A Brief history of the 32nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry

by  Patrick McSherry  
The 32nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. H
Click here for a roster of the 32nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. H
Click here for a photo of the 32nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. G
Click here for a roster of 32nd Michigan troops who were members of the Guy V. Henry Post, Camp #3, United Spanish War Veterans
Click here for a link to information on the Michigan National Guard in the Spanish American War

General:

The following is a brief history of the 32nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry. The unit did not see service outside of the continental U.S.

Unit History:

The unit was mustered into service between May 11 and 14, 1898 at Island Lake, Michigan. At this time, the unit consisted of 47 officers and 966 enlisted men. It was soon sent to Camp Cuba Libre at Jacksonville, Florida. The 32nd Michigan served out its term of enlisted in the continental U.S., and did not see service overseas.

The unit was mustered out of service between October 2 and November 9, 1898 in Michigan. At the time of muster out the unit consisted of 46 officers and 1,234 enlisted men.

During its term of service, the unit had 20 enlisted men die of disease, 18 men desert, and 16 men discharged for disability.


The officers and non-commissioned officers of the 32nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Company H, about 1900



Bibliography:

Clerk of Joint Comittee on Printing, The Abridgement of Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1899). Vol. 3, 218-220.

Edeline, Denis P., - Photos of 32nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. H.

Statistical Exhibit of Strength of Volunteer Forces Called into Service During the War with
Spain; with Losses from All Causes. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1899).


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