19th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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19th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry
Active September 5, 1862, to June 10, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Resaca
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Siege of Atlanta
March to the Sea
Battle of Bentonville
Battle of Brentwood

The 19th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 19th Michigan Infantry was mustered into Federal service at Dowagiac, Michigan, on September 5, 1862. Among the soldiers was Frank Baldwin, who would go on to become one of only nineteen men to ever receive two Medal of Honor citations, one for the Civil War and another after the war while fighting the Indians in the U.S. Cavalry.

The regiment was mustered out of service on June 10, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[edit]

The regiment suffered 7 officers and 88 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 160 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 255 fatalities.[1]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmiinf2.htm#19th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.


Further reading[edit]

  • Lester, Robert, and Gary Hoag. Civil War Unit Histories [Part 4], The Union, Midwest and West . Bethesda, Md: University Publications of America, 1994. OCLC 31265675
  • Michigan, and George H. Turner. Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865 [Nineteenth Infantry]. Lansing, Mich.: [Michigan Adjutant-General's Dept.], 1905. OCLC 36834285
  • Rice, Franklin G. Diary of 19th Michigan Volunteer Infantry During Their Three Years Service in the War of the Rebellion. Big Rapids, Mich.?: s.n, 1970. OCLC 17337715