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    • First Michigan Colored Infantry - Page 002

    • (blank page) This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the First Michigan Colored Infantry. The series is a compilation of the military history of each soldier of the Civil War who was a resident of the State of Michigan at the time of...
    • American Civil War; Regimental Histories; Soldiers; First Michigan Colored Infantry; African American soldiers; African Americans; 102nd U.S. Colored Infantry; One Hundred and Second U.S. Colored Infantry; Third U.S. Colored Cavalry; 3rd U.S....
    • Seventh Michigan Cavalry Battle Flag

    • Flag used by the Seventh Michigan Cavalry, organized in 1863 at Grand Rapids. The Seventh was part of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade under the command of the "Boy General" from Monroe, Michigan—George Armstrong Custer.
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Seventh Michigan Cavalry; 7th Michigan Cavalry
    • First Michigan Cavalry Battle Flag

    • On 28 September 1861 Colonel Thornton Brodhead received this flag on behalf of the First Michigan Cavalry Regiment. On 30 August 1862, at Second Bull Run, Brodhead was shot. Knowing he was dying, he wrote, his wife: "I hope from heaven I may see...
    • First Michigan Cavalry; 1st Michigan Cavalry; American Civil War; battle flags
    • Eighth Michigan Cavalry Battle Flag

    • Organized at Mount Clemens, this regiment was sent to Kentucky in May 1863 to chase General John Morgan, whose rebel raiders were terrorizing Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Before the regiment left for Kentucky, the ladies of Mount Clemens gave the...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Eighth Michigan Cavalry; 8th Michigan Cavalry
    • Seventh Michigan Cavalry Battle Flag

    • Organized in 1863 at Grand Rapids, the Seventh was part of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade under the command of the "Boy General" from Monroe, Michigan—George Armstrong Custer. Each company or troop within a cavalry regiment carried a swallowtail...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Seventh Michigan Cavalry; 7th Michigan Cavalry
    • Seventh Michigan Cavalry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • Organized in the winter of 1863 at Grand Rapids, the Seventh became part of the famous Michigan Cavalry Brigade under the dashing "boy general," George Armstrong Custer of Monroe, Michigan. Consisting of the First, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Michigan...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Seventh Michigan Cavalry; 7th Michigan Cavalry
    • Fourth Michigan Cavalry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • The Fourth mustered in at Detroit in August 1862 under the command of Robert H. G. Minty. In November 1864, after the Fourth had been in the field for more than two years, this flag—bearing 40 battle honors—was sent to the regiment by the "Ladies...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fourth Michigan Cavalry; 4th Michigan Cavalry
    • Sixth Michigan Cavalry Battle Flag

    • The Sixth Michigan Cavalry Regiment was organized in Grand Rapids and sent to the field in October 1862. Along with the First, Fifth, and Seventh, it was part of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade commanded by General George Custer.
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Sixth Michigan Cavalry; 6th Michigan Cavalry
    • Fifth Michigan Cavalry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • This flag belonged to the Fifth Michigan Volunteer Cavalry, which was raised in the Detroit area and mustered in on 30 August 1862. The Fifth Michigan Cavalry joined the First, Sixth and Seventh Cavalry regiments to make up the Michigan Cavalry...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fifth Michigan Cavalry; 5th Michigan Cavalry
    • Ninth Michigan Cavalry (Regimental) Battle Flag

    • This flag was presented to the Ninth Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment when its men were mustered in during 1863 in Coldwater. Writing in 1876, Adjutant General John Robertson described the flag as a "very neat and finely lettered silk standard,...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Ninth Michigan Cavalry; 9th Michigan Cavalry
    • Third Michigan Cavalry Battle Flag

    • This flag was probably presented to the Third Volunteer Cavalry when it was reorganizing in Kalamazoo in June 1864. The cavalry had originally mustered in at Grand Rapids in November 1861 and fought fiercely, primarily in Mississippi.
    • Third Michigan Cavalry; 3rd Michigan Cavalry; American Civil War; battle flags

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