Grand Army of the Republic
State Badges
9 Michigan Infantry Regimental Badge

Offered is a great badge worn by veterans of the 9th Michigan Infantry at many of their reunion.  The hanger has an eagle standing over two crossed rifles.  Attached to the hanger is a drop with the likeness of Major General George Thomas.  Written on the badge is "Maj. Gen. Thomas - 1861 - 1865".  Written on the back of the drop is "The Rock of Chickamauga - September 20, 1863 - With Peace Who Shall Set bounds To Our Nations Greatness".  The badge was made by a Kalamazoo, Michigan badge maker as noted on the back of the hanger.

9th Michigan Infantry
in the American Civil War

Regimental History
Ninth Michigan Infantry.— Cols., William W. Duffield, John G. Parkhurst; Lieut. -Cols., John G. Parkhurst, William Wilkinson; Majs., Dorus M. Fox, William Jenney, Jr. This regiment was organized at Fort Wayne, Detroit, in Sept., 1861, and was mustered in Oct. 15. It left the state Oct. 25, for Jeffersonville, Ind., moved to West Point, Ky., in November and engaged in building field works, roads and bridges. On Jan. 4, 1862, companies A, B, C, D, F and K were detailed to Elizabethtown, E and G following on the 17th, leaving I at West Point. Co. K was sent to Nolin. In the spring the regiment was attached to the 23d brigade, Army of the Cumberland, and moved to Nashville in March, where it joined in the pursuit of Morgan's forces in May, overtaking them at Lebanon and driving them from the town thoroughly demoralized. The regiment engaged in the movement into Tennessee, making a demonstration on Chattanooga, and was in the forced march over mountain roads near Winchester, capturing the enemy's pickets at Sweeden's cove, surprising and routing Adams' cavalry. It was in the engagement at Chattanooga in June and in July six companies were attacked at Murfreesboro by Forrest's cavalry. After a sharp struggle they were compelled to surrender, with a loss of 13 killed and 78 wounded. The wounded officers and men were at once paroled and were afterwards exchanged. The 9th's share in this was most gallant, and it was only when reduced to 137 men and officers, with no hope for reinforcements, and annihilation as the only alternative, that the command surrendered. The regiment was engaged at La Vergne in December and was detailed by Gen. Thomas for headquarters guard and provost duty for the 14th corps. At the battle of Stone's river it checked the rout of the right wing, which was being driven back by overwhelming numbers, and at a time when the panic was extending to the army. The flight of infantry, cavalry and artillery was stopped with bayonet and saber. Col. Parkhurst forcing 2,000 cavalry, 3,000 infantry and 11 pieces of artillery from the demoralized and fleeing troops and repulsing a charge by the enemy. The regiment was engaged on provost duty during the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary ridge, remaining on provost duty during November. In December 306 reenlisted as veterans and were furloughed home in Jan., 1864. They returned to Chattanooga in February with about 200 recruits and participated in the Georgia campaign, being in action at Rocky Face ridge, Resaca, Dallas, Kennesaw mountain, the Chattahoochee river, the siege of Atlanta and at Jonesboro. The regiment was on provost duty in Atlanta during its occupation and returned to Chattanooga Nov. 1 via Marietta. It remained on guard duty at the headquarters of the Army of the Cumberland and on picket duty until March 27, 1865, when headquarters were moved to Nashville, the regiment following for the same duty and for prison guard. It was mustered out at Nashville Sept. 15, 1865. Its original strength was 913: gain by recruits, 1,309; total, 2,222. Loss by death, 292. 

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Price: $295.00 USD

7 Michigan Infantry 1912 Reunion Badge

Offered is a super badge worn by a veteran of the 7th Michigan Infantry at their annual reunion held in 1912 at Lapeer, Michigan.  This neat badge has a metal hanger with "Lapeer, June 18, 1912" written in the middle on a celluloid strip.  A blue ribbon is attached to the hanger.  Written on the ribbon in a gold colored ink is "26th Annual Reunion of the 7th Mich. Infantry - Pres., Hohn G. McMillian - Vice-Pres., Jos. McDaniels - Sec.-Treas., Robert King".  A large celluloid disk is attached to the ribbon.  The base color of the disk is red and there are three photo likenesses of 7th Michigan Infantry members on the disk.  The three veterans on the disk are A.T. Heacock, J.W. Holmes, and C.A. Brink.  The badge was made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of newark, New Jersey as noted in the back of the celluloid disk.  The badge is approximately 5 1/2 inches tall and approximately 2 3/8 inches wide.

Of the three men with a photo likeness on the celluloid disk, C.A. Brink was wounded at Gettysburg, A.T. Heacock was promoted to captain, and J.W. Holmes was discharged early in the war.

The 7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 11 officers and 197 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 officers and 186 enlisted men by disease. The regiment is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

1861
August 22Organized at Monroe, Mich. and mustered in under Colonel Ira Rufus Grosvenor
September 5Left State for Washington, D.C. with 884 officers and enlisted men; Attached to Lander’s Brigade, Army of the Potomac
OctoberAttached to Lander’s Brigade, Stone’s Division, Army of the Potomac
September – DecemberGuard duty along the upper Potomac
October 22Near Edward’s Ferry
December 4Moved to Muddy Branch and duty there. Colonel Grosvenor took command of the brigade as senior colonel.
1862
MarchAttached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 12-15Moved to Harper’s Ferry, thence to Charleston and Berryville
March 24To Harper’s Ferry, then to Washington, D.C
March 27To the Virginia Peninsula
April to AugustPeninsula Campaign
April 5-May 4Siege of Yorktown
May 7-8West Point
May 31-June 1Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines
June 25-July 1Seven days before Richmond
June 29Peach Orchard and Savage Station
June 30
White Oak Swamp and Glendale

Lieutenant Charles Hunt was wounded

July 1Malvern Hill
July 7Colonel Grosvenor resigned “due to the impoverished state of my health.”
July 14Lieutenant Norman J. Hall, USA (USMA 1859), former Acting AAG on the staff of Brigadier General John G. Barnard, was commissioned colonel of the 7th Michigan.
July 2 – August 16Duty at Harrison’s Landing
August 5Action at Malvern Hill
August 15-28Movement from Harrison’s Landing to Alexandria
August 28-31To Fairfax Court House; Cover Pope’s retreat from Bull Run to Washington.
September 4Captain Henry W. Nall was transferred to the 24th Michigan and appointed major.
September 6-22Maryland Campaign
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The 7th Michigan was commanded by Colonel Norman Hall. Colonel Hall took over the brigade as senior colonel when General Dana was wounded and was himself wounded. Lieutenant Colonel Baxter was wounded by this time, and Captain Charles J. Hunt took over the regiment.

From the brigade marker at Antietam:

Dana’s Brigade, following Gorman’s in column of attack, passed through the East Woods, crossed the Cornfield and the Hagerstown Pike, about 50 yards in rear of Gorman, and entered the West Woods, where its advance was checked about 40 yards east of this point.

Its left flank having been attacked and turned, by McLaws’ and Walker’s Divisions, it was compelled to retire.

A portion of the Brigade, with the 1st Minnesota Infantry, occupied a line near the Nicodemus house which it held for a time until, its flank having been again turned, it retired to the woods and fields east of the Hagerstown Pike.

September 22Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va. and duty there
October 30-
November 17
Advance up the Loudon Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va.
December 11-15
Battle of Fredericksburg

The 7th Michigan was the first regiment to cross the Rappahannock River in pontoon boats under the fire of Confederate sharpshooters. It then drove the Confederate skirmishers from their cover, allowing a pontoon bridge to be constructed. Lieutenant Colonel Baxter was wounded in the attack.

