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20th Michigan Infantry Regiment

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20th Michigan Infantry Regiment
Michigan state flag
ActiveAugust 15, 1862, to May 30, 1865
CountryUnited States
EngagementsBattle of Fredericksburg
Siege of Vicksburg
Siege of Knoxville
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of the Crater
Appomattox Campaign

The 20th Michigan Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


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[edit]

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.[1]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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.

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