UNION MICHIGAN VOLUNTEERS
1st Regiment, Michigan 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
till August 16. Moved to Chicago, Ill., August 16, and duty
guarding prisoners at Camp Douglas till 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.
- Duty at Annapolis, Md., till April 23, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va., May 4-June 15.
Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Ny
River May 10; Spottsylvania 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. Reconnoissance 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., till July 28. Mustered out July 28,
Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 131 Enlisted men
killed and mortally wounded and 165 Enlisted men by disease.
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