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Brief History

The 19th Regiment, Michigan Infantry was organized at Dowagiac, Michigan and mustered in September 5, 1862. It was mustered out June 10, 1865.[1]

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 1,754 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 Cass Countyand Branch County - see Roster

Company B - Many men from Allegan County - see Roster

Company C - Many men from Branch County - see Roster

Company D - Many men from St. Joseph County - see Roster

Company E - Many men from St. Joseph County - see Roster

Company F - Many men from Kalamazoo County - see Roster

Company G - Many men from Van Buren County and Kalamazoo County - see Roster

Company H - Many men from Branch County - see Roster

Company I - Many men from St. Joseph County and Berrien County, Michigan  see Roster

Company K - Many men from Kalamazoo County, St. Joseph County and Saginaw County - see Roster

Unassigned Company - Many men fromKalamazoo Countyand Branch 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.
  • 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.
  • Anderson, William M. "They Died to Make Men Free: A History of the 19th Michigan Infantry in the Civil War"  (Berrien Springs, Michigan: Hardscrabble Books, 1980).FHL Book 977.4 M2aw. Other Libraries.
  • Michigan, and George H. Turner. Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865 [Nineteenth Infantry]. Lansing, Mich: Michigan Adjutant-General's Dept, 1905. FHL Collection. Other Libraries.
  • Seeking Michigan website. Gives History of the Regiment and information on individual soldiers. (Accessed August 10, 2011)
  • Welcher, Frank Johnson, and Larry G. Liggett. Coburn's Brigade: The 85th Indiana, 33rd Indiana, 19th Michigan, and 22nd Wisconsin in the Western Civil War. Carmel, IN: Guild Press of Indiana, 1999. FHL Book 973 M2wcb  Other Libraries.

References

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

 

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