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Tier 2

American Civil War ➔ Muster-out Roll 1st Michigan Engineers & Mechanics Company B

31" X 50" flattened 2 sided document compiled by Captain John McCrath listing details of all men who had enlisted in Company B of the 1st Michigan Engineers & Mechanics regiment during the Civil War. Details such as promotions, deaths, and desertions are included in document as well as dates and places of enlistment. The Michigan Engineers Regiment was formed in September 1861 and served until September 1865.
September 1865
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Gift Of Mccrath, Robert J.

McCrath, Captain John W.
John Wood McCrath was born September 3, 1837, in Genesee County, Michigan. He entered the Union Army on September 12, 1861, as a Second Lieutenant at the age of 24. During the Civil War, he served on the First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics Regiment and was promoted to Captain on May 11, 1863. In 1865, he was mustered out and honorably discharged.
After his service, McCrath engaged in business ventures in Atlanta, Georgia, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, before eventually moving to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he served as a city alderman. He was later appointed to the Board of Managers for the Michigan Soldiers’ Home. John McCrath died on February 8, 1910 of a stroke. He is buried in Garfield Park Cemetery in Grand Rapids. 

McCrath, Robert J.
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