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2nd Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry
Michigan state flag
Active May 25, 1861 to August 1, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements First Battle of Bull Run
Peninsular Campaign
Second Battle of Bull Run
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Fredericksburg
Siege of Vicksburg
Siege of Knoxville
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg

The 2nd Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 2nd Michigan Infantry was organized by Francis William Kellogg and others at Fort Wayne in Detroit, Michigan. It mustered into Federal service for a three-year enlistment on May 25, 1861. Another key early supporter and recruiter was future general Israel B. Richardson.

The regiment included Sarah Emma Edmonds (aka "Franklin Thompson") who had enlisted in company F disguised as a man. Anna Etheridge served as the regimental vivandiere.

The regiment was mustered out on August 1, 1865, at Detroit.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 11 officers and 214 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 143 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 372 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.