. Pursuit of Morgan July 4-26. Action at Paris, Ky., July 29. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. March into East Ten­nessee August 16-September 4. At Loudon till November. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Action at Ruff's Ferry November 14. Near Loudon November 15. Campbell's Station November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Pursuit of Longstreet December 7-13. Duty at Strawberry Plains till January 14, 1864. Scott's Mill Road near Knoxville January 27. Expedi­tion to Flat Creek February 1. Duty at Mossy Creek till April 26. March to Charleston April 26-30. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Dalton, Ga., May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Mari­etta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Decatur July 19. Howard House July 20. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 4-26. At Johnsonville till November 20. Nashville Campaign November-December. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 16, 1865. Move­ment to Washington, D. C., thence to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 16-February 16. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Raleigh, Greensboro and Salisbury to June. Mustered out June 28, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 70 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 257 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 334

 

Während Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign 1864 gehörte die 23rd Michigan Infantry zur 2nd Brigade BrigGen Milo S. Hascall, 2nd Divi­sion BrigGen Henry M. Judah, XIII Army Corps, Army of the Ohio. Teilnahme am Battle of Resaca am 14./15.5.1864. Beim ersten Angriff auf die starken CS-Stellungen wurde Judah's Division mit großen Verlusten zurückgeschlagen (vgl. Castel: Decision in the West, a.a.O., S. 160; Cox: Battle for Atlanta, a.a.O., S. 44).

 

Literatur:

- Atkins, Israel: Letter to Parents (Michigan State University Archives; Michigan State University Library, East Lansing)

- Spaulding, Oliver Lyman: Military Memoirs of BrigGen Oliver L. Spaulding (Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

 

 

24th Regiment Michigan Infantry:

s. Col Henry Andrew *Morrow; Col. Albert M. *Edwards; LtCol Mark *Flanigan; Major Henry W. *Nall (Co. F&S);Captain Mala­chi J. *O'Donnell (Co. E); Captain William J. *Speed (Co. D); 1stLt Newell *Grace (Co. H); 1stLt Winfield S. *Safford (Co. C); 2ndLt Reuben H. *Humphreyville (Co. K); 2ndLt Lucius Shattuck (Co. C); Chaplain William C. *Way; Corporal Orson B. *Curtis (Co. D); Corporal John H. *Pardington (Co. B); Pvt Bela *Ames (Co. ?), Pvt John E. *Ryder (Co. C)

 

Overview:

Organized at Detroit, Mich., and mustered in August 15, 1862. Moved to Washington, D. C., August 29, 1862. Attached to Defences of Washington, D. C., to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to November, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Divisi­on, 5th Army Corps, to February, 1865. Springfield, Ill., Northern Department, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till October 1, 1862. Moved to Frederick, Md., October 1, thence to Sharpsburg, Md., October 6, and to Warrenton, Va., October 20-November 6. Guard Richmond, Fredericksburg & Aquia Creek Railroad November 25-December 6. Advance to Falmouth December 6-11. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Belle Plain till April. Expedition to Port Royal and Port Conway April 22-23. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Fitzhugh's Crossing April 29-30. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Operations on Northern Neck May 20-26. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. (Division was first Infantry force under fire, and Regiment lost in first day's fight 316 killed, wounded and missing, out of 496.) Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Haymarket October 19. Ad­vance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapi­dan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsyl­vania May 8-12; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Mills May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to February 11, 1865. Weldon Railroad August 18-21, 1864. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Warren's Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney's Mills February 5-7, 1865. Ordered to Baltimore, Md., for special duty February 11, 1865. Moved to Springfield, Ill., February 15, and assigned to garrison and guard duty there at Draft Rendezvous till June 19. Regiment selected as escort at funeral of President Lincoln. Mustered out June 30, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 177 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 136 Enlisted men by disease. Total 328.

 

gehörte zur *Iron Brigade; Schlacht von Fredericksburg 13.12.1862 (Venner, a.a.O., S. 35 f) (Left Grand Division [GenMaj. William B. Franklin] 4. Brigade [BrigGen Meredith]

 

In Gettysburg erlitt das Regiment die höchsten Verluste von allen eingesetzten 400 Unions-Regimentern: 397 von 496 Soldaten (80%); die Gesamtverluste während des Krieges betrugen 19 %.

 

Literatur:

- Curtis, Orson B. History of the Twenty-Fourth Michigan of the Iron Brigade, Known as the Detroit and Wayne County Regiment (Detroit: Winn and Hammond, 1891). Nevins says " Curtis relied on soldier's letters, official documents and his own recollections in writing this fact-laden study; a necessary source for an understanding of the iron brigade"

- Hadden, R. Lee: "The Deadly Embrace: The Meeting of the Twenty-fourth Regiment, Michigan Infantry and the Twenty-sixth Re­giment of North-Carolina Troops at McPherson's Woods, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1863," Gettysburg Historical Articles

- Martin: Gettysburg, a.a.O., S. 152 ff

- OR 27.1.267, Official Report for the 24th Michigan, Col Henry A. Morrow für den 1.7.1863, Archiv Ref Amerik. Bürgerkrieg Nr. 3).

- Pardington, John H. (24th Michigan Infantry): Dear Sarah: Letters Home from a Soldier in the Iron Brigade (Indiana University Press). Edited by Coralou Lassen. Photos, Maps, Illustrations

- Smith, Donald L.: The Twenty-Fourth Michigan of the Iron Brigade (Harrisburg: The Stackpole Company, 1962); 312 pp; Biblio; Index; Photos; Maps

- Venner, a.a.O.

- Watrous, Jerome A.: "Of One Days Work," Milwaukee Telegraph, October 18, 1893 (zitiert bei Herdegen: The Men stood like Iron, Anm. 4 S. 219)

 

 

  • 25th Regiment, Michigan Infantry:
  •  
  • Overview:
  • Organized at Kalamazoo, Mich., and mustered in September 22, 1862. Left State for Louisville, Ky., September 29. Attached to Dis­trict of Louisville, Dept. of the Ohio, to December, 1862. District of Western Kentucky Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. Unattached, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to February, 1865, and Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1865.
  •  
  • Service:
  • Duty at Louisville, Ky., till December 9, 1862. Moved to Munfordsville December 9, and duty there till January 8, 1863. Operations against Morgan December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Action at Bacon Creek, near Munfordsville, December 26, 1862. Moved to Bowling Green, Ky., January 8, 1863, and duty there till March 26. Moved to Lebanon, Ky., March 26, and operations against Pe­gram's forces March 26-April 3. Provost and guard duty at Louisville till August (Cos. "D" "E" "F," "I" and "K" moved to Lebanon June 10, thence to Green River Bridge. Action at Green River Bridge, Tebb's Bend, July 4. Successfully repulse Gen. John Morgan and his command of 4,000 with a loss of 50 killed and 200 wounded.) Moved to Lebanon, Ky., August 17. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 17-October 17. March over Cumberland Mountains to Knoxville, Tenn., August 17-September 4. Duty at Loudon till November 9. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Moved to Kingston November 9, and duty there till De­cember 4. Repulse of Wheeler's attack on Kingston November 24. Near Kingston December 4. March to Mossy Creek December 4-27. Action at Mossy Creek, Talbot Station, December 29. Duty at Mossy Creek till January 18, 1864. Moved to Knoxville January 18-21 and duty there till February 24. Advance to Morristown February 24-March 12. To Mossy Creek March 18 thence march to Red Clay, Ga., March 25-May 4. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 4-September 8. Demonstrations on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes' Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Decatur July 19. Howard House July 20. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-80. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 4-26. Moved to Johnsonville, Tenn., November 2-5, thence to Centreville and guard fords of Duck River till November 28. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennes­see River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 16, 1865. Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 16-February 15. Fort Anderson February 18-19. Town Creek February 19-20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Salisbury, N. C., till June. Mustered out June 24, 1865.

  • Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 34 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 141 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 178.

 

 

26th Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Jackson, Mich., September 10 to December 12, 1862. Mustered in December 12, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., December 13. Attached to District of Alexandria, Defences of Washington, D. C., to February, 1863. Slough's Brigade, Garrison of Alexandria, Va., 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1863. Ferry's 1st Brigade, Corcoran's 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1863. New York, Dept. of the East, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Provost duty at Alexandria, Va., till April 20, 1863. Ordered to Suffolk, Va., April 20. Siege of Suffolk, Va., April 22-May 4. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Windsor May 23. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 8. Expedition to Bottom's Bridge July 1-7. Ordered to New York City July 12. Duty there and at Fort Richmond, N. Y. Harbor, July 14 to October 13. Ordered to join Army of the Poto­mac in the field. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstrati­on on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness, Corbin's Bridge, May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Po River May 10. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient ("Bloody Angle") May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. (Co. "F" detached in Slough's Brigade, Defences of Washington, D. C., 22nd Army Corps, June, 1864, to June, 1865.) Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Reconnoissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkin's House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. On line of Hatcher's and Gravelly Runs March 29-30. Hatcher's Run -(or Boydton Road) and White Oak Road March 31. Sutherland Station April 2. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. Flat Creek, near Amelia Springs, April 6. High Bridge April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Regiment specially detailed to remain at Appo­mattox Court House until the paroling of Lee's army was accomplished. Moved to Washington, D. C., May 2-13. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 4, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 115 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 159 Enlisted men by disease. Total 280.

 

 

27th Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Port Huron, Ovid and Ypsilanti, Mich., and mustered in April 10, 1863. (Co. "I" December 13, 1863; Co. "K" January 4, 1864.) Left State for Kentucky April 12, 1863. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at various points in Kentucky April to June, 1863. Action at Jamestown, Ky., June 2. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 4-12. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Destruction of Missis­sippi Central Railroad at Madison Station July 18-22. At Milldale till August 4. Moved to Covington, thence to Crab Orchard, Ky., August 4-30. March to Knoxville, Tenn., September 10-26. Action at Blue Springs October 10. Duty at Lenoir till November 14. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Loudon Station November 14. Campbell's Station November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Repulse of Longstreet's assault on Fort Saunders November 29. Pursuit of Longstreet December 6-18. Operations in East Tennessee till March, 1864. Armstrong's Ferry January 22. Advance to Morristown January 24-March 2. (Cos. "I" and "K" join Regiment at Mossy Creek, Tenn., March, 1864.) Moved from Knoxville, Tenn., to Nicholasville, Ky.; thence to Anna­polis, Md., March 17-April 5. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Ny River May 10. Spottsylvania May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Ox Ford May 23-24. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Reconnoissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Roads October 8. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Stedman March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on Fort Ma­hone and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 20-24. Grand Review May 23. Duty at Washington and Alexandria till July. Mustered out July 26, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 215 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 204 Enlisted men by disease. Total 432.

 

1863 war Col D. M. Fox Regimentskommandeur (vgl. Bearss: Vicksburg III 1145); eingesetzt während Grant's Vicksburg Campaign 1863 IX. Army Corps Parke, 1st Division Welsh, 1st Brigade Henry Bowman (vgl. Bearss: Vicksburg III 1145).

