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First Michigan Infantry.

Martindale's Brigade — Morell's Division--Fifth Corps.

(1) Col. John C. Robinson, R. A.; Bvt. Major-Gen. U. S. A. (4) Col. Ira C. Abbott; Bvt. Brig.-Gen. U. S. V.
(2) Col. Horace S. Roberts (Killed). (5) Col. William A. Throop; Bvt. Brig.-Gen. U. S. V.
(3) Col. Franklin W. Whittlesey.  

companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment.
Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total.
Field and Staff 1   1       17
Company A 1 19 20   14 14 123
  B 1 13 14   16 16 126
  C   18 18 1 17 18 134
  D 2 13 15   17 17 157
  E 3 16 19   19 19 137
  F 2 20 22   14 14 116
  G 1 17 18   12 12 138
  H 2 15 17   12 12 129
  I   19 19   14 14 128
  K 2 22 24   12 12 124
Band         2 2  
Totals 15 172 187 1 149 150 1,329

187 killed == 14.0 per cent.

Total of killed and wounded, 648; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 32.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Mechanicsville, Va. 2 Wilderness, Va. 12
Gaines's Mill, Va. 40 Spotsylvania, Va. 8
Malvern Hill, Va. 11 North Anna, Va. 1
Gainesville, Va. 1 Bethesda Church, Va. 2
Manassas, Va. 54 Siege of Petersburg, Va. 8
Shepherdstown, Va. 1 Weldon Railroad, Va. 1
Fredericksburg, Va. 18 Peebles's Farm, Va. 6
Chancellorsville, Va. 6 Hatcher's Run, Va. 5
Gettysburg, Pa. 10 Five Forks, Va. 1

Present, also, at Peach Orchard; Savage Station White Oak Swamp; Antietam; Rappahannock; Mine Run; Totopotomoy; White Oak Road; Appomattox.

notes.--Originally a three months regiment which organized in April, 1861, and fought at First Bull Run. Upon its return it reorganized at Ann Arbor, Mich., under a three years enlistment, and, leaving the State on September 16, returned to the seat of war in Virginia. During the winter of 1861-‘62 it was encamped at Annapolis Junction, Md., engaged in guarding the railroad. In March, 1862, it moved to Fort Monroe, and thence up the Peninsula with Morell's (1st) Division, Fifth Corps. At Gaines's Mill the regiment, under command of Colonel Roberts, did some hard fighting, losing 27 killed, 81 wounded, and 43 missing. Still harder fighting, with heavier losses, was encountered at Manassas, where its casualties amounted to 33 killed, 114 wounded, and 31 missing; total, 178 out of 20 officers and 220 men engaged. In this battle the colonel, four captains, and three lieutenants were killed, and eight line officers were wounded. Lieutenant-Colonel Abbott led the regiment at Fredericksburg, its losses there aggregating 8 killed, and 40 wounded. In that battle the brigade was commanded by General Barnes, and the division by General Griffin. In May, 1864, the regiment entered on Grant's campaign with only 176 muskets. It was then in the Third Brigade (General Joseph J. Bartlett's), with General Griffin still in command of the division. The loss of the regiment in the battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania was 8 killed, 66 wounded, and 12 missing. In February, 1864, a part of the regiment, 213 in number, reenlisted; these, with the recruits, preserved the organization throughout the war.


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