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Brief History

Batteries organized and mustered out at various times.  See information on each Battery below for a brief history of that Battery[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 5,815 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Histories for each Battery in the 1st Regiment, Michigan Light Artillery is from the website Civil War Soldiers and Sailors[2].

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.

Battery "A" 1st Regiment Light Artillery. (Loomis' Battery, Coldwater Artillery)
Mustered in: May 28, 1861 at Coldwater, Michigan.
Length of service: Battery reorganized for three years service.
Mustered out: July 12, 1865, at Jackson, Michigan.
For a Brief History of Battery "A" see - The Civil War Archives
Many Men in this Battery from Branch County and Kent County - see - Roster

Battery "B" 1st Regiment Light Artillery (Ross's Battery) - Captain William H. Ross[3]
Organized at: Grand Rapids and Detroit, Michigan., September 10 to December 14, 1861. Mustered out: June 14, 1865 at Detroit Michigan.
For a Brief History of Battery "B" - see - "The Civil War Archive"
Many Men in this Battery from Wayne County and Kent County - see Roster

Battery "C" 1st Regiment Light Artillery
Mustered in: November 28, 1861 Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mustered out: at Detroit, Michigan, June 22, 1865.
For a Brief History of Battery "C" - see - "The Civil War Archive"
Many Men in this Battery from Allegan County and Jackson County - see - Roster

Battery "D" 1st Regiment Light Artillery
Organized at: White Pigeon, Michigan, September 17 to December 7, 1861. Mustered out: August 3, 1865 Jackson, Michigan.
For a Brief History of Battery "D" - see - "The Civil War Archive"
Many Men in this Battery from Branch County - see- Roster

Battery "E" 1st Regiment Light Artillery
Organized at Grand Rapids, Albion and Marshall, Michigan. Mustered in December 6, 1861. Mustered out July 30, 1865 at Jackson, Michigan.
For a Brief History of Battery "E" -see - "The Civil War Archive"
Many Men in this Battery from Kent County - see- Roster

Battery "F" 1st Regiment Light Artillery
Organized at: Detroit and Coldwater, Michigan. Mustered in January 9, 1862. Mustered out July 1, 1865 at Jackson, Michigan.
For a Brief History of Battery "F" -see - "The Civil War Archive"
Many Men in this Battery from Branch County - see - Roster

Battery "G" 1st Regiment Light Artillery
Organized at: Kalamazoo, Michigan. Mustered in: January 17, 1862. Mustered out August 6, 1865 Jackson, Michigan.
For a Brief History of Battery "G" - see - "The Civil War Archive"
Many Men in this Battery from Branch County and St. Joseph County - see- Roster

Battery "H" 1st Regiment Light Artillery
Organized at: Monroe, Michigan. Mustered in: March 6, 1862
Mustered out: Jackson, Michigan, July 22, 1865.
For a Brief History of Battery "H" - see - "The Civil War Archive"
Many Men in this Battery from St. Clair County - see - Roster

Battery "I" 1st Regiment Light Artillery
Organized at: Detroit, Michigan. Mustered in: August 29, 1862.
Mustered out: July 14, 1865 at Detroit, Michigan.
For a Brief History of Battery "I" - see - "The Civil War Archive"
Many Men in this Battery from Lenawee County - see - Roster

Battery "K" 1st Regiment Light Artillery
Organized at: Grand Rapids, Mich., November 21, 1862, to February 20, 1863
Mustered out: July 22, 1865, Detroit, Michigan.
For a Brief History of Battery "K" - see -  "The Civil War Archive""
Many Men in this Battery from Detroit, Wayne County - see - Roster

Battery "L" 1st Regiment Light Artillery
Organized at: Coldwater, Michigan.  Mustered in: April 11, 1863
Mustered out: August 22, 1865, Jackson, Michigan.
For a Brief History of Battery "L" - see - "The Civil War Archive"
Many Men in this Battery from Kent County and Branch County - see - Roster

Battery "M" 1st Regiment Light Artillery
Organized at: Detroit, Mt. Clemens and Dearborn, Michigan and organization completed June 30, 1863. Mustered out: August 1, 1865, Jackson, Michigan.
For a Brief History of Battery "M" - see - "The Civil War Archive"
Many Men in this Battery from Wayne County - see - Roster

Michigan 13th Battery
Organized at Grand Rapids, Michigan and muster in 20 January 1864. They were mustered out 1 July 1865 at Jackson, Michigan.
For a brief history of the 13th Battery - see - "The Civil War Archive"
Many men in this Battery from Wayne County - see -Roster

Michigan 14th Battery
Organized at Kalamazoo, Michigan and mustered in 5 January 1864. They were mustered out 5 July 1865 at Jackson, Michigan.
For a Brief History of the 14th Battalion - see -"The Civil War Archive"
Many men from Kalamazoo County, Michigan- see - Roster

Unassigned men
Many men from Wayne County and Kent County - see - Roster

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.
  • Genco, James G., and Harold James Bartlett. To the Sound of Musketry and Tap of the Drum: A History of Michigan's Battery D Through the Letters of Artificer Harold J. Bartlett, 1861-1864 (Rochester, Mich: R. Russell-Books, 1983). FHL Book 977.4 M2gen. Other Libraries.
  • Garvin, Theodore F. "History of Battery 'G', First Regiment, Michigan Light Artillery, 1861-1891." (Coldwater, Mich: A.J. Aldrich, 1891). Libraries with Book.
  • Johnson, Crisfield. History of Branch County, Michigan With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. (Philadelphia: Everts & Abbott, 1879.) Pages 85-90 google. Other Libraries. FHL Fiche 6072219Battery A
  • Lindquist, Kris. Robinson's Battery (accessed March 30, 2011) Biographies of men in Battery C. Has a Roster and history of battles.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System: (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. Michigan. Shiloh Soldiers' Monument Commission. Michigan at Shiloh. (Lansing, Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission, 1920). Google Books

 

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