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17th Michigan Flag Information The 17th has several flags representing them in the collection at Lansing. Besides the national and regimental flags, they also have flank markers. Flank markers are used to help align a regiment while marching in the field. 1st Engineer and Mechanics Flags
John Hough Civil War letters   Letters

Books about the 1st Engineers and Mechanics

"My Brave Mechanics": The First Michigan Engineers and Their Civil War (Great Lakes Books Series) Historian Mark Hoffman offers readers a detailed account of the Michigan engineers from a wealth of sources, including letters, diaries, regimental papers, communications and orders from the military establishment, period newspapers, and postwar accounts. As little has been written about Union volunteer engineers in the western theater, their unique history will undoubtedly be fascinating reading for Civil War buffs, local historians, and those interested in the history of American military engineering.
Among the Enemy: A Michigan Soldier's Civil War Journal (Great Lakes Books Series) - Edited by Mark Hoffman
Though many Union soldiers wrote about their experiences in the American Civil War, few had the vantage point of William Horton Kimball, a member of the First Michigan Engineers and Mechanics. As a military engineer, Kimball spent most of his time behind the major lines of conflict and often worked among civilians who sympathized with the enemy. In Among the Enemy: A Michigan Soldier's Civil War Journal, author Mark Hoffman presents Kimball's journal as a unique window into wartime experience.