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Battery "C" 1st Michigan Volunteer Light Artillery
Michigan state flag
Active November 23, 1861 to June 22, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Equipment 10 pdr Parrott rifles
Engagements Battle of Iuka
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
March to the Sea

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


Battery "C" was organized at Grand Rapids, Michigan between November 23 and December 17, 1861. The battery was mustered into Federal service on November 28, 1861.

The battery was mustered out on June 22, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

Over its existence, the battery carried a total of 235 men on its muster rolls.[1]

The battery lost 3 enlisted men killed in action or mortally wounded and 34 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 37 fatalities.[2]


  • Captain Alexander W. Dees[3]
  • Captain George Robinson[4]

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)