F/F/Fs Who Served in Michigan Units

Any F/F/Fs that were called out in the Newsletter have now been noted within the various individual state pages with links to the particular Newsletter pages in which they were mentioned.  Whenever possible I have also linked the official history of that individual’s Unit was well. 

   Note:  This symbol (the symbol for “transformation” I understand … which also looks a bit like the WWII USAF symbol) will be used to indicated anyone who died as a consequence of the war.

Interesting statistics …. if true:

On this page http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=califia1&id=I1660   the genealogist Bill Boggess gave the following information regarding the Civil War:

“There were 50 [fifty] Floras who volunteered in the of 1.05 million CSA [Confederate States Army] members and 117 [one hundred and seventeen] Floras of the 2.21 million USA [United States Army] members.”  I haven’t seen this mentioned before but I find it interesting (if true) as I have not run across any Floras in my lines who served as part of the armed forces of the Confederacy in the 1861-1865 conflict.

Anyone with information to add to any of the F/F/Fs noted, please contact me and I will add it to the individual’s paragraphs in the appropriate state.  (Email me at:    floras@netspeed.com.au   for passing along such things as photos, additional information, etc.)

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  Fleury, Frank   Co. F, 24th Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry  (Union) Private

Alternate Name in USG Records:  Fluy, Francis

24th Regiment, Michigan Infantry   Overview:   Organized at Detroit, Mich., and mustered in August 15, 1862. Moved to Washington, D. C., August 29, 1862. Attached to Defences of Washington, D. C., to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to November, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to February, 1865. Springfield, Ill., Northern Department, to June, 1865.

Service:   Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till October 1, 1862. Moved to Frederick, Md., October 1, thence to Sharpsburg, Md., October 6, and to Warrenton, Va., October 20-November 6. Guard Richmond, Fredericksburg & Aquia Creek Railroad November 25-December 6. Advance to Falmouth December 6-11. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. “Mud March” January 20-24, 1863. At Belle Plain till April. Expedition to Port Royal and Port Conway April 22-23. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock’s Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Fitzhugh’s Crossing April 29-30. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Operations on Northern Neck May 20-26. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. (Division was first Infantry force under fire, and Regiment lost in first day’s fight 316 killed, wounded and missing, out of 496.) Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Haymarket October 19. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Mills May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to February 11, 1865. Weldon Railroad August 18-21, 1864. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28. Warren’s Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney’s Mills February 5-7, 1865. Ordered to Baltimore, Md., for special duty February 11, 1865. Moved to Springfield, Ill., February 15, and assigned to garrison and guard duty there at Draft Rendezvous till June 19. Regiment selected as escort at funeral of President Lincoln. Mustered out June 30, 1865.Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 177 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 136 Enllsted men by disease. Total 328.

  Flora, James C.   Co. C, 4th Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry (1st Organization)  (Union)  Private

Information from Daniel Flora regarding this veteran:  “James C. Flora was born in Bourbon, Indiana.  He enlisted in Company C, of the Fourth [Michigan] Infantry, June 20, 1861, at Adrian, for three years.  Age 29.  Height 5’9″.  Complexion dark.  Farmer by trade.  Married, father of girls 8, 6 and 2 years of age.  Mustered June 20, 1861.  He was wounded, piece of finger taken off by a shell at Gaines’Mill, Virginia on June 27, 1862.  James was reduced in rank to private for cowardice at Fredericksburg.  To further his misfortune, he was wounded in action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 2, 1863 … shot in forearm then inner right thigh, opening the deep femoral artery and nearly bleeding to death.  Amputation of arm.  Sent to General Hospital, York, Pennsylvania.  Mustered out at Detroit, Michigan, badly disabled at expiration of term of service, June 30, 1864.  Died April 27, 1877 of lung fever.  Buried in Rickey Cemetery, Mason City, Michigan.  Born in Tennessee.”

4th Regiment, Michigan Infantry (1st organization)   Overview:   Organized at Adrian, Mich., and mustered in June 20, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., June 26. Attached to Wilcox’s Brigade, Heintzelman’s Division, McDowell’s Army of Northeastern Virginia, to August, 1861. Sherman’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Morell’s Brigade, Porter’s Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864.

Service:   Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861. Battle of Bull Run, Va., July 21. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 16. Action at Howard’s Mills April 4. Warwick Road April 15. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Hogan’s, near New Bridge, and Ellison’s Mills, near Mechanicsville, May 23. New Bridge May 24. Battle of Hanover Court House May 27. Operations about Hanover Court House May 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battle of Mechanicsville June 26. Gaines’ Mill June 27. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison’s Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Blackford’s Ford September 19. Shephardstown September 20. Reconnoissance toward Smithfield, W. Va., October 16-17. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Expedition from Potomac Creek to Richards’ and Ellis Fords, Rappahannock River, December 29-30. At Falmouth, Va., till April 27. “Mud March” January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty at Bealeton, Va., till May, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battle of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Mills May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Relieved from duty in the trenches June 19. Mustered out June 30, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 1st Michigan Infantry.Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 177 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 107 Enlisted men by disease. Total 297.

