Union Regimental Histories

 

Michigan

 

1st Regiment Sharpshooters

Organized at Kalamazoo and Dearborn, Mich., April 14 to October 7, 1863. 6 Companies mustered in July 7, 1863, and ordered to Indianapolis, Ind.; thence to Seymour, Ind., to repel the Morgan Raid. Action with Morgan at North Vernon, Ind., July 13, and at Pierceville July 14. Returned to Dearborn, Mich., and duty there until August 16. Moved to Chicago, Ill., August 16, and duty guarding prisoners at Camp Douglas until March 17, 1864. Ordered to Annapolis, Md., March 17. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Annapolis, Md., until April 23, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va., May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Ny River May 10; Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12, North Anna River May 23-26. Ox Ford May 23-24. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Reconnaissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Roads October 8. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run October 27-28. Fort Stedman, Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to Washington, D.C., April 22-27. Grand Review May 23. Camp near Washington, D.C., until July 28. Mustered out July 28, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 131 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 165 Enlisted men by disease. Total 362.

Hall's Independent Battalion Sharpshooters

Organized at Marshall, Mich., August 27 to November 2, 1864. Attached to 16th Michigan Infantry and consolidated with that Regiment April 10, 1865.

Brady's Independent Company Sharpshooters

Organized at Detroit, Mich., February 3, 1862. Attached to 16th Michigan Infantry (which see).

Dygert's Independent Company Sharpshooters

Organized February, 1862. Attached to 16th Michigan Infantry (which see).

Jardine's Independent Company Sharpshooters

Organized at Saginaw, Mich., May 3, 1864. Attached to 16th Michigan Infantry (which see).

Company "C" 1st United States Sharpshooters

Organized August 21, 1861. (See 1st United States Sharpshooters.)

Company "I" 1st United States Sharpshooters

Organized March 4, 1862. (See 1st United States Sharpshooters.)

Company "K" 1st United States Sharpshooters

Organized March 30, 1862. (See 1st United States Sharpshooters.)

Company "B" 2nd United States Sharpshooters

Organized October 4, 1861. (See 2nd United States Sharpshooters.)

1st Regiment Infantry (3 months)

Organized at Fort Wayne, Detroit, Mich., and mustered into United States service May 1, 1861 (the only three-months Regiment from Michigan). Left State for Washington, D.C., May 13. Occupation of Arlington Heights, Va., May 24. Attached to Willcox's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until July 16. Action at Arlington Mills June 1 (Co. "E"). Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Mustered out August, 7, 1861.

1st Regiment Infantry (3 Years)

Organized at Detroit, Mich., and mustered in September 16, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 16. Attached to 1st Brigade, Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1862. Railroad Brigade, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Camp Hamilton, Va., Dept. of Virginia, to May, 1862. Robinson's Brigade, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Bladensburg, Md., October, 1861, and at Annapolis Junction guarding Washington & Baltimore Railroad until March, 1862. Duty at Camp Hamilton, Fortress Monroe, Va., to June. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field. Seven days before Richmond, Va., June 25-July 1. Battles of Mechanicsville June 26; Gaines Mill June 27; Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29; Glendale and Turkey Bridge June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville, Va., August 16-27. Gainesville August 28. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Shepherdstown Ford September 19. Shepherdstown September 20. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Expedition from Potomac Creek to Richards and Ellis Fords, Rappahannock River, December 29-30. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap July 5-24. At Warrenton and Beverly Ford July 27 to September 17. Provost duty at Culpeper until October 11. Bristoe Campaign October 11-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty near Culpeper until May, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Mills May 23. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve). Six-Mile House, Weldon Railroad, August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28, Warren's Expedition to Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Junction, Quaker and Boydton Roads March 29. Lewis' Farm, near Gravelly Run, March 29. White Oak Road March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty at City Point, Va., until May 16. Moved to Alexandria May 16-18. Grand Review May 23. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., June 16, and mustered out July 9, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 15 Officers and 172 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 149 Enlisted men by disease. Total 337.

1st Regiment Colored Infantry

Organized at Detroit, Mich., August, 1863, to February, 1864. Mustered in February 17, 1864 Moved to Annapolis, Md., March 29, and Joined 9th Army Corps. At Annapolis, Md., until April 15. Ordered to Hilton Head, S.C., April 15. Picket and outpost duty on Hilton Head and St. Helena Islands, S. C., and garrison at Port Royal until June 15. Designation of Regiment changed to 102nd United States Colored Troops May 23, 1864. (See 102nd U.S. C. T.)