December 11Forlorn hope to cross the Rappahannock at Fredericksburg
DecemberDuty at Falmouth, Va.
1863
April 27-May 6Chancellorsville Campaign
May 3Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg
May 3-4Salem Heights
June 11-July 24Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The 7th Michigan was commanded at Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Amos Steele, Jr. while Colonel Hall commanded the brigade as senior colonel. Lieutenant Colonel Steele was killed on July 3rd, and Major Sylvanus W. Curtis took command. The 7th brought 165 men to the field, losing 21 killed and 44 wounded.

From the regimental monument near the Copse of Trees at Gettysburg: 

Regiment held this position during the engagement of July 2nd and 3rd, 1863. On the evening of the 2nd changed front to the left, meeting and aiding in driving back the enemy. On the 3rd assisted in repulsing Pickett’s Charge, changing front to the right and assaulting the advancing force in flank.

Present for duty 14 officers 151 men. Total 165. Casualties, 2 officers 19 men killed; 3 officers 41 men wounded. Total 65.

July 5-24Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va.
August 20-
September 12
On detached duty at New York City during draft disturbances
October 9-22Rejoined army at Culpeper, Va. Bristoe Campaign
October 14Bristoe Station
November 7-8Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 26-December 2Mine Run Campaign
DecemberAttached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps
DecemberAt Stevensburg
1864
May 4-June 15Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8Laurel Hill
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

Captain George W. LaPointe was wounded in the right knee.

May 10Po River
May 12Assault on the Salient, “Bloody Angle,”
May 23-26North Anna River
May 26-28On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31Totopotomoy
June 3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 4Colonel Hall was discharged due to chronic dysentery, chills and fever. He would die in May of 1867.
June 16-18First Assault on Petersburg
June 16Siege of Petersburg begins
June 22-23Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad
July 27-29Demonstration on north side of the James River
July 27-28Deep Bottom
August 13-20Demonstration north of James at Deep Bottom
August 14-18Strawberry Plains
August 25Ream’s Station
October 13Captain George W. LaPointe of Company C was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
October 27-28
Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run
November 18Lieutenant Colonel George W. La Pointe was promoted to colonel but was not mustered due to the reduced sized of the regiment.
1865
February 5-7Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 25Watkins’ House
March 28-April 9Appomattox Campaign
March 30-31Boydton Road
March 31Crow’s House
April 2Fall of Petersburg
April 3-9Pursuit of Lee
April 6Sailor’s Creek
April 7High Bridge and Farmville
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

April 10 – May 2At Burkesville
May 2-12Moved to Washington, D.C.
May 23Grand Review
June 16-22Moved to Louisville, Ky., then to Jeffersonville, Ind.
July 5Mustered out


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7 Michigan Infantry 1927 Reunion Badge

Offered is a great badge worn by a veteran of the 7th Michigan Infantry at their 1927 reunion held in Monroe, Michigan.  The 7th Michigan Infantry was a hard fighting unit in the Army of the Potomac with all the major battles the Army of the Potomac fought on their resume.  This super badge has as a hanger a large celluloid pin back button (approximately 2 1/4 inches) with the likeness of Colonel G.W. La Pointe on it.  Three ribbons are attached to the hanger.  The first ribbon is red and has "7th Mich. Inf." written on it in gold colored ink.  The second ribbon is white and has "Monroe, Mich." written on it in gold colored ink, and the third ribbon is blue with "June 14, 1927" written on it with gold colored ink.  The badge was made by the St. Louis Button COmpany of St. Louis, Missouri as noted on the manufacturer's label located on the back of the pin back button.  

George W. LaPointe

Residence Monroe County MI; 19 years old.

Enlisted on 6/19/1861 at Monroe, MI as a Private.

On 8/22/1861 he mustered into "D" Co. MI 7th Infantry 
He was Mustered Out on 7/5/1865 at Jeffersonville, IN


He was listed as:
* Wounded 5/13/1864 Spotsylvania Court House, VA


Promotions:
* Sergt 11/2/1861 
* 2nd Lieut 9/18/1862 
* 1st Lieut 5/20/1863 
* Capt 9/21/1863 (As of Co. C)
* Lt Colonel 10/12/1864 
* Colonel 4/2/1865 by Brevet 

The 7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 11 officers and 197 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 officers and 186 enlisted men by disease. The regiment is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

1861
August 22Organized at Monroe, Mich. and mustered in under Colonel Ira Rufus Grosvenor
September 5Left State for Washington, D.C. with 884 officers and enlisted men; Attached to Lander’s Brigade, Army of the Potomac
OctoberAttached to Lander’s Brigade, Stone’s Division, Army of the Potomac
September – DecemberGuard duty along the upper Potomac
October 22Near Edward’s Ferry
December 4Moved to Muddy Branch and duty there. Colonel Grosvenor took command of the brigade as senior colonel.
1862
MarchAttached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 12-15Moved to Harper’s Ferry, thence to Charleston and Berryville
March 24To Harper’s Ferry, then to Washington, D.C
March 27To the Virginia Peninsula
April to AugustPeninsula Campaign
April 5-May 4Siege of Yorktown
May 7-8West Point
May 31-June 1Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines
June 25-July 1Seven days before Richmond
June 29Peach Orchard and Savage Station
June 30
White Oak Swamp and Glendale

Lieutenant Charles Hunt was wounded

July 1Malvern Hill
July 7Colonel Grosvenor resigned “due to the impoverished state of my health.”
July 14Lieutenant Norman J. Hall, USA (USMA 1859), former Acting AAG on the staff of Brigadier General John G. Barnard, was commissioned colonel of the 7th Michigan.
July 2 – August 16Duty at Harrison’s Landing
August 5Action at Malvern Hill
August 15-28Movement from Harrison’s Landing to Alexandria
August 28-31To Fairfax Court House; Cover Pope’s retreat from Bull Run to Washington.
September 4Captain Henry W. Nall was transferred to the 24th Michigan and appointed major.
September 6-22Maryland Campaign
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The 7th Michigan was commanded by Colonel Norman Hall. Colonel Hall took over the brigade as senior colonel when General Dana was wounded and was himself wounded. Lieutenant Colonel Baxter was wounded by this time, and Captain Charles J. Hunt took over the regiment.

From the brigade marker at Antietam:

Dana’s Brigade, following Gorman’s in column of attack, passed through the East Woods, crossed the Cornfield and the Hagerstown Pike, about 50 yards in rear of Gorman, and entered the West Woods, where its advance was checked about 40 yards east of this point.

Its left flank having been attacked and turned, by McLaws’ and Walker’s Divisions, it was compelled to retire.

A portion of the Brigade, with the 1st Minnesota Infantry, occupied a line near the Nicodemus house which it held for a time until, its flank having been again turned, it retired to the woods and fields east of the Hagerstown Pike.

September 22Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va. and duty there
October 30-
November 17
Advance up the Loudon Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va.
December 11-15
Battle of Fredericksburg

The 7th Michigan was the first regiment to cross the Rappahannock River in pontoon boats under the fire of Confederate sharpshooters. It then drove the Confederate skirmishers from their cover, allowing a pontoon bridge to be constructed. Lieutenant Colonel Baxter was wounded in the attack.

December 11Forlorn hope to cross the Rappahannock at Fredericksburg
DecemberDuty at Falmouth, Va.
1863
April 27-May 6Chancellorsville Campaign
May 3Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg
May 3-4Salem Heights
June 11-July 24Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The 7th Michigan was commanded at Gettysburg by Lieutenant Colonel Amos Steele, Jr. while Colonel Hall commanded the brigade as senior colonel. Lieutenant Colonel Steele was killed on July 3rd, and Major Sylvanus W. Curtis took command. The 7th brought 165 men to the field, losing 21 killed and 44 wounded.

