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    • Tenth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The flag you see here hung in the Capitol from a staff surmounted by a gold eagle which bore an engraved silver plate. Everyone assumed it was the regiment's original flag. But closer inspection--possible only after the flags were removed from the...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Tenth Michigan Infantry; 10th Michigan Infantry
    • 02nd Michigan Infantry - page 021

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the Second Michigan 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 enlistment.
    • American Civil War; Regimental Histories; Soldiers; 2nd Michigan Infantry; Second Michigan Infantry
    • 22nd Michigan Infantry - Page 008

    • This volume follows the Michigan volunteers in the Twenty-Second Michigan 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 enlistment.
    • American Civil War; Regimental Histories; Soldiers; 22nd Michigan Infantry; Twenty-Second Michigan Infantry;
    • Fourth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • On 21 June 1861, the regiment received its first flag from the ladies of Adrian who had sewn the legend "The Ladies of Adrian to the 4th Regiment—Defend It" on the flag. "While I have the honor to command these brave men, while my life shall be...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Fourth Michigan Infantry; 4th Michigan Infantry
    • 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
    • Second Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Second entered Petersburg, Virginia, in the early morning of 3 April 1865, on the heels of the First Michigan Sharpshooters. The Second raised the second Union flag over Petersburg—the flag seen here—over the Customs House. This flag was...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Second Michigan Infantry; 2nd Michigan Infantry
    • First Michigan Sharpshooters Battle Flag

    • This is the first Union flag to fly over Petersburg, the last rebel stronghold in Virginia. On 3 April 1865, after a nine-month siege, Petersburg fell to the Union. The First Michigan Sharpshooters, an elite regiment of marksmen, were the first...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; First Michigan Sharpshooters; 1st Michigan Sharpshooters
    • Twenty-First Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Twenty-first Volunteer Infantry Regiment fought in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina. After the Civil War, regiments were ordered to return their battle flags to the state. The flag displayed here, painted with the names of the...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Twenty-First Michigan Infantry; 21st Michigan Infantry
    • Eighth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • This flag was carried by the Eighth Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment, known as the "Wandering Regiment" for their long marches and hard battles in seven states. It replaced the regiment's first flag, which had become too battle-scarred for...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Eighth Michigan Infantry; 8th Michigan Infantry
    • MS 70-57: W. R. Fudge Collection  1861-1863 Diary of James W. Hoffman Transcript

    • 1861-1863 Diary transcript of James W. Hoffman. In this diary, he discusses joining his regiment, riding on the railroad, soldier life, picket duty, dress parades, illnesses, riding a steamboat, his horse, skirmishes, visiting locals, African...
    • American Civil War; Hoffman, James W.; James W. Hoffman; 3rd Michigan Cavalry; Third Michigan Cavalry; enlistment; railroad; soldier life; picket duty; dress parade; illness; health; steamer; horse; skirmish; civilians; African Americans; slavery;...
    • Twelfth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Twelfth Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment was organized at Niles and mustered into service in March 1862. Julie Bretschneider--whose husband Robert fought with the Second and the Twelfth--sewed the flag by hand and embroidered the motto...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Twelfth Michigan Infantry; 12th Michigan Infantry
    • Seventeenth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • Mustered into service in Detroit on 26 August 1862, the Seventeenth fought its first battle at South Mountain, Maryland. There, the untried troops drove the enemy from a stone wall, earning the nickname of the "Stonewall Regiment." This flag was a...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Seventeenth Michigan Infantry; 17th Michigan Infantry
    • First Michigan Light Artillery, Battery H Battle Flag

    • This flag belonged to Battery H, mustered in at Monroe in 1862 and called De Golyer's Battery after its commanding officer, Samuel De Golyer of Hudson. This magnificent flag with gold bullion fringe, cord and tassels, crossed cannons, an...
    • First Michigan Light Artillery; 1st Michigan Light Artillery; American Civil War; battle flags
    • First Michigan Light Artillery, Battery H Battle Flag

    • This flag belonged to Battery H, mustered in at Monroe in 1862 and called De Golyer's Battery after its commanding officer, Samuel De Golyer of Hudson. This magnificent flag with gold bullion fringe, cord and tassels, crossed cannons, an...
    • First Michigan Light Artillery; 1st Michigan Light Artillery; American Civil War; battle flags
    • Twentieth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • The Twentieth was recruited from Washtenaw, Jackson, Calhoun, Eaton and Ingham Counties and mustered in at Jackson in August 1862. The regiment saw action primarily in Virginia and Tennessee. In 1864, this flag replaced one lost in desperate...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; 20th Michigan Infantry; Twentieth Michigan Infantry
    • Twenty-Fourth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • Holding this flag, Abel Peck was the first color bearer of the Twenty-Fourth to die at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Shot through by twenty-three bullets, its staff splintered, the flag was reduced to the tatter seen here. The regiment...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Twenty-Fourth Michigan Infantry; 24th Michigan Infantry
    • 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
    • Twenty-Sixth Michigan Infantry (National) Battle Flag

    • This flag was carried by the Twenty-Sixth, which was mustered into service at Jackson on 12 December 1862. Although the regiment saw most of its action in Virginia, it was also sent to help put down draft riots in New York City in 1863. The troops...
    • American Civil War; battle flags; Twenty-Sixth Michigan Infantry; 26th Michigan Infantry

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