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3rd Regiment, Michigan Infantry (1st organization)

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.

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till 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 Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Reconnoissance to Occoquan October 21-24, 1861. Reconnoissance 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 1. Reconnoissance 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 till 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 Defences of Washington, D. C., till 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 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, 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. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Po River May 10. Spottsylvania 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. Non-veterans 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.
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