2nd Regiment Infantry

Organized at Detroit, Mich., May 25, 1861. ("The first three-years Regiment from Michigan." )Moved to Washington, D.C., June 6-10. Attached to Richardson's Brigade, Tyler's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia, to August, 1861. Richardson's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Richardson's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1862. 3rd Brigade. 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863, and Army of the Ohio to June,1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Army of the Ohio to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., June 10 to July 16, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Occupation of Fairfax Court House July 17. Action at Blackburn's Ford July 18. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862. Reconnaissance to Occoquan October 21-24, 1861. Reconnaissance to Pohick Church, Va., November 12-14. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 17, 1862. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Battle of Fair Oaks, or Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Reconnaissance beyond Seven Pines June 1-2. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove June 25. Savage Station June 29. Glendale and Charles City Cross Roads June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing until August 15. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville, Va., August 15-28. Battles of Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Chantilly September 1. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., September 3 to October 11. March up the Potomac to Leesburg, thence to Falmouth, Va., October 11-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 10, and duty there until March 19. Movement to Kentucky March 19-23. Duty at Camp Dick Robinson, Ky., April 9-30, and at Columbia until June. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 7-14. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Destruction of Mississippi Central Railroad at Madison Station July 18-22. Duty at Milldale until August 4. Moved to Covington, Ky., August 4-12, and to Crab Orchard, Ky., August 17-18. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 18-October 17. March to Knoxville, Tenn., over the Cumberland Mountains September 10-26. Duty near Knoxville September 27-October 3. Action at Blue Springs October 10. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Action at Campbell's Station November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Assault on Confederate works November 23. Repulse of Longstreet's assault on Fort Saunders November 29. Granger's Mills December 14. Operation in East Tennessee until February, 1864. Veterans on furlough February 4 to April 4, when rejoined Corps at Annapolis, Md. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spotsylvania May 8-12. Ny River May 10. Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Ox Ford May 23-24. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Ream's Station August 25. Poplar Springs Church, Pegram's Farm, September 29-October 2. Reconnaissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Roads October 8. Boydton Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Stealman, Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to Washington, D.C., April 22-28, and duty there until July. Grand Review May 23, Mustered out July 29, and discharged at Detroit, Mich., August 1, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 214 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 143 Enlisted men by disease, Total 372.

 

3rd Regiment Infantry

Organized at Grand Rapids, Mich., and mustered into State service May 21, 1861. Mustered into United States service June 10, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., June 13. Attached to Richardson's Brigade, Tyler's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia, to August, 1861. Richardson's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861, Richardson's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps., to June, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until July 16, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Occupation of Fairfax Court House, Va., July 17. Action at Blackburn's Ford July 18. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862. Reconnaissance to Occoquan October 21-24, 1861. Reconnaissance to Occoquan Village February 3, 1862 (Cos. "H," "I"). Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 17, 1862. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines May 31-June l. Reconnaissance beyond Seven Pines June 1-2. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove June 25. Savage Station and Peach Orchard June 29. Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing until August 15. Moved to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-27. Battles of Groveton August 29, Bull Run August 30, Chantilly September 1. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until October 11. March up the Potomac to Leesburg, thence to Falmouth, Va., October 11-November 23. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap July 5-24. Action at Wapping Heights July 23. Duty at New York and at Troy, N.Y., during the draft disturbances August 17-September 17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn October 3. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 4-June 9. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 6. Spotsylvania May 8-12. Po River May 10. Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient ("Bloody Angle") May 12. Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road, May 19. North Anna River May 21-23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-9. Left front June 9. Nonveterans mustered out June 10, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 5th Michigan Infantry June 13, 1864.

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 154 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 89 Enlisted men by disease. Total 249.

3rd Regiment Infantry (Reorganized)

Organized at Grand Rapids, Adrian and Pontiac, Mich., August 24 to October 12, 1864. Mustered in October 15, 1864. Left State for Decatur, Ala., October 20. Attached to District of Northern Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, Defenses of Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas to May, 1866.

SERVICE.--Defense of Decatur, Ala., against Hood's attack October 26-30, 1864. Duty at Decatur until November 25. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., November 25-27, and duty there until January 16, 1865. Hood's attack on Murfreesboro December 5-12, 1864. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., January 16, 1865; thence to Nashville, Tenn., January 31. and to Huntsville, Ala., February 6. Expedition to Bull's Gap and operations in East Tennessee March 16-April 17. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., April 20-24, and duty there until June 15. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 15-July 5; thence to Indianola, Texas, July 6-10. March to Green Lake and duty there until September 12. March to San Antonio September 12-26. Guard and provost duty at San Antonio, Gonzales and Victoria until May, 1866. Mustered out at Victoria May 26 and discharged at Detroit, Mich., June 10, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 1 Officer and 163 Enlisted men by disease. Total 165.

