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Harvey Commodore Packard


Basic Information

Harvey Commodore Packard
6 Apr 1836
Salem, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States
5 Apr 1914
Salem, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States
Time In Service
From: 12 Aug 1862
To: 18 Feb 1865


United States of America
Branch of Service
20th Michigan Infantry
Not Specified
Current Status
Not Specified

Honors & Awards

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Harvey C. Packard's Civil War Service

At age 26, Harvey enlisted as a Private in Company B of the Twentieth Michigan Infantry Regiment on August 12, 1862 at Jackson, MI.

The Twentieth Michigan Infantry was recruited in the counties of Washtenaw, Jackson, Calhoun, Eaton and Inham under the call issued July 15, 1862, by Governor Austin Blair for Michigan's quota of the "three thousand more". The Twentieth rendezvoused at Jackson from the 26th of July to the 18th of August. It was mustered into the United States service on August 19, 1862, with a compliment of 1,012 officers and men.

During its entire term of service this regiment was always at the front, was never stationed in a fort, never on duty at the rear, but was constantly on the fighting line. The Twentieth is reported to have lost more commissioned officers, killed in action and died of wounds, than any other regiment from the State of Michigan.

Of its enlisted men a little more than 11 per cent were killed in battle or died of wou...   [ Read more » ]
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