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Battery "D" 1st Michigan Volunteer Light Artillery
Michigan state flag
Active September 17, 1861 to August 3, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Equipment 10 pdr Parrott rifles
Engagements Battle of Perryville
Battle of Stones River
Battle of Chickamauga

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


Battery "D" was organized at Coldwater, Michigan between September 17, 1861 and December 9, 1862.

Battery was engaged at: Hoover's Gap,Tn/ Chickamauga,Ga/ Chattanooga,Tn/ Mission Ridge,Tn/ Nashville,Tn

The battery was mustered out on August 3, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The battery lost 2 enlisted men killed in action or mortally wounded and 39 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 41 fatalities.[1]

Total Enrollment--334..... Killed in Action--1..... Died of Wounds--1..... Died of Disease--38

Total Casualty Rate--11.9% [2]


  • Captain Alonzo F. Bidwell[3]
  • Captain Josiah W. Church (Captain Bidwell having resigned on August 2, 1862. )[2]
  • Captain H.B. Corbin (Captain H.B. Corbin (Captain Church having been promoted to Major in the regiment on the 3rd of March, 1864)
  • Captain Jesse Fuller (July 15 1865 until they were mustered out in Jackson, Michigan on the 3rd of August 1865)

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.
  2. 2.0 2.1
  3. Michigan in the Civil War website, retrieved June 3, 2007)