Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Website update: Birthplaces of the Men of the 3rd Michigan

Silas Compton
In preparation for creating a brand-new look for the oldthirdmichigan dot org website, I've updated much of the content as well. Here's the latest information on birthplaces:

Of the 1,277 reported birthplaces of the men of the Old 3rd Michigan Infantry we find 207 born in Europe, 72 in Canada and 998 in the United States.

More than 21% of Old 3rd Michigan men were born outside of the United States. From Europe the highest number came from present-day Germany (104), followed by the United Kingdom (82).

In the United States, the overwhelming number of men were born were born in New York State (489), accounting for nearly  39% of the total reported. Next was Michigan with 225 or about 18% of reported birthplaces; of that number 21 men were born in Kent County (the point of origin for the regiment). Third highest was Ohio (128).

When taken together, New York, Ohio and Michigan accounted for more than two-thirds (66.6%) of all reported birthplaces.

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