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1st Michigan Infantry      
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ralph ely - Colonel   
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Date Added:  7/13/2006
Company A
royal henry stevens - Captain   
Very nice looking officer, reminds me of my own grandfather, his cousin
Contact Name:  laureen westbrook
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Date Added:  2/29/2012
Company A
Charles Cady VanBrocklin - Private   
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Date Added:  10/25/2010
Company B
Julien Harrison Axtell - 2nd Lieutenant   
Julien H Axtell, enlisted in Company B First Michigan Volunteer Infantry, July 9, 1861 at Flint, for three years, age 22. Mustered July 22, 1861. Re-enlisted December 25, 1863 as First Sergeant, at Beverly Ford, VA. Mustered January 4, 1964. Wounded in action May 1864. Wounded in action March 31, 1865. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Company H, May 30, 1865. Mustered out near Jeffersonville Ind, July 9, 1865.
Contact Name:  Arthur J Snook
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Date Added:  9/4/2010
Company B
Jay Badgley - Private   
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Date Added:  10/15/2008
Company B
William J. Foster - Corporal   
[2 x great grand half uncle] Enlisted 13 Jul 1861 at Flint, MI as a Private. Promoted to Corporal. Served under Gen. McClellan in his Peninsular Campaign of 1862, where his unit saw action in the battles of Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, Peach Orchard, Savage Station, Turkey Bend, White Oak Swamp, & Malvern Hill; assigned to Fitz John Porter's Corps at the battle of Second Bull Run; took part in battles of Antietam & Fredericksburg; severely wounded in the spine at the battle of Chancellorsville VA on 3 May 1863 & died at Armory Square Hospital, Washington DC on 12 May 1863. Interred Soldier's Home National Cemetery.
Contact Name:  Tad D. Campbell
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Date Added:  8/25/2005
Company B
riley harper - Private   
Joined in Flint, Mi. Jan. 4, 1864. Mustered out Jan. 21, 1865.
Mi. Volunteers-1861-65
Contact Name:  Richard Allen
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Date Added:  8/18/2018
Company E
Ira S. Chappell - Private   
Ira S. Chappell enlisted as a private on August 8, 1861 at the age of 23 and mustered out on July 9, 1865 in Jeffersonville, IN. During that time, He re-enlisted once into Company E, 1st Infantry Regiment Michigan, on December 25, 1863.

My second Great-Grandfather, Ira S. Chappell (1837-1912) was born in NY, and settled in Portville, Cattaraugus County, NY. He is buried in the Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville. His father was born in Glastonbury, CT.
Ira married Sybil O. Rogers (1843-1926) in Branch County Michigan, and had one son, Charles E. Chappell (1860-1895), who married Leola A. (nee Reynolds d. 1917) and settled in Olean, Cattaraugus County, NY. Charles and Leola had three children, one of them a son, Sylvester Garfield Chappell (1882-1937), who also settled in Olean, NY, and worked for the Pennsylvania RR. Sylvester got his middle name because he was born a year after the death of President Garfield. Sylvester married Camilla Mae Jackson (1890-1978) a descendent of Revolutionary War Captain Jacob Stull of McKean County, PA, she worked at the famous 'Little Chicago' Olean House for many years until she retired in the 1950s. Sylvester and Camilla had seven children. Their sons were Lawrence E. Chappell(1905-1974) married Frances M. Isaman (1904-1986), Charles Irwin Chappell (1909-1935) married Erma C. Mead (1911-1960), William Howard Chappell (1911-1967) married 1st Florence Dunn (1917-2001) and 2nd Josephine Ulissi (1927-1998), and Joseph Carl Chappell (1926-1967) married Betty L. Gould (1933-2000); and daughters Leola Mae (1914-1955) married James Sweeney, Geraldine Orinda (1917-1976) married William Koblinger, and Dorothea I. (1919-2006) married Nelson Banfield.

There are still living relatives in Olean,Cattaraugus County, NY.

