Bygones of Monroe:
The Mulligan Regiment
It has been decided that no consolidation of the regiments now getting ready in this State will take place, and that all will be got ready for service as quickly as possible. The Mulligan Regiment, therefore, will remain in camp here until filled up and equipped. We understand, also, that there is a strong probability that Major Eldridge, of the 7th, who has resigned his position in that regiment, will be commissioned as Colonel of the Mulligans. The regiment is to be armed with the Austrian rifle, said to be a very effective weapon. They have already arrived at Detroit. According to the Detroit Advertiser, Capt. Mizner will be here on Friday (tomorrow) and will muster in all companies which are filled to the minimum number, eighty-two, including officers.
(Monroe Commercial, January 9, 1862, Page 3, Column 2)