and First Person Accounts of the
21st Michigan Volunteer Infantry
Dr. Henry Goodale, Asst. Surgeon
of the 21st Michigan wrote about his war time experiences in the article "From
Murfreesboro to Chickamauga and Libby Prison." This is an exciting
account of his experiences.
21st Michigan on the March comes from entries found at the National
Archive in the remarks of the Company F muster rolls. This document contains
a detailed movement summary for the 21st from their September 1862 departure
from Ionia to their camp just outside Murfreesboro on January 6, 1863.
Read the letters
of First Lieutent Charles S. Brown who served as Adjutant of the 21st
are available to obtain a condensed history of the 21st Michigan.
history, including numerous period quotes, taken from "Michigan
In the War," compiled by John Robertson, Adjutant General; W.
S. George & Co., Lansing, 1882; pp. 412-419
George H. Brown, Adjutant General of Michigan directed the publication
of histories for all Michigan units that served in the war. This resulted
in the creation of a 46 volume set These volumes commonly called "Record
of service of Michigan volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865" are
also known as "The Michigan Brown Books." Each volume of the
series covers a Michigan unit. Volume 21 covers
the 21st Michigan Volunteer Infantry.
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