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Brief History

The 10th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry was organized at Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 18 to November 23, 1863. It mustered in November 18, 1863. It mustered out November 11, 1865 in West Tennessee. [1]
For a history of this regiment see The Civil War Archive 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 2,712 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 Kent County and Muskegon County - see Roster

Company B - Many men from Wayne County and Kent County - see Roster

Company C - Many men from Kent County and Muskegon County  - see Roster

Company D - Many men from Kent County and Wayne County  - see Roster

Company E - Many men from Kent County and Montcalm County  - see Roster

Company F - Many men from Shiawassee County - see Roster

Company G - Many men from Ionia County - see Roster

Company H - Many men from Antrim County and Shiawassee County - see Roster

Company I - Many men from Kent County and Oakland County - see Roster

Company K - Many men from Eaton County and Ottawa County - see Roster

Company L - Many men from Oakland County and Genesee County - see Roster

Company M - Many men from Kent County - see Roster

Unassigned Company - Many men from Kent County - see Roster

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

Other Sources

  • 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.
  • 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 Generals Office and George H. Turner. "Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865 [Tenth Cavalry]" ( Lansing, Mich: Michigan Adjutant-General's Dept, 1905).  Digital Copy.   FHL Fiche 6084619Other Libraries
  • Trowbridge, L. S.(Luther Stephen) "A Brief History of the Tenth Michigan Cavalry"  (Detroit, Michigan: Friesema Bros, 1905).  Digital Copy. FHL Fiche 6084620Other Libraries and Michigan troops in the battle of Gettysburg : Michigan at Gettysburg : address of Gen. L. S. Trowbridge, July, 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1863. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6084621


References

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

 

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