 

 

28th Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

s. Charles L. *Cummings

 

Overview:

Organized at Kalamazoo and Marshall, Mich., by consolidation of 28th and 29th Michigan Infantry on October 26, 1864. Moved to Louisville, Ky., October 26-29, and duty there till November 10. Moved to Camp Nelson, Ky.; thence guard trains to Nashville, Tenn., November 10-December 5. Attached to Post of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio to February, 1865, and Dept. of North Carolina to April, 1865. District of Raleigh, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina, to August, 1865. District of Wilmington, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina, to January, 1866. District of New Berne, N. C., to June, 1865.


Service:

Occupation of Nashville, Tenn., during Hood's investment, December 5-14, 1864. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 11, 1865. Moved to Louisville, Ky., January 11-18, thence to Alexan­dria, Va., January 18-25. Duty there till February 19. Moved to Morehead City, thence to Newberne, N. C., February 19-25. Cam­paign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro March 1-21. Battle of Wise's Fork March 8-10. Kinston March 14. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty in District of Raleigh, Hardin County, N. C., till August. In District of Wilming­ton, Crook County, N. C., to October, and in District of Newberne, N. C., till June, 1866. Mustered out June 6, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 126 Enlisted men by disea­se. Total 133.

 

Literatur:

- Cummings, Charles L. (28th Michigan Infantry): The Great War Relic, together with a Sketch of my Life, Service in the Army, and How I Lost My Feet Since the War (Detroit Book Press; Reprint of 1880)

 

 

29th Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at East Saginaw, Mich., and mustered in October 3, 1864. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Decatur, Ala., October, 1864. Attached to District of North Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, Defences Nashville & Chat­tanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Defences Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, to Fe­bruary, 1865. Unattached, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Sub-district, Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to September, 1865.

 

Service:

Defence of Decatur against Hood's attack October 26-29, 1864. Garrison duty at Decatur, Ala., till November 24. Moved to Mur­freesboro, Tenn., November 24-27. Siege of Murfreesboro December 5-12. Winchester Church December 12. Near Murfreesboro De­cember 13. Murfreesboro December 13-14. Moved to Anderson December 27 and assigned to duty guarding Nashville & Chattanoo­ga Railroad till July, 1865. Moved to Dechard, thence to Murfreesboro, Tenn., and garrison duty there till September 6. Mustered out September 6 and discharged at Detroit, Mich., September 12, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 65 Enlisted men by disea­se. Total 72.

 

 

30th Regiment, Michigan Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Detroit, Mich., for 12 months' service in the State and mustered in January 9, 1865. Engaged in frontier duty in Michi­gan along the Detroit and St. Clair Rivers till June, 1865. Mustered out June 30, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 18 by disease.

 

 

Robinson's Company A, Provost Guards, Michigan Infantry:

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

 

 

Wormer's Company, Stanton Guards, Michigan Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Detroit, Mich., May 10, 1862. Duty at Mackinac Island, Mich., till September. Mustered out September 25, 1862.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c. Cavalry:

 

1st Regiment Michigan Cavalry:

s. Col Thornton F. *Broadhead; LtCol Joseph Tarr *Copeland; Captain Melvin *Brewer; Pvt James *Wren (Co. A)

 

Overview:

Organized at Detroit, Mich., August 21 to September 6, 1861. Mustered in September 13, and left State for Washington, D. C., Sep­tember 29, 1861. Attached to Cavalry Brigade, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1861. Cavalry, Banks' Division, Army of the Po­tomac, to March, 1862. Cavalry, lat Division, Banks' 5th Corps, to April, 1862. Hatch's Cavalry Brigade, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to June, 1862. Cavalry Brigade, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. Unassigned, Alexandria, Va., September, 1862. Pri­ce's Cavalry Brigade, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863, and 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, Stahel's Cavalry Division, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1864. Army of the Shenan­doah, Middle Military Division, to March, 1865, and Army of the Potomac to June, 1865. Dept. of Missouri to August, 1865. District of the Plains, Dept. of Missouri, to September, 1865. District of Dakota, Dept of Missouri, to December, 1865. District of Utah, Dept. of Missouri, to March, 1866.

 

Service:

Operations in Loudoun County, Va., February 25-May 6, 1862. Occupation of Loudoun Heights February 27. Berryville March 6 (Detachment). Capture of Leesburg March 8. Reconnoissance to Snicker's Gap March 12. Battle of Winchester March 23. Strasburg March 27. Advance from Strasburg to Woodstock and Edenburg April 1-2. Salem and Woodstock April 1. Edenburg April 1-2. Tho­roughfare Gap April 2. Greenwich April 3. Catlett's Station April 4. Warrenton April 5. Columbia Furnace April 7. White Plains April 11. Rectortown April 14. Piedmont, Mt. Jackson and New Market April 17. McGaheysville April 27. Linden May 15. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley May 15-June 17. Middletown May 24. Retreat to Williamsport May 24-26. Winchester May 25. Expedition from Gainesville June 7-8. Milford June 24. Strasburg Pike June 26. Reconnoissance to Front Royal June 29-30. Luray June 30. Cul­peper Court House July 12. Orange Court House July 15. Reconnoissance to Madison Court House July 17. Reconnoissance to Orange Court House under Crawford August 2. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Reconnoissance to Orange Court House August 13, and to Louisa Court House August 16. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahan­nock August 21-23. Lewis Ford and Bull Run August 30. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D C., till June, 1863. Mouth of Mono­cacy September 5 Reconnoissance to Berryville November 28-30, 1862. Snicker's Ferry, Berryville, November 30. Expedition to Catlett's and Rappahannock Station January 8-10, 1863. Brentsville January 9. Near Union Mills February 14 (Detachment). Hano­ver, Pa., June 30. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Hunterstown July 2. Fairfield Gap July 4. Smithburg July 5. Hagerstown and Wil­liamsport, Md., July 6. Boonsboro July 8. Hagerstown July 11-13. Falling Waters July 14. Ashby's Gap July 20. Battle Mountain, near Newby's Cross Roads, July 24. Barbee's Cross Roads July 25. King George Court House August 24. Expedition to Port Conway September 1-3. Lamb's Creek Church, near Port Conway, September 1. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Stevensburg and Pony Mountain September 13. Culpeper Court House September 13. Somerville Ford September 14-16. Re­connoissance across the Rapidan September 21 23. White's Ford September 21 22. Robertson's Ford and near Liberty Mills Septem­ber 23. Bristoe Campaign October 8-22. James City October 8-9-10. Bethesda Church October 10. Near Culpeper and Brandy Station October 11. Gainesville October 14. Groveton October 17 18. Gainesville, Catlett's Station and Buckland's Mills October 19. Advan­ce to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-October 2. Morton's Ford November 26. Raccoon Ford November 26-27. (4 new Companies organized October 13 to December 29, 1863.) Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Regiment consolidated to 8 Companies February 15, 1864. Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond February 28-March 4. Fortificati­ons of Richmond March 1. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 24. Todd's Tavern May 5-6. Wilderness May 5-7. The Furnaces and Brock Road May 6. Todd's Tavern May 7-8. Sheridan's Raid to James River May 9-24. Beaver Dam Station May 9. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Meadow Bridge May 12. Hanover Court House May 21. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Dabney's Ferry, Hanovertown Ferry, Hanovertown and Crump's Creek May 27. Haw's Shop and Aenon Church May 28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Old Church and Mattadequin Creek May 30. Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor. May 31-June 1. Sheridan's Trevillian Raid June 7-24. Trevillian Station June 11-12. Newark, or Mallory's Cross Roads, June 12. Black Creek, or Tunstall's Station, and White House, or St. Peter's Church, June 21. Jones' Bridge June 23. Demonstration north of the James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Ordered to Washington, D. C., August, Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-No­vember 28. Winchester and Toll Gate near White Post August 11. Cedarville, or Front Royal, August 16 and 18. Kearneysville August 23. Near Kearneysville August 25. Shephardstown August 25. Leetown and Smithfield August 28. Smithfield Crossing of the Ope­quan August 29. Berryville September 4. Locke's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 13. Sevier's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 15. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 21. Milford September 22. Luray September 24. Port Republic September 26-28. Mt. Crawford October 2. Luray Valley October 8. Tom's Brook October 8-9. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Near Kernstown November 11. Expedition into Loudoun and Faquier Counties November 28-December 3, Middleburg December 2. Raid to Gordonsville December 19-28. Madison Court House December 21. Liberty Mills December 22. Jack's Shop, near Gordons­ville, December 23. Expedition from Edenburg to Little Fort Valley, February 13-17, 1865. Sheridan's Raid from Winchester Februa­ry 27-March 25. Occupation of Staunton March 2. Waynesboro March 2. Duguidsville March 8. Hanover Court House March 15. Appomattox Court House March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Scott's Cross Roads April 2. Tabernacle Church, or Beaver Creek Pond, April 4. Sailor's Creek April 6 Appomattox Station April 8. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville April 23-29. March to Washington May. Grand Review May 23. Mo­ved to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, June 1. Powder River Expedition and operations against Indians in District of the Plains and Dako­ta July to November, 1865. Duty in District of Utah till March, 1866. Mustered out March 10, 1866. (Company "D" served detached as Provost Guard at Alexandria November 25, 1862, till June, 1863.) (Regiment absent on furlough December 21, 1863, to March 1, 1864. Returned to Camp Stoneman, D. C., and duty there till April, 1864.)


Regiment lost during service 14 Officers and 150 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 244 Enlisted men by disease. Total 414.

 

Regimentskommandeur Col Thornton F. *Broadhead seit 22.8.1861; Teilnahme am Battle of Kernstown am 23.3.1862 (vgl. OR 12 [I] 346; OR 12 [I] 349: Copeland’s Report). Am 29./30.6.1862 Aufklärung unter Führung von Col Charles H. Tompkins (1st Vermont Cavalry) durch das Luray Valley, Va. mit Teilen der 1st Vermont Cavalry, 3 Kompanien Maine Cavalry gegen Front Royal (vgl. Tompkin's Report OR 12[2] S. 94-95; vgl. Summat's Report; OR 12 [2], S. 95; Paldi's Report OR 12 [2] S. 95-96). Am 2.8.1862 Ca­valry Skirmish in *Orange Court House gegen die 7th Virginia Cavalry unter William E. "Grumble" *Jones (vgl. Krick, Cedar Moun­tain, a.a.O., S. 9)

 

 

1st Regiment, United States Lancers, Michigan Cavalry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Detroit, Saginaw and St. John, Mich. November 30, 1861, to February 20, 1862. Mustered out March 20, 1862.

