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''[[United States of America|United States]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Michigan|Michigan]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Michigan Military Records|Michigan Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Michigan_in_the_Civil_War|Michigan in the Civil War]]''  
 
''[[United States of America|United States]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Michigan|Michigan]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Michigan Military Records|Michigan Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Michigan_in_the_Civil_War|Michigan in the Civil War]]''  
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During the Civil War, Michigan raised more than 90,000 men. Their records can be found in state records shown on this page, unit records which may be found on the military unit pages (see below for links), or [[United States Civil War 1861 to 1865, Part 2|federal records]]. For ideas on how to begin searching for your Civil War ancestor, see [[Beginning United States Civil War Research|Beginning United States Civil War Research]].<br>[[Image:{{MICWMonument}}]] <br>
  
 
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=== Introduction [[Image:Michigan Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument.jpg|thumb|right|300px]] ===
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=== Introduction  ===
  
 
Michigan raised more than 90,000 men for the Union. The Michigan regiments included 34 infantry regiments, 11 cavalry regiments, one sharpshooter regiment, one engineer regiment, many smaller independent units, and about 600 men in the Union Navy, <ref name="wikipedia" /><br>  
 
Michigan raised more than 90,000 men for the Union. The Michigan regiments included 34 infantry regiments, 11 cavalry regiments, one sharpshooter regiment, one engineer regiment, many smaller independent units, and about 600 men in the Union Navy, <ref name="wikipedia" /><br>  
  
"14,753 Michigan soldiers died in service, roughly 1 of every 6 who served. 4,448 of these deaths were combat deaths while the majority, over 9000, were from disease..."<ref name="wikipedia">Michigan in the American Civil War, a Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_in_the_American_Civil_War (viewed 22 February 2011).</ref><br>  
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"14,753 Michigan soldiers died in service, roughly 1 of every 6 who served. 4,448 of these deaths were combat deaths while the majority, over 9000, were from disease..."<ref name="wikipedia">Wikipedia.com, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_in_the_American_Civil_War Michigan in the American Civil War], (viewed 22 February 2011).</ref><br>  
  
 
=== Michigan Military Units  ===
 
=== Michigan Military Units  ===
  
=== Regiments  ===
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Most units were numbered, however, some were named. See the table below for lists of the regiments, battalions, batteries, and other units. <br>
  
*[[1st Regiment, Michigan Light Artillery|1st Regiment, Michigan Light Artillery]]<br>Batteries organized and mustered out at various times<br>
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The information in the lists of Michigan Military Units comes from the [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors] web site. That web site also can be searched by the name of a soldier.
  
*[[1st Regiment, Engineers and Mechanics, Michigan|1st Regiment, Engineers and Mechanics, Michigan]]<br>Organized at: Marshall, Michigan, September 12, 1861. Mustered in: October 29, 1861. <br>Mustered out: September 22, 1865. Discharged at Jackson, Michigan, October 1, 1865.<br>
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<center>'''Michigan Units by Number or by Name'''</center><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; color: black; padding-top: 5px">'''''Union Units'''''</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Michigan Civil War Union Units 1st through 9th|1st-9th]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Michigan Civil War Union Units 10th through 30th|10th-30th]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Michigan Civil War Union Units A to Z|A to Z]]</div>
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<center>'''Michigan Units by Type of Unit'''</center><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; color: black; padding-top: 5px">'''''Union Units'''''</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Michigan Civil War Union Infantry Units|Infantry]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Michigan Civil War Union Cavalry Units|Cavalry]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Michigan Civil War Union Artillery Units|Artillery]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 65px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Michigan Civil War Union Unassigned Units|Unassign- ed Units]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Michigan Civil War Union Colored Troops|Colored Troops]]</div><div style="text-align: center; padding-bottom: 5px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); margin: 4px; padding-left: 5px; width: 60px; padding-right: 5px; float: left; height: 40px; padding-top: 5px">[[Michigan Civil War Union Other Units|Other]]</div>
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*[[1st Regiment, Michigan Infantry|1st Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>First organized for 3 months service. Organized at: Fort Wayne, Detroit, Michigan.&nbsp;&nbsp;Mustered into United States service May 1, 1861. <br>Length of service: 3 months. Mustered out: August 7, 1861 at Detroit, Michigan<br>Organized for three year service at: Detroit, Michigan. Mustered in: September 16, 1861. Mustered out July 9, 1865 Jeffersonville, Indiana.<br>
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*[[1st Regiment, United States Lancers, Michigan Cavalry|1st Regiment, United States Lancers, Michigan Cavalry]]<br>Organized at: Detroit, Saginaw and St. John, Michigan November 30, 1861, to February 20, 1862.<br>Mustered out: March 20, 1862.<br>
 
