UNION MICHIGAN VOLUNTEERS
1st Regiment, Michigan Infantry
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.
- Duty at Bladensburg, Md., October, 1861, and at
Annapolis Junction guarding Washington & Baltimore Railroad till
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 till 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
till 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 till 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 till 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;
Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania 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., till 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.
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