It is always gratifying to see how Michiganders all over the State have interest in the Civil War during this Sesquicentennial. The current (October 2014) issue of the Michigan Bar Journal has a two-page article listing the seven Michigan Supreme Court justices with Civil War connections. Find pages 42-43 and you'll find: Joseph T. Copeland, 1852-57, brigadier general of volunteers, who commanded the Michigan Cavalry Brigade before Custer; Allen B. Morse, 1885-92, 16th Michigan Infantry, wounded in action; Charles D. Long, 1888-1902, 8th Michigan Infantry, wounded in action; Edward Cahill, 1890, officer in the 1st Michigan Colored Infantry; Claudius B. Grant, 1890-1909, colonel of the 20th Michigan Infantry; Robert M. Montgomery, 1892-1910, 7th Michigan Cavalry; and Joseph B. Moore, who sought enlistment but was rejected by the examining surgeon.
Glancing at the article, I had thought it would list the Justices who served on the Court during the War. Perhaps the MBJ will publish that list as well in a future issue. This piece was originally published in the Spring 2014 newsletter of the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society.