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Battery "A" 1st Michigan Volunteer Light Artillery
Michigan state flag
Active April 23, 1861 to July 12, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Equipment 10-lb. Parrott rifles
Engagements Battle of Perryville
Battle of Stone River
Battle of Chickamauga
Siege of Chattanooga

The Battery "A" Michigan Light Artillery, also known as the "Loomis' Battery" or the "Coldwater Artillery," was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


Battery "A" was a pre-war militia unit that tendered an offer of service and was enlisted as a body on April 23, 1861 and re-mustered in for three year's service on May 28, 1861

The battery was mustered out on July 12, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The battery suffered 1 officer and 11 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 28 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 40 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. Retrieved June 19, 2007.


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