 
 
*[[1st Regiment, Michigan Cavalry|1st Regiment, Michigan Cavalry]]<br>Organized at: Detroit, Michigan, August 21 to September 6, 1861.&nbsp; Mustered in: September 13, 1861. <br>Mustered out: March 10, 1866.<br>
 
 
 
*[[1st Regiment, Michigan Sharpshooters|1st Regiment, Michigan Sharpshooters]]<br>Organized at: Kalamazoo and Dearborn, Michigan, April 14 to October 7, 1863.&nbsp;Mustered in: July 7, 1863. <br>Mustered out: July 28, 1865, Washington D. C. <br>
 
 
 
*[[2nd Regiment, Michigan Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Michigan Cavalry]]<br>Organized at: Detroit, Michigan.&nbsp; Mustered in: October 2, 1861.<br>Mustered out: August 17, 1865. <br>
 
 
 
*[[2nd Regiment, Michigan Infantry|2nd Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Detroit, Michigan, May 25, 1861. Length of service: 3 Years. <br>Mustered out: July 29, 1865 at Delaney House,&nbsp;Washington, D. C. &nbsp;and discharged at Detroit, Michigan, August 1, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[3rd Regiment, Michigan Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Michigan Cavalry]]<br>Organized at: Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 24 to November 28, 1861. <br>Mustered out: February 12, 1866.&nbsp;&nbsp;Discharged at: Jackson, Michigan, March 15, 1866. <br>
 
 
 
*[[3rd Regiment, Michigan Infantry (1st organization)|3rd Regiment, Michigan Infantry (1st organization)]]<br>Organized at: Grand Rapids, Michigan.&nbsp; Mustered into state service:&nbsp;&nbsp; May 21, 1861.&nbsp; Mustered into United States service: June 10, 1861 at Grand Rapids, Michigan.<br>Non-veterans mustered out: June 10, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 5th Michigan Infantry June 13, 1864.<br>
 
 
 
*[[3rd Regiment, Michigan Infantry (2nd organization)|3rd Regiment, Michigan Infantry (2nd organization)]]<br>Organized at: Grand Rapids, Adrian and Pontiac, Michigan, August 24 to October 12, 1864. Mustered in: October 15, 1864. <br>Mustered out:&nbsp;May 26, 1866 at Victoria, Texas. Discharged at: Detroit, Michigan, June 10, 1866.<br>
 
 
 
*[[4th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry|4th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry]]<br>Organized at: Detroit, Michigan. Mustered in: August 28, 1862. <br>Mustered out: July 1, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[4th Regiment, Michigan Infantry (1st organization)|4th Regiment, Michigan Infantry (1st organization)]]<br>Organized at: Adrian, Michigan. Mustered in: June 20, 1861. <br>Mustered out: June 30, 1864.<br>Veterans and Recruits transferred to 1st Michigan Infantry.<br>
 
 
 
*[[4th Regiment, Michigan Infantry (2nd organization)|4th Regiment, Michigan Infantry (2nd organization)]]<br>Organized at: Adrian and Hudson, Michigan. Mustered in: October 14, 1864. <br>Mustered out: Houston, Texas, May 26,1866. Discharged: Detroit, Michigan, June 10, 1866.<br>
 
 
 
*[[5th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry|5th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry]]<br>Regiment organized at: Detroit, Michigan. Mustered in: August 30, 1862.<br>Mustered out: June 23, 1865.<br>Veterans and Recruits transferred to 1st Michigan Cavalry.<br>
 
 
 
*[[5th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|5th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Detroit, Michigan. &nbsp;Mustered in: August 28, 1861. <br>Mustered out: July 5, 1865 Jeffersonville, Indiana.<br>
 
