Joseph Bom and Edward C. Green Civil War collection
018.CW

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Joseph Bom and Edward C. Green Civil War collection
ID
018.CW
Date [inclusive]
1860-1865
Extent
0.2 Linear feet 1 halfsize archive box
Language
English
Abstract
The Joseph Bom and Edward C. Green Civil War collection contains correspondence, service and pension files from two American Civil War soldiers. The collection is arranged alphabetically. The  Joseph Bom file contains the service and pension records for Joseph Bom (alternative spellings include Baum and Born). The  Edward C. Green file contains the correspondence written by and sent to Edward C. Green during the Civil War.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

Return to Table of Contents »


Historical Note

18th Michigan Volunteer Infantry resulted from President Lincoln's call on July 2, 1862 for an additional 300,000 troops. Recruits came from the counties of Hillsdale, Lenawee, and Monroe. Mustered into service on August 26, 1862 , the regiment left Hillsdale, Michigan with 1,002 soldiers.

Until the regiment was mustered out on June 26, 1865, they were stations in Lexington, Kentucky, Nashville, Tennessee; and Decatur, Alabama. When the regiment returned to Jackson, Michigan on July 2, 1865 it was paid off and disbanded.

Return to Table of Contents »


Historical Note

The First Michigan Regiment was created by Governor Austin Blair, April 16, 1861, in compliance with President Lincoln's requisition. Ten independent military companies formed the First Michigan Regiment and were designated at their home camps as the "Detroit Light Guard", the "Jackson Grays", the "Coldwater Cadets", the "Manchester Union Guards", the "Stuben Guard", the "Michigan Hussars", the "Burr Oak Guard", the "Ypsilanti Light Guard", the "Marshall Light Guard", and the "Hardee Cadets". Orlando P. Wilcox was appointed Colonel of the Regiment.

The Regiment was mustered into the Federal service on May 1, 1861 with a total enrollment of 798. After serving in Virginia, and participating in the battle at Manassas, Virginia, the Regiment returned to Michigan at the expiration of its three months term of enlistment and was mustered out of Federal service on August 7,1861. The Regiment was immediately reorganized into a three year term of enlistment and set out for Virginia on September 7,1861, with 960 officers and men.

The Regiment took part in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. It was then engaged in active duty, with frequent contacts with Confederate forces until February of 1864, when its enlistment term expired. At that time, 212 of its members re-enlisted and was continually employed, either building fortifications or skirmishing with the Confederates until February 5, 1865, when it started on the pursuit of General Lee's retreating forces around Richmond, until the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House. After the surrender the Regiment was mustered out of Federal service on July 19, 1865. They returned to Jackson, Michigan July 22, 1865 where they were ceremoniously paid off and disbanded.

Return to Table of Contents »


Scope and Contents note

The Joseph Bom and Edward C. Green Civil War collection documents two soldiers from Michigan who fought in the American Civil War. The records span from 1860 until 1922. The collection is comprised of two files, one file dedicated to each soldier.

The Joseph Bom file concerns Bom's service and pension records. Bom was a Private in company G of the 1st Michigan Infantry, alternative spellings of his last name include: Baum and Born. The  Edward C. Green file contains correspondence written to and from Edward C. Green during the American Civil War when Green served with the 18th Michigan Volunteer Infantry.

Return to Table of Contents »


Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2011 November 30

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

Return to Table of Contents »


Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • American Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Correspondence.

Return to Table of Contents »


Collection Inventory

Joseph Bom 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991491)   1 1

Return to Table of Contents »


Edward C. Green 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023991491)   1 2

Return to Table of Contents »