From the regimental monument near the Copse of Trees at Gettysburg: 

Regiment held this position during the engagement of July 2nd and 3rd, 1863. On the evening of the 2nd changed front to the left, meeting and aiding in driving back the enemy. On the 3rd assisted in repulsing Pickett’s Charge, changing front to the right and assaulting the advancing force in flank.

Present for duty 14 officers 151 men. Total 165. Casualties, 2 officers 19 men killed; 3 officers 41 men wounded. Total 65.

July 5-24Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va.
August 20-
September 12
On detached duty at New York City during draft disturbances
October 9-22Rejoined army at Culpeper, Va. Bristoe Campaign
October 14Bristoe Station
November 7-8Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 26-December 2Mine Run Campaign
DecemberAttached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps
DecemberAt Stevensburg
1864
May 4-June 15Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8Laurel Hill
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

Captain George W. LaPointe was wounded in the right knee.

May 10Po River
May 12Assault on the Salient, “Bloody Angle,”
May 23-26North Anna River
May 26-28On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31Totopotomoy
June 3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 4Colonel Hall was discharged due to chronic dysentery, chills and fever. He would die in May of 1867.
June 16-18First Assault on Petersburg
June 16Siege of Petersburg begins
June 22-23Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad
July 27-29Demonstration on north side of the James River
July 27-28Deep Bottom
August 13-20Demonstration north of James at Deep Bottom
August 14-18Strawberry Plains
August 25Ream’s Station
October 13Captain George W. LaPointe of Company C was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
October 27-28
Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run
November 18Lieutenant Colonel George W. La Pointe was promoted to colonel but was not mustered due to the reduced sized of the regiment.
1865
February 5-7Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 25Watkins’ House
March 28-April 9Appomattox Campaign
March 30-31Boydton Road
March 31Crow’s House
April 2Fall of Petersburg
April 3-9Pursuit of Lee
April 6Sailor’s Creek
April 7High Bridge and Farmville
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

April 10 – May 2At Burkesville
May 2-12Moved to Washington, D.C.
May 23Grand Review
June 16-22Moved to Louisville, Ky., then to Jeffersonville, Ind.
July 5Mustered out

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Price: $185.00 USD

2 Michigan Cavalry 1909 Reunion Badge

Offered is a nice badge worn by veterans of the 2nd Michigan Cavalry at their 1909 reunion.  The badge has a brass colored metal circular disk that holds a celluloid photo likeness of a lieutenant.  A yellow and blue ribbon is attached to the pin on the back of the badge.  Written around the lieutenant is "1861 - 65 - 2nd Mich. Cav. - 1909".  The badge was made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey as noted by the manufacturer's label attached to the pin.  

2nd Michigan Cavalry
in the American Civil War

Regimental History
Second Michigan Cavalry. — Cols., Gordon Granger, Archibald P. Campbell; Lieut. -Cols., William C. Davies, Frederick Fowler, Benjamin Smith, Thomas W. Johnston; Majs., Robert H. G. Minty, Charles P. Babcock, Frank W. Dickey, John C. Godley, Leonidas S. Scranton, Marshall J. Dickinson, Harrison F. Nicholson, Charles N. Baker. This regiment was organized at Grand Rapids and was mustered in Oct. 2, 1861. It left the state on Nov. 14, was stationed at Benton barracks, St. Louis, was engaged in skirmishes at Point Pleasant, Tipton and New Madrid, participated in the siege of Island No. 10, and then moved with Pope's army to Mississippi. It was in the engagements at Pine hill, Monterey and Farmington, and the siege of Corinth. Col. Granger was made brigadier-general and was succeeded by Philip H. Sheridan as colonel, but the latter was not mustered in as such. The regiment was in the engagements at Booneville, Blackland, and Baldwin, in June, 1862, and was in a spirited fight at Booneville July 1, where 7,000 of Chalmer's cavalry were repulsed by six companies, numbering less than 500 men. This was one of the greatest minor victories of the war. The 2nd Mich. and 2nd Ia. cavalry followed the enemy for 20 miles, capturing a large amount of arms and clothing. The regiment was engaged at Rienzi in August, when a largely superior force was defeated and dispersed and many prisoners were captured. Col. Sheridan was made a brigadier- general and Lieut. -Col. Campbell was appointed colonel. The regiment was engaged at the battle of Perryville, Ky., then at Harrodsburg, Lancaster and the Rockcastle river. In Dec, 1862, and Jan., 1863, it was in a raid in eastern Tennessee, being engaged at Blountville, Zollicoffer, Wartrace, Jonesville, Bacon creek and Glasgow. In March it was engaged at Milton, Cainsville, Spring Hill, Columbia, Hillsboro and Brentwood. The engagement at Columbia was against a much larger force, but two battalions of the 2nd Mich. cavalry by tremendous efforts, saved the wagon trains, which were in charge of the 18th Ohio cavalry. The regiment fought at McGarvick's ford in April, and during the summer was engaged at Triune, Rover, Middletown, Shelbyville, Elk river ford, and Decherd. It participated at Chickamauga, holding an important point against an enemy, and in October was engaged in the pursuit of Wheeler's cavalry, being in action at Anderson's cross-roads. It fought at Sparta, Dandridge and Mossy creek, in December, and at Dandridge and Pigeon river in Jan., 1864. While at Cleveland, Tenn., 326 reenlisted as veterans and took a furlough, rejoining the regiment in July. On the Atlanta campaign the regiment fought at Dug gap, Red Clay, the Etowah river and Acworth, and joined Gen. Thomas' army in Tennessee. It met and defeated the enemy at Campbellville and Franklin in September; was engaged at Cypress river in October, where a force four times that of the Union army was defeated; participated at Raccoon ford, and during November was engaged at Shoal creek, Lawrenceburg, Campbellville, Columbia, Spring Hill and the battle of Franklin. During December it was engaged at Nashville, Richland creek, Pulaski and Sugar creek, and in 1865 fought at Corinth, Tuscaloosa, Trion, Bridgeville and Talladega. It was in camp at Macon from May 1 until July 17, detachments being sent to garrison Perry, Thomaston, Barnesville, Forsyth and Milledgeville. The regiment was mustered out Aug. 17, 1865. Its original strength was 1,163; gain 1,262; total, 2,425. Loss by death, 338. 

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1 New Jersey Brigade Crampton Pass 50th Anniversary Badge

A great badge worn by a veteran of the First New Jersey Brigade at the 50th anniversary of the battle of Crampton Pass in 1912.  The badge has a heavy metal backing with an insert which says "VETERAN".  A blue, beige, and blue ribbon is attached to the hanger.  Written on the ribbon is "50th Anniversary Battle of Crampton Pass - 31st Reunion of Kearny's First New Jersey Brigade Society - Camden, N.J. - Sept. 14, 1912".  The likeness of a Sixth Corp badge is in the center of the ribbon.   The badge was made by the Sommer Badge Manufacturing Company of Newark, New Jersey as noted on the makers label attached to the back of the ribbon.  There is a small piece of museum quality acid free tapeon the upper part of the back ribbon.  The badge is approximately 6 1/8 inches tall and 2 3/8 inches wide. 

