1st Michigan Cavalry double armed POW died of starvation cdv! Copy cdv of Private Charles L. Negus of Company "B", who was taken prisoner at Centreville, VA on November 3rd, 1863. He is listed as starving to death just 20 days later on November 23rd, 1863.
Pencil id on the verso, this image came from a 1st Michigan Cavalry album someone took apart years ago. No b/m, wear as shown in the photograph.
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Charles L. Negus
Residence Dexter MI; 18 years old.
Enlisted on 8/31/1861 at Bass Lake, MI as a Private.
On 9/7/1861 he mustered into "B" Co. MI 1st Cavalry
He died of disease as POW on 11/23/1863 at Richmond, VA
(Died of starvation.)
He was listed as:
* POW 11/3/1863 Centreville, VA
Buried: Richmond, VA
The Michigan Brigade, sometimes called the Wolverines, the Michigan Cavalry Brigade or Custer's Brigade, was a brigade of cavalry in the volunteer Union Army during the latter half of the American Civil War. Composed primarily of the 1st Michigan Cavalry, 5th Michigan Cavalry, 6th Michigan Cavalry and 7th Michigan Cavalry, the Michigan Brigade fought in every major campaign of the Army of the Potomac from the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863 to the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House in April 1865.
The brigade first gained fame during the Gettysburg Campaign under the command of youthful Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer. After the war, several men associated with the brigade joined the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment and later fought again under Custer in the Old West frontier.