Today in Michigan History

September 4, 1862

The 21st Michigan went to war.

The 21st Michigan Infantry, recruited in western and northern Michigan, was mustered into federal service at Ionia. It left for Cincinnati on September 12 with an enrollment of 1,008 officers and enlisted men. The regiment saw heavy action at the Battle of Chickamauga and participated in William T. Sherman’s famed March to the Sea.

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