Saturday, March 14, 2015

How many men actually served in the 3rd Michigan?

Based on present research, when the 3rd Michigan left Grand Rapids, Michigan on June 13, 1861, it had enrolled (inclusive of officers, musicians and wagoners) 1,046 men and officers:

Company A 102
Company B 100
Company C 103
Company D 101
Company E 102
Company F 103
Company G 101
Company H 102
Company I 106
Company K 99
Staff 8
Band 19

During its existence, the Old 3rd Michigan Infantry recruited some 365 additional men. They joined the original group of 1,046 who had enlisted by June 10, 1861, for a total of 1,411 men who either enlisted in or were assigned to the regiment during the war. Of the total enrolled:

Company A 127
Company B 121
Company C 132
Company D 134
Company E 163
Company F 131
Company G 125
Company H 128
Company I 144
Company K 130
Unassigned 46
Staff 11
Band 19

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