UNION MICHIGAN VOLUNTEERS
1st Regiment, Engineers and Mechanics, Michigan
Organized at Marshall, Mich., September 12, 1861, and mustered
in to date October 29, 1861. Left State for Louisville, Ky.,
December 17, 1861. Assigned to duty by Detachments as follows:
Companies "D," "F" and "G" with Thomas' 1st Division, Army of the
Ohio; Companies "B," "E" and "I" with McCook's 2nd Division, Army
of the Ohio; Companies "C" and "H" with Mitchell's 3rd Division,
Army of the Ohio, and Companies "A" and "K" with Nelson's 4th
Division, Army of the Ohio, to June, 1862, Unattached, Army of
the Ohio, to November, 1862. Unattached, Dept. of the
Cumberland, to muster out.
SERVlCE.-Companies "D," "F" and "G" with Thomas at Camp Dick
Robinson and Somerset, Ky., constructing roads to Mill Springs.
Action at Mill Springs January 19, 1862. Other Companies on
Green River, Ky., building storehouses, fortifications, etc.,
till February, 1862. Advance on Bowling Green, Ky., February
14-15. Occupation of Bowling Green February 15 (Cos. "C" and
"H"). Advance on Nashville, Tenn., February 14-28. Engaged in
building railroad bridges at Franklin, Columbia, Murfreesboro,
etc., till April. 8 Companies moved to Shiloh, Tenn., April
3-15, building bridges and repairing roads. 2 Companies remained
with Mitchell and engaged in running trains, etc., on Memphis &
Charleston Railroad and Nashville & Decatur Railroad during May.
Regiment engaged in advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April
29-May 30. Skirmish near Corinth May 9. Buell's Campaign on line
of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Northern Alabama and
Middle Tennessee June to August, building bridges, repairing
railroad, etc. At Huntsville, Ala., and building bridges,
repairing track and running trains on the Tennessee & Alabama
Railroad and the Memphis & Charleston Railroad till August.
Companies "C," "F," "I" and "K" at Stevenson, Ala., till August;
rejoining Regiment near Gallatin till September. Companies "A,"
"B," "D," "G" and "H" moved to Nashville, Tenn., August 20-22,
and building bridges on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad till
September 16. March in advance of the Army to Louisville, Ky.,
September 16-26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-22.
Battle of Perryville October 8 (Cos. "A," "C" and "H"). March to
Nashville, Tenn., October 22-November 7, and to Mill Creek, near
Nashville, November 22. Duty there till December 31. Battle of
Stone River December 31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Lavergne
January 1, 1863. Repulse of Forest's attack. Duty at Lavergne,
Murfreesboro, etc., till June 29 building bridges, magazines,
repairing railroad and other engineering work. Repairing line of
the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad from Murfreesboro to
Bridgeport, Ala., till September. Engineering duty at
Chattanooga, Bridgeport, Stevenson and on line of the Nashville &
Chattanooga Railroad, Nashville & Northwestern Railroad,
Tennessee & Alabama Railroad and Memphis & Charleston Railroad
building block houses, etc., till May, 1864. Chattanooga
October 6, 1863. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29, 1863.
Brown's Ferry October 27, 1863. 1 Battalion at Chattanooga May,
1864. 1 Battalion on Memphis & Charleston Railroad building
block houses from Decatur to Stevenson, Ala., till June.
Companies "L" and "M" at Stevenson, Ala., till November 28, 1864.
Regiment on duty on the Atlantic & Western Railroad building
block houses, etc., till September. Ordered to Atlanta, Ga.,
September 25. Old members mustered out October 31, 1864. Duty
at Atlanta September 28 to November 15. March to the sea
destroying railroad track, bridges and repairing and making roads
November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21.
Carolina Campaign January to April, 1865. South Edisto River, S.
C., February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Columbia
February 16-17. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Averysboro March
16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro
March 24. (Cos. "L" and "M" detached at Stevenson, Ala., working
on fortifications there and on Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad
building block houses, etc., till December, 1864; then at
Nashville, Tenn., till March, 1865. Participated in siege of
Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 5-12, 1864. Near Murfreesboro
December 15. Co. "L" captured. Rejoined Regiment at Goldsboro,
N. C., March 25, 1865.) Advance on Raleigh April 10-14.
Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26.
Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C.,
via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24.
Ordered to Louisville, Ky., June 6; thence to Nashville, Tenn.
Duty at Nashville July 1 to September 22. Mustered out September
22, and discharged at Jackson, Mich., October 1, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 12 Enlisted men
killed and mortally wounded and 351 Enlisted men by disease.
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