 

 

2nd Regiment Michigan Cavalry:

s. Major Angelo *Paldi; Captain (2ndLt) Marshall P. *Thatcher (vgl. Co. K&B)

 

Overview:

Organized at Detroit, Mich., and mustered in October 2, 1861. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., November 14. Duty at Benton Barracks, Mo., till February 21, 1862. Ordered to Commerce, Mo., February 21. Attached to Cavalry Division, Army of Mississippi, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. Unattached, District of Central Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1864. District of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Di­vision, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Wilson's Cavalry Corps, Military Di­vision Mississippi to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Siege operations against New Madrid, Mo., March 3-14, 1862. New Madrid March 4. Siege and capture of Island No. 10, Mississippi River, March 15-April 8. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 17-22. Atkins' Mills, Tenn., April 26. Monterey April 28-29. Sie­ge of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Reconnoissance to Memphis & Charleston R. R. May 3. Farmington, Miss., May 3 and 9. Glendale May 8. Near Farmington May 12. Reconnoissance to Memphis & Charleston R. R. May 15. Expedition to Mobile & Ohio Railroad May 28-29. Booneville May 29. Osborn and Wolf's Creek, near Lackland, June 4. Reconnoissance toward Baldwyn June 6. Baldwyn June 6. Reconnoissance toward Guntown, Baldwyn, etc., June 9-10. Booneville July 1. Rienzi August 26. Ordered to Louis­ville, Ky., September. Near Louisville September 30. Pursuit of Bragg to Wild Cat, Ky., October 1-7. Near Perryville October 6-7. Battle of Perryville October 8. Lancaster October 14. Duty in Central Kentucky till December. Carter's Raid from Winchester and Ni­cholasville, Ky., into East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia December 20, 1862, to January 5, 1863. Bear Wallow December 23. Glasgow December 24 (Cos. "C," "H" "L," "M"). Near Munfordsville and Bacon Creek December 26 (Cos. "C," "H," "L," "M"). Passage of Moccasin Gap December 29. Watauga Bridge, Carter's Station, December 30. Holston River December 30. Dandridge, Tenn., January 6, 1863. Near Auburn February 15. Vaught's Hill, Milton, Tenn., February 18. Thompson's Station March 4-5 (Detach­ment). Expedition from Franklin to Columbia March 8-12. Thompson's Station March 9. Rutherford Creek March 10-11. Spring Hill March 19. Near Thompson's Station March 23. Little Harpeth March 25. Near Franklin March 31. Franklin June 4-5. Expedition to Thompson's Station May 2. Triune June 9. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Shelbyville, Eaglesville and Rover June 23. Middleton June 24. Fosterville, Guy's Gap and Shelbyville June 27. Bethpage Bridge, Elk River, July 1. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River, and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Rawlinsville, Ala., September 5. Destruction of Salt Works. Reconnoissance from Alpine toward Rome, Ga., September 10-11. Alpine September 12. Dirt Town, Lafayette Road, near Chattooga River, September 12. Reconnoissance from Lee and Gordon's Mills towards Lafayette September 13. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy September 29-October 17. Sparta November 26. Operations about Dandridge and Mossy Creek December 24-28. Dandridge, Tenn., December 24. Talbot's Station, Mossy Creek, December 29. Operations about Dandridge January 16-17, 1864. Bend of Chucky Road, near Dandridge, January 16. Dandridge January 17. Operations about Dandridge January 26-28. McNutt's Bridge Ja­nuary 27. Fair Garden January 27-28. Swann's Island January 28. Regiment re-enlisted March 28, 1864, and on Veteran furlough April to June. Atlanta Campaign May 1-June 29 (Non-Veterans). Varnell's Station May 7. Demonstrations on Dalton May 9-13. Til­ton May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. Stilesboro May 23. Burnt Hickory May 24. About Dallas May 25-June 5. Burned Church May 30-June 1. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw June 10-29. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Mo­ved to Franklin, Tenn., June 29. Duty Railroad Defences of the District of Nashville till August 29. Rousseau's Pursuit of Wheeler September 1-3. Lavergne September 1. Pursuit of Forrest September 25-October 5. Pulaski September 26-27. Muscle Shoals October 30. Near Shoal Creek October 31. Shoal Creek, near Florence, November 5-6. On line of Shoal Creek November 16-20. Fouche Springs November 23. Battle of Franklin November 30. Nashville December 15-16. Lynnville and Richland Creek December 24. Pu­laski December 25-26. Raid through Mississippi January 17-21, 1865. At Waterloo, Ala., till March 11. Wilson's Raid to Macon, Ga., March 22-April 24. Trion April 1. Selma April 2. North Port, near Tuscaloosa, April 3. Occupation of Tuscaloosa April 4. Lanier's Mills, Sipsey Creek, April 6. Talladega April 22. Mumford's Station April 23. Camp at Macon May 1 to July 17. Mustered out August 17, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 70 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 266 Enlisted men by disease. Total 342.

 

Das Regiment gehörte ab Juli 1862 zu Sheridan’s Cavalry Brigade in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (Mississippi) (vgl. Starr: Jennis­on’s Jayhawkers, a.a.O., S. 193).

 

Literatur:

- Thatcher, Marshall C. (2nd Michigan Cavalry): A Hundred Battles in the West: St. Louis to Atlanta, 1861-1865: The Second Michi­gan Cavalry, With the Armies of the Mississippi, Ohio, Kentucky and Cumberland (Detroit 1884); PDF-Datei in Archiv Ref, Dokumente ameridownload 'Michigan 2nd Cavalry (Thatcher)'

 

 

3rd Regiment Michigan Cavalry:

s. Sgt Orville *Gillet; Pvt. James *Lambie (Co. G)

 

Overview:

Organized at Grand Rapids, Mich., August 24 to November 28, 1861. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., November 28, 1861. Duty at Benton Barracks, Mo., till February 21, 1862. Ordered to Commerce, Mo., February 21. Attached to Cavalry Division, Army of the Mississippi, to April 1862. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of the Mississippi, to June, 1862. 5th Division, Army of the Missis­sippi, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of the Mississippi to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Divisi­on, 13th Army Corps (Old) Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Cavalry Brigade, District of Jackson, Tennessee, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. Mizner's Cavalry Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1864. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, March to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to August, 1864. 4th Briga­de, Cavalry Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, 7th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Military Division of West Mississippi, to May, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Divi­sion, West Mississippi, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas to February, 1866.

 

Service:

Siege of New Madrid, Mo., March 3-14, 1862. Siege and capture of Island No. 10, Mississippi River, March 15-April 8. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 17-22. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Action at Farmington May 1. Far­mington Heights May 4 (Cos. "A," "E," "I," "K"). Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Reconnoissance on Alabama Road toward Sharp's Mills May 10. Reconnoissance to Memphis & Charleston Railroad May 13. Near Farmington May 19 (3rd Battalion). Near Farmington May 22 (Co. "G"). Reconnoissance to Burnsville and Iuka May 22-23. Tuscumbia Creek May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Reconnoissance toward Baldwyn June 3. Action at Booneville June 3-4. Clear Creek, near Baldwyn, June 14. Black­land June 28. Ripley June 29. Hatchie Bottom July 20 (Co. "H"). Booneville July 26. Spangler's Mills July 28 (Cos. "H," "L," "M"). Iuka September 19. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to the Hatchie River October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Cam­paign November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Capture of Ripley and Orizaba November 2, 1862. Reconnoissance from Lagrange November 8-9. Coldwater and Lamar November 8. Holly Springs November 13. Expedition from Grand Junction to Ripley, Miss., November 19-20 (Detachment). Holly Springs November 29 and December 20. Orizaba November 29. Waterford, Lumpkin's Mills, November 29-30. About Oxford December 1-3. Water Valley Station December 4. Coffeeville December 5. Water Valley Station De­cember 18. Ripley December 23. Bolivar December 24. Expedition from Lexington to Clifton February 17-21, 1863 (Cos. "A," "B," "K," "L"). Clifton February 20. Scout from Lexington to mouth of Duck River March 31-April 1. Trenton April 19. Cotton Grove April 25. Forked Deer Creek June 13. Operations in Northwest Mississippi June 15-25. Near Holly Springs June 16-17. Lagrange June 17. Belmont and Coldwater Bridge June 18. Near Panola June 19-20. Senatobia June 20. Matthews' Ferry, on Coldwater River, June 20. Lamar July 5. Forked Deer Creek July 15. Jackson, Tenn., July 17. Expedition to Grenada, Miss., August 12-23. Grenada August 13. Operations in Northern Mississippi and Western Tennessee against Chalmers October 4-17. New Albany October 5. Salem October 8. Ingraham's Mills, near Byhalia, October 12. Wyatt's Ford, Tallahatchie River, October 13. Smith's Bridge October 19. Corinth, Miss., November 2. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad November 3-5. Corinth, Miss., November 12. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad against Lee's attack November 28-December 10. Danville November 14-15. Ripley November 27. Molino November 28. Ripley December 1 and 4. Regiment veteranize January 19, 1864. At Lagrange till January 29. Lagrange January 25. On Veteran furlough till March. Provost duty at St. Louis, Mo., March 22-May 18, and at Little Rock, Ark., May 24 to August 1. Clarendon, Ark., June 25-26. Remount Camp and Lake Bluff August 5. Bull Creek August 6. Expedition from Little Rock to Little Red River August 6-16. Hatch's Ferry August 9 (Detachment). Augusta August 10 (Detachment). Duvall's Bluff August 23. Searcy August 29. Brownsville September 4. Scout and patrol duty September-October. At Brownsville Station, Memphis & Little Rock Railroad, November, 1864, to February, 1865. Expedition from Brownsville to Arkansas Post December 7-13, 1864 (Cos. "A," "H," "K," "L," "M"). Near Dudley's Lake December 16 (Cos. "E," "F" and "G"). Moved to Carrollton, La., March 14-23, 1865; thence to Mobile, Ala. Siege operations against Forts Blakely and Spanish Fort March 26-April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Citronelle, Ala., May 4. Surrender of Gen. Dick Taylor (Regiment acted as escort to Gen. Canby). Moved to Mobile, thence to Baton Rouge, La., May 8-22, and to Shreveport June 10. March from Shreveport to San Antonio, Texas, July 10-August 2. Garrison duty at San Antonio and scouting along frontier to Rio Grande till February 12, 1866. Mustered out February 12 and discharged at Jackson, Mich., March 15, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 27 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 380 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 414.

 

Ab Dezember 1862 gehörte das Regiment zu Col Albert Lindley *Lee’s Cavalry Brigade. Nach dem überraschenden Rückzug der CS-Truppen von der Tallahatchie Line am 1.12.1862 erhielt die US-Cavalry von Grant's Army of the Tennessee unter Col *Dickey den Befehl mit seiner Cavalry von Waterford (vgl. Karte bei Bearss: Vicksburg Campaign, a.a.O., vol. I S. 58) die Verfolgung anzu­treten, wobei Col Albert Lindley Lee's Brigade verstärkt durch die 3rd Michigan Cavalry vom Nordufer des Tallahatchie nach Süden Rich­tung Oxford vorstieß (vgl. Bearss: Vicksburg Campaign, a.a.O., vol. I S. 95). Nach der Einnahme von Oxford verblieb die 3rd Michi­gan Cavalry in Oxford (vgl. Bearss: Vicksburg Campaign, a.a.O., vol. I S. 98).