 
 
*[[6th Regiment, Michigan Heavy Artillery|6th Regiment, Michigan Heavy Artillery]]<br>Organized at: Kalamazoo, Michigan. Mustered in August 20, 1861. <br>Mustered out: August 20, 1865. Discharged at: Jackson, Michigan, September 5, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[6th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry|6th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry]]<br>Organized at: Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 28 to October 13, 1862. Mustered in: October 13, 1862.<br>Ordered to rejoin Regiment in Army of the Potomac April 25, and joined May 3, 1864. <br>Consolidated with 1st Michigan Cavalry November 7, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[7th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry|7th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry]]<br>Organized at Grand Rapids, Michigan, October, 1862, to June, 1863. <br>Regiment mustered out: December 15, 1865. <br>Veterans and Recruits transferred to 1st Michigan Cavalry.<br>
 
 
 
*[[7th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|7th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Monroe, Michigan. Mustered in: August 22, 1861. <br>Mustered out: July 5, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[8th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry|8th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry]]<br>Organized at: Mt. Clemens, Michigan, December 30, 1862 to May 2, 1863. <br>Mustered out at: Nashville, Tennessee, September 22, 1865. <br><br>
 
 
 
*[[8th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|8th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Regiment organized at: Grand Rapids and at Fort Wayne, Detroit, Michigan. Mustered in: September 23, 1861. <br>Mustered out: July 30, 1865 Washington, D.C.<br>
 
 
 
*[[9th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry|9th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry]]<br>Organized at: Coldwater, Michigan, January 8 to May 19, 1863. <br>Mustered out: July 21, 1865 Concord, North Carolina.<br>
 
 
 
*[[9th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|9th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Detroit Michigan.&nbsp; Mustered in: October 15, 1861.<br>Mustered out: September 15, 1865. Discharged at: Detroit, Michigan, September 26, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[10th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry|10th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry]]<br>Organized at: Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 18 to November 23, 1863.&nbsp; Mustered in: November 18, 1863.<br>Mustered out: November 11, 1865 West Tennessee.<br>
 
 
 
*[[10th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|10th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Flint, Michigan.&nbsp;&nbsp; Mustered in: February 6, 1862.<br>Mustered out: July 19, 1865.&nbsp;&nbsp;Discharged at Jackson, Michigan, August 1, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[11th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry|11th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry]]<br>Organized at: Kalamazoo and Detroit, Michigan, October 7 to December 10, 1863.<br>Consolidated with 8th Michigan Cavalry July 20, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[11th Regiment, Michigan Infantry (1st organization)|11th Regiment, Michigan Infantry (1st organization)]]<br>Organized at: White Pigeon, Michigan.&nbsp;&nbsp;Mustered in: September 24, 1861.<br>Mustered out: September 30, 1864.&nbsp; Recruits formed into a detachment and transferred to 11th Regiment reorganized<br>
 
 
 
*[[11th Regiment, Michigan Infantry (2nd organization)|11th Regiment, Michigan Infantry (2nd organization)]]<br>Organized at: Jackson, Michigan, January 4 to February 26, 1865.<br>Mustered out: September 16, 1865 Nashville, Tennessee.<br>
 
 
 
*[[12th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry|12th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[12th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|12th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Niles, Dowagiac and Buchanan, Michigan, December 9, 1861, to March 1, 1862. Mustered in: March 5, 1862.<br>Regiment assembled at Camden and mustered out: February 15, 1866.<br>
 
 
 
*[[13th Regiment , Michigan Infantry|13th Regiment , Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Kalamazoo, Michigan.&nbsp; Mustered in: January 17, 1862. <br>Mustered out: July 25, 1865.<br>
 
 
 
*[[13th Independent Battery, Michigan Light Artillery|13th Independent Battery, Michigan Light Artillery]]<br>Organized at: Grand Rapids, Michigan.&nbsp;&nbsp;Mustered in: January 20, 1864<br>Mustered out: July 1, 1865 Jackson, Michigan.<br>
 
 
 
*[[14th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|14th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Ypsilanti and Detroit, Michigan, January 7 to February 18, 1862. Mustered in: February 13, 1862.<br>Mustered out: July 18, 1865<br>
 
