24th Regiment, Michigan Infantry
The 24th Regiment, Michigan Infantry was organized at Detroit, Michigan and mustered in August 15, 1862. The Regiment was selected as an escort at the funeral of President Lincoln.
It was mustered out: June 30, 1865.
For a history of this regiment see Michigan in the War Website which gives a brief history, places served, battles fought, commanders and company rosters.
- The Wikipedia article, 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment, (accessed 13 July 2012).
- The Civil War Archive section, 24th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 21 July 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
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.
See Rosters, as there were men from many different Counties in these Companies.
- 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.
- Aubery, Cullen B. "Echoes from the Marches of the Famous Iron Brigade Unwritten Stories of That Famous Organization" (Milwaukee Wisconsin: s.n, 1902). FHL Fiche 6118322. Other Libraries.
- Curtis, O. B. "History of the Twenty-Fourth Michigan of the Iron Brigade: Known As the Detroit and Wayne County Regiment" (Gaithersburg, Maryland: Olde Soldier Books, Inc, 1988). Google Books. Internet Archives. FHL Fiche 6084688. Other Libraries.
- Lemke, Terrence J. Iron Brigade, website. Gives regimental history, suggested reading,a few images. (accessed Aug 23, 2011)
- Michigan, Adjutant Generals Office, and George H. Turner. "Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865 [Twenty-Fourth Infantry]" (Lansing, Michigan: Michigan Adjutant-General's Dept, 1905). FHL Fiche 6084687. Other Libraries.
- Smith, Donald L. "The Twenty-Fourth Michigan of the Iron Brigade" (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Co, 1962). FHL Book 977.433 M2s. Other Libraries.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 November 2010).