4th Regiment, Michigan Infantry (2nd organization)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
4th Regiment, Michigan infantry was reorganized at Adrian and Hudson, Michigan and ;mustered in on October 14, 1864. The regiment was mustered out at Houston, Texas, May 26,1866 and discharged Detroit, Michigan, June 10, 1866.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 4th Regiment Infantry (Reorganized), (accessed 20 July 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 4th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Reorganized), (accessed 20 July 2012).
For a History of the 4th regiment (2nd organization) see the article 4th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry Re-organized on Michigan in the Civil War website . Gives a history, places served, battles fought, and roster.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
See Rosters, as there were men from many different Counties in these Companies
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Michigan in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Michigan in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Michigan, and how to find them. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861-1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Bertera, Martin N., and Kim Crawford. "The 4th Michigan Infantry in the Civil War" (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2010).Gives a history of the regiment and information from diaries, letters,memoirs and the reports of officers and commanders. - FHL Book 977.4 M2bm Other Libraries.
- George Wilkinson. 4th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment website. (Accessed June 8, 2011). Gives history of regiment. Collecting pictures, histories, letters and memorabilia for soldiers of this Regiment.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).