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Brief History

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.[1]

This unit is not listed on the Michigan in the Civil War website or the Civil War Archives website

It may be a unit that never filled its quota.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1 man on its roster for this unit. Possibly this unit did not complete its organization, and the men went to other units. 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.

Only one soldier is listed in this unit. He is Patrick Joyce listed on the National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors website.

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.
  • 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)

 

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