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The 20th Michigan Infantry Regiment lost 13 officers and 111 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 175 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1862
August 15-19 The 20th Michigan Infantry Regiment was organized at Jackson, Michigan
September 1 Left Michigan for Washington, D.C.
September 18-22 Marched to Leesburg, Va. and to Sharpsburg, Maryland, arriving after the Battle of Antietam. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac.
September 22 – October 6 Duty at Sharpsburg, Maryland
October 7 – 14 At Pleasant Valley, Maryland
October 15 – 30 At Nolen’s Ford
November 2-15 Advance on Culpeper
November 16-19 Marched to Falmouth, Virginia.
December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg

1863
January 20-24
“Mud March”
January 25 – February 19 At Falmouth
February 19 Moved to Newport News, Virginia.
March 19-23 Transferred to Kentucky and the Western Theater.
April, 1863 Assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Ohio
April – June Duty at various points in Kentucky
April 26-May 12 Expedition to Monticello and operations in Southeast Kentucky
May 9
Skirmish ar Alcorn’s Distillery near Monticello (Detachment)
May 10 Horse Shoe Bend, Ky.
June 3-14 Moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Tennessee
June 14-July 4

Siege of Vicksburg

July 4-10 Advance on Jacksoon, Miss.
July 10-17

Siege of Jackson

July 18-22 Destruction of Mississippi Central Railroad at Madison Station
July 23 – August 4 Camp at Milldale, attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Ohio
August 4-30 Moved to Covington, Kentucky, then to Crab Orchard, Kentucky.
September 10-26 March to Knoxville, Tennessee.
October 10

Action at Blue Springs

October 11 – November 14 Duty at Lenoir Station
November 4-December 24

Knoxville Campaign

November 16

Campbell’s Station

November 17-December 5

Siege of Knoxville

November 29

Repulse of Longstreet’s assault on Fort Saunders

December 5-18 Pursuit of Longstreet to Bean’s Station
1864
January Assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Ohio
January 21-22
Strawberry Plains
January 24-March 2 Advance to Morristown
March 14 Reconnaissance to Chucky River
March 23-30 Moved from Knoxville to Nicholasville, Ky. then to Annapolis, Md.
April Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac
May 4-June 15

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River

May 5-7

Battle of the Wilderness

May 8-21

Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

May 10

Ny River

May 12

Assault on the Salient

May 23-26

North Anna River

May 23-24

Ox Ford

May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12.

Battle of Cold Harbor

June 1-3

Bethesda Church

June 16-18

First Assault on Petersburg

June 16

Siege of Petersburg

July 30

Mine Explosion, Petersburg

August 18-21

Weldon Railroad

September Attached to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac
September 29-October 2

Poplar Springs Church

October 8 Reconnoissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Roads
October 27-28

Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run

1865
March 25

Fort Stedman

March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

April 2

Fall of Petersburg

April 3 Occupation of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 20-24 Moved to Alexandria
May 23 Grand Review
May 30 The 20th Michigan Infantry Regiment mustered out