 
 
*[[14th Independent Battery, Michigan Light Artillery|14th Independent Battery, Michigan Light Artillery]]<br>Organized at: Kalamazoo, Michigan. Mustered in: January 5, 1864.<br>Mustered out: July 1, 1865.<br>
 
  
*[[15th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|15th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at Detroit, Monroe and Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 16, 1861, to March 13, 1862. Mustered in: March 20, 1862.<br>Mustered out: August 18, 1865.<br>
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=== Records and Resources  ===
  
*[[16th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|16th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Plymouth and Detroit, Michigan, July to September, 1861.<br>Mustered out: July 8, 1865.<br>
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==== Cemetery Records  ====
  
*[[17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|17th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Detroit, Michigan, August 8 to 22, 1862.<br>Mustered out: June 3, 1865.<br>
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*"Civil War Graves Registration Index Cards, 1861–1930" ({{FHL|1955405|disp=FHL1955405 (22films)}}) This index for the state of Michigan includes name, county of burial, and military unit.
  
*[[18th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|18th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Hillsdale, Michigan. Mustered in: August 26, 1862.<br>Mustered out: June 26, 1865 Nashville, Tennessee.<br>
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==== 1890 Census Veterans Schedules  ====
  
*[[19th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|19th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Dowagiac, Michigan. Mustered in: September 5, 1862.<br>Mustered out June 10, 1865.<br>
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*'''1890 Census Veterans Schedules''' - The "Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War" (NARA M123) are available online for the state of Michigan. The schedules list Union veterans and their widows living in Michigan in 1890. For more information on the 1890 Veterans Schedules see [[Union Census Records|Union Census Records]].
  
*[[20th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|20th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Jackson, Michigan, August 15-19, 1862.<br>Mustered out: May 30, 1865.<br>
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==== Pensions  ====
  
*[[21st Regiment, Michigan Infantry|21st Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Ionia and Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mustered in: September 9, 1862.<br>Mustered out: June 8, 1865.<br>
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*'''Civil War Pension Index Cards''' - An {{RecordSearch|1471019|Index to Pension Applications}} of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. For more information see [[Union Pension Records|Union Pension Records]].
  
*[[22nd Regiment, Michigan Infantry|22nd Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Pontiac, Michigan. Mustered in: &nbsp;August 29, 1862.<br>Mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., June 26, 1865.<br>
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*[[23rd Regiment, Michigan Infantry|23rd Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: East Saginaw, Michigan. Mustered in: September 13, 1862.<br>Mustered out: June 28, 1865.<br>
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Most of the service and pension files have not been filmed and are only available at the National Archives. Footnote.com is currently digitizing the records (11 March 2011).  
  
*[[24th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|24th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Detroit, Michigan. Mustered in: August 15, 1862.<br>Regiment selected as escort at funeral of President Lincoln.<br>Mustered out: June 30, 1865.<br>
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*''Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861–1865''. 46 vols. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Ihling Bros. &amp; Everard, 1905. (Family History Library {{FHL|977.4 M2r|disp=book 977.4 M2r; on 4 films}}.) Brief service records of Michigan soldiers. For an index of names listed in these volumes use:
  
*[[25th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|25th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Kalamazoo, Michigan. Mustered in: September 22, 1862.<br>Mustered out: June 24, 1865.<br>
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:-''Alphabetical General Index to Public Library Sets of 85,271 Names of Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Individual Records''. Lansing, Michigan: Michigan Secretary of State, 1915. (Family History Library {{FHL|438235|title-id|disp=book 977.4 M2a}}; {{FHL|37227|title-id|disp=film 915948}}.)<br>
  
*[[26th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|26th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Jackson, Michigan, September 10 to December 12, 1862. Mustered in: December 12, 1862.<br>Mustered out: June 4, 1865.<br>
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*Michigan. Adjutant General's Office. ''Records of Michigan Volunteers Mustered into the Service of the United States, 1861–1866''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. ({{FHL|339780|title-id|disp=On 7 Family History Library films}}.) Includes index. Lists name, rank, enlistment date and place, and residence. The records are also at the Michigan State Archives.
  