First New Jersey Brigade

Through the course of the Civil War, the brigade was composed entirely of units from New Jersey, the only Union brigade during the war to be constituted as such. Its origins were on May 4, 1861, when New Jersey was directed by the Federal government to fill a quota of three infantry regiments to serve a three-year term of enlistment. Recruitment took place for the new regiments all over the state, and on May 21, 1861, the 1st New Jersey Volunteer Infantry was mustered into the Union Army at Camp Olden in Trenton, New Jersey, under Maj. Theodore T. S. Laidley of the United States Regular Army. The 1st New Jersey was then followed into Federal service by the 2nd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry (May 28, 1861) and the 3rd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry.

On June 28, 1861, the three newly created three-year regiments began the journey to Virginia, where in June they were joined with a brigade of three-month enlistment New Jersey Militia regiments to form a division commanded by Brig. Gen. Theodore Runyon. This was the first time the New Jersey regiments officially formed the brigade. During the First Bull Run Campaign, most of the brigade saw service in the field guarding train hubs, supply depots and roadways, being considered too "green" to be reliable in combat. However, a few companies of the 1st and 2nd New Jersey Infantries were directed to help stem the retreat at Centreville, Virginia, after the Confederates routed General Irvin McDowell's forces at Manassas, Virginia, on July 21, 1861. They were unsuccessful, and many officers and men retreated in the rout as well.

In August 1861, the 4th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry was recruited and added to the First New Jersey Brigade after its muster into service. From that point on, the four regiments and their later remnants would serve together until the end of the war and their final discharge.

Later service

As the war progressed, more regiments were added to the brigade, but in keeping with its tradition, they were New Jersey units. In September 1862, the nine-month enlistment unit 23rd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry and the three-year 15th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry were added, with the 23rd New Jersey serving until June 1863 and the 15th New Jersey serving until the end of the war. On April 19, 1864, the 10th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry "Olden's Legion" was added. In March 1865 the 40th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry—the last raised by the state—was brigaded with the original units.

The brigade saw its first pitched battle rather late, as it fought in the June 27, 1862, Battle of Gaines' Mill during the Seven Days Battles. There it sustained heavy casualties, with most of the 4th New Jersey being captured by Confederate forces. It then fought in the Second Bull Run Campaign, where it blundered into the entire Confederate army corps commanded by Major General Stonewall Jackson, and at Crampton's Gap during the Battle of South Mountain, where it redeemed its honor by making a triumphant charge up the hill. Later engagements included Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania,Cold Harbor, Strasburg, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek.

Regiments

First New Jersey Infantry
Service in brigade: June 1861–June 3, 1864
153 killed or died of wounds and 99 died of disease or accidents

Second New Jersey Infantry
Service in brigade: June 1861–May 21, 1864
96 killed or died of wounds and 69 died of disease or accidents

Third New Jersey Infantry
Service in brigade: June 1861–June 3, 1864
157 killed or died of wounds and 81 died of disease or accidents

Fourth New Jersey Infantry
Service in brigade: June 1861–June 22, 1865
161 killed or died of wounds and 105 died of disease or accidents

Tenth New Jersey Infantry "Olden Legion"
Service in brigade: April 19, 1864–June 22, 1865
93 killed or died of wounds and 190 Died of disease or accidents

Fifteenth New Jersey Infantry "Fighting Fifteenth"
Service in brigade: September 30, 1862–June 22, 1865
240 killed or died of wounds and 132 died of disease or accidents.

Twenty-Third New Jersey Infantry
Service in brigade: October 8, 1862–June 27, 1863
35 killed or died of wounds and 55 died of disease or accidents

Fortieth New Jersey Infantry
Service in brigade: February 2, 1865–July 13, 1865
2 killed or died of wounds and 17 died of disease or accidents

Commanders

The brigade's first commander was Brig. Gen. Philip Kearny, whose training and discipline molded the regiments into an effective fighting unit. He was succeeded by George W. Taylor, who was Colonel of the 3rd New Jersey. Taylor was promoted to brigadier general soon after assuming command of the brigade. After his mortal wounding at the Second Battle of Bull Run, the leadership of the brigade went to Alfred Thomas Torbert, who was serving as Colonel of the 1st New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. Subsequent commanders were Col. Henry Brown (3rd New Jersey), Col. William H. Penrose (15th New Jersey), and Capt. Baldwin Hufty (4th New Jersey).

Medal of Honor recipients

Six soldiers from the First New Jersey Brigade received the Medal of Honor for bravery:

  • 1st Lieutenant William Brant, Jr. - 1st New Jersey Veterans Battalion
  • Corporal Charles F. Hopkins - 1st New Jersey Volunteer Infantry
  • Corporal Edmund English - 2nd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry
  • Sergeant John P. Beech - 4th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry
  • Captain Forrester L. Taylor - 23rd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry
  • Private Frank E. Fesq - 40th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry
The Battle of Crampton Pass

In the aftermath of his great victory at Second Bull Run, Robert E. Lee was determined to launch an invasion of the North. He hoped that a similar victory on northern soil would weaken the North’s resolve, and possibly encourage Maryland to rise and join the Confederacy. Lee convinced Jefferson Davies to approve his plan, and at the start of September Lee’s victorious army crossed the Potomac.

Once in the north, Lee became concerned about the 13,000 strong Federal garrison of Harper’s Ferry. He decided that he could not risk leaving that garrison in his rear. To capture it he took the decision to split his army. Two thirds of the army, under Stonewall Jackson, was sent to capture Harper’s Ferry, while he remained further north with the rest of the army. Lee was taking a massive risk. He assumed that the Federal army defeated at Bull Run would take weeks to be recover, especially with George McClellan restored to command. He had repeated demonstrated a slow, cautious attitude during the Peninsula Campaign, and Lee expected more of the same.

He was wrong. McClellan had taken over a beaten army, but not a demoralised or unorganised one. McClellan soon had an army 70,000 strong on the move towards Lee. He also had a stroke of luck when a copy of Lee’s order for the move against Harper’s Ferry was discovered on 13 September. McClellan received this piece of luck at Frederick, less than twenty miles from Harper’s Ferry, where the garrison was still holding out.

Even with this information in hand, McClellan still did not move quickly. He was nearly always convinced that whatever army he commanded was badly outnumbered – here he was convinced that Lee had at least 100,000 men, twice the real number. Accordingly, he did nothing on 13 September other than issue orders for a movement on the following day.

The main barrier that faced McClellan was South Mountain. This mountain runs north from the Potomac, reaching the river just east of Harper’s Ferry. McClellan’s men would have to force their way through Confederate held passes before they could engage Lee or go to the relief of Harper’s Ferry. Worse for the garrison of Harper’s Ferry, McClellan decided to make his main attack at Turner’s and Fox’s Gaps (Battle of South Mountain). Success here would bring McClellan up against Lee’s smaller section of the Confederate army.

A smaller force, 12,000 men under Major-General William B. Franklin, was sent to Crampton’s Gap, further south. This force might not have been big enough to defeat Jackson’s entire force around Harper’s Ferry, but it was easily big enough to deal with that part of Jackson’s force that had remained north of the Potomac, which was no more than 8,000 strong, and thus to rescue the garrison. However, Crampton’s Gap was also defended. First, Franklin would need to fight his way through the pass.

This should not have been a problem. He was opposed by three brigades from the force that had been sent against Harper’s Ferry, a total of 2,200 men. Even by his own account, Reynolds was able to get 6,500 men into action at Crampton’s Gap. Despite this numerical advantage it took Reynolds most of 14 September to fight his way through the pass. He suffered 533 casualties during the battle (113 dead, 418 wounded and 2 missing), and probably inflicted twice that many (he captured 400 prisoners). However, the victory came too late in the day to achieve its aim. The next morning, when Reynolds made a tentative move towards Harper’s Ferry, he decided that he was too weak to attack the Confederate forces north of the river. In any case it was by then too late. Harper’s Ferry surrendered early on the morning of 15 September.