 

 

4th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Detroit, Mich., and mustered in August 28, 1862. Left State for Louisville, Ky., September 26. Attached to 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Wilson's Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Advance on Stanford, Ky., October 10-14, 1862. Action at Stanford October 14. March to Gallatin, Tenn., November 1-8. Cumberland River, near Gallatin, November 8. Lebanon November 11. Franklin Pike, near Hollow Tree Gap, December 4. Reconnoissance from Nashville to Trenton December 11-12. Wilson's Creek Pike December 11. Franklin December 12. Near Murfreesboro December 15. Reconnoissance from Rural Hill December 20. Wilson's Creek Pike December 21 (Cos. "A" and "B"). Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Lavergne December 26-27. Stewart's Creek Bridge, Jefferson Pike, December 27 (Cos. "B," "E," "H" and "L"). Battle of Stone River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Overall's Creek December 31. Lavergne and Stewart's Creek January 1 (Cos. "A," "D," "E" and "G"). Lytle's Creek January 5, 1863. Reconnoissance to Harpeth River and Cumberland Shoals January 13-19. Woodbury January 24. Unionville and Rover January 31. Expedition to Franklin January 31-February 13. Rover February 13. Manchester Pike February 22 (Detachment). Unionville and Rover March 4. Expedition toward Columbia March 4-14. Thompson's Station March 9. Rutherford Creek March 10-11. Expedition from Murfreesboro to Auburn, Liberty, Snow Hill, etc., April 2-6. Snow Hill, Woodbury and Liberty April 3. Franklin April 10. Expedition to McMinnville April 20-30. Hickory Creek April 21. Expedition to Middleton May 21-22. Middleton May 22. Near Murfreesboro June 3. Scout on Middleton and Eaglesville Pike June 10. Scout on Salem Pike June 12. Expedition to Lebanon June 15-17. Lebanon June 16. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-3uly 7. Fosterville and Guy's Gap June 27. Shelbyville June 27. Reconnoissance to Rock Island Ferry August 4-5. Sparta August 9. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Calf Killer River August 17. Pea Vine Bridge and Reed's Bridge September 18. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Rossville Gap September 21. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy September 30-October 17. McMinnville October 4. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Raid on East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad November 24-27. Charleston and Cleveland November 26. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. On courier duty between Headquarters of General Grant and General Burnside during December. Cleveland December 22 (Detachment). Scout from Rossville toward Dalton, Ga., January 21-23, 1864. Near Dalton January 22. Ringgold, Ga., February 18. Demonstrations on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27. Tunnel Hill and near Dalton February 23. Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Stone Church, near Catoosa Platform, February 27. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Tanner's Bridge May 15. Near Borne May 15. Arundel Creek and Floyd's Springs May 16. Near Ringston May 18. Near Dallas May 24. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Big Shanty June 9. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. McAffee's Cross Roads June 11. Noonday Creek June 20. Powder Springs or Lattimer's Mills June 20. Noonday Creek June 27. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Tunnel Hill June 28. On line of Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Rottenwood Creek July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Flint Hill Church July 20. Garrard's Raid to Covington July 22-24. Garrard's Raid to South River July 27-31. Flat Rock Bridge July 28. Siege of Atlanta August 1-16. Kilpatrick's Raid around Atlanta August 18-22. Red Oak August 19. Flint River and Jonesboro August 19. Lovejoy Station August 20. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Sandtown August 29. Rosswell September 28. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Lost Mountain October 4-7. New Hope Church October 5. Dallas October 7. Near Rome October 10-11. Narrows October 11. Coosaville Road, near Rome, October 13. Little River October 20. Blue Pond and Leesburg October 21. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., October 26; thence to Louisville, Ky., to refit. At Louisville till December 28. March from Louisville, Ky., to Gravelly Springs, Ala., December 28, 1864, to January 25, 1865, and duty there till March -. Wilson's Raid from Chickasaw, Ala., to Macon, Ga., March 2 - April 24. Selma, Ala., April 2. Montgomery April 12. Pleasant Hill and Double Bridges April 18. Capture of Macon April 20. Pursuit and capture of Jeff Davis at Irwinsville, Ga., May 10 (Detachment). Duty at Macon and Nashville till July. Mustered out July 1, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 48 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 341 Enlisted men by disease. Total 394.

 

Literatur:

- Keenan, Jerry: Wilson‘s Cavalry Corps (4th Michigan Cavalry); McFarland Publishing 1998; 280pp; Biblio; Notes, Maps, Index. Key to the Confederate losses at Franklin and Nashville, Wilson's Cavalry thwarted Hood's 1864 invasion of middle Tennessee and later moved south to capture Selma, Montgomery, and Columbus Georgia - the 1st complete history of this unit

 

 

5th Regiment Michigan Cavalry:

s. Col Joseph Tarr *Copeland (ab 30.8.1862); Sergeant Jacob Fahnestock (Co. K)

 

Overview:

Regiment organized at Detroit, Mich., and mustered in August 30, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., December 4, 1862. Atta­ched to Provisional Cavalry Brigade, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. Provisional Cavalry Brigade, Casey's Divi­sion, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, Stahel's Cavalry Division, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac and Middle Military Division, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., till June, 1863. Scout from Centreville to Falmouth, Va., February 27-28, 1863. Hauxhurst Mills April 13. On Lawyer's Road, near Fairfax Court House and Frying Pan, June 4. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field June 25. Reconnoissance up the Catoctin Valley June 27-28. Occupation of Gettysburg, Pa., June 28. Action at Hanover, Pa., June 30. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Hunterstown July 2. Monterey July 4. Smithburg July 5. Williamsport and Hagerstown July 6. Boonsboro July 8. Hagerstown July 11-13. Falling Waters July 14. Williamsport July 14. Snicker's Gap July 17. Ashby's Gap July 17, 18 and 20. Battle Mountain, near Newby's Cross Roads, July 24. Expedition from Warrenton Junction between Bull Run and Blue Ridge Mountains August 1-8. King George Court House August 24. Hartwood Church August 25. Expedition to Port Conway September 1-3. Lamb's Creek Church, near Port Conway, September 1. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Culpeper Court House September 13. Raccoon Ford September 14-16. Somerville Ford September 15. Reconnoissance across the Rapidan September 21-23. Madison Court House September 21. White's Ford September 21-22. Robertson's Ford September 23. Woodville September 30. Bristoe Campaign October 8-22. James City October 8-10. Bethesda Church October 11. Brandy Station October 11. Near Culpeper October 11. Hartwood Church October 12. Grove Church October 14. Gainesville October 14. Groveton October 17-18. Gainesville, Catlett's Station and Buckland's Mill October 19. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Stevensburg November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Morton's Ford November 26. Raccoon Ford November 26-27. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond February 28-March 4. Fortification of Richmond March 1. Brooks' Turnpike March 1. Near Tunstall's Station March 3 (Detachment). Campaign from the Rapidan to the Ja­mes River May 3-June 24. Todd's Tavern May 5-6. Brock Road and the Furnaces May 6. Wilderness May 6-7. Todd's Tavern May 7-8. Sheridan's Raid to James River May 9-24. Beaver Dam Station May 9. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Mea­dow Bridge and fortifications of Richmond May 12. Hanover Court House May 21. Haw's Shop May 24. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Hanovertown Ferry, Hanovertown, and Crump's Creek May 27. On line of the Totopotomoy May 28-31. Haw's Shop and Aenon Church May 28. Old Church and Mattadequin Creek May 30. Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor, May 31-June 1. Sheridan's Tre­villian Raid June 7-24. Trevillian Station June 11-12. Newark or Mallory's Cross Roads June 12. Black Creek or Tunstall's Station June 21. White House or St. Peter's Church June 21. Jones' Bridge June 23. Demonstration north of the James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Ordered to Washington, D. C., August -. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Toll Gate, near White Post and Winchester, August 11. Cedarville or Front Royal August 16. Snicker's Gap Pike August 19. Near Ber­ryville August 19-20. Kearneysville and Shepherdstown August 25. Leetown-Smithfield August 29. Smithfield Crossing, Opequan, August 29. Locke's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 13. Sevier's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 15. Battle of Opequan-Winches­ter September 19. Fisher's Hill September 21. Milford September 22. Luray September 24. Port Republic September 26-28. Mt. Craw­ford October 2. Luray Valley October 8. Tom's Brook, "Woodstock Races," October 8-9. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Near Kernstown November 11. Loudon County November 18. Expedition into Loudoun and Faquier Counties November 28-Decem­ber 3. Raid to Gordonsville December 19-28. Madison Court House December 21. Liberty Mills December 22. Near Gordonsville December 23. Expedition to Little Fort Valley February 13-17, 1865. Sheridan's Expedition from Winchester February 27-March 25. Occupation of Staunton and Waynesboro March 2. Duguidsville March 8. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Scott's Cross Roads April 2. Tabernacle Church or Beaver Pond Creek April 4. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Station April 8. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville April 23-29. March to Washington, D. C., May -. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, June 1. Mustered out June 23, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 1st Michigan Cavalry.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 135 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 322 Enlisted men by disease. Total 366.

 

 

6th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry:

s. Col James Harvey *Kidd (Captain Co. E)

 

Overview:

