to the Historic 21st Michigan Volunteer Infantry
3,000 Miles - 1,000 Days
This website was developed by Bruce Robere with the assistance of many. We have done this to honor the men of the 21st Michigan "Sherman's Bummers."
If you would like to contribute to this collection please contact me.
PRESS RELEASE - Reading of Dr. Henry A. Goodale's Civil War Diary
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The Iosco County Historical Museum in East Tawas, Michigan has planned a series of events to honor this historic struggle. On July 16th at 2:00PM they plan a reading from Dr. Henry A. Goodale's Civil War diary. Dr. Goodale served as Assistant Surgeon in the 21st Michigan Volunteer Infantry during the war. Descendents of Dr. Goodale, including Dr. David Goodale who will act as the reader, will be present at the reading.
This event is open to the public.
Recently added a photo of Alexander Thorne Cramer, Company C, 21st Michigan.
21st Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment was formed in Ionia,
Michigan during the early fall of 1862. The men of the 21st served honorably
until June 21, 1865.
site provides historical photos, first person accounts, rosters, weapons and other information about the 21st Michigan.
The Union Army, Vol III, pages 407-408
21st MI Inf Reg organized at Ionia & mustered
in 09/04/1862; left State 09/12/62, reported at Cincinnati; sent to Louisville;
joined the march through KY & battle at Perryville. Reached Nashville,
11/12/62 & advanced towards Murfreesboro, engaged at Lavergne, Stewart's
Creek & Stone's River [lost 17 killed, 85 wounded & 37 MIA] it was
with Sill's Brigade, Sheridan's Div. Remained on picket & guard duty
at Murfreesboro until June. Moved to Tullahoma, then Cowan, Anderson's Station & Bridgeport.
09/02/62, advanced into GA; Chickamauga [lost 11 killed, 58 wounded, 35 MIA,
3 POW's]. Detached to form part of an Engineer brigade; engaged as such at
Missionary Ridge. Stationed near Chattanooga until June, 1864, building a
bridge & erecting storehouses. Ordered to Lookout Mountain, 06/11/64,
building hospitals, running mills & picket duty. Relieved of engineers
duties in Sept & joined Rousseau's forces in pursuit of Forrest into
AL. Ordered to Chattanooga & Dalton, GA in Oct. 11/01/64 joined 2nd brigade,
1st Div, 14th Army Corps, for the march to the sea. Moved to Milledgeville,
then to Augusta, then Savannah, to 12/18/64. Carolina's Campaign. Went to
Sister's Ferry, crossed the Savannah River, 02/05/65. Engaged at Averasboro & Bentonville
[Lost 92 officers and men, killed & wounded out of 230]. Reached Goldsboro
03/25/65, where it remained until Johnston's surrender; marched to Richmond,
280 miles, in less than 8 days. Grand Review at Washington, DC & mustered
Original strength, 1,108; gain by recruits, 369; total, 1,477
Loss by death, 368
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