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McMillen Post No. 122, South Charleston, Ohio Pin Back

A nice pin back worn by Union veterans who were members of the McMillen Post No. 122 of South Charleston, Ohio.  The pin back has a woman holding a U.S.flag putting a wreath on a G.A.R. monument.  Written around the graphics is "McMillen Post No. 122, Ohio".  The badge was made by the Sommer Badge Manufacturing Company of Newark, New Jersey as noted in the back of the pin back.  The pin is approximately 1 1/4 inches wide.

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10 New York Heavy Artillery Pin Back

A nice pin back worn by G.A.R. members who supported DeWitt C. Hurd of New York for the Department of New York Commander.  DeWitt C. hurd was in the 10th New York Heavy Artillery from 1862 until 1865.  This neat pin has a photo likeness of Hurd in the middle of the pin.  Written around the photo likeness is "For Department Commandr G.A.R. - DeWitt C. Hurd".  The badge was made by the Sommer Badge Manufacturing Company, Newark, New Jersey.  The pin back is approximately 1 3/4 inches wide.

Dewitt C. Hurd

Residence was not listed; 21 years old.

Enlisted on 8/8/1862 at Ellisburgh, NY as a Private.

On 8/19/1862 he mustered into "E" Co. NY 10th Heavy Artillery 
He was Mustered Out on 6/23/1865 at Petersburg, VA


Promotions:
* Qtr Master Serg 9/11/1862 
* Sergt Major 2/14/1865 


Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
* 9/11/1862 from company E to Field & Staff 


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Lewis S. Pilcher, U.S. Army Steward New York Pin back

A neat pin back worn by G.A.R. members who supported Lewis S. Pilcher for the Department of New York Commander, G.A.R.  The pin has a likeness of Pilcher in the middle.  Pilcher is wearing four badges in the photo.  One is a Mollus medal and another is a one star G.A.R. officers badge.  I can't quite tell the other two badges.  The pin back is approximately 1 1/4 inches wide.  It was made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey.  Written around the likeness is "For Department Commander - Lewis S. Pilcher - U.S. Grant Post 327".


Lewis S. Pilcher

Residence was not listed; 
Enlisted on 3/1/1862 as a Hospl Steward.

On 3/1/1862 he mustered into US Army Hospl Stewards 
He was discharged (date not stated)
 (Estimated date of enlistment)

Other Information:
born in 1845
Member of GAR Post # 327 (U. S. Grant) in Brooklyn, NY
Held GAR Offices:
* National Rules & Regs Committee for 1931
died in 1934 
Buried: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

The following was submitted by:  Research by Jack R. Box, CemeteryWorks.com

Lewis S. Pilcher is a famous surgeon / author / journal editor.
he wrote several books on treating wounds [with graphic illustrations]
his bio indicates 
- he was a hospital orderly
- he was a Navy surgeon in the Civil War era; 
  albeit, it may have been post war

the SUVCW grave registration reports him 
  hospital orderly, regular army



Lewis S. Pilcher, surgeon general


      New York

      served 5 years as a Navy surgeon

      M.D. ( 1845–1934), who served for 50 years as the first editor of the Annals of 
      Surgery.

      Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York 

      GAR US Grant Post
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Monongahela Veterans Memorial Pin Back

A neat pin back worn by veterans at the Monongahela, Pennsylvania veteran's memorial.  The pin back has the monument in the middle of the pin.  Written around the monument is "Veterans Memorial - Monongahela, PA".  A Union shield is underneath the words "Monongahela, PA".  The pin back was made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey as noted in the back of the pin back.  The pin back is approximately 7/8 inches wide.

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Monongahela, Pennsylvania Soldier's Memorial Pin Back

A nice celluloid pin back worn by veterans at the Monongahela Soldier's Memorial in Monongahela, Pennsylvania.  The likeness of the memorial is in the middle of the pin back.  Written around the likeness is "Monongahela Soldier's Memorial - May 30th".  The badge is made by the American Art Works, Coshocton, Ohio as noted in the back of the pin back.  The pin back is approximately 7/8 inches wide.

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Johnny Clem, the Drummer Boy of Chickamauga, 1933 Pin Back

A neat pin back from the 1933 Grand Army of the Republic Department of Ohio 67th Annual Encampment held in Newark, Ohio.  The pin back has Major General John L. Clem's likeness in the middle of the pin back.  Written around the likeness is "67th Annual Encampment - Dept. Ohio G.A.R. - Maj. Gen. John L. Clem - Newark, Ohio  June 18 - 22, 1933".  The pin back is approximately 1 1/2 inches wide.  The pin back was made by the Lilley Company, Columbus, Ohio as noted in the back of the pin back.

John Clem
Drummer Boy of Chickamauga
Civil War
/
Union
DATE OF BIRTH - DEATH
August 13, 1851 – May 13, 1937

When President Abraham Lincoln in May 1861 issued the call for volunteers to serve in the Union army for a three year term, one of those who tried to answer was Ohio resident John Clem. Not yet 10 years old, Clem’s service was refused by the newly formed 3rd Ohio. Undeterred, Clem later tried to join the 22nd Michigan, where his persistence won over the unit’s officers. They agreed to let him follow the regiment, adopting him as a mascot and unofficial drummer boy. The officers also chipped in to pay his monthly salary of $13 before he finally was allowed to officially enlist in 1863.

Clem became a national celebrity for his actions at Chickamauga. Armed with a musket sawed down for him to carry, Clem joined the 22nd Michigan in the defense of Horseshoe Ridge on the afternoon of September 20. As the Confederate forces surrounded the unit, a Confederate colonel spotted Clem and shouted either “I think the best thing a mite of a chap like you can do is drop that gun” or called him a “damned little Yankee devil,” according to various sources. Rather than surrender, Clem shot the colonel and successfully made his way back to Union lines. For his actions, Clem was promoted to sergeant, the youngest soldier ever to become a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Army, and became known as the “Drummer Boy of Chickamauga.”

Clem’s legend grew following the battle, although some stories may be apocryphal. One holds that his drum was destroyed at the Battle of Shiloh, earning him the nickname “Johnny Shiloh” and serving as inspiration for the song, “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh.” However, the 22nd Michigan, Clem’s unit, was not mustered until the summer after the Battle of Shiloh, making it unlikely Clem saw action in the battle with that regiment.

Clem went on to fight at Perryville, Murfreesboro, Kennesaw and Atlanta, where he was wounded twice. Clem was discharged from the Army in 1864 at age 13, but sought to rejoin the military in 1870. Nominated to West Point by President Ulysses S. Grant, Clem failed the entrance exam several times before Grant appointed him a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Clem enjoyed a successful second military career, rising to the rank of colonel and assistant quartermaster general by 1906. He retired on the eve of U.S. entry into World War I with the rank of major general, the last Civil War veteran to actively serve in the U.S. Army. Clem died in 1937 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery


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Captain Henry M. Neil, Ohio Light Artillery Pin Back

A pin back worn at the 1934 Grand Army of the republic, Department of Ohio Annual Encampment held in Columbus, Ohio.  The imagein the middle of the pin back is Captain henry M. Neil.  Captain Neil enlisted in January, 1862 in the 11th Ohio Light Artillery.  On April 28. 1863 he was transferred to the 22nd Ohio Light Artillery.  The pin back is approximately 1 1/2 inches wide.  Written around Captain Neil's image on the pin back is "68th Annual Encampment - Dept. of Ohio G.A.R. - Capt. Henry M. Neil - Columbus, Ohio June 17 - 21, 1934".

