Detailed Roster of 21st Michigan Volunteers

These pages contain detailed information about members of the 21st Michigan. As more information becomes available additional names will be added. If you have additional information about any member of the 21st Michigan, please e-mail me.

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Headquarters, Detailed Roster

Avery, John [Avery Page] [post war photo] [wartime photo] Assistant Surgeon and Surgeon 21st Inf.

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

Belknap, Charles E. [Belknap page] [photo] Entered service Aug. 14, 1862, as Sergeant Co. H, 21st Inf. Second Lt. Feb. 3, 1863. First Lt. to rank from Jan. 8, 1863. Cap. Jan. 22, 1864. Mustered out June 8, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Bishop, Loomis K. First Lt. 21st Inf., July 30, 1862. Capt. Feb. 3, 1863. Lt. Col. Sept. 20, 1863. Brev. Col. U.S. Vol's. March 18, 1865. Mustered out June 8, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Blaker, Gilbert H., Houghton. Assistant Surgeon 23rd Inf., Aug. 23, 1862. Surgeon., Nov. 10, 1862. Resigned Dec. 21, 1862. Assistant Surgeon 21st Inf., Apr. 1, 1863. Taken prisoner in action at Chickamauga, Sept. 20, 1863. Paroled, -------, Mustered out May 15, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Brown, Charles S., Flint. Entered service Mar. 28, 1864, as Pvt. Co. K, 21st Inf. First Lieutenant and Adjutant, Sept. 1, 1864. Mustered out June 8, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Dye, John W., Ionia. Entered service Aug. 9, 1862 as Com. Sergeant 21st Inf. First Lt. and Q. M., Mar. 1, 1864. Mustered out June 8, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Earl, Lewis W., Ionia. Chaplain, 21st Inf. Mar. 28, 1864. Mustered out Jun 8, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Follett, Martin P., Fair Plains. First Lt. and Quartermaster 21st Inf., July 29, 1862. Resigned Dec. 14, 1863, 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.

Goodale, Henry A., Genesee. [account of Dr. Goodale's service] Assistant Surgeon 21st Inf., Feb. 13, 1863. Surgeon 11th Inf., Apr. 11, 1865. Mustered out Sept. 16, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Heyalauf, Andrew, Ionia. Entered service Aug 7, 1862. Sergeant Major, 21st Inf., ------. Second Lt., Oct. 29, 1864. Not mustered as an officer. Honorably discharged June 17, 1865.

Hunting, Isaac, Grand Haven. Major 21st Inf., Aug. 21, 1862. Resigned Jan. 23, 1863, and honorably discharged.

Lee, Francis G., Portland. Surgeon 21st Inf., Dec. 15, 1862. Resigned Jan. 2, 1863, and honorably discharged.

McCreery, William B., Flint. [photo flanked by two Sergeants] [Col McCreery Page] Entered service May 25, 1861, as Sergeant Company F, 2nd Inf. Captain, Sept. 10, 1861. Wounded (three wounds) at Williamsburg, Va., May 5 1862. Lt. Col. 21st Inf., Nov. 20, 1862. Colonel, Feb. 3, 1863. Wounded three times and taken prisoner at Chickamauga, Ga., Sept. 20, 1863. Escaped from Libby prison Feb. 9, 1864. Resigned on account of wounds, Sept. 14, 1864, and honorably discharged. In General Thomas's order is the following: "On account of wounds (six in number) received at various times in action while in discharge of duty, the honorable scars of which he now wears. In accepting the resignation of Col. William B. McCreery, the major general commanding takes occasion to express his high appreciation of the soldierly qualities and faithful discharge of duty which has ever characterized Col. McCreery's actions, at the same time regretting the existence of the disability which compels the withdrawal of so valuable an officer from the service."

Morse, Allen B., Ionia. [More History] [Photos] Entered service July 30, 1861, as Sergeant, Company B, 16th Inf. First Lt. 21st Inf., Dec. 16, 1862. Adjt., Feb. 3, 1863. Wounded in action at Mission Ridge, Tenn. Nov. 25, 1863, while on staff duty as Acting Ass't Adjt. Gen., losing left arm. Resigned Sept. 1, 1864, and honorably discharged.

Perry, Charles R., Lowell. Assistant Surgeon 21st Inf., Aug. 26, 1862. Resigned Feb. 13, 1863, and honorably discharged.

Pillsbury, Theodore, Hastings. Chaplain 21st Inf., Aug. 29, 1862. Resigned Dec. 15, 1862, and honorably discharged.

Pratt, Newell, Greenville. Entered service Aug. 9, 1862. Commissary Sergeant 21st Inf., -----. Second Lt., June 11, 1864. Mustered out June 8, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Prince, Arthur C. Entered service Aug. 12, 1861, as Sergeant Co. E, 21st Inf. Second Lt., Jan. 13, 1863. First Lt., Jan. 31, 1863. Capt. To rank from Jan. 13, 1863. Brev. Major U.S. Vol's., March 13, 1865, "for very efficient service rendered in the recent campaigns." Mustered out June 8, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Stevens, Ambrose A. Lt. Col. 3d Inf., May 13, 1861. Col. 21st Inf., July 25, 1862. Wounded in action at Perryville, Ky., Oct. 8, 1862. Resigned Feb. 3, 1863. Major Vet. Reserve Corps, July 20, 1863. Col., Sept. 25, 1863. Brev. Brig. Gen. U.S. Vol's., Mar. 7, 1865, "for gallant and meritorious service during the war." Resigned Sept. 30, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Stevenson, Thomas G., Ionia. Second Lt. 21st Inf., Dec. 17, 1862. First Lt., Jan. 15, 1863. Capt., to rank from Jan. 13, 1863. Mustered out June 8, 1865, and honorably discharged.

Thomas, William B., Ionia. Surgeon 21st Inf., July 26, 1862. Resigned Dec. 15, 1862, and honorably discharged.

Wells, Morris B., Ionia. Second Lt. 16th Inf., Aug. 9, 1861. First Lt. and Adjutant 21st Inf., July 26, 1862. Wounded in action at Stone River, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1862. Lt. Col., Feb. 3, 1863. Killed in action at Chickamauga, Ga., Sept., 20, 1863.

Whipple, William L., Detroit. First Lt. Co. H. 1st Mich. Vol's Mexican War, Oct. 30, 1847. Mustered out, July 23, 1848. Capt. 2nd Inf., Apr. 25, 1861. Lt. Col. 21st Inf., Aug. 13, 1862. Died of typhoid fever at Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 16, 1862. Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan.

Wilson, Robert. Entered service July 28, 1862. Sergeant Major 21st Inf., -----. First Lt. Aug. 24, 1863. Wounded in action at Bentonville, N. C., Mar. 19, 1865, Mustered out June 8, 1865, and honorably discharged.

 

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