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Brief History

The 3rd Regiment, Michigan infantry was reorganized at Grand Rapids, Adrian and Pontiac, Michigan, August 24 to October 12, 1864. The regiment mustered in October 15, 1864. The regiment mustered out May 26, 1866 at Victoria, Texas and was discharged at Detroit, Michigan, June 10, 1866[1].

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

For a history of this regiment see 3rd Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry Re-Organized which gives a brief history, places served, battles fought, commanders and company rosters.

The Wikipedipedia

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,897 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 Kent County - see Roster

Company B - Many men from Kent County - see Roster

Company C - Many men from Kent County - see Roster

Company D - Many men from Ionia County - see Roster

Company E - Many men from Kent County - see Roster

Company F - Many men from Kent County - see Roster

Company G - Many men from Ingham County and Wayne County - see Roster

Company H - Many men from Muskegon County - see Roster

Company I - Many men from Ottawa County - see Roster

Company K - Many men from Kent County - see Roster

Unassigned Company - Many men from Kent County - see Roster
There is only one roster for both the first and second organization.

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.

References

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

 

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