11th Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery

Online Books
11th Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 10, by Ohio Roster Commission (Joseph B. Foraker, Governor, James S. Robinson, Sec'y of State and H. A. Axline, Adjutant-General), 1886     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Eleventh Independent Battery Light Artillery. — Capts., Archibald G. A. Constable, Frank C. Sands, Fletcher E. Armstrong; First Lieuts., Henry M. Neil, Cyrus Sears, William M. Wynne; Second Lieuts., William D. Linn, David A. Southworth, William K. Perrine, Amos B. Alger, William Bush, Milon D. Whaley, John A. McArthy. This battery was mustered into service Oct. 27, 1861, at St. Louis arsenal, Mo., by Lieut. George B. Sanford, 1st U. S. cavalry, to serve for three years, aggregating 151 men, rank and file. Its first actual service was with the New Madrid expedition, from which it brought in 2 Confederate 6-pounder guns as trophies of its success, and then it remained in camp until April 12, improving the time by drilling in field maneuvers. During the siege, and in the battles and skirmishes resulting in the evacuation of Corinth, the battery bore its full share. In September it went into action at Iuka, 102 strong, and during the engagement was charged three different times, suffering a loss of 2 officers and 55 men killed or wounded, 18 being killed on the field and others dying afterward. Not a man flinched and numbers were killed or wounded after the Confederates had passed the muzzles of the guns, some of them nobly dying in the attempt to spike their pieces. But, severely as the battery suffered in this engagement in the loss of men and equipments, it was in a short time again ready for the field and took a prominent part in the battle of Corinth, nobly maintaining its reputation for efficiency and gallantry and suffering a loss of 5 men wounded during the action. During the siege of Vicksburg it was held in reserve and participated in several expeditions to the rear, fighting as occasion required. On the day of the capitulation it was camped at Snyder's bluff on the Yazoo river. The battery was mustered out on Nov. 5, 1864.

 22nd Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery

Online Books
22nd Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 10, by Ohio Roster Commission (Joseph B. Foraker, Governor, James S. Robinson, Sec'y of State and H. A. Axline, Adjutant-General), 1886     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Twenty-second Independent Battery Light Artillery. — Capts., Henry M. Neil, Amos B. Alger; First Lieuts., George W. Taylor, Peter Cornell, Harvey Burdell, Silas H. Towler; Second Lieuts., Jacob M. Sharp, William West. A section of this battery was organized April 1, 1863, and placed on duty at Wheeling, W. Va., and in Holmes county, Ohio. This section was brought back to Camp Chase on June 19, 1863, the organization completed, and mustered into service on July 14, 1863, by Capt. J. L. Proctor of the 18th U. S. infantry, to serve for three years. The battery was sent to Parkersburg, W. Va., and thence to Wheeling. From Wheeling it moved to Hancock, Md., in support of Gen. Kelley, and then returned to Parkersburg, sending out detachments in pursuit of Gen. Morgan, then on his raid through Indiana and Ohio. After the capture of Morgan the battery returned to Camp Chase. On Aug. 12, 1863, it marched to Camp Nelson, Ky., and on Sept. 1 marched toward Cumberland gap. It arrived in front of the gap on Sept. 7, and took part in the operations which compelled its surrender. On Jan. 3, 1864, a detachment under command of Lieut. A. B. Alger, in company with a force of 350 cavalry, while on a reconnoissance at Jonesville, Va., was compelled to surrender after 12 hours' fighting, for want of ammunition. On Feb. 14, 1864, Lieut. George W. Taylor was murdered by a Confederate citizen, near Barboursville, Ky., and on June 21, 1864, Peter Cornell was killed by Confederate guerrillas, near Cumberland gap. On June 27, 1864, the battery was ordered to Knoxville, Tenn., and on July 5, 1865, it was ordered to Camp Chase, Ohio, where it was mustered out on the 13th, in accordance with orders from the war department. 

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105 Ohio Infantry Captain M.W. Wright Pin Back

A nice pin back with the likeness of Captain Marshall W. Wright of the 105th Ohio Infantry.  Written around the likeness of Captain Wright is "Capt. M.W. Wright, Q.M. 105th O.V.I.".  The pin back is approximately 1 1/4 inches wide.  It was made by the Ehrman Manufacturing Company of Boston, Massachusetts as noted on the back of the pin back.  

105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

From Dyer's Compendium

105th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in August 20, 1862. Ordered to Covington, Ky., August 21, 1862; thence to Lexington, Ky., August 25. March to relief of Nelson August 30. Retreat to Louisville, Ky., September 1-15. Attached to 33rd Brigade, 10th Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 33rd Brigade, 10th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Division (Centre), 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-12. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Munfordsville, Ky., October 12, and duty there till November 30. Expedition to Cave City October 31 and November 26. Moved to Bledsoe Creek November 30. Operations against Morgan December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. March to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Murfreesboro January 3-11, and duty there till June. Expedition to Auburn, Liberty and Alexandria February 3-5. Expedition to Woodbury March 3-8. Vaught's Hill, near Milton, March 20. Expedition to McMinnville April 20-30. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Shellmound August 21. Reconnoissance toward Chattanooga August 30-31. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Demonstrations on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Face Ridge February 23-25. Reconnoissance from Ringgold toward Tunnel Hill April 29. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Operations against; Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-15. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 3, 1865. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 104 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 7 Officers and 126 Enlisted men by disease. Total 240.

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76 Illinois Infantry "Last Officer" Pinback

A great pin back with a photo of Sylvanus C. Munhall, the last officer survivor of the 71 officers of the 76 Illinois Infantry.  In the middle of the pin back is S.C.Munhill with a child.  Written around the photo is "S.C. Munhall (Urchin) 89 - Last Survivor of 71 Officers - 76th Illinois".  The size is approximately 1 3/8 inches wide.  Munhall mustered in to the 76th Illinois Infantry on August 22, 1862 and mustered out on July 22, 1865.  He lived until 1943.

History of the 76th Illinois Infantry

 The seventy-sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry was organized at Kankakee, Illinois, in August, 1862, by Colonel A. W. Mack, and was mustered in August 22d, 1862. Immediately after its muster it was ordered to Columbus, Kentucky, at which place it arrived August 29th, and soon after was armed with Enfield Rifle Muskets Remained at Columbus, drilling and doing fatigue and picket duty, until October 4th, when the Regiment was ordered to Bolivar, Tenn., by rail, at which place it arrived October 5th, and camped near the city until November 3d, when the Regiment with other troops was moved to La Grange, Tenn., and remained there until November 28th, when it was sent with General Grant on his campaign along the Mississippi Central Railroad; was at Holly Springs on the 29th and at Waterford on the 30th, doing its part in driving Price's army southwest.

The Fourth Division of the Thirteenth Army Corps, to which the Seventy-sixth belonged, remained near Waterford contending with fierce storms and fathomless mud until December 11th, when it continued its march southward, crossing the Tallahatchie River, passing through Abbyville and Oxford, and halting near Springdale, until December 22d, when the information was received that the Rebel General VanDorn had captured Holly Springs in the rear of the army and destroyed a large quantity of supplies and cut off all communication with the North.

The entire command was about faced and proceeded northward, living off the country and at times on extremely short rations. After several days slow marching and much speculation in the entire absence of northern news as to what was to become of the regiment and the army and the country, Holly Springs was entered on the 5th of January, 1863, at which place it remained until January 10th, witnessing many extensive conflagrations.

