Battery "H" 1st Michigan Volunteer Light Artillery
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Michigan state flag
Active March 6, 1862 to July 22, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Engagements Battle of Raymond
Battle of Champion Hill
Battle of Big Black River
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Atlanta

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

Service[edit | edit source]

Battery "H" was organized at Monroe, Michigan and mustered into service on March 6, 1862.

The battery was mustered out on July 22, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[edit | edit source]

Over its existence, the battery carried a total of 336 men on its muster rolls.[1]

The battery lost 2 officers and 3 enlisted men killed in action or mortally wounded and 42 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 47 fatalities.[2]

Commanders[edit | edit source]

  • Captain Major F. Lockwood
  • Captain Samuel De Goyer[3]

See also[edit | edit source]

Captain (Then Lt.) Marcus D. Elliot assumed command after the death of Captain DeGoyler, 08 August 1863.

Captain (Brevet) William H. Justin assumed Command during the Battle of Atlanta and the Battle of Lovejoy Station in August 1864.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.michiganinthewar.org/rosters.htm Michigan in the Civil War website, retrieved June 3, 2007)
  2. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmiarty.htm 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. http://www.michiganinthewar.org/artillery/1sth.htm Michigan in the Civil War website, retrieved June 3, 2007)

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