Today in Michigan History

July 1, 1863

Michigan infantry suffered the greatest loss of any northern regiment in Civil War fighting.

The Twenty-Fourth Michigan Infantry regiment of the Iron Brigade engaged advancing Confederate forces at Gettysburg, PA, during the Civil War. The Twenty-Fourth Infantry suffered 80% casualties (400 of 500 men) on the first day of the three-day Battle of Gettysburg.

Thank you Michigan History Magazine for this glimpse into our past. See more at www.michiganhistorymagazine.com.

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