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12th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry
Michigan state flag
Active December 9, 1861 to February 15, 1866
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Shiloh
Siege of Vicksburg

The 12th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 12th Michigan Infantry was organized at Niles, Dowagiac, and Buchanan, Michigan and was mustered into Federal service for a three year enlistment between December 9, 1861 and March 5, 1862 .

The regiment was mustered out on February 15, 1866.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 1 officer and 52 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 372 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 428 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel

See also[]

  • List of Michigan Civil War Units
  • Michigan in the American Civil War


  1. The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.