Wednesday, December 7, 2016

David Gitchel in James Cemetery

David Gitchel (1837-1861) was one of the very first casualties of the regiment.

He died at Camp Blair, near Chain Bridge, just a few weeks after the 3rd Michigan arrived outside of Washington, DC. The marker is most likely a cenotaph.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Roelof Steffins in Zeeland Cemetery

Roelof Steffins (1837-1904), also known as "Ralph," is one of the many Dutch and German immigrants who fought in the 3rd Michigan Infantry.



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pilgrim Home Cemetery in Holand

Dutch immigrants Hendrikus "Henry" Dykema (1836-1869) and Martin Deboe (1837-1908) are buried in the soldiers' section; German immigrant Henry Koenigsberg (1826-1911) is buried nearby.

Note that Martin was discharged from the 3rd Michigan during the war and subsequently reentered the service in the 23rd Michigan Infantry.





Sunday, November 27, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016