Hall's Independent Battalion, Michigan Sharpshooters

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The Roster for this Battalion is&nbsp;combined with&nbsp;the Roster for the 16th Michigan infantry.<br>  
 
The Roster for this Battalion is&nbsp;combined with&nbsp;the Roster for the 16th Michigan infantry.<br>  
  
Company A - Many men [[Branch County, Michigan|Branch County]] and [[St. Joseph County, Michigan|St. Joseph County ]]- see [http://www.michiganinthewar.org/sharpshooters/halls.htm Roster]  
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Company A - Many men [[Branch County, Michigan|Branch County]] and [[St. Joseph County, Michigan|St. Joseph County ]]- see [http://www.migenweb.org/michiganinthewar/sharpshooters/halls.htm Roster]  
  
Company B - Many men from [[Jackson County, Michigan|Jackson County]] and [[Branch County, Michigan|Branch County]] - see [http://www.michiganinthewar.org/sharpshooters/halls.htm Roster]  
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Company B - Many men from [[Jackson County, Michigan|Jackson County]] and [[Branch County, Michigan|Branch County]] - see [http://www.migenweb.org/michiganinthewar/sharpshooters/halls.htm Roster]  
  
 
See Rosters, as there were men from many different Counties in these Companies.
 
See Rosters, as there were men from many different Counties in these Companies.

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Contents

Brief History

Hall's Independent Battalion, Michigan Sharpshooters was organized at Marshall, Michigan, August 27 to November 2, 1864.  It was attached to 16th Michigan Infantry  and consolidated with that Regiment April 10, 1865. [1]
According to the Michigan in the Civil war website this Battalion may have also been known as Dygert's or Jardine's Sharpshooters.  See the history of the 16th Michigan infantry  at the Michigan in the Civil war website for a history of this Battalion. 

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 217 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.

The Roster for this Battalion is combined with the Roster for the 16th Michigan infantry.

Company A - Many men Branch County and St. Joseph County - see Roster

Company B - Many men from Jackson County and Branch County - see Roster

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

Other Sources

  • Herek, Raymond J. "These Men Have Seen Hard Service: The First Michigan Sharpshooters in the Civil War" (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1998) pages 551. FHL Book 977.4 M2ht . Other Libraries. Digital version at google books. pages 394-395
  • 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).