|11th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
Michigan state flag
|Active||September 24, 1861, to September 30, 1864|
|Battles|| Siege of Nashville|
Battle of Missionary Ridge
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Siege of Atlanta
The 11th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was assigned to front-line combat duty in the Army of the Cumberland in the Western Theater and participated in most of its leading battles and campaigns, including the Chattanooga Campaign and the 1864 Atlanta Campaign.
The 11th Michigan Infantry was organized at White Pigeon, Michigan, primarily from volunteer recruits raised from the St. Joseph County, Michigan, region. It was mustered into Federal service for a three-year enlistment on September 24, 1861. It served in a variety of assignments and campaigns, seeing action initially under its first colonel, future U.S. Congressman William L. Stoughton.
The much depleted regiment was mustered out on September 30, 1864, and recruits and veterans whose terms of enlistment had not yet expired were transferred to the 11th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Reorganized).
Total strength and casualtiesEdit
The regiment suffered 5 officers and 107 enlisted men who were killed in action or motally wounded, and 2 officers and 194 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 308 fatalities.
- 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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Here is a link to the pages of a booklet for the 27th Reunion of the Eleventh Michigan Volunteer Cavalry (includes photos):