Michigan in the Civil War

Browse by Name: Chadwick, Elihu P.

Chadwick, Elihu P., 1836-

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Chadwick enlisted in Company A, 3rd Michigan Cavalry, in December 1863.His diary (Mar. 10, 1864-Mar. 14, 1866) tells of camp and scouting duties in Missouri and Arkansas and forays against General Shelby; a steamer trip to take part in the engagement against Mobile; the overland march in "mopping up" operations in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana; the trek to San Antonio, Texas where they were part of the Military Department of the Southwest under General Sheridan, guarding the Mexican border and engaging in garrison and scouting duties. Special mention is made of the trouble with Colonel Mizner; the mutiny over rations and "unfair" orders with resulting court martial; a review of troops by General Sheridan; and a description of San Antonio. Chadwick was from Lyon, Mich.

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