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Federal (USV)


Andrew H. Gillis

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

(Veteran), Flint. Enlisted in Company A, Eighth Infantry on August 18, 1861, at Flint, for 3 years, age 37. Mustered on September 23, 1861.

On the Campaign

He was present on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

Sergeant, October, 1863. Re-enlisted on February 17, 1864. at Detroit. Mustered on February 17, 1864. On duty with Twentieth Infantry from January 7, 1864, to March, 1864. Wounded, July, 1864. First Sergeant. Commissioned First Lieutenant on April 25, 1865. Mustered on May 20, 1865. Mustered out at Delaney House, D. C. on July 30, 1865. Was in battles of Port Royal, Coosaw River, Pocotaligo, Fort Pulaski, Wilmington Island, James Island, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, Miss., Blue Springs, Tenn., Spotsylvania, siege of Petersburg. Wounded six times.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Michigan1. Thanks to Steve Maczuga for publishing the 8th Michigan information in his excellent database.


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. 8  [AotW citation 10727]