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Battery "B" 1st Michigan Volunteer Light Artillery
Michigan state flag
Active September 10, 1861 to June 14, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Equipment 10-lb. Parrott rifles
Engagements Battle of Resaca
March to the Sea
Battle of Bentonville

The Battery "B" Michigan Light Artillery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


Battery "B" was organized at Detroit, Michigan between September 10 and December 14, 1861.

The battery was mustered out on June 14, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

Over its existence, the battery carried a total of 240 men on its muster rolls.[1]

The battery lost 1 officer and 1 enlisted man killed in action or mortally wounded and 35 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 37 fatalities.[2]


  • Captain William H. Ross[3]

See also[]

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


  1. Michigan in the Civil War website, retrieved June 3, 2007)
  2. 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.
  3. Michigan in the Civil War website, retrieved June 3, 2007)