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16th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry
Michigan state flag
Active July, 1861 to July 8, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Peninsular Campaign
Battle of Second Bull Run
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of Five Forks
Appomattox Campaign

The 16th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 16th Michigan Infantry was organized at Plymouth and Detroit, Michigan between July and September, 1861. Among the soldiers in the 16th was future Michigan state politician Henry H. Aplin.

Captain Edward Hill was awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery in action during the 1864 Battle of Cold Harbor.

The regiment was mustered out of service on July 8, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 12 officers and 235 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 143 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 390 fatalities.[1]

Original field staff[]

  • Colonel Thomas B. Stockton of Flint, Michigan, age not available
  • Lt. Colonel John V. Reuhle of Detroit, Michigan, age not available
  • Major Norval E. Welch of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 26
  • Surgeon Isaac Wixam of Argentine, Michigan, 58
  • Asst. Surgeon William H. Butler of Buffalo, New York, 36
  • Adjutant Thomas E. Morris of East Saginaw, Michigan, 26
  • Quartermaster Miner S. Newell of Flushing, Michigan, 32
  • Chaplain William H. Brockway of Plymouth, Michigan, 48

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.