The Twenty-fifth Michigan Volunteer Infantry was organized at Kalamazoo and mustered into service in September 1862 under the command of Colonel Orlando H. Moore. The companies of the regiment that fought here were:
Company D, recruited at Three Rivers;
Company E, recruited at Galesburg;
Company F, recruited at Niles;
Company I, recruited at Holland;
and Company K, recruited at Buchanen.
When ordered by General John H. Morgan to surrender, Colonel Moore replied, "This being the Forth of July, I cannot entertain the proposition of surrender." Total casualties for the Twenty-fifth Infantry were six killed and twenty-four wounded. Eighty-one Confederate troops fell, including twenty-two commissioned officers.