28th Regiment, Michigan Infantry
The 28th Regiment, Michigan Infantry was organized at Kalamazoo and Marshall, Michigan, by consolidation of the 28th and 29th Michigan Infantry on October 26, 1864. It was mustered out June 6, 1866.
For a history of this regiment see Michigan in the War Website which gives a brief history, places served, battles fought, commanders and company rosters.
- The Wikipedia article, 28th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment, (accessed 19 July 2012).
- The Civil War Archive section, 28th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 21 July 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
See Rosters, as there were men from many different Counties in these Companies.
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Michigan in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Michigan in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Michigan, and how to find them. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Michigan Adjutant General, and George H. Turner. "Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865 [Twenty-Eighth Infantry]" (Lansing, Michigan: Michigan Adjutant-General's Dept, 1905). FHL Fiche 6084694. Other Libraries.
- Cummings, Charles L. "The Great War Relic: Valuable As a Curiosity of the Rebellion, Together with a Sketch of My Life, Service in the Army, and How I Lost My Feet Since the War : Also, Many Interesting Incidents Illustrative of the Life of a Soldier" (S.l: s.n, 1890). Open Library. FHL Fiche 6084696. Other Libraries.
- Cummings, Charles L., and George E. Reed. All About It for Ten Cents. Harrisburg, Pa: Field and Post-Room, 1883. FHL Fiche 6084695. Other Libraries.
- Seeking Michigan website. History of regiment, battles, officers, and brief statement about soldiers. Also see civil war Service Records, manuscripts, and photographs. (Accessed August 24, 2011).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 November 2010).