1861 : First Known Michigan Troop Movement by Railroad

May 13, 2022 all-day

On May 13, 1861, Company G, 3rd Regiment, Michigan Infantry moved by lumber wagons from Lansing to Bath to board the Amboy, Lansing and Traverse Bay Railroad, the nearest railroad to Lansing. It was the state’s first known movement of troops by railroad.

Source: Michigan’s Railroad History, 1825-2014.