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4th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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Country  United States
Branch  Infantry
Allegiance  Union
4th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Active  June 20, 1861 to June 30, 1864
Engagements  First Battle of Bull Run Peninsular Campaign Second Battle of Bull Run Battle of Chantilly Battle of Antietam Battle of Fredericksburg Battle of Chancellorsville Battle of Gettysburg Battle of the Wilderness Battle of Spotsylvania Court House Battle of Cold Harbor

The 4th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The 4th Michigan wore a very americanized zouave uniform. This uniform consisted of a federal dark blue sack coat, dark blue chasseur trousers, tan gaiters, and a maroon zouave fez with a light blue tassle.

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Service

The 4th Michigan Infantry was organized at Adrian, Michigan and mustered into Federal service for a three-year enlistment on June 20, 1861. The regiment's first lieutenant colonel was a future prominent politician and civil engineer, William Ward Duffield. Several other soldiers in the regiment reached post-war prominence, including state politician George Spalding, who enlisted as a private in Company A.

The regiment was mustered out on June 30, 1864. The regiment's veterans and recruits were assigned to the 1st Michigan Infantry.

Total strength and casualties

The regiment suffered 12 officers and 177 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 107 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 297 fatalities.

Commanders

  • Colonel Harrison Jeffords, killed at the Battle of Gettysburg
  • References

    4th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment Wikipedia


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