Organized at Grand Rapids, Mich., May 28 to October 13, 1862. Mustered in October 13, 1862. Duty at Grand Rapids, Mich., till December 10. Left State for Washington, D. C., December 10, 1862. Attached to Provisional Cavalry Brigade, Casey's Division, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. Provisional Cavalry Brigade, Casey's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, Stahel's Cavalry Division, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps. Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps. Army of the Potomac and Middle Military Division, to June, 1865. District of the Plains, Dept. of Missouri, to September, 1865. tered out November 24, 1865. District of Dakota, Dept. of Missouri, to November, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., till June, 1863. Scout from Centreville, Va., to Falmouth, Va., February 27-28, 1863. Marstellar's Place, near Warrenton Junction, May 14. Reconnoissance up the Catoctin Valley June 27-28. Occupation of Gettysburg, Pa., June 28. Action at Hanover, Pa., June 30. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Hunterstown, Pa., July 2. Monterey July 4. Smithburg July 5. Williamsburg and Hagerstown July 6. Boonsboro July 8. Hagerstown July 11-13. Falling Waters July 14. Ashby's Gap July 17, 18 and 20. Berry's Ford July 20. Battle Mountain, near Newby's Cross Roads, July 24. King George Court House August 24. Expedition to Port Conway September 1-3. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Culpeper Court House September 13. Somerville Ford September 14. Raccoon Ford September 14-16. Somerville Ford September 15. Reconnoissance across the Rapidan September 21-23. Madison Court House September 21. White's Ford September 21-22. Robertson's Ford September 23. Bristoe Campaign October 8-22. James City October 8-10. Bethesda Church October 10. Near Culpeper and Brandy Station October 11. Gainesville October 14. Manassas Junction October 15. Groveton October 17-18. Gainesville, Catlett's Station and Buckland's Mills October 19. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Stevensburg November 8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Morton's Ford November 26. Raccoon Ford November 26-27. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond February 28-March 4. Fortifications of Richmond March 1. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 24. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7, Todd's Tavern May 5-6; Brock Road and the Furnaces May 6, Todd's Tavern May 7-8. Sheridan's Raid to James River May 9-24. Beaver Dam Station May 9. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Meadow Bridge and fortifications of Richmond May 12. Hanover Court House May 21. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Hanovertown Ferry, Hanovertown, and Crump's Creek May 27. Haw's Shop and Aenon Church May 28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Old Church and Mattadequin Creek May 30. Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor, May 31-June 1. Bottom's Bridge June 1. Sheridan's Trevillian Raid June 7-24. Trevillian Station June 11-12. Newark or Mallory's Cross Roads June 12. Black Creek or Tunstall's Station and White House or St. Peter's Church June 21. Jones' Bridge June 23. Muddy Branch, Md., July 26 (Detachment). Demonstration north of the James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Ordered to Washington, D. C. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Toll Gate, near White Post and Winchester, August 11. Cedarville or Front Royal August 16. Kearneysville and Shephardstown August 25. Leetown and Smithfield August 28. Smithfield Crossing, Opequan, August 29. Berryville September 4. Charlestown September 9. Locke's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 13. Sevier's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 15. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 21. Clifford September 22. Luray September 24. Port Republic September 26-28. Mt. Crawford October 2. Luray Valley October 8. Tom's Brook "Woodstock Races" October 8-9. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Edenburg November 7. Near Kernstown November 11. Expedition into Loudoun and Faquier Counties November 28-December 3. Raid to Gordonsville December 19-28. Madison Court House December 21. Liberty Mills December 22. Near Gordonsville December 23. Expedition to Little Fort Valley February 13-17, 1865. Sheridan's Raid from Winchester to James River February 27-March 25. Occupation of Staunton and action at Waynesboro March 2. Duguidsville March 8. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Scott's Cross Roads April 2. Tabernacle Church or Beaver Pond Creek April 4. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Station April 8. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville April 23-29. March to Washington, D. C., May --. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, June 1. Powder River Expedition and operations against Indians on the plains till November. Consolidated with 1st Michigan Cavalry November 7, 1865.

Companies "I" and "M" served detached from Regiment February, 1863, to May, 1864. Attached to Jewett's Corps of Observation February to June, 1863. Guard and patrol duty along the Potomac to prevent blockade running across that river to Baltimore, Md. Stationed at and operating about Rockville, Great Falls, Edward's Ferry, Poolesville and White's Ford, Md., till June, 1863. Skirmish at Oakland, Md., April 26 (Co. "I"). Skirmish with Moseby at Seneca Mills, Md., June 10. Gettysburg, (Pa.) Campaign June-July. Forced march during night of July 3 from Fredericksburg, Va., and action with Lee's Bridge Guard at Falling Waters July 4. Detachment of 140 men surprised and dispersed a much larger force guarding Lee's Pontoon Bridge swinging on the Virginia side of the Potomac, capturing men and ammunition and completely destroying the pontoons and trains which General Lee admitted delayed his army seven days. Occupation of Harper's Ferry July 7. Attached to Well's Brigade, Maryland Heights Division, Dept. of West Virginia. Operating from Harper's Ferry and having almost continuous Raids, Expeditions and skirmishes in the Shenandoah Valley, Mechanicsville Gap and Moorefield Valley till April, 1864. Skirmish near Harper's Ferry July 14, 1863. Halltown July 15. Waterford August 8. Skirmishes at Charleston and on the Berryville Pike October 18. Expedition from Charleston to near New Market November 13-18. Skirmishes at Woodstock, Edenburg and Mt. Jackson November 16. Operations in Hampshire and Hardy Counties, W. Va., January 27-February 7, 1864. Skirmishes near Romney February 2, Moorefield February 4 and Smithfield February 5. Ordered to rejoin Regiment in Army of the Potomac April 25, and joined May 3, 1864.


Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 128 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 251 Enlisted men by disease. Total 386.

 

Literatur:

- Kidd, James Harvey (6th Michigan Cavalry): Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman with Custer's Cavalry Brigade in the Civil War (Time Life, NY 1983); As New Condition; Reprint; Originally Published in 1908; Embossed Black Leather Cover; Gilt Edges; 476pp, Maps, Photos, Roster of men killed in battles; Nevins says of this "...this remains a basic source for federal cavalry operations in the East."

 

 

7th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry:

s. LtCol Melvin *Brewer; Sgt William O. *Lee; Asa *Isham

 

Overview:

Organized at Grand Rapids, Mich., October, 1862, to June, 1863. 1st Battalion left State for Washington, D. C., February 20, 1863. Balance of Regiment May, 1863. Attached to Provisional Cavalry Brigade, Casey's Division, Defences of Washington, 22nd Army Corp., to April, 1863. 1st Brigade, Stahel's Cavalry Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac and Middle Military Division, to June, 1865. District of the Plains, Dept. of Missouri, to September, 1865. District of Dakota to December, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till June, 1863. Action at Thoroughfare Gap, Va., May 21, 1863. Greenwich May 30. Expedition up the Catoctin Valley June 27-28. Occupation of Gettysburg, Pa., June 28. Hanover, Pa., June 30. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Hunterstown July 2. Monterey July 4. Smithburg July 5. Williamsport and Hagerstown July 6. Boonsboro July 8. Hagerstown July 11-13. Falling Waters July 14. Snicker's Gap July 19. Expedition from Warrenton Junction, between Bull Run and Blue Ridge Mountains, August 1-8. Hartwood Church August 15. King George Court House August 24. Expedition to Port Conway September 1-3. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Culpeper Court House September 13. Raccoon Ford September 14-16. Raccoon Ford September 17. Reconnoissance across the Rapidan September 21-23. White's Ford September 21-22. Orange Court House September 22. Bristoe Campaign October 8-22. Robertson's River October 8. Jams City October 8-10. Bethesda Church October 10. Near Culpeper and Brandy Station October 11. Gainesville October 14. Groveton October 17-18. Gainesville, Catlett's Station and Buckland's Mills October 19. Near Falmouth November 6. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Stevensburg November 8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Morton's Ford November 26. Raccoon Ford November 26-27. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond February 28-March 4. Fortifications of Richmond and Atlee's March 1. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 24. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Todd's Tavern May 5-6. Brook Road and the Furnaces May 6. Todd's Tavern May 7-8. Sheridan's Raid to the James River May 9-24. Beaver Dam Station May 9. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Meadow Bridge and fortifications of Richmond May 12 Malvern Hill May 16. Hanover Court House May 21. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Hanovertown Ferry, Hanovertown and Crump's Creek May 27. On line of the Totopotomoy May 28-31. Haw's Shop and Aenon Church May 28. Old Church and Mattadequin Creek May 30. Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor, May 21-June 1. Bottom's Bridge June l. Sheridan's Trevillian Raid June 7-24. Trevillian Station June 11-12. Newark, or Mallory's Cross Roads, June 12. Black Creek, or Tunstall's Station, and White House, or St. Peter's Church, June 21. Jones' Bridge June 23. Fort Stevens and along Northern Defences of Washington July 11-12 (Detachment). Demonstration North of the James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-29. Ordered to Washington, D. C., August. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Toll Gate, near White Post, and near Winchester August 11. Cedarville, or Front Royal, August 16. Kearneysville August 23. Kearneysville and Shephardstown August 25. Leetown and Smithfield August 28. Smithfield Crossing of the Opequan September 29. Locke's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 13. Sevier's Ford, Opequan, September 15. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 21. Milford September 22. Luray September 24. Port Republic September 26-28. Mt. Crawford October 2. Salem Church October 6. Luray Valley October 8. Tom's Brook("Woodstock Races") October 8-9. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Edenburg November 7. Near Kernstown November 11. Expedition into Loudoun and Faquier Counties November 28-December 3. Raid to Gordonsville December 19-28. Madison Court House December 21. Liberty Mills December 22. Near Gordonsville December 23. Expedition to Little Fort Valley February 18-17, 1865. Sheridan's Raid from Winchester to James River February 28-March 25. Occupation of Staunton and action at Waynesboro March 2. Duguidsville March 8. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Scott's Cross Roads April 2. Tabernacle Church, or Beaver Bend Creek, April 4. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Station April 8. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville April 23-27. March to Washington, D. C.; May. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Leavenworth, Kansas, June 1. Powder River Expedition and operations against Indians in District of the Plains and Dakota till December. Regiment mustered out December 15, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 1st Michigan Cavalry.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 81 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 256 Enlisted men by disease. Total 343.

 

Literatur:

- Isham, Asa (7th Mich Cavalry): Seventh Michigan Cavalry of Custer's Wolverine Brigade (Blue Acorn Press); 203pp, 62 Photo­graphic and Engraved Images, Dust Jacket; Reprint of rare 1893 Original with four new appendices, photo gallery of 29 wartime por­traits and a new index

- Lee, William O. (Sgt, 7th Michigan Cavalry): Personal and Historical Sketches and Facial History of and by Members of the Se­venth Regiment Michigan Volunteer Cavalry, 1862-1865 (Detroit Book Press; Reprint of 1902); 313pp, Illustrations, Index, Photos, Rosters. Personal descriptions of battle and service with the 7th Michigan by 60 of the surviving members of Custer's Cavalry Briga­de

 

 

8th Regiment Michigan Cavalry:

s. Sergeant Edward G. Taylor

 

Overview:

Organized at Mt. Clemens, Mich., December 30, 1862 to May 2, 1863. Left State for Covington, Ky., May 12, 1863; thence moved to Hickman's Bridge, Ky., June 1-4, and to Mt. Sterling, Ky. Attached to 2nd Brigade 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to October 1863. 2nd Briga­de, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to November, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Ohio, to May, 1864. 3rd Bri­gade, Cavalry Division, District of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, Wilson's Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to June, 1865. Cavalry District West Tennessee to September, 1865.

 

Service:

Operations against Everett in Eastern Kentucky June 13-23, 1863. Action at Triplett's Bridge Ky., June 16. Pursuit of Morgan June 27-July 25. Buffington Island, Ohio, July 19. New Lisbon, Ohio, July 22. Operations against Scott in Eastern Kentucky July 25-Au­gust 6. Lancaster and Paint Lick Bridge July 31-August 1. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. March across Cumberland Mountains to Knoxville, Tenn., August 16-September 2. Winter's Gap August 31. Cleveland September 18. Cal­houn, Athens and Charleston September 25. Calhoun September 26. Sweetwater October 26-27. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Lenoir Station November 14-15. Campbell's Station November 16. Near Knoxville November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Near Bean's Station December 9-13. Bean's Station December 14. Blain's Cross Roads December 16-19. Operations about Dandridge January 16-17, 1864. Bend of Chucky Road, near Dandridge, January 16. Dandridge January 17. Opera­tions about Dandridge January 26-28. Seviersville and Flat and Muddy Creeks January 26. Near Fair Garden January 27. Moved to Knoxville February 3, thence march to Mt. Sterling, Ky., February 6-24, and duty there till June 3. March to Big Shanty June 3-28. Spring Place June 25. Atlanta Campaign June 28-September 8. Kenesaw Mountain July 1. Sweetwater July 3. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Dark Corners July 7. Campbellton July 18. Stoneman's Raid on Macon July 27-August 6. Clinton and Macon July 30. Hillsborough, Sunshine Church, July 30-31. Eatonton August 1. Regiment refused to surrender with Gen. Stoneman, and cut their way through the rebel lines, but were afterwards surprised at Mulberry Creek and Jug Tavern August 3, and mostly captured. Picket duty at Turner's Ferry and Marietta till September 14. Moved to Nicholasville, Ky., September 14-21, and duty there till October 19. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 19-26; thence moved to Pulaski, Tenn. Scout to Lawrenceburg November 6, and to Waynesboro November 12. Nashville Campaign November-December. Near Eastport November 15. Henrysville November 23. Mt. Pleasant November 23. Duck River November 24-27. Columbia Ford November 28-29. Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Moved to Pulaski January 18, 1865, and engaged in scout and patrol duty in that section till September 29. Scout from Pulaski to Rogersville, Ala., April 23-26 (Detachment). Mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., September 22, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 41 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 290 Enlisted men by disease. Total 334.