4th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Adrian, Mich., and mustered in June 20, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., June 26. Attached to Wilcox's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia, to August, 1861. Sherman's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Morell's Brigade, Porter's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864.

SERVICE.--Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861. Battle of Bull Run. Va., July 21. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 16. Action at Howard's Mills April 4. Warwick Road April 15. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Hogan's, near New Bridge, and Ellison's Mills, near Mechanicsville, May 23. New Bridge May 24. Battle of Hanover Court House May 27. Operations about Hanover Court House May 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battle of Mechanicsville June 26. Gaines' Mill June 27. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Blackford's Ford September 19. Shephardstown September 20. Reconnaissance toward Smithfield, W. Va., October 16-17. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Expedition from Potomac Creek to Richards' end Ellis Fords, Rappahannock River, December 29-30. At Falmouth, Va., until April 27. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty at Bealeton, Va., until May, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battle of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spotsylvania May 8-12. Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Mills May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Relieved from duty in the trenches June 19. Mustered out June 30, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 1st Michigan Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 177 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 107 Enlisted men by disease. Total 297.

4th Regiment Infantry (Reorganized)

Organized at Adrian and Hudson, Mich., and mustered in October 14, 1864. Left State for Nashville, Tenn., October 22; thence moved to Decatur, Ala., October 26. Attached to District of Northern Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864, 1st Brigade. Defenses of the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August. 1865. Dept. of Texas to May, 1866.

SERVICE.--Defense of Decatur against Hood's attack October 28-30, 1864. Duty at Decatur until November 25. Actions near Maysville and near New Market, Ala., November 17. Duckett's Place, near Paint Rock River, November 19. Moved to Murfreesboro November 25-27. Hood's attack on Murfreesboro December 5-12. Picket duty and guarding supply trains until January 15, 1865. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., January 15, and duty there until March 23. Duty at Knoxville, Strawberry Plains, Bull's Gap, Jonesboro and Nashville, Tenn., until June 16. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 16-July 5; thence to Indianola, Texas, July 6-10. March to Green Lake and duty there until September 12. March to San Antonio September 12-24. Camp at Salada Creek until November. Provost duty at San Antonio and other points in Texas until May, 1866. Mustered out at Houston, Texas, May 26, and discharged at Detroit, Mich., June 10, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 7 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 141 Enlisted men by disease. Total 148.

5th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Detroit, Mich., and mustered in August 28, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 11. Attached to Richardson's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Berry's 3rd Brigade, Kearny's 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade. 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., September 13, 1861, to March 10, 1862. Reconnaissance to Occoquan October 21-24, 1861. Pohick Run, Va., January 9, 1862. Advance to Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 17. Peninsula Campaign March to August. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Battle of Fair Oaks, or Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove June 25. Savage Station and Peach Orchard June 29. Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-26. Battles of Groveton August 29, Bull Run August 30, Chantilly September 1. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D, C., until October 11. March up the Potomac to Leesburg, and thence to Falmouth October 11-November 23. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Action at Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. On detached duty at New York City and at Troy, N.Y., August 16-September 17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn October 13. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Veterans on furlough January 4 to February 14, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7, Laurel Hill May 8, Spotsylvania May 8-12, Po River May 10, Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient ("Bloody Angle") May 12. Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road, May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 8-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18, Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration on north side of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration on north side of the James at Deep Bottom August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Warren's Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. White Oak Road March 30-31. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D.C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 10-14. At Jeffersonville, Ind., until July 5. Mustered out July 5, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 16 Officers and 247 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 188 Enlisted men by disease. Total 454.

