2nd Regiment, Michigan Infantry
The 2nd Regiment, Michigan Infantry was organized at Detroit, Michigan, May 25, 1861. The length of service was for 3 Years. The regiment was mustered out July 29, 1865 at Delaney House in Washington, D. C. and discharged at Detroit, Michigan, August 1, 1865.
For a history of this regiment see
- Michigan Regimental Histories which gives a brief history, battles fought, places served, officers and company rosters.
- The Civil War Archive section, 2nd Regiment Infantry, (accessed 13 July 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 2nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment, (accessed 13 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.
- Hampton, Charles G. "Michigan at Vicksburg" (Detroit: Moore print Co, 1917.) pages 93-97. Digital copy . Other libraries.
- Hawks, Steve. Civil War in the East website. Gives an outline of the battles for the 2nd Michigan infantry.
- Lyster, Henry F. (Henry Francis). Recollections of the Bull Run campaign after twenty-seven years : a paper read before Michigan Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, February 1st, 1887. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6084632.
- Michigan adjutant General's Department, and George H. Turner. "Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865" ( London, England: University Microfilms International, 1978). Digital copy. FHL Collection Other Libraries.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 November 2010).