*[[27th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|27th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Port Huron, Ovid and Ypsilanti, Michigan. Mustered in: April 10, 1863.<br>Mustered out: July 26, 1865.<br>
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*Michigan. Adjutant General's Office. ''Michigan Volunteers Descriptive Rolls, 1861–1866; Index to Michigan Volunteers, 1861–1865''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972. ({{FHL|294456|title-id|disp=On 16 Family History Library films}}.) Indexes are on {{FHL|294456|title-id|disp=films 915346–47}}. 50 volumes listing name, rank, enlistment date and place, physical description, and service record. Lists death date and place for some individuals.
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*Michigan Department of Natural Resources.&nbsp; [http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-54463_19313-125416--,00.html Civil War Principles and Substitutes index Database website].&nbsp; (Accessed July 12, 2011).&nbsp; Searchable d<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1310491814984_560" />atabase given names of substitutes and the person they served for.&nbsp; Lists regiment and company.
  
*[[28th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|28th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Kalamazoo and Marshall, Michigan, by consolidation of 28th and 29th Michigan Infantry on October 26, 1864.<br>Mustered out: June 6, 1866.<br>
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For more information on service records see [[Union Service Records|Union Service Records]].  
  
*[[29th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|29th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: East Saginaw, Michigan. Mustered in: October 3, 1864.<br>Mustered out: September 6. Discharged at Detroit, Michigan, September 12, 1865.<br>
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=== Histories  ===
  
*[[30th Regiment, Michigan Infantry|30th Regiment, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at Detroit, Michigan, for 12 months' service in the State. Mustered in: January 9, 1865. <br>Mustered out: June 30, 1865.<br>
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*Robertson, John. ''Michigan in the War, Revised''. Lansing, Michigan: W.S. George, 1882. (Family History Library {{FHL|264728|title-id|disp=book 977.4 M25a; film 1015816 item 1}}, and&nbsp;982366 item 3; 1880 edition on film {{FHL|198087|title-id|disp=1294017}}.) General history for the state.&nbsp; Histories for each regiment.<br>
  
*[[Chadwick's Company, Michigan Engineers|Chadwick's Company, Michigan Engineers]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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*Ellis, Helen H., compiler.” Index to John Robertson's Michigan in the war, revised edition, Lansing, Michigan, 1882” (Ann Arbor, Michigan. University Microfilms International-Books on Demand, 1989) 5 microfiche. {{FHL|1190712|item|disp=Fiche 6078584}} Index to the book above, "Michigan in the War" <br>
  
*[[Chadwick's Engineer Recruits, Michigan Volunteers|Chadwick's Engineer Recruits, Michigan Volunteers]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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*Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. [http://bentley.umich.edu/research/guides/civilwar/ Michigan in the Civil War: A guide to the Resources in the Bentley Historical Library]. (accessed June 15, 2011).&nbsp; Gives brief information about items in collection. Histories, Regiment histories and diaries of individual soldiers.&nbsp; Many items available on microfilm through interlibrary loan.<br>
  
*[[Chandler Horse Guards Squadron, Michigan Cavalry|Chandler Horse Guards Squadron, Michigan Cavalry]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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*Harvey, Don. [http://www.michiganinthewar.org/cwmireg.htm Michigan in the Civil War 1861-1865 ]website. (Accessed May 2, &nbsp;2011).&nbsp; Gives Regimental histories and rosters for each company in the regiment.&nbsp; Identifies the County where each man came from.<br>
  
*[[Hall's Independent Battalion, Michigan Sharpshooters|Hall's Independent Battalion, Michigan Sharpshooters]]<br>Organized at: Marshall, Michigan, August 27 to November 2, 1864.<br>Attached to 16th Michigan Infantry Consolidated with that Regiment April 10, 1865.<br>
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*Hazel, Ed. [http://www.american-civilwar.com/category/introduction/ Michigan in the American Civil War website]. (accessed July 20, 2011)&nbsp; Gives overall History of Michigan and the war. Individual regiment histories for Infantry, artillery, and sharpshooters. Cavalry regiments are being added, but are not complete. <br>
  
*[[Howland's Independent Company, Michigan Engineers|Howland's Independent Company, Michigan Engineers]]<br>Organized at: Battle Creek, Michigan, September 16, 1861.<br>Mustered out: January 8, 1862.<br>
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*Clarke Historical Library, in&nbsp;Mount Pleasant, Michigan, has a great [http://clarke.cmich.edu/resource_tab/bibliographies_of_clarke_library_material/civil_war_materials/civil_war_materials_index.html Civil War collection] of published works and manuscripts. [http://clarke.cmich.edu/resource_tab/bibliographies_of_clarke_library_material/civil_war_materials/published/alpha_by_state/michigan_infantry.html Michigan Infantry] lists regimental histories at this library.
  