Ira S. Chappell is the son of Erastus Chappell of Mentz, Cayuga County, NY and grandson of Ira Chappell (1789-1845, son of CT Patriot Solomon Chappell) and Orinda Chappell (nee Pierson 1790-1880, daughter of CT Patriot Samuel Pierson/Pearson and Betsey Dickinson) of Mentz, Cayuga County, NY, and Sinclairville, NY. Both his father and grandfather died in 1845. He was living with his paternal grandmother, Orinda Chappell, on the 1850 census in Mentz.

Solomon Chappell (1759-1829) of Wethersfield (Rocky Hill), CT, served as a Revolutionary soldier, a Private in Abijah Savage's Co., Col. Henry Sherborne's Regiment; enlisted April 20, 1777; enlistment 3 years. His obit was published in the Connecticut Courant 1/5/1830. He and his wife, Abigail (nee Bell), are buried in the Old South Cemetery on Route 17 in South Glastonbury. His marker is badly damaged by acid rain, but the South Glastonbury Historical Society has documented what was originally written on the stone thanks to the WPA project during the 1930s.

Contact Name:  Rose A. Valenta
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Date Added:  8/6/2006
Company E
Daniel Gleason - Private   
Daniel Gleason, Tekonsha, Calhoun County, Michigan, died, January 14, 1861 at Annapolis Junction, Maryland at the Michigan Regimental Hospital. While records state date of death, cause of death, and the National Archives contain many documents of personal belongings and disposition, I cannot locate any records regarding final burial. False documentation states Daniel is buried at Annapolis National Cemetery, however, there are no burial records or a physical burial place. A few on line sources state 'burial records and headstone exist,' this has proven to be false. Any knowledge or information would be greatly appreciated. Gleason's personal belongings left to 2nd Lieutenant Hiram S Warner of Calhoun County, and I suspect a possible relative.
Contact Name:  Norman Dagen
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Date Added:  11/25/2012
Company E
James Otis Shedd - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 10 September 1861 at the age of 19.
Enlisted in Company E, 1st Infantry Regiment Michigan on 14 September 1861.
Received a disability discharge on 21 January 1862 at Annapolis Junction, MD.
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Date Added:  5/29/2010
Company H
William Washington Clayburn - Unknown   
Fought at Bull Run, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Gaine's Mill, Hanover Court House, and all the battles before Richmond. He was severely wounded in the left shoulder at Malvern Hill. He took part in the battles of South Mountain, Antietem, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysbsurg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Cold Harbor, North Ann and Petersburg where he was severely wounded in the left leg.
Contact Name:  Carol Kolber
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Date Added:  9/1/2010
Company H
David A. Wise - 1st Lieutenant   
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Date Added:  8/9/2015
Company K
Adoniram Judson Davis - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 28 September 1861 at the age of 27.
Enlisted in Company K, 1st Infantry Regiment Michigan on 12 November 1861.
Killed on 30 August 1862 at 2nd Bull Run, VA.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  5/29/2010
Company M
Hiram Elsworth - Unknown   
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Date Added:  10/27/2010
Company M
Herman Swonk - Private   
Herman Swonk; Private; Company M 1st Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment; b 1831; d 1 May 1913.

Whose parents, Edward and Catherine Swank (Swonk), are deceased, was born in Germany May 29, 1834 (1831). The maiden name of his wife was Catherine Steffen, and they were married Jan. 16, 1866. She was born in Germany Feb. 21, 1847, and was a daughter of Matthias Steffen, deceased, and Margaret (Peters), still living. Their domestic ties have been graced with the following children: Cecelia, Columbus, Charles, Edward, Herman, Rose, Elizabeth, Frank, Martin, Agnes and Kate. When the war cloud settled over our country, our subject was employed as a carpenter. He was 28 years of age when he was enrolled from Detroit, Mcih., September, 1863, as a private in Co. M, 1st Mich. V.I. In 1864 he was confined in hospital at Nashville seven months, having received an injury by wagon wheel passing over his body. In 1863 he was detailed to take prisoners from one place to another, and spent one month in this way. He was furloughed for thirty days and returned to duty at end of time. He took part in the battle of Murfreesboro and was honorably discharged Sept. 22, 1865, at Jackson, Mich. Comrade is a farmer by occupation and his address is Mendon, Mich.
Contact Name:  Debra Roberts
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Date Added:  4/1/2018
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