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Federal (USV)


Homer Terwilliger

(1841 - 1904)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

(Veteran), Clinton County. Enlisted in company B, Eighth Infantry on August 12, 1861, at St. Johns, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered on September 23, 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Re-enlisted as Corporal on December 29, 1863, at Blain's Cross Roads, Tenn. Mustered on December 30, 1863. Captured and taken prisoner at Weldon R. R., Va. on August 19, 1864. Discharged at Camp Chase, Ohio on June 13, 1865.

References & notes

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


12/06/1841 in NY


06/11/1904; Montcalm County, MI; burial in Crystal Cemetery, Crystal, MI


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 10735]