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 Michael James Vreeland

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Michael James Vreeland

  • Birth 20 Oct 1838 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 18 Jan 1876 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 10674843

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. In support of the Union he enlisted in the Grand Army of the Potomac and was appointed a Lieutenant Colonel in the 4th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry, June 1861. With the 4th Michigan in 1862, he led his troops in engagements at the Peninsula Campaign, the Battles of Malvern Hill, Antietam, and Fredericksburg, Virginia. On July 2, 1863, at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, he was mortally wounded securing the "Wheatfield" after being pushed to the limit by the Confederate onslaught. For his distinguished service and merit he was brevetted Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers on March 13, 1865. Never fully recovering from his injuries he died at age 37.

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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 25 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10674843
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael James Vreeland (20 Oct 1838–18 Jan 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10674843, citing Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .