Michigan in the Civil War

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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.

Regiments

  • 1st Regiment, Michigan Infantry
    First organized for 3 months service. Organized at: Fort Wayne, Detroit, Michigan.  Mustered into United States service May 1, 1861.
    Length of service: 3 months. Mustered out: August 7, 1861 at Detroit, Michigan
    Organized for three year service at: Detroit, Michigan. Mustered in: September 16, 1861. Mustered out July 9, 1865 Jeffersonville, Indiana.
  • 1st Regiment, Michigan Cavalry
    Organized at: Detroit, Michigan, August 21 to September 6, 1861.  Mustered in: September 13, 1861.
    Mustered out: March 10, 1866.
  • 1st Regiment, Michigan Sharpshooters
    Organized at: Kalamazoo and Dearborn, Michigan, April 14 to October 7, 1863. Mustered in: July 7, 1863.
    Mustered out: July 28, 1865, Washington D. C.
  • 2nd Regiment, Michigan Infantry
    Organized at: Detroit, Michigan, May 25, 1861. Length of service: 3 Years.
    Mustered out: July 29, 1865 at Delaney House, Washington, D. C.  and discharged at Detroit, Michigan, August 1, 1865.
  • 3rd Regiment, Michigan Cavalry
    Organized at: Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 24 to November 28, 1861.
    Mustered out: February 12, 1866.  Discharged at: Jackson, Michigan, March 15, 1866.
  • 3rd Regiment, Michigan Infantry (1st organization)
    Organized at: Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Mustered into state service:   May 21, 1861.  Mustered into United States service: June 10, 1861 at Grand Rapids, Michigan.
    Non-veterans mustered out: June 10, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 5th Michigan Infantry June 13, 1864.
  • 3rd Regiment, Michigan Infantry (2nd organization)
    Organized at: Grand Rapids, Adrian and Pontiac, Michigan, August 24 to October 12, 1864. Mustered in: October 15, 1864.
    Mustered out: May 26, 1866 at Victoria, Texas. Discharged at: Detroit, Michigan, June 10, 1866.
  • 5th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry
    Regiment organized at: Detroit, Michigan. Mustered in: August 30, 1862.
    Mustered out: June 23, 1865.
    Veterans and Recruits transferred to 1st Michigan Cavalry.
  • 6th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry
    Organized at: Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 28 to October 13, 1862. Mustered in: October 13, 1862.
    Ordered to rejoin Regiment in Army of the Potomac April 25, and joined May 3, 1864.
    Consolidated with 1st Michigan Cavalry November 7, 1865.
  • 7th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry
    Organized at Grand Rapids, Michigan, October, 1862, to June, 1863.
    Regiment mustered out: December 15, 1865.
    Veterans and Recruits transferred to 1st Michigan Cavalry.
  • 8th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry
    Organized at: Mt. Clemens, Michigan, December 30, 1862 to May 2, 1863.
    Mustered out at: Nashville, Tennessee, September 22, 1865.

  • 8th Regiment, Michigan Infantry
    Regiment organized at: Grand Rapids and at Fort Wayne, Detroit, Michigan. Mustered in: September 23, 1861.
    Mustered out: July 30, 1865 Washington, D.C.
  • 9th Regiment, Michigan Infantry
    Organized at: Detroit Michigan.  Mustered in: October 15, 1861.
    Mustered out: September 15, 1865. Discharged at: Detroit, Michigan, September 26, 1865.
  • 10th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry
    Organized at: Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 18 to November 23, 1863.  Mustered in: November 18, 1863.
    Mustered out: November 11, 1865 West Tennessee.
  • 10th Regiment, Michigan Infantry
    Organized at: Flint, Michigan.   Mustered in: February 6, 1862.
    Mustered out: July 19, 1865.  Discharged at Jackson, Michigan, August 1, 1865.
  • 11th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry
    Organized at: Kalamazoo and Detroit, Michigan, October 7 to December 10, 1863.
    Consolidated with 8th Michigan Cavalry July 20, 1865.
  • 12th Regiment, Michigan Infantry
    Organized at: Niles, Dowagiac and Buchanan, Michigan, December 9, 1861, to March 1, 1862. Mustered in: March 5, 1862.
    Regiment assembled at Camden and mustered out: February 15, 1866.
  • 14th Regiment, Michigan Infantry
    Organized at: Ypsilanti and Detroit, Michigan, January 7 to February 18, 1862. Mustered in: February 13, 1862.
    Mustered out: July 18, 1865
  • 15th Regiment, Michigan Infantry
    Organized at Detroit, Monroe and Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 16, 1861, to March 13, 1862. Mustered in: March 20, 1862.
    Mustered out: August 18, 1865.
  • 24th Regiment, Michigan Infantry
    Organized at: Detroit, Michigan. Mustered in: August 15, 1862.
    Regiment selected as escort at funeral of President Lincoln.
    Mustered out: June 30, 1865.
  • 28th Regiment, Michigan Infantry
    Organized at: Kalamazoo and Marshall, Michigan, by consolidation of 28th and 29th Michigan Infantry on October 26, 1864.
    Mustered out: June 6, 1866.
  • 29th Regiment, Michigan Infantry
    Organized at: East Saginaw, Michigan. Mustered in: October 3, 1864.
    Mustered out: September 6. Discharged at Detroit, Michigan, September 12, 1865.
  • Unassigned Michigan
    "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Michigan in the American Civil War, a Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_in_the_American_Civil_War (viewed 22 February 2011).