Michigan Troops in the Army of the Tennessee Memorial - Vicksburg National Military Park
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N 32° 21.224 W 090° 50.454
15S E 703172 N 3581694
Quick Description: This light grey and bronze memorial is located along Union Avenue across from the Michigan Memorial.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 11/7/2014 11:08:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMMVC8
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
From Michigan in the Civil War: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_in_the_American_Civil_War "Michigan made a substantial contribution to the Union during the American Civil War. While the state itself was far removed from the combat theaters of the war, Michigan supplied a large number of troops and several generals, including George Armstrong Custer. When, at the beginning of the war, Michigan was asked to supply no more than four regiments, Governor Austin Blair sent seven. Upon the arrival of Michigan's 1st volunteers President Abraham Lincoln was prompted to remark, "Thank God for Michigan."."

More than 90,000 Michigan men, nearly a quarter of the state's male population in 1860, served in the war. In addition to the approximately 600 men who joined the Union Navy, Michigan raised 34 regiments of infantry volunteers, one regiment of sharpshooters, eleven cavalry regiments, one engineer regiment, and numerous small independent units.

The Monument is grey granite with a bronze inscription tablet. The inscription tablet reads:

MICHIGAN
ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE

9th Corps 1st Div. 1st Brig.
17th Infantry Lt. Col. Constant Luce
27th Infantry Lt. Col. J. H. Richardson
Colonel Dorus M. Fox

9th Corps 1st Div. 3rd Brig.
2nd Infantry Col. William Humphrey
8th Infantry Colonel Frank Graves
20th Infantry Lt. Col. W. Huntington Smith

13th Corps 9th Division
7th Light Batty. Capt. Chas. H. Lanphere
Killed 3. Wounded 4. Total 7

16th Corps 1st Div. 2nd Brig.
15th Infantry Colonel John M. Oliver

Prov. Div. Engelmann's Brig.
12th Infantry Col. William H. Graves

17th Corps 3rd Division
8th Light Batty Capt. Samuel De Golyer
Lt. T. W. Lockwood
Killed 1. Wounded 7. Total 8. Capt. S.
De Golyer mortally wounded May 28, 1863.
The Michigan Regiments hereon named
served on the exterior line. Extend-
ing from Snyder's Bluff on the left
to Big Black River Bridge on the right.
Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: State of Michigan

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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