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24th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry
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Michigan state flag
Active August 15, 1862 to June 30, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg

The 24th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[]

The 24th Michigan Infantry was organized at Detroit, Michigan and mustered into Federal service on August 15, 1862.

A part of the famous Iron Brigade in the Army of the Potomac, it was noted for suffering the most casualties of any Union Army regiment in the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. The regiment was selected as escort at funeral of President Abraham Lincoln.

The regiment was mustered out on June 30, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 12 officers and 177 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 3 officers and 136 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 328 fatalities.[1]

Commanders[]

  • Colonel Henry A. Morrow

See also[]

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

Notes[]

  1. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmiinf3.htm#24th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.

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