*[[Robinson's Company A, Provost Guards, Michigan Infantry|Robinson's Company A, Provost Guards, Michigan Infantry]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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==== Officers  ====
  
*[[Unassigned Michigan Cavalry|Unassigned Michigan Cavalry]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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*Robertson, John. ''Michigan in the War, Revised''. Lansing, Michigan: W.S. George, 1882. (Family History Library {{FHL|264728|title-id|disp=book 977.4 M25a; film 1015816 item 1}}, and&nbsp;982366 item 3; 1880 edition on film {{FHL|198087|title-id|disp=1294017}}.) Alphabetical lists show officer's residence, enlistment date, regiment, promotions, and date mustered out.
  
*[[Unassigned Michigan Infantry|Unassigned Michigan Infantry]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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==== Grand Army of the Republic Veterans Organization  ====
  
*[[Unassigned Michigan Volunteers|Unassigned Michigan Volunteers]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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*Grand Army of the Republic. Department of Michigan. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973, 1991. ({{FHL|308107|title-id|disp=On 90 Family History Library films}}.) Indexed. 50 volumes. Union veterans organization records show name, age, birth state, residence, occupation, service dates, and discharge cause.
  
*[[Unassigned Regiment, Michigan|Unassigned Regiment, Michigan]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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=== Post War Records  ===
  
*[[Unassigned Drafted, Michigan|Unassigned Drafted, Michigan]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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*Clinton County Historical Society (Mich.). United States Civil War Soldiers Living in Michigan in 1894. St. Johns, Mich. (P.O. Box 23, St. Johns): Genealogists of the Clinton County Historical Society, 1988. {{FHL|678608|item|disp=FHL book 977.4 M2c}}. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/united-states-civil-war-soldiers-living-in-michigan-in-1894/oclc/19282658&referer=brief_results Other Libaries.]
 
 
*[[Unassigned Michigan|Unassigned Michigan]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
 
 
 
*[[Wormer's Company, Stanton Guards, Michigan Infantry|Wormer's Company, Stanton Guards, Michigan Infantry]]<br>Organized at: Detroit, Michigan, May 10, 1862.<br>Mustered out: September 25, 1862.<br>
 
 
 
*[[1st Regiment,Michigan Volunteer Infantry (Colored)|1st Regiment,Michigan Volunteer Infantry (Colored)]]<br>Organized at Detroit, Michigan, August, 1863, to February, 1864. Mustered in February 17, 1864 .<br>Mustered out September 30, 1865: Charleston, South Carolina.<br>
 
  
 
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During the Civil War, Michigan raised more than 90,000 men. Their records can be found in state records shown on this page, unit records which may be found on the military unit pages (see below for links), or federal records. For ideas on how to begin searching for your Civil War ancestor, see Beginning United States Civil War Research.
Civil War Monument in Detroit, Michigan, 1888


Introduction

Michigan raised more than 90,000 men for the Union. The Michigan regiments included 34 infantry regiments, 11 cavalry regiments, one sharpshooter regiment, one engineer regiment, many smaller independent units, and about 600 men in the Union Navy, [1]

"14,753 Michigan soldiers died in service, roughly 1 of every 6 who served. 4,448 of these deaths were combat deaths while the majority, over 9000, were from disease..."[1]

Michigan Military Units

Most units were numbered, however, some were named. See the table below for lists of the regiments, battalions, batteries, and other units.

The information in the lists of Michigan Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site. That web site also can be searched by the name of a soldier.


