4151Re: Muster dates
- Jan 31, 200817th Michigan... found it!
Gallgher _The Antietam Campaign_ pg 156
"The 17th commenced forming in late May 1862 and spent the summer drilling under Col.
James E. Pittman, the state paymaster. Although not mustered into Federal service until
August 21, the Michiganders should not be considered true rookies. Pittman's drill and
discipline left the regiment in a "very credible condition." well prepared for the action on
September 14 that highlighted the difference training made in combat effectiveness."
The chapter "Volunteers of '62" was where I got a number of the regiments included in my
list of "green" regiments. I'll go through it again and see if any of the mistaken ones are
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