This is a article I got from microfilm, it is from Homer Michigan's weekly newspaper the Homer Index,
Homer Index, May 23, 1883
Just twenty-two years ago Monday, May 21, the first volunteers for the war of the rebellion left this place for the service. They Consisted of Hiram Grover, John Brown, A.J. Juckett, King P. Allen, Manning Drake, A.E. Dykeman, John Gregg, and Henry Hopkins who enlisted at Kalamazoo, April 19 all of which enlisted in the 2nd Michigan Infantry. From there they went to Ft. Wayne, near Detroit, they were quartered for about two weeks, when the regiment was ordered to Washington. The first engagement the 2nd Michigan took an active part in was Blackman's Ford and first battle of bull Run. The later will be remembered as the great battle in the early part of the war, when Union troops were defeated, and the great heads at Washington were in fear that the Confederates army would come marching into the United States capital.
Each one of the above named patriots were with their regiments in each of the above engagements, which was an early initiation but only two of the many engagements in which each took an active part. Of this number, John Gregg died in the service, A.E. Dykeman was a resident of this village only a few years ago, Harry Hopkins is in business here at the present time and is secretary of the lodge of Good Templars, which position he has filled nearly all the time for many years. A.J. Juckett and King P. Allen are farmers in the vicinity. The balance of this number who were the first to respond to their country's call- we have no record of the present whereabouts.