20th Michigan Infantry Regiment
|20th Michigan Infantry Regiment|
|Active||August 15, 1862, to May 30, 1865|
|Engagements||Battle of Fredericksburg|
Siege of Vicksburg
Siege of Knoxville
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of the Crater
The 20th Michigan Infantry was organized at Jackson, Michigan, between August 15 and August 19, 1862.
The regiment was mustered out of service on May 30, 1865.
The regiment is mentioned briefly in Chapter IX of MacKinlay Kantor's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Andersonville" (1955).
Total strength and casualties
The regiment lost 13 officers and 111 enlisted men killed in action or mortally wounded, and a further 3 officers and 175 enlisted men who died of disease, a total of 302 fatalities.
- Colonel Adolphus Wesley Williams
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmiinf2.htm#20th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
- The story of the Twentieth Michigan Infantry, July 15th, 1862, to May 30th, 1865: embracing official documents on file in the records of the state of Michigan and of the United States referring or relative to the regiment (1904) at the Internet Archive
- The Civil War Archive
- http://www.bookemon.com/read-book/58241 Addison Smith Boyce Civil War Journal