 

 

 

9th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry:

s. First Sergeant John L *Ransom (Co. A)

 

Overview:

Organized at Coldwater, Mich., January 8 to May 19, 1863. Left State for Covington, Ky., May 20, 1863; thence moved to Hickman's Bridge, Ky., June 1-4, and to Mt. Sterling, Ky. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to August, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to November, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Ohio, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, District of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to July, 1864. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August, 1864. Mounted Brigade, Cavalry Division, 23rd Army Corps, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, 23rd Army Corps, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Kilpatrick's 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Operations against Everett in Eastern Kentucky June 13-23, 1863. Action at Triplett's Bridge, Ky., June 16. Pursuit of Morgan June 27-July 25. Action at Lebanon, Ky., July 5. Cumming's Ferry July 8 (Cos. "B," "D," "H"), Buffington Island, Ohio, July 19. Operations in Eastern Kentucky against Scott July 25-August 6. Salinesville July 26. Lancaster and Paint Lick Bridge, Ky., July 31. Lancaster August 1. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. March across Cumberland Mountains to Knoxville, Tenn., August 16-September 2. Winter's Gap August 31. Expedition to Cumberland Gap September 4-7. Operations about Cumberland Gap September 7-10. Capture of Cumberland Gap September 9. Carter's Station September 22. Zollicoffer September 24. Jonesborough September 28. Leesburg September 29. Blue Springs October 5 and 10. Sweetwater October 10-11. Rheatown October 11. Spurgeon's Mill October 19. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Stock Creek November 15. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Rutledge December 7. Morristown December 10. Cheek's Cross Roads December 12. Russellsville December 12-13. Bean's Station December 14. Rutledge December 15-16. Blain's Cross Roads December 16-19. Stone's Mill December 19. Dandridge December 24. Mossy Creek December 26. Operations about Dandridge January 16-17, 1864. Kimbrough's Cross Roads January 16. Bull's Gap January 16-17. Dandridge January 17. Operations about Dandridge January 26-28. Near Fair Garden January 27. Island Ford January 28. Strawberry Plains February 20. Cheek's Cross Roads March 13. Moved to Nicholasville, Ky., and duty there till July. Operations against Morgan May 31-June 20, 1864 (Detachment). Mt. Sterling June 9. Cynthiana June 12. March to Marietta, Ga., July 4-27. Atlanta Campaign July 27-September 8. Siege of Atlanta August 1-September 2. Sandtown and Fairburn August 15. Stone Mountain October 2. Expedition from Atlanta to Tuckum's Cross Roads October 26-29. Tuckum's Ferry October 27. Near Lawrenceville, Stone Mountain, October 27. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Jonesborough November 15. Bear Creek Station November 16. East Macon and Walnut Creek November 20. Griswoldsville November 20 (Cos. "B," "C," "D"). Waynesboro November 27-28. Near Waynesboro November 23. Buckhead Creek, or Reynolds' Plantation, November 28. Waynesboro December 4. Cypress Swamp, near Sister's Ferry, December 7. Buck Creek December 7. Ebenezer Creek December 8. Seige of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Aiken and Blackville, S. C., February 11. Johnson's Station February 11. South Edisto River February 11-12. Gunter's Bridge, North Edisto, February 14. Phillips' Cross Roads and Wadesboro, N. C., March 4. Monroe's Cross Roads March 10. Near Smith's Mill, Black River, March 15. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro, March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Raleigh & Smithfield Railroad April 10-11. Raleigh April 12-13. Morrisville April 13. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Concord, N. C., May 14 to July 21. Mustered out July 21, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 26 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 154 Enlisted men by disease. Total 184.

 

 

10th Regiment Michigan Cavalry:

s. Pvt Moses Wright (Co. C)

 

Overview:

Organized at Grand Rapids, Mich., September 18 to November 23, 1863. Mustered in November 18, 1863. Left State for Lexington, Ky., December 1, 1863. Attached to District of North Central Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865. Cavalry Brigade, District of East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Lexington, Ky., till January 25, 1864. Moved to Burnside's Point January 14, and duty there till February 25. March from Burnside's Point to Knoxville, Tenn., February 25-March 6. Action at Flat Creek Valley March 15. Moved to Morristown March 16. Expedition to Carter's Station April 24-28. Rheatown April 24. Jonesboro and Johnsonville April 25. Expedition from Bull's Gap to Watauga River April 25-27. Watauga Bridge April 25. Powder Springs Gap April 29. Newport May 2. Dandridge May 19. Recon­noissance from Strawberry Plains to Bull's Gap and Greenville May 28-31. Greenville May 30. Bean's Station June 14. Wilsonville June 16. Scout from Strawberry Plains to Greenville August 1-5. Morristown August 2. Gillem's Expedition into East Tennessee Au­gust 17-31 (Cos. "E," "F" and "I" remained at Knoxville.) Blue Springs August 23 (Co. "A"). Bull's Gap August 24. Strawberry Plains and Flat Creek Bridge August 24. Park's Gap, Greenville, September 4. (Morgan killed.) Expedition from East Tennessee to­ward Southwest Virginia September 20-October 17. Carter's Station September 30-October 1. Thorn Hill, near Bean Station, October 10. Mossy Creek October 15. Sweetwater October 23. Morristown November 13. Russellsville November 14. Strawberry Plains No­vember 16-17. Flat Creek November 17. Stoneman's Raid into Southwest Virginia December 10-29. Bristol December 14. Near Marion and Wytheville December 17-18. Saltville, Va., December 20-21. Expedition from Strawberry Plains to Clinch Mountain and skirmish January 28-31, 1865 (Co. "M"). Duty at Knoxville till March 21. Stoneman's Expedition from East Tennessee into Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina March 21-April 25. Brabson's Mills March 25. Boonesville, N. C., March 27. Henry Court House, Va., April 8. Abbott's Creek April 10. High Point April 11. Salisbury April 12. Statesville April 14. Catawba River April 17. Howard's Gap, Blue Ridge Mountains, April 22. Asheville April 26. Duty at Lenoir Station and Sweetwater till August, and in West Tennessee till November. Mustered out November 11, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 29 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 240 Enlisted men by disease. Total 271.

 

 

11th Regiment Michigan Cavalry:

s. Quartermaster Sergeant James W. *King (Co. F&S, zuvor Pvt Co. A); Pvt Nye Harrison (Co. D)

 

Overview:

Organized at Kalamazoo and Detroit, Mich., October 7 to December 10, 1863. Moved to Lexington, Ky., December 10-22, 1863, and duty there till April 28, 1864. Attached to District of Lexington, Ky., 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to April, 1864. 1st Briga­de, 1st Division, District of Kentucky, 5th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to August, 1864. 4th Brigade, District of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, District of East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved from Lexington to Louisa, Ky., April 28-May 3, 1864, and duty scouting and patrolling in Eastern Kentucky till May 25. Ex­pedition from Louisa to Rockhouse Creek May 9-13 (Cos. "A," "F"). Pound Gap May 9 (Cos. "A," "F"). Pursuit of Morgan May 25-June 20. Mt. Sterling June 9. Duty at Lexington, Ky., till August 23. Moved to Camp Burnside, on the Cumberland River, August 23, and duty protecting southern borders of Kentucky till September 16. Burbridge's Expedition to Saltsville, Va., September 17-October 20. McCormack's Farm September 23. Laurel Mountain, Va., September 29. Cedar Bluffs September 30. Bowen's Farm September 80-October 1. Saltsville October 2. Sandy Mountain October 3. Regiment complimented by Gen. Burbridge for gallant conduct in cutting its way through greatly superior numbers when completely surrounded by the forces of Gen. Cerro Gordo Williams. Operati­ons against guerrillas near Mt. Sterling till November 17. Moved to Crab Orchard November 17-20, thence to Cumberland Gap, Tenn. Scout to Morristown December 1-4. Stoneman's Raid to Southwest Virginia December 10-29. Paperville and Kingsport De­cember 13. Bristol December 14. Abington, Va., December 15. Wytheville December 16. Marion December 17-18. Saltsville Decem­ber 20-21. Duty at Lexington, Ky., till February 23, 1865. Moved to Knoxville, Tenn., February 23-March 15. Stoneman's Expedition from East Tennessee in Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina March 21-April 25. Boone N. C., March 28. Danbury, N. C., April 9. Shallow Ford and near Mocksville April 11. Salisbury April 12. Catawba River, near Morgantown, April 17. Blue Ridge Mountains, Howard's Gap, April 22. Hudsonville April 23. Asheville April 25. Moved to Pulaski, Tenn., June 24, and duty there till July. Consolidated with 8th Michigan Cavalry July 20, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 24 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 114 Enlisted men by disease. Total 142.

