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Federal (USV)


Emory W. Belton

(c. 1838 - ?)

Home State: Michigan

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, from Chelsea, he mustered as Sergeant, Company D, 1st Michigan Infantry on 1 May 1861 for three months' service. He was commissioned First Lieutenant, Company F of the new three-year regiment on 17 August 1861 and promoted to Captain of Company G on 22 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in command of the regiment as senior officer present at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was dismissed from the service on 20 April 1863.

References & notes

His service from the Record of Service.1 His command at Antietam from Carman.2


c. 1838


1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 1, pg. 13  [AotW citation 20148]

2   Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17, Vol. II, Appendix 1, pg. 530  [AotW citation 20149]