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Naber, Jan P.
Image of Holland MI resident Jan P. Naber's record of service in the "Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, Vol. 25" and obituary in the May 24th, 1917 edition of the Holland City News. 
Jan P. Naber was born on March 9th, 1841 in the Netherlands. On August 14th, 1862, he enlisted with the 25th Michigan Infantry Company I, in which he served until the regiment was mustered out on June 24th, 1865. He was promoted to Corporal on Jan. 1st, 1864. He passed on May 17th, 1917 and is interred in Pilgrim Home Cemetery.

The 25th Michigan Infantry Company I was largely made up of Dutch immigrants from Holland, Michigan and its surrounding areas. The company is most famous for its involvement in the Battle at Tebb's Bend, where roughly 200 Union soldiers repulsed an attack by the Confederate general John Hunt Morgan and his raiders. The 25th Infantry was also involved in several campaigns in Eastern Tennessee and Sherman's March to the Sea, where the 25th fought at Tunnel Hill, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Cassville, Kingston, Allatoona, Pine Mountain, Lost Mountain, and Kenesaw. The regiment also took part in the siege of Atlanta. The regiment was mustered out on June 24th, 1865.