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Brief History

The First Regiment Michigan Infantry was first organized for 3 months service. It was organized at Fort Wayne, Detroit, Michigan. Mustered into United States service May 1, 1861. It was mustered out on August 7, 1861 at Detroit, Michigan. The 1st Regiment, Michigan Infantry was then organized for three year service at Detroit, Michigan. It was mustered in September 16, 1861. Mustered out July 9, 1865 at Jeffersonville, Indiana[1].

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Companies in the 1st Regiment, Michigan Infantry

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,012 men on its roster for this unit for their first enlistment. 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 Wayne County - see Roster

Company B - Many men from Jackson County - see Roster

Company C - Many men from Branch County - see Roster

Company D - Many men from Washtenaw County and Jackson County - see Roster

Company E Many men from Washtenaw County - see Roster

Company F - Many men from Wayne County - see Roster

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

Company H - Many men from Ypsilanti County - see Roster

Company I - Many men from Marshall County and Marquette County - see Roster

Company K - Many men from Adrian County - see Roster

Unassigned Company - Many men from Washtenaw 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.
  • Hawks, Steven. Gettysburg Stone Sentinels (accessed March 30, 2011). Gives a brief history and outline of battles for this regiment. Monument in Gettysburg.
  • Michigan. Adjutant General's Office and George H. Turner "Record of service of Michigan volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865; record of First Michigan Infantry in the Civil War, 1861- 1865" (Lansing, Michigan. Adjutant General's-Department, 1905) 2 Fiche. Fiche 6084624
  • Owen, C. W. "The First Michigan Infantry Three Months and Three Years : Brief History of the Regiment from Its Organization in May, 1861, Until Its Muster Out in July, 1865, Together with Personal Experiences of Writer." (Quincy, Michigan]: Quincy Herald Print, 1903.)1 microfiche Fiche 6084626 other Libraries.
  • United States Army. Michigan Infantry, Regiment 1st and Andrew Dickson White. "Michigan First Regiment Incidents, Marches, Battles and Camp Life, and the Adventures of the Author, Known As the Indiana Banker, Who Was Fifer in Company "F", and Made Such Remarkable Time in Leaving Bull's Run-- Time: First Mile, 2 Minutes 38 Seconds" (Detroit: Printed for the author, 1861.)Fiche 6084628. Other Libraries.


References

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

 

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