 

6th Regiment Infantry and Heavy Artillery

Organized at Kalamazoo, Mich., and mustered in August 20, 1861. Left State for Baltimore, Md., August 30, and duty there until February 22, 1862. Attached to Dix's Command, Baltimore, Md., to February, 1862. Butler's New Orleans Expedition to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1862. Sherman's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1863. Designation of Regiment changed to 6th Regiment Heavy Artillery July 28, 1863. District of Port Hudson, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Bailey's Engineer Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1864. U, S. Forces, Mobile Bay, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. District Southern Alabama, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Expedition to eastern shore of Maryland November 11-December 8, 1861. Ordered to Fortress Monroe, Va., February 22, 1862. Sailed with Gen. Butler's Expedition against New Orleans, La., on Transport "Constitution" March 4 and arrived at Ship Island, Miss., March 13. Duty there until April 14. Operations against Forts St. Phillip and Jackson April 25-28. Occupation of New Orleans May 2 (one of the first Regiments to occupy the city). Expedition to New Orleans & Jackson Railroad May 9-10. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., May 13. Reconnaissance to Warrenton May 14-29. Grand Gulf May 16. Vicksburg May 20. Grand Gulf May 27. Camp at Baton Rouge until August 20. Expedition to Camp Moore July 20-30. Battle of Baton Rouge August 5. Evacuation of Baton Rouge August 20. Guard duty at Metaria Ridge August 22-December 6. Expedition to Bayou Teche January 12-15, 1863. Action with Steamer "Cotton" January 14. Duty at Camp Parapet and Kenner until March. Expedition to Ponchatoula March 21-30 (1 Co.). Capture of Ponchatoula March 24. Skirmish at Ponchatoula March 26. Manchac Pass, Amite River, April 12. Raid on Amite River & Jackson Railroad May 9-18, destroying over $400,000 worth of property. Ponchatoula May 13. Camp Moore May 15. Moved to New Orleans, thence to Port Hudson May 21-23. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Regiment received thanks of Gen. Banks for gallant and efficient services during the siege and was by his orders, on July 10, 1863, converted into a Regiment of Heavy Artillery, to retain its Infantry number, and to have the organization pay and equipment prescribed by law for troops of the Artillery arms. Order approved by Secretary of War July 30, 1863. Regiment on garrison duty at Port Hudson, La., until June 6, 1864. Action at Tunica Bayou, La., November 8, 1863. Moved to Morganza, La., June 6, and duty there as Infantry until June 24. At Vicksburg, Miss., until July 23. Moved to mouth of White River, thence to St. Charles, Ark. Ashton, Ark., July 24. Ordered to Mobile Bay, Ala., August, and assigned to duty as follows: Companies "A," "B," "D," "G" and "K" garrison at Fort Morgan August 23, 1864, to July 9, 1865. (Co. "B" detached on Granger's Expedition to Mobile December 23, 1864, to January 31, 1865, then returned to Fort Morgan.) Companies "C," "E," "F," "H" and "I" garrison at Fort Gaines August 23, 1864, to July 9, 1865. (Cos. "C," "E," "F" and "H" on Granger's Expedition to Mobile, December 23, 1864, to January 31, 1865.) Companies "A" and "K" detached from Fort Morgan March 31, 1865. Siege of Spanish Fort March 31-April 8, and of Forts Huger and Tracy April 8-9, then garrison Fort Blakely until April 20, and return to Fort Morgan. Company "B" detached from Fort Morgan to Navy Cove April 10 to July 9. Company "E" detached from Fort Gaines at Fort Powell April 10 to July 9. Regiment ordered to New Orleans, La., July 9, and duty there until August 20 Mustered out August 20 and discharged at Jackson Mich., September 5, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 76 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 498 Enlisted men by disease. Total 582.

7th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Monroe, Mich., and mustered in August 22, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 5. Attached to Lander's Brigade, Stone's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Guard duty along the upper Potomac until December, 1861. Near Edward's Ferry October 22. Moved to Muddy Branch December 4, and duty there until March, 1862. Moved to Harper's Ferry, thence to Charleston and Berryville March 12-15. To Harper's Ferry, thence to Washington, D.C., March 24, and to the Virginia Peninsula March 27. Peninsula Campaign April to August. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. West Point May 7-8. Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing until August 16. Action at Malvern Hill August 5. Movement from Harrison's Landing to Alexandria August 15-28, thence to Fairfax Court House August 28-31. Cover Pope's retreat from Bull Run to Washington. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 22, and duty there until October 30. Advance up the Loudon Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 11-15. Forlorn hope to cross the Rappahannock at Fredericksburg December 11. Duty at Falmouth, Va., until April, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. On detached duty at New York City during draft disturbances August 20-September 12. rejoined army at Culpeper, Va. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Bristoe Station October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At Stevensburg until May, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12, Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration on north side of the James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of James at Deep Bottom August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton Road March 30-31. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville until May 2. Moved to Washington, D.C., May 2-12, Grand Review May 23. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 16-22, thence to Jeffersonville, Ind. Mustered out July 5, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 197 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 186 Enlisted men by disease. Total 397.

 

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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