Census of the State of
Soldiers, Sailors and
Marines, Volume III
Compiled by Washington
Gardner, Secretary of State
LANSING: Robert Smith & Co.,
State Printers and Binders
In June of 1894 census
enumerators recorded the names of U.S. soldiers of the Civil War living in
Michigan. 42,544 soldiers were enumerated. 34,946 were native and 7,598 were
foreign born. 148 Confederate soldiers resided in the state at that time. 102
were native and 46 were foreign-born. The average age was 55.41 yrs.
Washington Gardner, Secretary
of State, recognized that it was not possible to determine with any degree of
accuracy some of the names as enumerated. In March of 1896 after a completed
list was in type, the list was sent to each enumerator for verification and to
the Grand Army of the Republic Posts in each county. The request was made to
correct spelling errors and add those not enumerated.
Names of those individuals
not included in the original census enumeration, but returned by correction from
either the enumerator or the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) appear with
brackets* around their names. It was found that 172 individuals from the
original list were not soldiers. Those names remain on the listing without
*The brackets had to removed
from the database to make it searchable. A field was added called Correction and
shows the word "yes" to mark those veterans later added.
Transcribed and © Copyright by Donna Hoff-Grambau, July 2000.