 

 

12 Regiment, Michigan Cavalry:

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

 

 

Chandler Horse Guards Squadron, Michigan Cavalry:

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d. Artillery:

 

1st Regiment, Michigan Light Artillery:

 

Overview:

BATTERY "A" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY. ("LOOMIS' BATTERY," "COLDWATER ARTILLERY."):


Attached to State Militia. Tendered its services to the government as an organization and accepted by the government April 23, 1861. On duty at Fort Wayne; Detroit, Mich. Battery reorganized for three years service and mustered in May 28, 1861. Left State for Cincinnati, Ohio, May 31. Duty at Camp Dennison, Ohio, till June 12. Ordered to West Virginia June 12. Attached to McCook's Brigade, Army of Occupation, West Virginia, to August, 1861. Reynolds' Cheat Mountain District, West Virginia. to December, 1861. Artillery, 3rd Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 17th Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to December, 1863. Garrison Artillery, Chattanooga, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

At Clarksburg, W. Va., June 28, 1861. March to Buckhannon June 28-July 1. Middle Fork Bridge July 6. Camp Garnett, Rich Mountain, July 10. Battle of Camp Garnett, Rich Mountain, July 10-11. Battery remounted with six 10-lb. Parrotts by order of the General commanding. At Beverly July 12. Moved to Cheat Mountain Pass July 13, thence to Elkwater August 14 and duty there till October 30. Operations on Cheat Mountain September 11-17. Point Mountain Turnpike and Cheat Mountain Pass September 13. Elkwater September 14. Greenbrier River October 3-4. Moved to Huttonsville October 30, thence to Phillippi December 6. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., December 16; thence to Bacon Creek December 31 and duty there till February, 1862. Advance on Bowling Green, Ky., February 14-15. Occupation of Bowling Green February 15. Advance on Nashville, Tenn., February 22-25. Occupation of Nashville February 25. Engaged in scout and patrol duty in Northern Alabama by detachments and at Edgefield, Tenn., till August. Action at Bridgeport, Ala., April 29. Gunter's Landing May 15 (Detachment). Athens May 29 (Detachment). Whitesboro June 13 (Detachment). Expedition from Woodville to Guntersville July 27-30 (Section) - March to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg to Crab Orchard, Ky., October 1-15. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Expedition to McMinnville April 20-30. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Tullahoma July 1. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis Cross Roads, near Dug Gap, September 11. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21; 5 pieces captured after 27 Officers and men and 50 horses had been killed and disabled; one with 3 caissons was recaptured on September 19, and two more on the 20th, but all were unfit for duty and the Battery was ordered to Chattanooga; one gun was recaptured at Mission Ridge and the last at Atlanta. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25. Battery stationed at Chattanooga as garrison till July, 1865. Demonstration on Dalton February 22-27, 1864 (Section). Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25, 1864. Mustered out July 12, 1865, and discharged at Jackson, Mich., July 28, 1865.


Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 11 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 28 Enlisted men by disease. Total 40.

 

BATTERY "B" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY:

Organized at Grand Rapids and Detroit, Mich., September 10 to December 14, 1861. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., December 17, 1861. Duty in District of West Tennessee till March 1862. Attached to Hurlburt's 4th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to April, 1862. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Battery overwhelmed and captured except Lang's Section, which was attached to Mann's Battery "C," 1st Missouri Artillery, April, 1862, to January, 1863. Battery reorganized at Detroit, Mich., December, 1862, and left State for Columbus, Ky., December 25, 1862. Attached to District of Corinth, Miss., 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to March, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved from Columbus, Ky., to Corinth, Miss., January 4-9, 1863, and duty there till Mareh 9. (Lang's Section joined at Corinth January, 1863.) March to Bethel, Tenn., March 9, and duty there till June 7. Moved to Corinth, Miss., June 7, and duty there till October 29. March to Pulaski, Tenn., October 29-November 12, and duty there till April 21, 1864. Veterans on furlough January 7-February 26, 1864. Moved to Athens, Ala., April 21. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Sugar Valley, near Resaca, May 9. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Lay's Ferry, Oostenaula River, May 14-15. Rome Cross Roads May 16, Duty at Rome, Ga., till October 14. Reconnoissance from Rome on Cave Springs Road and skirmishes October 12-13. Turkey Creek, Ala., October 25. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Griswoldsville November 22. Jones' Bridge, Ogeechee River, December 7. Siege of Savannah December 10- 21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 2-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Congaree Creek February 15. Bates' Ferry, Congaree Creek, February 15. Columbia February 16-17. Near Falling Creek, N. C., March 20. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Mill Creek March 22. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Detroit, Mich., June 1-6, and mustered out June 14, 1865. Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 1 Enlisted man killed and 35 Enlisted men by disease. Total 37.



BATTERY "C" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY:

Organized at Grand Rapids, Mich., November 23 to December 17, 1861. Mustered in November 28, 1861. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., December 17, 1861, and duty there till February, 1862. Ordered to Commerce, Mo. Attached to Artillery Division, Army of Mississippi, to April, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, Army of Mississippi, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 8th Division, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 8th Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863, 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, to November, 1863. Fuller's Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1864. Artillery, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 27th Army Corps, to November, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 17th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Siege of New Madrid, Mo., March 3-14, 1862. Siege and capture of Island No. 10, Mississippi River, March 15-April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 17-22. Action at Monterey April 29. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Action at Farmington May 9, Near Corinth May 24. Occupation of Corinth May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Duty at Corinth till November. Reconnoissance from Burnsville toward Iuka and action September 16. Battle of Iuka September 19. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Duty at Corinth till April, 1863. Dodge's Expedition to Northern Alabama April 15-May 2. Rock Cut, near Tuscumbia, April 22. Tuscumbia April 23. Town Creek April 28. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., May 13, and duty there till October 18. At Iuka, Miss., till November. Moved to Prospect, Tenn., and duty there till March, 1864. At Decatur, Ala., till May. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Sugar Valley, near Resaca, May 9. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff's Mills July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Sandtown July 6-7. Decatur and battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Duty at Marietta till October. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-26. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Fishburn's Plantation, near Lane's Bridge, Salkehatchie River, S. C., February 6. Binnaker's Bridge February 9. Orangeburg February 11-12. Columbia February 16-17. Cheraw February 28. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out at Detroit, Mich., June 22, 1865.

Battery lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 34 Enlisted men by disease. Total 37.



BATTERY "D" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY:

Organized at White Pigeon, Mich., September 17 to December 7, 1861. Left State for Kentucky December 9, 1861. Attached to 1st Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, Artillery Reserve, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1864. Garrison Artillery, Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1864. 1st Brigade, Defences of Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Camp Dick Robinson and Somerset, Ky., till January, 1862. Advance on Camp Hamilton, Ky., January 1-17. Mill Springs, Fishing Creek, January 19. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., February 10-March 2. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 20-April 8. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29- May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Duty at Iuka, Miss., and Tuscumbia, Ala., till August. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg to Crab Orchard, Ky., October 1-15. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25. Occupied Fort Negley and supported General Hooker's assault on Lookout Mountain November 24. Mission Ridge November 25. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., December 5, and garrison duty there till March 30, 1864. Moved to Murfreesboro March 30, and garrison duty at Fort Rosecrans till July, 1865. Siege of Murfreesboro December 5-12, 1864. Moved from Murfreesboro to Jackson, Mich., July 15-22. Mustered out August 3, 1865.


Battery lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 39 Enlisted men by disease. Total 41.



BATTERY "E" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY:

Organized at Grand Rapids, Albion and Marshall, Mich., and mustered in December 6, 1861. Left State for Louisville, Ky., thence moved to Bacon Creek, Ky., and duty there till February, 1862. Attached to Artillery, 5th Division, Army of the Ohio, to June, 1862. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Ohio, to August, 1862. Post of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Ohio and Cumberland, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Garrison Artillery, Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 4th Army Corps, to February, 1865. Unattached, District of North Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Advance on Nashville, Tenn., February 10-March 3, 1862. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 17-April 7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Occupation of Corinth and pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Buell's Campaign in Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. Garrison duty at Nashville, Tenn., till June, 1863. Siege of Nashville, Tenn., September 12-November 7, 1862. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., June 1, 1863, and duty there till October. Return to Nashville, Tenn., and garrison duty there till December, 1864. Rousseau's Raid into Alabama and Georgia July 10-22, 1864 (1 Section). Ten Islands, Coosa River, July 14. Stone's Ferry, Tallapoosa River, July 15. Nontasulga July 18. Chewa Station July 18. Opelika July 18. McCook's Raid on Atlanta & West Point Railroad and Macon & Western Railroad July 27-31 (1 Section), Lovejoy's Station July 29. Newnan's July 30. Battle of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16, 1864. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Duty at Nashville till February, 1865. Ordered to Decatur, Ala., and garrison duty there till July. Mustered out July 30, 1865.


Battery lost during service 33 by disease.



BATTERY "F" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY:

Organized at Detroit and Coldwater, Mich., and mustered in January 9, 1862. Left State for Kentucky March 3, 1862. Attached to garrison at West Point, Ky., Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1862. Unattached, Dept. of the Ohio, to August, 1862. Cruft's Brigade, Richmond, Ky., Dept. of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to October, 1862. District of Louisville, Ky., Dept. of the Ohio, to December, 1862. Bowling Green, Ky., District of Western Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. Unattached, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to August, 1863. Munfordsville, Ky., 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to August, 1863. District of South Central Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to January, 1864. Unattached, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to May, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to November, 1864. District of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to February, 1865, and Dept. of North Carolina to April, 1865. Post of New Berne, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Garrison at West Point, Ky., till June, 1862. Action at Henderson, Ky., June 30. At Richmond, Ky., till September 1. Battle of Richmond August 29-30. Guns captured. Duty at Louisville, Bowling Green and Munfordsville, Ky., till October, 1863. Action at Shepherdsville July 7, 1863. At Glasgow, Ky., October to December, 1863. March across Cumberland Mountains to Knoxville, Tenn., January 14-22, 1864, and garrison duty at Knoxville till April 24, 1864. March to Cleveland, Tenn., April 24-May 1. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton, Ga., May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cassville May 19-22. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Decatur July 19. Howard House July 20. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. At Decatur September 8 to October 4. At Chattanooga, Tenn., till November 2, and at Johnsonville till November 24. Nashville Campaign November-December. March to Nashville, Tenn., December 1-8. Battle of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16. Movement to Washington, D. C., thence to Fort Fisber, N. C., January 19-February 24, 1865, and to Beaufort and New Berne, N. C., February 25-26. Carolina Campaign March 1-April 26. Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro March 3-21. Battle of Wise's Fork March 8-10. Kinston March 14. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21 and duty tnere till April 8. Ordered to New Berne, N. C., April 8, and duty there till June. Ordered to Jackson, Mich., arriving there June 24. Mustered out July 1, 1865.


Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 9 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 23 Enlisted men by disease. Total 33.

 

 

2nd Michigan Artillery Regiment:

s. Captain William H. Ross (Battery B; s. *Ross’s Battery)

 

 

Battery B 2nd Michigan Artillery:

 

Während der Shiloh Campaign im Frühjahr 1862 gehörte die Battery unter Führung von Lt C. W. Laing zur 4th Division BrigGen Stephen A. Hurlbutt in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee. Teilnahme am Battle of Shiloh am 6.4.1862. Die Battery von Captain William H. Ross (Battery B 2nd Michigan Artillery) bezog Stellung in der Front von 1st Brigade Col Nelson G. *Williams 4th Division Brig­Gen Stephen A. Hurlbutt (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 192).

 

Literatur:

- Houghton, Larry R.: "Captured at Shiloh." Michigan History (March-April 1993), S. 34-41

 

 

6th Regiment, Michigan Heavy Artillery:

 

Overview:

Organized at Kalamazoo, Mich., and mustered in August 20, 1861. Left State for Baltimore, Md., August 30, and duty there till February 22, 1862. Attached to Dix's Command, Baltimore, Md., to February, 1862. Butler's New Orleans Expedition to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1862. Sherman's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1863. Designation of Regiment changed to 6th Regiment Heavy Artillery July 28, 1863. District of Port Hudson, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Bailey's Engineer Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1864. U. S. Forces, Mobile Bay, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. District Southern Alabama, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1865.

