Books on the Old 3rd

Based on more than 25 years of research and thousands of pages of primary and contemporary source materials, this is the history of the first regiment to leave Grand Rapids, Michigan in June of 1861 for the war in Virginia.

This newly updated regimental history is in available in two volumes as print-on-demand hardcover books from

History of the 3rd Michigan 1855-1865 newly revised for 2014! The story of the regiment from its beginnings when western Michigan was a frontier to its final mustering out of federal service. More than 600 pages long with a detailed chronology, rosters, numerous appendices, an extensive bibliography and exhaustive surname index.

History of the 3rd Michigan Infantry Association 1870-1927 newly revised for 2014! Recounts the creation of the Old 3rd Michigan Infantry Association after the war ended and describes each of the 55 annual reunions. Based on newspaper accounts and association records, also comes with an extensive surname index.

The Generals of the 3rd Michigan Infantry Provides comprehensive biographical sketches of the five men who were awarded the rank of brevet general during the American Civil War, four brigadier generals: Stephen G. Champlin, Moses B. Houghton, Israel C. Smith, and Ambrose A. Stevens; and one major general Byron R. Pierce.

Also available, Images of the Old 3rd Michigan Infantry, which includes nearly 300 photographs from the collection of the Old 3rd Michigan Infantry Research Project. 

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