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21st Regiment, Michigan Infantry

Organized at Ionia and Grand Rapids and mustered in September 9, 1862. Left State for Louisville, Ky., September 12, 1862. Attached to 37th Brigade, 11th Division, Army of the Ohio, September, 1862. 37th Brigade, 11th Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1863. Engineer Brigade, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

Pursuit of Bragg to Crab Orchard, Ky., October 1-16, 1862. Battle of Perryville October 8. March to Bowling Green, Ky., thence to Nashville, Tenn., October 17-November 12. Duty at Nashville till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 22-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25. Stationed near Chattanooga, engaged in Engineer duty, building bridges, erecting storehouses, etc., till June 11, 1864, and at Lookout Mountain building hospitals, running mills, etc., till September 20. Relieved from duty with Engineer Brigade September 20. Pursuit of Forest to Florence, Ala., September 28-October 11. Garrison duty at Dalton, Ga., October 18-30. Ordered to join 14th Army Corps at Kingston, Ga. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 10-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. 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 17. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 8, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 80 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 291 Enlisted men by disease. Total 377.
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