Michigan Units by Number or by Name
Union Units
1st-9th
10th-30th
A to Z





Michigan Units by Type of Unit
Union Units
Infantry
Cavalry
Artillery
Unassign- ed Units
Colored Troops
Other





Records and Resources

Cemetery Records

  • "Civil War Graves Registration Index Cards, 1861–1930" (FHL1955405 (22films)) This index for the state of Michigan includes name, county of burial, and military unit.

1890 Census Veterans Schedules

  • 1890 Census Veterans Schedules - The "Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War" (NARA M123) are available online for the state of Michigan. The schedules list Union veterans and their widows living in Michigan in 1890. For more information on the 1890 Veterans Schedules see Union Census Records.

Pensions

  • Civil War Pension Index Cards - An Index to Pension Applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. For more information see Union Pension Records.

Service Records

Most of the service and pension files have not been filmed and are only available at the National Archives. Footnote.com is currently digitizing the records (11 March 2011).

  • Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861–1865. 46 vols. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1905. (Family History Library book 977.4 M2r; on 4 films.) Brief service records of Michigan soldiers. For an index of names listed in these volumes use:
-Alphabetical General Index to Public Library Sets of 85,271 Names of Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Individual Records. Lansing, Michigan: Michigan Secretary of State, 1915. (Family History Library book 977.4 M2a; film 915948.)
  • Michigan. Adjutant General's Office. Records of Michigan Volunteers Mustered into the Service of the United States, 1861–1866. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973. (On 7 Family History Library films.) Includes index. Lists name, rank, enlistment date and place, and residence. The records are also at the Michigan State Archives.
  • Michigan. Adjutant General's Office. Michigan Volunteers Descriptive Rolls, 1861–1866; Index to Michigan Volunteers, 1861–1865. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972. (On 16 Family History Library films.) Indexes are on films 915346–47. 50 volumes listing name, rank, enlistment date and place, physical description, and service record. Lists death date and place for some individuals.
  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources.  Civil War Principles and Substitutes index Database website.  (Accessed July 12, 2011).  Searchable database given names of substitutes and the person they served for.  Lists regiment and company.

For more information on service records see Union Service Records.

Histories

  • Robertson, John. Michigan in the War, Revised. Lansing, Michigan: W.S. George, 1882. (Family History Library book 977.4 M25a; film 1015816 item 1, and 982366 item 3; 1880 edition on film 1294017.) General history for the state.  Histories for each regiment.
  • Ellis, Helen H., compiler.” Index to John Robertson's Michigan in the war, revised edition, Lansing, Michigan, 1882” (Ann Arbor, Michigan. University Microfilms International-Books on Demand, 1989) 5 microfiche. Fiche 6078584 Index to the book above, "Michigan in the War"
  • Harvey, Don. Michigan in the Civil War 1861-1865 website. (Accessed May 2,  2011).  Gives Regimental histories and rosters for each company in the regiment.  Identifies the County where each man came from.
  • Hazel, Ed. Michigan in the American Civil War website. (accessed July 20, 2011)  Gives overall History of Michigan and the war. Individual regiment histories for Infantry, artillery, and sharpshooters. Cavalry regiments are being added, but are not complete.
  • Clarke Historical Library, in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, has a great Civil War collection of published works and manuscripts. Michigan Infantry lists regimental histories at this library.

Officers

  • Robertson, John. Michigan in the War, Revised. Lansing, Michigan: W.S. George, 1882. (Family History Library book 977.4 M25a; film 1015816 item 1, and 982366 item 3; 1880 edition on film 1294017.) Alphabetical lists show officer's residence, enlistment date, regiment, promotions, and date mustered out.

Grand Army of the Republic Veterans Organization

  • Grand Army of the Republic. Department of Michigan. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973, 1991. (On 90 Family History Library films.) Indexed. 50 volumes. Union veterans organization records show name, age, birth state, residence, occupation, service dates, and discharge cause.

Post War Records

  • Clinton County Historical Society (Mich.). United States Civil War Soldiers Living in Michigan in 1894. St. Johns, Mich. (P.O. Box 23, St. Johns): Genealogists of the Clinton County Historical Society, 1988. FHL book 977.4 M2c. Other Libaries.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia.com, Michigan in the American Civil War, (viewed 22 February 2011).