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1st Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry
Michigan state flag
Active September 16, 1861 to July 19, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Peninsular Campaign
Second Battle of Bull Run
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of Five Forks

The 1st Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 1st Michigan Infantry was organized at Detroit, Michigan and mustered into Federal service for a three year enlistment on September 16, 1861. This regiment retained the number of the original 1st Michigan raised for a three month enlistment.

The regiment was mustered out on July 19, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 15 officers and 172 enlisted men who were killed in action or motally wounded and 1 officer and 149 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 337 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.