Service:

Expedition to eastern shore of Maryland November 11-December 8, 1861. Ordered to Fortress Monroe, Va., February 22, 1862. Sailed with Gen. Butler's Expedition against New Orleans, La., on Transport "Constitution" March 4 and arrived at Ship Island, Miss., March 13. Duty there till April 14. Operations against Forts St. Phillip and Jackson April 25-28. Occupation of New Orleans May 2 (one of the first Regiments to occupy the city). Expedition to New Orleans & Jackson Railroad May 9-10. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., May 13. Reconnoissance to Warrenton May 14-29. Grand Gulf May 16. Vicksburg May 20. Grand Gulf May 27. Camp at Baton Rouge till August 20. Expedition to Camp Moore July 20-30. Battle of Baton Rouge August 5. Evacuation of Baton Rouge August 20. Guard duty at Metaria Ridge August 22-December 6. Expedition to Bayou Teche January 12-15, 1863. Action with Steamer "Cotton" January 14. Duty at Camp Parapet and Kenner till March. Expedition to Ponchatoula March 21-30 (1 Co.). Capture of Ponchatoula March 24. Skirmish at Ponchatoula March 26. Manchac Pass, Amite River, April 12. Raid on Amite River & Jackson Railroad May 9-18, destroying over $400,000 worth of property. Ponchatoula May 13. Camp Moore May 15. Moved to New Orleans, thence to Port Hudson May 21-23. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Regiment received thanks of Gen. Banks for gallant and efficient services during the siege and was by his orders, on July 10, 1863, converted into a Regiment of Heavy Artillery, to retain its Infantry number, and to have the organization pay and equipment prescribed by law for troops of the Artillery arms. Order approved by Secretary of War July 30, 1663. Regiment on garrison duty at Port Hudson, La., till June 6, 1864. Action at Tunica Bayou, La., November 8, 1863. Moved to Morganza, La., June 6, and duty there as Infantry till June 24. At Vicksburg, Miss., till July 23. Moved to mouth of White River, thence to St. Charles, Ark. Ashton, Ark., July 24. Ordered to Mobile Bay, Ala., August, and assigned to duty as follows: Companies "A," "B," "D," "G" and "K" garrison at Fort Morgan August 23, 1864, to July 9, 1865. (Co. "B" detached on Granger's Expedition to Mobile December 23, 1864, to January 31, 1865, then returned to Fort Morgan.) Companies "C," "E," "F," "H" and "I" garrison at Fort Gaines August 23, 1864, to July 9, 1865. (Cos. "C," "E," "F" and "H" on Granger's Expedition to Mobile, December 23, 1864, to January 31, 1865.) Companies "A" and "K" detached from Fort Morgan March 31, 1865. Siege of Spanish Fort March 31-April 8, and of Forts Huger and Tracy April 8-9, then garrison Fort Blakely till April 20, and return to Fort Morgan. Company "B" detached from Fort Morgan to Navy Cove April 10 to July 9. Company "E" detached from Fort Gaines at Fort Powell April 10 to July 9. Regiment ordered to New Orleans, La., July 9, and duty there till August 20. Mustered out August 20 and discharged at Jackson, Mich., September 5, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 76 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 498 Enlisted men by disease. Total 582.

 

 

13th Independent Battery, Michigan Light Artillery:

 

Overview:

Organized at Grand Rapids, Mich., and mustered in January 20, 1864. Left State for Washington, D. C., February 3. Attached to Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, D. C., 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, Hardin's Division, Defences North of the Potomac, 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1864. Fort Foote, Defences North of the Potomac, 22nd Army Corps, to October, 1864. 1st Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, D. C., till May 14, 1864. Garrison Fort Slemmer, Defences of Washington, till July, 1864, and Fort Stevens during July. Repulse of Early's attack on Fort Stevens and the Northern Defences of Washington July 11-12. Duty at Fort Foote till October, and at Fort Sumner till December. Garrison Fort Reno till February, 1865. Battery mounted February 27, 1865, and engaged in operations against guerrillas and patrol duty in Maryland till June, headquarters of the Battery remaining at Fort Reno. Dismounted June 15 and ordered to Jackson, Mich. Mustered out July 1, 1865.


Battery lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 13 Enlisted men by disease. Total 14.

 

 

14th Independent Battery, Michigan Light Artillery:

 

Overview:

Organized at Kalamazoo, Mich., and mustered in January 5, 1864. Left State for Washington, D. C., February 1. Attached to Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, Hardin's Division, Defences of Washington North of the Potomac, 22nd Army Corps, to August, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.

Service:

Duty at Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, February 5 to April 20, 1864. Mounted and duty at Fort Bunker Hill May 15-22. Dismounted May 22 and ordered to Camp Barry, thence moved to Fort Slocum May 25. Duty as Heavy Artillery at Forts Bunker Hill, Totten, Slemmer, Snyder, Carroll and Greble, Defences of Washington North of the Potomac, till June 17, 1865. Repulse of Early's attack on the Northern Defences of Washington July 11-13, 1864. Moved to Jackson, Mich., June 17-21, 1865, and mustered out July 1, 1865.


Battery lost during service 9 by disease.

 

 

Ross’s Battery:

s. Captain William H. *Ross; Lt C. W. *Laing; Canoneer Larry R. *Houghton

 

 

 

 

 

e. Sharpshooters:

 

1st Regiment, Michigan Sharpshooters:

 

Overview:

Organized at Kalamazoo and Dearborn, Mich., April 14 to October 7, 1863. 6 Companies mustered in July 7, 1863, and ordered to Indianapolis, Ind.; thence to Seymour, Ind., to repel the Morgan Raid. Action with Morgan at North Vernon, Ind., July 13, and at Pierceville July 14. Returned to Dearborn, Mich., and duty there till August 16. Moved to Chicago, Ill., August 16, and duty guarding prisoners at Camp Douglas till March 17, 1864. Ordered to Annapolis, Md., March 17. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Annapolis, Md., till April 23, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va., May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Ny River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Ox Ford May 23-24. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Reconnoissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Roads October 8. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run October 27-28. Fort Stedman, Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 22-27. Grand Review May 23. Camp near Washington, D. C., till July 28. Mustered out July 28, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 131 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 165 Enlisted men by disease. Total 362.

 

 

Hall's Independent Battalion, Michigan Sharpshooters:

 

Overview:

Organized at Marshall, Mich., August 27 to November 2, 1864. Attached to 16th Michigan Infantry and consolidated with that Re­giment April 10, 1865.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f. Engineers (Pioniere):

 

1st Regiment, Engineers and Mechanics, Michigan:

s. Pvt Andrew F *Ames (Co. C)

 

Overview:

Organized at Marshall, Mich., September 12, 1861, and mustered in to date October 29, 1861. Left State for Louisville, Ky., Decem­ber 17, 1861. Assigned to duty by Detachments as follows: Companies "D," "F" and "G" with Thomas' 1st Division, Army of the Ohio; Companies "B," "E" and "I" with McCook's 2nd Division, Army of the Ohio; Companies "C" and "H" with Mitchell's 3rd Di­vision, Army of the Ohio, and Companies "A" and "K" with Nelson's 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, to June, 1862, Unattached, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. Unattached, Dept. of the Cumberland, to muster out.


Service:

Companies "D," "F" and "G" with Thomas at Camp Dick Robinson and Somerset, Ky., constructing roads to Mill Springs. Action at Mill Springs January 19, 1862. Other Companies on Green River, Ky., building storehouses, fortifications, etc., till February, 1862. Advance on Bowling Green, Ky., February 14-15. Occupation of Bowling Green February 15 (Cos. "C" and "H"). Advance on Nash­ville, Tenn., February 14-28. Engaged in building railroad bridges at Franklin, Columbia, Murfreesboro, etc., till April. 8 Companies moved to Shiloh, Tenn., April 3-15, building bridges and repairing roads. 2 Companies remained with Mitchell and engaged in run­ning trains, etc., on Memphis & Charleston Railroad and Nashville & Decatur Railroad during May. Regiment engaged in advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Skirmish near Corinth May 9. Buell's Campaign on line of the Memphis & Charle­ston Railroad in Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August, building bridges, repairing railroad, etc. At Huntsville, Ala., and building bridges, repairing track and running trains on the Tennessee & Alabama Railroad and the Memphis & Charleston Railroad till August. Companies "C," "F," "I" and "K" at Stevenson, Ala., till August; rejoining Regiment near Gallatin till September. Companies "A," "B," "D," "G" and "H" moved to Nashville, Tenn., August 20-22, and building bridges on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad till September 16. March in advance of the Army to Louisville, Ky., September 16-26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky Octo­ber 1-22. Battle of Perryville October 8 (Cos. "A," "C" and "H"). March to Nashville, Tenn., October 22-November 7, and to Mill Creek, near Nashville, November 22. Duty there till December 31. Battle of Stone River December 31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Lavergne January 1, 1863. Repulse of Forest's attack. Duty at Lavergne, Murfreesboro, etc., till June 29 building bridges, magazines, repairing railroad and other engineering work. Repairing line of the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad from Murfreesboro to Bridge­port, Ala., till September. Engineering duty at Chattanooga, Bridgeport, Stevenson and on line of the Nashville & Chattanooga Rail­road, Nashville & Northwestern Railroad, Tennessee & Alabama Railroad and Memphis & Charleston Railroad building block hou­ses, etc., till May, 1864. Chattanooga October 6, 1863. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29, 1863. Brown's Ferry October 27, 1863. 1 Battalion at Chattanooga May, 1864. 1 Battalion on Memphis & Charleston Railroad building block houses from Decatur to Stevenson, Ala., till June. Companies "L" and "M" at Stevenson, Ala., till November 28, 1864. Regiment on duty on the Atlantic & Western Railroad building block houses, etc., till September. Ordered to Atlanta, Ga., September 25. Old members mustered out October 31, 1864. Duty at Atlanta September 28 to November 15. March to the sea destroying railroad track, bridges and repairing and making roads November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Carolina Campaign January to April, 1865. South Edisto River, S. C., February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Columbia February 16-17. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Averysboro March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. (Cos. "L" and "M" detached at Stevenson, Ala., working on fortifications there and on Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad building block houses, etc., till December, 1864; then at Nashville, Tenn., till March, 1865. Participated in siege of Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 5-12, 1864. Near Murfreesboro December 15. Co. "L" captured. Rejoined Regiment at Goldsboro, N. C., March 25, 1865.) Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., June 6; thence to Nashville, Tenn. Duty at Nashville July 1 to September 22. Mustered out September 22, and discharged at Jackson, Mich., October 1, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 12 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 351 Enlisted men by disease. Total 364.

 

 

Chadwick's Company, Michigan Engineers:

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

 

 

Chadwick's Engineer Recruits, Michigan Volunteers:

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

 

 

Howland's Independent Company, Michigan Engineers:

 

Overview:

Organized at Battle Creek, Mich., September 16, 1861. Mustered out January 8, 1862.

 

 

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