11th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment
|11th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
|Active||September 24, 1861 – September 30, 1864|
|Disbanded||September 30, 1864|
|Colonel||William L. Stoughton|
|Lt. Colonel||Melvin Mudge|
The 11th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was assigned to front-line combat duty in the Army of the Cumberland in the Western Theater and participated in most of its leading battles and campaigns, including the Chattanooga Campaign, the Battle of Chickamauga and the 1864 Atlanta Campaign.
The 11th Michigan Infantry was organized at White Pigeon, Michigan, primarily from volunteer recruits raised from the St. Joseph County, Michigan, region. It was mustered into Federal service for a three-year enlistment on September 24, 1861. It served in a variety of assignments and campaigns, seeing action initially under its first colonel, future U.S. Congressman William L. Stoughton.
The much depleted regiment was mustered out on September 30, 1864, and recruits and veterans whose terms of enlistment had not yet expired were transferred to the 11th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Reorganized).
Total strength and casualties
The regiment suffered 5 officers and 107 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded, and 2 officers and 194 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 308 fatalities.
William G. Whitney - Medal of Honor winner and member of Company B, 11th Michigan Infantry