UNIT UNIT 1st Michigan Infantry 2nd Michigan Infantry 3rd Michigan Infantry 4th Michigan Infantry 5th Michigan Infantry 6th Michigan Infantry 7th Michigan Infantry 8th Michigan Infantry 9th Michigan Infantry 10th Michigan Infantry 11th Michigan Infantry 12th Michigan Infantry 13th Michigan Infantry 14th Michigan Infantry 15th Michigan Infantry 16th Michigan Infantry 17th Michigan Infantry 18th Michigan Infantry 19th Michigan Infantry 20th Michigan Infantry 21st Michigan Infantry 22nd Michigan Infantry 23rd Michigan Infantry 24th Michigan Infantry 25th Michigan Infantry 26th Michigan Infantry 27th Michigan Infantry 28th Michigan Infantry 29th Michigan Infantry 30th Michigan Infantry 1st Colored InfantryVery brief histories of the Stanton Guards, 2nd Veteran Reserve Corps, Hancock's 1st Veteran Reserve Corps and the Detroit Provost Guards are combined with the rosters of these groups.
The Michigan Brigade comprised the 1st, 5th, 6th and 7th Cavalry
The Michigan Cavalry Brigade
UNIT UNIT 1st Michigan Cavalry 2nd Michigan Cavalry 3rd Michigan Cavalry 4th Michigan Cavalry 5th Michigan Cavalry 6th Michigan Cavalry 7th Michigan Cavalry 8th Michigan Cavalry 9th Michigan Cavalry 10th Michigan Cavalry 11th Michigan CavalryVery brief histories of the 1st Michigan Lancer's and Chandler's Horse are combined with the rosters of these groups.
1st MICHIGAN LIGHT ARTILLERY
1861-1865The allocation of volunteer artillery to the State of Michigan for Federal Service was 1 Regiment consisting of 12 Batteries. The designation for the Regiment furnished was the 1st Michigan Artillery, consisting of Batteries "A" thru "I", and "K","L", "M".
There were 14 Batteries raised, and the last two were designated by a numerical designation the 13th and 14th. During the war newsmen of the time gave the Batteries numerical designation, instead of alphabetical in their news releases, although they were officially, the opposite.
The Regiment of the Michigan Light Artillery was composed of twelve six gun batteries. They were commanded by Colonel C.O. Loomis, but from the character of the that arm of the service, the batteries were never brought together as a unified Regiment, as a result, no definitive history could be written as a whole. I have therefore thought it best to separate the histories by Battery.
During its term of Federal service it carried on its rolls 3333 officers and men, while 265 had re-enlisted as veteran volunteers in specific batteries.
The batteries composing the Regiment served in all principal armies, and some of them bore conspicuous parts in the most important battles of the war, in which western armies were engaged, while some served in the extreme South.
Their services in battle were credible wherever an opportunity offered, but, like all other batteries in the war, they failed in getting a proportionate notoriety or reputation with that of the Cavalry or Infantry arm of the service, owing to a less amount of correspondence with the public press of the country.
Battery Battery Battery "A"
Engineers and Mechanics
UNIT 1st Michigan Engineers and MechanicsVery brief histories of Howland's and Chadwick's Engineers are combined with the rosters of these groups.
NAME 1st Michigan Sharpshooters Birge's WesternHistories of Dygert's and Jardine's Sharpshooters are included in the history of the 16th Infantry.
Histories of Perrin's and Vosper's Sharpshooters are included in the history of the 27th Infantry.
FORMED IN MICHIGAN
NAME "Merrill's Horse"
A.K.A. 2nd Missouri Cavalry
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