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13th Independent Battery Michigan Light Artillery
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Michigan state flag
Country United States
Branch Artillery
Allegiance Union
Service history
Active January 20, 1864 to August 1, 1865

The 13th Independent Battery Michigan Volunteer Light Artillery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


Battery "M" was organized at Grand Rapids, Michigan and mustered into service on January 20, 1864. The battery was mounted and used to fight guerrillas and on patrol duty on February 27, 1865.

The battery was mustered out on July 1, 1865.

Total strength and casualtiesEdit

Over its existence, the battery carried a total of 257 men on its muster rolls.[1]

The battery 1 enlistedman killed in action or mortally wounded and 13 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 14 fatalities.[2]


See alsoEdit


  1. Michigan in the Civil War website, retrieved July 4, 2007)
  2. 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 July 4, 2007.
  3. Michigan in the Civil War website, retrieved July 4, 2007)


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