  Flory, William Henry  Company I, 3rd Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Cavalry (Union)  Private  and Co. I, 8th Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Cavalry (Union) Private

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Alternate Name in USG Records:  Flora, William

Unit History at      http://www.michiganinthewar.org/cavalry/3rdcav.htm

[NOTE: No Unit History for the 3rd Regiment, Michigan Cavalry available at this time.]

8th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry   Overview:   Organized at Mt. Clemens, Mich., December 30, 1862 to May 2, 1863. Left State for Covington, Ky., May 12, 1863; thence moved to Hickman’s Bridge, Ky., June 1-4, and to Mt. Sterling, Ky. Attached to 2nd Brigade 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to October 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to November, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Ohio, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, District of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, Wilson’s Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to June, 1865. Cavalry District West Tennessee to September, 1865.

Service:   Operations against Everett in Eastern Kentucky June 13-23, 1863. Action at Triplett’s Bridge Ky., June 16. Pursuit of Morgan June 27-July 25. Buffington Island, Ohio, July 19. New Lisbon, Ohio, July 22. Operations against Scott in Eastern Kentucky July 25-August 6. Lancaster and Paint Lick Bridge July 31-August 1. Burnside’s Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. March across Cumberland Mountains to Knoxville, Tenn., August 16-September 2. Winter’s Gap August 31. Cleveland September 18. Calhoun, Athens and Charleston September 25. Calhoun September 26. Sweetwater October 26-27. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Lenoir Station November 14-15. Campbell’s Station November 16. Near Knoxville November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Near Bean’s Station December 9-13. Bean’s Station December 14. Blain’s Cross Roads December 16-19. Operations about Dandridge January 16-17, 1864. Bend of Chucky Road, near Dandridge, January 16. Dandridge January 17. Operations about Dandridge January 26-28. Seviersville and Flat and Muddy Creeks January 26. Near Fair Garden January 27. Moved to Knoxville February 3, thence march to Mt. Sterling, Ky., February 6-24, and duty there till June 3. March to Big Shanty June 3-28. Spring Place June 25. Atlanta Campaign June 28-September 8. Kenesaw Mountain July 1. Sweetwater July 3. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Dark Corners July 7. Campbellton July 18. Stoneman’s Raid on Macon July 27-August 6. Clinton and Macon July 30. Hillsborough, Sunshine Church, July 30-31. Eatonton August 1. Regiment refused to surrender with Gen. Stoneman, and cut their way through the rebel lines, but were afterwards surprised at Mulberry Creek and Jug Tavern August 3, and mostly captured. Picket duty at Turner’s Ferry and Marietta till September 14. Moved to Nicholasville, Ky., September 14-21, and duty there till October 19. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 19-26; thence moved to Pulaski, Tenn. Scout to Lawrenceburg November 6, and to Waynesboro November 12. Nashville Campaign November-December. Near Eastport November 15. Henrysville November 23. Mt. Pleasant November 23. Duck River November 24-27. Columbia Ford November 28-29. Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Moved to Pulaski January 18, 1865, and engaged in scout and patrol duty in that section till September 29. Scout from Pulaski to Rogersville, Ala., April 23-26 (Detachment). Mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., September 22, 1865.Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 41 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 290 Enlisted men by disease. Total 334.
Captured by Confederate Forces and Held at Andersonville as follows:     Unit Name:   8 Michigan Cavalry   Regiment: 8   State:  Michigan   Function:  Cavalry   Company:  K   Rank:  Private   Type:  Held at Andersonville and survived   Capture Date:  Jul 31, 1864   Capture Site: Unknown Remarks:       RELEASED FEB. 22, 1865 EXCHANGED WILMINGTON, N.C.

  Flury, Columbus   Co. H, 1st Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Light Artillery (Union)  Private

Alternate Names in USG Records:  Flury,  Columbus H. and   Fleury, Columbus H.

BATTERY “H,” 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY (“DE GOLYER’S BATTERY”).

Organized at Monroe, Mich., and mustered in March 6, 1862. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., March 13; thence moved to New Madrid, Mo. Attached to Artillery Division, Army of the Mississippi. to July, 1862. District of Columbus, Ky., Dept. of the Tennessee, to November, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to October, 1864. Post of Chattanooga, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland October, 1864. Post of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. Post of Chattanooga, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.-Operations against Island No. 10, Mississippi River, March 15-April 8, 1862. Expedition down the Mississippi River to Fort Pillow, Tenn., May 19-23. Duty in District of Columbus, Ky., till November. Expedition from Columbus, Ky., to Covington, Durhamsville and Fort Randolph September 28-October 5. Grant’s Central Mississippi Campaign November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Reconnoissance from Lagrange November 8-9, 1862. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., January, 1863; thence to Lake Providence, La., February 22. Duty there and at Milliken’s Bend, La., till April 25. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Thompson’s Hill, Port Gibson, Miss., May 1. South Fork, Bayou Pierrie, May 2. Forty Hills and Hankinson’s Ferry May 3-4. Battles of Raymond May 12, Jackson May 14, and Champion’s Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Duty at Vicksburg till February, 1864. Expedition to Monroe, La., August 20-September 2, 1863. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Duty at Big Black November 8, 1863, to February, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Clinton February 5. Meridian February 14-15. Moved to Clifton, Tenn., April; thence march to Ackworth, Ga., May 5-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8-September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Howell’s Ferry July 5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Leggett’s (or Bald Hill) July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Duty near Atlanta till October. Reconnoissance from Rome, on Cave Springs Road, and skirmishes October 12-13. Guard Railroad near Chattanooga, Tenn., till November. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 15-18, and duty there till February, 1865. Battle of Nashville December 15-16, 1864 (Reserve). Moved to Chattanooga February 16-19, l865, and duty there till July. Ordered to Jackson, Mich. and there mustered cut July 22, 1865.

