In the early days of the war, the numerous demands for the acceptance of companies can scarcely be conceived. Applications,urged and endorsed by all possible influence from citizens of both political parties, became oppressive to the Governor and his inability to comply with their requests was not only source of great dissapointment, to the applicants, but often brought censure upon the executive. As a result, many companies sought and obtained service in Regiments of the other states.
The number of men from Michigan who served in other state organizations and in the regular army and navy, so far as reported, is found to be quite considerable, when compared to the total aggregate of troops, being as follows:
Merrill Horse of Missouri was originally three companies of Michigan companies that left the state from Battle Creek. Two companies leaving on September 3,1861 the third on during December of 1862. This Missouri Regiment was by far the largest group of Michigan men serving under the banner of another state. The less known are:
23rd. Illinois - 281 men 33rd. Illinois - 2 men 42nd. Illinois - 214 men 44th. Illinois - 192 men 29th. Indiana - 1 man 127th. Indiana - 1 man 1st. Iowa - 1 man 7th. Iowa - 1 man 9th. Kansas - 1 man 1st. Missouri - 14 men 70th. New York - 129 men 47th. Ohio - 32 men 11th. Pennsylvania - 1 man 4th. Tennessee - 2 men 13th. Wisconsin - 1 man 19th. Wisconsin - 1 man Powell's Infantry - 4 men U.S. 9th Corp* - 12 men Mississippi Brigade - 1 man U.S. 13th. Corp*- 17 men U.S. Navy - 598 men U.S.Infantry - 884 men U.S. General Service -186 men 37th. Illinois - 63 men 20th. Indiana - 1 man 9th. Iowa - 1 man 1st. New york - 98 men 10th.Pennsylvania - 1 man 12th. Tennessee - 3 men Mississippi Rifles- 4 men Reserve Corp - 386 men Hancock's A.C. - 153 men U.S.Colored Troops - 72 men 66th. Illinois - 180 men *Members of the military Corp band
Killed in Action 94 Died of Wounds 91 Died of Disease 208 Total Casualty Rate 11.1%
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