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Battery "L" 1st Michigan Volunteer Light Artillery
Michigan state flag
Active April 11, 1863 to August 22, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery

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


Battery "L" was organized at Coldwater, Michigan and mustered into service on April 11, 1863.

The battery was mustered out on August 22, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

Over its existence, the battery carried a total of 209 men on its muster rolls.[1]

The battery 1 enlistedman killed in action or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 27 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 29 fatalities.[2]


  • Captain Charles J. Thompson[3]

See also[]

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


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