Company B, Detailed Roster

Aldrich, Hiram B. Private, 21st Michigan. Married Morgan and Mary Lyon's daughter Emily on February 5, 1864, served with George R. Lyon and William A. Lyon in Company B of the Twenty-First Michigan infantry. He enlisted on August 9, 1862 and mustered out with the rest of his company on June 8, 1865, in Washington, D.C. Since he was married during this period, likely on some sort of temporary leave, it is reasonable to conclude that he and Emily were well acquainted before he left for the war. Upon his discharge, Hiram Aldrich returned to Lowell, Michigan where he and his bride settled on a farm.

Baker, Edward L. W., [Baker page] Pvt. Co. B, 21st Inf.

Barr, Albert Second Lt. 21st Inf., July 30, 1862. Wounded in action at Perryville, Ky., Oct. 8, 1862. Capt., Aug. 24, 1863. Mustered out June 8, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Bates, Marcus W. [Bates page] Corporal Co. B, 21st Inf., First Lieutenant Headquarters, 21st Inf.

Cavanaugh, James. Capt. 21st Inf. July 30, 1862. Resigned Mar. 26, 1863, and honorably discharged.

Cheney, Amherst B. Entered service Aug. 4, 1862. Q. M. Sergeant 21st Inf. Second Lt. Aug. 2, 1864. First Lt. Oct. 29, 1864. Wounded in action at Bentonville, N. C., Mar. 19, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Foote, Allen R. Entered service June 10, 1861, as Pvt., Co. B, 3d Inf. Wounded in action May 21, 1862. Discharged for disability Dec. 23, 1862. Pvt. Co. B, 21st Inf., Jan. 2, 1864. Second Lt., Jan. 26, 1864. Mustered out June 8, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Fox, Benton D., Lowell. [photo (L-R Captain Brown (Ill), First Lt. Dodge 10th MI Cav. and Major Fox)] First Lt., 21st Inf., July 30, 1862. Wounded in action at Stone River, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1862. Capt., Mar. 26, 1863. Taken prisoner April 11, 1863. Paroled May, 1863. Major, Oct. 20, 1863. Mustered out June 8, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Lyon, George R. son of William B. Lyon, enlisted as a private on August 6, 1862, in Company B of the Twenty-First Michigan infantry regiment at the age of 23 and was mustered into service with the rest of the company on September 4, 1862. Company B was made up mostly of young men from Lowell and Vergennes Townships. George Lyon would not have lived much past the battle at Perryville; he was wounded and died of disease on November 13, 1862 and was buried at Cave Hill National Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky on November 30th.

Lyon, William A. enlisted as a private on August 6, 1862, at the age of 21 and served with his brother George in Company B of the Twenty-First Michigan infantry. He was discharged due to disability on September 7, 1863 and returned to Michigan.

Lyon, Sanford W. Entered service Aug. 9, 1862, as Sergeant, Co. B, 21st Inf. First Lt., Sept. 24, 1863. Wounded in action at Bentonville, N. C., Mar. 19, 1865. Mustered out June 8, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Taylor, George E., [Taylor page] Pvt., 21st Inf., Sergeant, Co. B, 21st Inf.

Thornton, William E. [Thornton page]

Wileman, Frederick Stuart, [photo] Pvt, 21st Inf., A private in Company B of the 21st Michigan from its initial formation in 1862 until muster out in 1865, although he missed most of 1863 after being captured at Stone's River and spending some time in the Invalid Corps after his exchange. [History provided by Great-Grandson Ted Hudson]

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