11th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry

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Brief History

The 11th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry was organized at Kalamazoo and Detroit, Michigan, October 7 to December 10, 1863.  It was consolidated with 8th Michigan Cavalry July 20, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

For a history of this regiment see Michigan in the Civil War Website  which gives a brief history, places served, battles fought, commanders and company rosters.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,386 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

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.

Company A - Many men from Hillsdale County - see Roster

Company C - Many men from Barry County - see Roster

Company D - Many men from Lenawee County  - see Roster

Company E - Many men from Monroe County and Washtenaw County - see Roster

Company F - Many men from Calhoun County - see Roster

Company G - Many men from Lenawee County - see Roster

Company H - Many men from Lenawee County - see Roster

Company I - Many men from Kalamazoo County - see Roster

Company K - Many men from Cass County and Berrien County - see Roster

Company L - Many men from Wayne County and Kalamazoo County - see Roster

Company M - Many men from Branch County - see Roster

Unassigned Company - Many men from Oakland County - see Roster

See Rosters, as there were men from many different Counties in these Companies.

Other Sources

  • Michigan Adjutant General and George H. Turner. "Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865 [Eleventh Cavalry]"  (Lansing, Michigan: Michigan Adjutant-General's Dept, 1905). Digital Version. FHL Fiche 6084622. Other Libraries.
  • Johnson, Crisfield. "History of Branch County, Michigan With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers"   (Philadelphia: Everts & Abbott, 1879). Pages 66-70.  Digital copy. FHL Film 1000081 Item 2Other Libraries.
  • Birdsall, Henry A. "Henry A. Birdsall Diary". 1865. Available at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  See: Other Libraries.
  • 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 search-able 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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 November 2010).