The Civil War in Michigan

4th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Reorganized)

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The 4th was reorganized during the summer of 1864, eight companies being recruited, with Col. J. W. Hall commanding. It was mustered in at Adrian, Oct. 14, left the state Oct. 22, reached Decatur, Ala., on the 28th, participated in the defense of that town and was then stationed at Whitesboro. It was engaged at New Market, was then ordered to Murfreesboro, where it was engaged in railroad guard and picket duty until Jan. 15, 1865, when it moved to Huntsville, Ala., and was assigned to the 3d brigade, 3d division, 4th army corps. It moved through Tennessee during April, reaching Nashville on the 27th, and on June 16, it moved for New Orleans, where it was joined by the detachment of the old 4th. On July 6 it took steamer for Texas, reached Green Lake on the 11th, and remained there in camp for two months, losing many men from the effects of poor water and very hot weather. On Sept. 11 it started for San Antonio, 170 miles, reached Salada creek on the 24th, remained there for two months on provost duty in the city and at various points until May 26, 1866, when it was mustered out at Houston. The total enrollment was 1,300. Loss by death, 148, of which 141 were of disease.

Dyer states that the Regiment lost during service 7 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 141 Enlisted men by disease. Total 148.

Col. J. W. Hall


Attached to District of Northern Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, Defences of the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas to May, 1866.


Defence of Decatur against Hood's attack October 28-30, 1864. Duty at Decatur till November 25. Actions near Maysville and near New Market, Ala., November 17. Duckett's Place, near Paint Rock River, November 19. Moved to Murfreesboro November 25-27. Hood's attack on Murfreesboro December 5-12. Picket duty and guarding supply trains till January 15, 1865. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., January 15, and duty there till March 23. Duty at Knoxville, Strawberry Plains, Bull's Gap, Jonesboro and Nashville, Tenn., till June 16. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 16-July 5; thence to Indianola, Texas, July 6-10. March to Green Lake and duty there till September 12. March to San Antonio September 12-24. Camp at Salada Creek till November. Provost duty at San Antonio and other points in Texas till May, 1866. Mustered out at Houston, Texas, May 26, and discharged at Detroit, Mich., June 10, 1866



Michigan. AGO. Records of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War. Vol. 1. Kalamazoo, MI: Ihling, 1905. E514.3.M62v1. (Alphabetical list of regiment's personnel).

Robertson, John, compiler. Michigan in the War. Lansing, MI: W. S. George, 1880. pp. 165-86. E514.M62. (Brief history of the regiment).


Dyer, Frederick H. - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion

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