The Seventy-sixth was the last regiment leaving the city. It marched out about sunset, and the Rebels hovering around in the vicinity occupied the city immediately upon its exit. The Regiment arrived at Moscow on the evening of January 11th and remained there until February 5th, on full rations. At this place the Regiment received official information of the resignation of Col. Mack, who was at that time absent from the Regiment. Lieut. Col. Busey was soon after promoted to Colonel.

On February 5th, the camp of the Regiment was moved, through snow and mud, about ten miles, to the village of Lafayette, where it remained until March 10th, when after a three days' march it arrived at Memphis, Tenn., where it remained until May 13th, when it embarked with other troops on a fleet of steamers and moved down the Mississippi River. The steamer Fort Wayne carrying the Seventy-sixth, was fired into in the night by a band of Guerrillas from the Arkansas shore. Two men were wounded and the boat disabled. The Regiment landed in the morning and burned the buildings on the plantations in the vicinity. The disabled boat was towed down the river with the fleet to Young's Point, Louisiana, where it landed May 17th.

On the 18th the Regiment marched across the Point to the river below Vicksburg and embarked for Grand Gulf, and returned to Young's Point on the 29th and immediately embarked for Chicasaw Bayou, on the Yazoo River, at which place it debarked on the same day; was engaged in closing up the lines in the rear of Vicksburg until after the charge, when it was placed on the left of the besieging lines, and bravely held its place close under the Rebel guns until the final surrender July 4th. On the 5th of July the Regiment moved with Sherman's army against Jackson, Miss., skirmishing with the enemy at Big Black River and at Champion Hills. At Jackson the Rebels under Johnson made a stand and engaged our forces from the 12th to the 16th, the Seventy-sixth occupying the extreme right of the attacking forces.

On the morning of the 17th the city was found vacated by the Rebels and the Union troops occupied it immediately. The Regiment left Jackson July 21st and arrived at Vicksburg on the 23d, remaining there until August 11th, when it embarked and moved down the river to Natchez, landing there on the 12th. Remained there in camp until the latter part of November, when it was ordered back to Vicksburg, where it went into camp about eight miles from the city at Camp Cowan. Enjoyed life at this camp until January 31, 1864, then moved about three miles to Camp Hebron. On February 3d the Seventy-sixth started with General Sherman on his Meridian campaign and was on the move continually until March 4th, when the expedition returned and the Regiment rested at Camp Hebron until April 5th, when it moved to Big Black River Bridge, and was on duty there until April 27th, when it returned to Vicksburg and camped on the high hills surrounding the city.

On the 4th of May the Regiment accompanied an expedition, commanded by General McArthur, to Yazoo City, and participated in the battles of Benton, Vaughn's Station and Deasonville, and drove the enemy from Yazoo City, and occupied the place several days. On the night of May 17 a large portion of the city was burned. The Regiment returned to Vicksburg May 21, and occupied its camp on the hills until June 26, when it was moved to Mount Albans, on the railroad between Vicksburg and the Big Black River. On the 28th moved back to Vicksburg and camped near its old quarters. On July 1, 1864, the Regiment started on an expedition to Jackson, commanded by General Slocum. On its return the command was met between Jackson and Clinton by the enemy, and a sharp battle was fought on the 6th, and renewed on the 7th, when the Seventy-sixth, which bore a prominent part in the engagement, was cut off from the balance of the command, but cut its way out, losing one hundred and two men, sixteen of whom were reported killed and left on the field, and eighty-six wounded and missing. The Regiment returned to Vicksburg July 9, much fatigued. On July 29 the Regiment embarked, and was run down the river on a marine boat to Morganzia; landed there, and remained camped along the levee until August 23, when it was embarked and was transported down the river to Port Hudson; landed and marched, with five days' rations, in great haste, night and day, to Clinton, expecting to annihilate the enemy in that vicinity, but he fled before the Yankee hosts. The Regiment returned to Morganzia, arriving there August 29, foot-sore and weary.

On September 3 the Regiment embarked on the steamer Nebraska, and moved up the Mississippi River to the mouth of White River, landed and camped on the Arkansas shore, and remained until October 18, when it was ordered to Memphis, Tenn., but returned October 28, and occupied quarters there until November 7, when it embarked and moved up White River to Duvall's Bluff, Arkansas, where it built neat log cabins, and fixed to stay; but, in obedience to orders, it broke up its pleasant camp on the 28th , embarked, and was landed at Memphis, Tenn., on the 30th, and camped on the environs of the city; remained there until December 31, 1864, and was then ordered to embark on the steamer Niagara for New Orleans, at which place it arrived January 4, 1865, and went into camp a few miles above the city, at Kenner, behind the levee, where the mud was almost fathomless. Remained there until February 12, when the Regiment was ordered to embark on Gulf steamers and proceed across the Gulf to Mobile Point. The Regiment was divided, and carried on three different crafts. The George Peabody carried the Regimental Headquarters, with four companies of the Seventy-sixth, and parts of other regiments, and a large number of horses, mules and wagons. A terrible storm on the Gulf nearly wrecked the craft. The horses, mules and wagons were consigned to the deep, and the boat was barely gotten back to the Mississippi River with its human freight. Went back to New Orleans, crossed over to Lake Pontchartrain, embarked on the steamer Alice Vivian, and moved by the lakes to Fort Morgan, and from there to Fort Barrancas, near Pensacola, Florida, where the Regiment was again united, February 18, and went into camp, and remained there until March 11, when the camp was moved to Pensacola. On March 20, the Regiment started with General Steel's expedition to Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely, near Mobile Alabama. Traveled through pine swamps, corduroying the quicksand roads as it moved along, and fighting the enemy in front, until April 1, when the Army approached Blakely, and on the 2nd drove the enemy inside his fortifications. General Steel's forces united with General Canby's and General Granger's, from Fort Morgan. On April 8 Spanish Fort was captured, and April 9 the Seventy-sixth participated in the charge on Fort Blakely, capturing the entire garrison. The colors of the Seventy-sixth were the first planted on the enemy's works. The Regiment lost in this, the last battle of the war, seventeen killed and eighty-one wounded. Among the latter was the colonel of the Regiment, who was painfully wounded while gallantly leading his men in the assault.

The Regiment camped inside the fortifications until April 20, when it was transported to Mobile. On the 22d of April the regiment accompanied a fleet of steamers, loaded with soldiers, up the Alabama River, General Steel in command; landed at Selma, Alabama, April 28; remained there until May 11, and was then ordered back to Mobile, and camped near the city. Remained there doing duty until the latter part of June, when it was ordered to Galveston, Texas, where it remained until July 22, and was then mustered out, and ordered to Chicago, Illinois, where it was paid off and disbanded August 4, 1865.

The Regiment had traveled over ten thousand miles. Received one hundred and fifty-six recruits, who were transferred, on its muster out, to the Thirty-seventh Illinois Infantry. The Regiment's commanders were: Colonel Alonzo W. Mack- Mustered in August 22, 1862. Resigned January 7, 1863 Colonel Samuel T. Busey - Mustered in August 22, 1862. Promoted May 11, 1863 The Regiment's size of approximately 1000 men was comprised of the following organizations: Regimental Headquarters - Field and Staff Ten Companies: Company A, Company B, Company C, Company D, Company E, Company F, Company G, Company H, Company I, Company K, and Unassigned Recruits.

