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Battery "M" 1st Michigan Volunteer Light Artillery
Michigan state flag
Active June 30, 1863 to August 1, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery

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


Battery "M" was organized at Detroit, Mount Clemens and Dearborn, Michigan and mustered into service on June 30, 1863.

The battery was mustered out on August 1, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

Over its existence, the battery carried a total of 261 men on its muster rolls.[1]

The battery 3 enlistedman killed in action or mortally wounded and 15 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 18 fatalities.[2]


  • Captain Edwin G. Hilliar[3]

See also[]

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


  1. Michigan in the Civil War website, retrieved July 4, 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 July 4, 2007.
  3. Michigan in the Civil War website, retrieved July 4, 2007)