Battery lost during service 2 Officers and 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 42 Enlisted men by disease. Total 47.

  Herzel, Louis  Co. F, 24th Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry  (Union)  Private

See also V.R.C. (Veteran Reserve Corps)

The following received from Jerilee Herzel regarding her ancestor Louis (Ludwig) Herzel:

“My grandfather Herzel on my dad’s Herzel side was very much involved in the Civil War and was wounded twice (having a thumb shot off).  His name was Ludwig (Louis) Herzel whose home was in Detroit and he married Maria Heilig.  Two children were born to them, a son John F. Herzel in 1859 and a daughter Mary in 1861.  He died in May 1900 after being born in Berlin, Germany in 1837, coming to the United States about 1855.  He enlisted in the US Army on Aug 5, 1862 and fought for the North in a number of battles with Company F, 24th Michigan Infantry.  He was discharged on July 2, 1865 and returned to Detroit where he married for the second time Augusta Caroline Francis.  She died in 1888 at forty-eight years old.  No children were born to them.  In 1889, Ludwig Herzel was married for the third time to Mary Shriber Devine and more children were born but only two survived, Uncle Fred Herzel and my father Lewis Herzel.  Lewis was born in 1899 and was only a little over one year old when his father died at the age of about sixty-two years old in 1900.  Then, in 1903 their mother Mary Herzel died from pneumonia aged forty-three.  This was when Lewis was four and Fred was ten years old.  Their mother’s half-sister Effie Shriber Landon took the boys and raised them with her own two children at Carleton Center near Hastings.  Fred (my father) married Clara V. Flory in 1927 and I was born in 1929.  My sister Ruthanne Marie was born in 1932 and our brother Philip Douglas was born in 1942.  My father (Lewis) died age eighty-six and my mother (Clara) died at eighty-two … both in 1985.”

24th Regiment, Michigan Infantry   Overview:   Organized at Detroit, Mich., and mustered in August 15, 1862. Moved to Washington, D. C., August 29, 1862. Attached to Defences of Washington, D. C., to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to November, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to February, 1865. Springfield, Ill., Northern Department, to June, 1865.

Service:  Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till October 1, 1862. Moved to Frederick, Md., October 1, thence to Sharpsburg, Md., October 6, and to Warrenton, Va., October 20-November 6. Guard Richmond, Fredericksburg & Aquia Creek Railroad November 25-December 6. Advance to Falmouth December 6-11. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. “Mud March” January 20-24, 1863. At Belle Plain till April. Expedition to Port Royal and Port Conway April 22-23. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock’s Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Fitzhugh’s Crossing April 29-30. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Operations on Northern Neck May 20-26. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. (Division was first Infantry force under fire, and Regiment lost in first day’s fight 316 killed, wounded and missing, out of 496.) Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Haymarket October 19. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Mills May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to February 11, 1865. Weldon Railroad August 18-21, 1864. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28. Warren’s Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney’s Mills February 5-7, 1865. Ordered to Baltimore, Md., for special duty February 11, 1865. Moved to Springfield, Ill., February 15, and assigned to garrison and guard duty there at Draft Rendezvous till June 19. Regiment selected as escort at funeral of President Lincoln. Mustered out June 30, 1865.Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 177 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 136 Enllsted men by disease. Total 328.
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  1. Flora, James C., was born in Bourbon, Indiana. He Enlisted in Company C, of the Fourth Infantry, June 20, 1861, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 29. Height 5’9”. Complexion dark. Farmer by trade. Married, father of girls 8, 6 and 2 years of age. Mustered June 20, 1861. He was wounded, piece of finger taken off by a shell at Gaines’ Mill, Virginia. June 27, 1862. James was Reduced in rank to private for cowardice at Fredericksburg. To further his misfortune he was wounded in action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 2, 1863 shot in forearm then interned right thigh, opening the deep femoral artery nearly bleeding to death. Amputation of arm. Sent to General Hospital, York, Pennsylvania Mustered out at Detroit, Michigan, badly disabled at expiration of term of service, June 30, 1864. Died April 27, 1877 of lung fever. Buried in Rickey Cemetery, Mason City, Michigan. Born in Tennessee.

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