Summary of Campaigns, Battles and Engagements:

  • General Grant's campaign along the Mississippi Central Railroad - November 1862 - January 1863
    • engaged at Holly Springs and Waterford - November 29 30
  • Siege and fall of Vicksburg - May - July 1863
    • assaults on Vicksburg May 19 22
    • engaged in closing up the lines in the rear until after the charge
    • placed on the left of the besieging lines
    • held its place close under the Rebel guns until their final surrender July 4, 1863
  • General Sherman's campaign against Jackson, Mississippi - July 1863
    • advance on Jackson - July 4 10
    • skirmishes at Big Black River and Champion Hills - July 4 5
    • assault on Jackson - engaged by the Rebels under Johnson - July 12 16
    • regiment occupied the extreme right of the attacking forces
  • Expedition to Harrisonburg , Louisiana - September 1863
    • capture of Port Beauregaard - September 4
  • General Sherman's Meridian campaign - February - March 1864
    • Champion Hills - February 5
    • Meridian - February 14 15
  • General McArthur's expedition to Yazoo City - May 1864
    • actions at Benton, Vaughn's Station, Deasonville , Big Black River Bridge, Yazoo City
  • General Slocum s expedition to Jackson, Mississippi - July 1864
    • engaged between Jackson and Clinton, Louisiana - lost 102 men (16 killed, 86 wounded and missing)
  • Expedition to Clinton, Louisiana - August 1864
  • Moves to White River, Duvall's Bluff, Arkansas, Memphis - September - December 1864
  • Moves to New Orleans, Mobile Point, Fort Barrancas , Florida - December 1864 - February 1865
  • General Steel's expedition from Pensacola - March - April 1865
    • occupation of Pollard - March 26
    • siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely , Alabama - April 1 8
    • capture of Spanish Fort - April 8
    • assault and capture of Fort Blakely
    • the last battle of the war - April 9
      lost 17 killed and 81 wounded. Colors of the 76th the first planted on the enemy works.
    • occupation of Mobile - April 12
    • occupation of Selma, Alabama - April 28 - May 11
  • Move to Galveston, Texas - June - July 1865
    • mustered out July 22. Ordered to Chicago, Illinois for pay and disbandment

ORGANIZATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:

Attached to:

District of Columbus, Kentucky August 22 to October, 1862

District of Jackson, Mississippi

  • 2nd Brigade, 4th Division to November, 1862

Department of the Tennessee

  • 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Right Wing, 13th Army Corps to December, 1862
  • 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps to January, 1863
  • 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps to July, 1863
  • 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps to August, 1863
  • 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps to April, 1864
  • 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps to August, 1864

Department of the Gulf

  • 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps to December, 1864

Military Division - West Mississippi

  • 2nd Brigade, Reserve Division to February, 1865
  • 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps to February, 1865
  • 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, New to July, 1865

Known Regimental Casualties - 426

  • Killed and Mortally Wounded in Battle - 52
  • Wounded & Missing in Battle - 167
  • Died of Disease - 207


Price: $40.00 USD (Sale Pending)

6 Ohio Cavalry 1898 Pin Back with Major B.C. Stanhope

A neat pin back worn by a member of the 6th Ohio Cavalry at their reunion in 1898 at Warren, Ohio.  An image of Major B.C. Stanhope is in the middle of the pin back.  Written around the image of Major Stanhope is "33rd Annual Reunion, 6th O.V.V. Cav. - Warren, O., Oct. 4th, 1898. - Major B.C. Stanhope.".  The pin back is approximately 1 1/4 inches wide.  The manufacturer of this pin back was the Whitehead & Hoag Company, Newark, New Jersey.

From Dyer's Compendium

6th Regiment Cavalry. Organized at Warren, Ohio, October 7, 1861. Duty at Warren till January, 1862, and at Camps Chase and Dennison, Ohio, to May, 1862. Moved to Wheeling, W. Va., May 13, thence to Strasburg, Va., and Join Fremont's army. Attached to Mountain Department to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia, to July, 1862. Cavalry Brigade, 1st Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. Cavalry Brigade, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac, to October, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1865. Dept. of Virginia to August, 1865.
SERVICE.--Strasburg, Va., June 1, 1862. Woodstock June 2, Mr. Jackson June 4. New Market June 5. Harrisonburg June 6. Battle of Cross Keys June 8. Near Mt. Jackson June 16. Rapidan River August 3-4 and 12. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 16-23. Kelly's Ford August 21. Catlett's Station August 21-22. Fant's Ford, Great Run, August 23. Thoroughfare Gap and Haymarket August 28. Battle of Bull Run August 29-30. Expedition from Centreville to Bristoe and Warrenton Stations September 25-28. Reconnoissance to near Warrenton October 12. Thoroughfare Gap October 17-18. Haymarket October 19 (Detachment). Operations on Orange & Alexandria Railroad November 10-12. Reconnoissance from Chantilly to Snicker's Ferry and Berryville November 28-30. Berryville November 30. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15 (Detachment). Scout to Luray Valley December 22. Kelly's Ford March 17, 1863. Stoneman's Raid April 27-May 8. Brandy Station, Stevensburg, Beverly Ford, June 9. Aldie June 17. Middleburg June 19. Upperville June 21. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Monterey July 4. Smithburg July 6. Williamsport and Hagerstown July 6-7. Boonsboro July 8. Jones' Cross Roads near Williamsport July 10 and 13. Hagerstown July 11-13. Falling Waters July 14. Jones' Cross Roads July 15. Barber's Cross Roads September 1. Scout to Middleburg September 10-11. Advance from the Rapidan to the Rappahannock September 13-17. Culpeper Court House September 13. Rapidan Station September 15. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Warrenton or White Sulphur Springs October 12-13. Auburn Bristoe and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. New Hope Church November 27. Reconnoissance to Front Royal January 1-4, 1864. Custer's Raid into Albemarle County February 28-March 1. Near Charlottesville February 29. Stannardsville March 1. Burton's Ford, Rapidan River, March 1 (Detachment). Rapidan Campaign May 3-June 15. Todd's Tavern May 5-6. Wilderness May 6-7. Todd's Tavern May 7-8. Corbin's Bridge May 8. Sheridan's Raid to the James River May 9-24. Childsburg and Davenport May 9. North Anna May 9-10. Ashland, Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Brook's Church or fortifications of Richmond May 12. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Haw's Shop May 28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor May 31-June 7. Sumner's Upper Bridge June 2. Sheridan's Trevillian Raid June 7-24. Trevillian Station June 11-12. Mallory's Cross Roads June 12. Black Creek or Tunstall Station and St. Peter's Church, White House, June 21. St. Mary's Church June 24. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 24, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Warwick Swamp July 12, 1864. (Poolesville, Md., July 12, Detachment.) Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom and Malvern Hill July 27-28. Lee's Mills July 30. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Six Mile House, Weldon Railroad, August 20-21. Dinwiddie Road near Ream's Station August 23. Ream's Station August 25. Arthur's Swamp and Poplar Grove Church September 29-October 2. Expedition into Surrey County October 16-19. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Stony Creek Station December 1. Reconnoissance to Hatcher's Run and skirmishes December 8-10. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Amelia Springs and Jettersville April 5. Sailor's Creek April 6. Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville April 23-29. Duty in Sub-District of the Appomattox, Dept. of Virginia, till August. Mustered out August 7, 1865. Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 52 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 177 Enlisted men by disease. Total 238.

Benjamin C. Stanhope

Residence was not listed; 25 years old.

Enlisted on 10/3/1861 as a Captain.

On 10/3/1862 he was commissioned into "B" Co. OH 2nd Cavalry 
He was discharged for promotion on 4/1/1863

On 4/1/1863 he was commissioned into Field & Staff OH 6th Cavalry 
He died of wounds on 6/25/1863


He was listed as:
* Wounded 6/17/1863 Aldie, VA (Severe wound in right elbow)


Promotions:
* Major 4/1/1863 (As of 6th OH Cavalry)


Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $65.00 USD

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