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Brief History

The 23rd Regiment, Michigan Infantry was organized at East Saginaw, Michigan and mustered in September 13, 1862. It was mustered out June 28, 1865. [1]

For a history of this regiment see Michigan in the War 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 2,329 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Company A - Many men from Clinton County-see Roster

Company B - Many men fromSaginaw County - see Roster

Company C - Many men from Genesee County - see Roster

Company D - Many men from Tuscola County - see Roster

Company E - Many men from Saginaw County and Alcona County - see Roster

Company F - Many men from Bay County and Huron County - see Roster

Company G - Many men from Clinton County - see Roster

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

Company I - Many men from Houghton County -and Kalamazoo County- see Roster

Company K - Many men from Geneseee County - see Roster

Unassigned Company - Many men from Genesee County - see Roster

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

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.

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.
  • Michigan, and George H. Turner. Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865 [Twenty-Third Infantry]. Lansing, Mich: Michigan Adjutant-General's Dept, 1905. FHL Fiche 6084686. Other Libraries.
  • Twenty-third Michigan infantry association. "Roster of the Survivors of the Twenty-Third Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry"  ([St. Johns]: Press of the St. Johns news, 1901). Google Books. Other Libraries and (Salt Lake City : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2012), FHL book Digital Version
  • Seeking Michigan Website. Gives history of the 23rd Regiment, Michigan Infantry. Includes brief history for Officers and soldiers. (accessed 17 Aug 2011)

References

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

 

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