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When Gallantry Was Commonplace: The History Of The Michigan Eleventh Volunteer Infantry, 1861 1864 Leland W. Thornton

When Gallantry Was Commonplace: The History Of The Michigan Eleventh Volunteer Infantry, 1861 1864

Leland W. Thornton

Published October 1st 1991
ISBN : 9780820412597
Hardcover
260 pages
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The Michigan Eleventh Volunteer Infantry was recruited as Mays Independent Regiment during the fall of 1861 in St. Joseph, Branch, Hillsdale, Lenawee, and Monroe counties. In 1862 the Michigan Eleventh was brigaded with the Eighteenth andMoreThe Michigan Eleventh Volunteer Infantry was recruited as Mays Independent Regiment during the fall of 1861 in St. Joseph, Branch, Hillsdale, Lenawee, and Monroe counties. In 1862 the Michigan Eleventh was brigaded with the Eighteenth and Sixty-ninth Ohio and the Nineteenth Illinois as Stanleys Brigade. At the battle of Stones River, Stanleys brigade was the hinge on which Rosecrans line bent and was in the vanguard of the counterattack on January 2, 1863. The Brigade under the command of Col. William L. Stoughton of the Eleventh were among the defenders of Snodgrass Hill at Chickamauga and were probably the last Federal unit to leave that bloody battlefield. The Regiment fought with distinction at Missionary Ridge and during the Atlanta campaign.