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Co. K, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters

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Loraine Anderson
11-20-2014
05:44 ET (US)
Thanks, Art!


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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
11-19-2014
20:45 ET (US)
Charlevoix
Death certificate for Simeon Stgobe, presumably Sgt Simon Sanequaby of Co. K. Died 27 Jun 1903. Hat tip to Scott Schwander
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
06-24-2014
03:13 ET (US)
Payson Wolfe was captured 17 June 1864 in action outside of Petersburg, Virginia, along with other members of Co. K. An article about him was published 23 June 2014 in the New York Times. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/...ritory/?ref=opinion
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
05-25-2011
23:52 ET (US)
New info posted online about Antoine Scott of Co. K, who was twice cited for bravery in battle:
http://www.ourarchives.wikispaces.net/We+Were+There#Native Americans

Scan of his enlistment dated 4 July 1863:

http://www.ourarchives.wikispaces.net/file...746_2009_001_PR.jpg

Scan of a handwritten notation to his file commending him for bravery:
http://www.ourarchives.wikispaces.net/file...748_2009_001_PR.jpg
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
05-12-2011
03:47 ET (US)
Ontario Canada:
Walpole Island Veterans' Association unveils memorial for
Oliver AR-PE-TARGE-ZHIK, of Company K, 1st Michigan S.S.
Article dated approximately 11 Nov 2009:
http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/ArticleDi...hive=true&e=1290725

Download a photo here: http://cid-e6418942dc619cb4.office.live.co...rans%20Memorial.jpg
Edited 05-12-2011 23:48
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
05-12-2011
03:22 ET (US)
Check this link for the names Sidney Haight and Charles Thatcher,
http://bigpeace.com/jdonovan/2010/07/30/th...-of-honor-moment-2/
Sidney Haight
"Rank and organization: Corporal, Company E, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters. Place and dare: At Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864. Entered service at: Goodland, Mich. Born. 1846, Reading, Mich. Date of issue. 31 July 1896. Citation: Instead of retreating, remained in the captured works, regardless of his personal safety and exposed to the firing, which he boldly and deliberately returned until the enemy was close upon him."

THATCHER, CHARLES M.

"Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters. Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., 30 July 1864. Entered service at: Eastmanville, Mich. Born: 1844, Coldwater, Mich. Date of issue: 31 July 1896. Citation: Instead of retreating or surrendering when the works were captured, regardless of his personal safety continued to return the enemy’s fire until he was captured."
  Co. K soldier, Antoine Scott fought side by side with Sidney Haight and Charles Thatcher. He was also cited for the same kind of bravery. He died 10 December 1878. The Medal was not awarded Thatcher & Haight until 1896.
Edited 05-25-2011 23:53
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
05-12-2011
01:36 ET (US)
9 May 2011 article in the online edition of the Petoskey News-Review: "Civil War graves honored for two Native American sharpshooters" at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Boyne City, Michigan

http://articles.petoskeynews.com/2011-05-0...n-veterans_29526501
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
05-12-2011
01:17 ET (US)
3 Dec 2010: Article in online edition of Petersburg, Virginia Progress-Index:
"Native Americans visit Poplar Grove National Cemetery to visit warriors"
http://progress-index.com/news/native-amer...72325#axzz1M70pjZkn
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
05-12-2011
01:12 ET (US)
Long thread on the Civil War Talk Forums site on CPT Edwin V. Andress, who played a key role in organizing Company K. An extensive excerpt on the 1st Michigan Sharpshooters, copied from the Official Records, is posted here. http://civilwartalk.com/forums/showthread....higan-S.S.&p=376574
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
05-12-2011
01:07 ET (US)
Article dated 12 April 2011 in the Traverse City Record-Eagle by Loraine Anderson on Chris Czopek, who has done commendable research on Company K: http://record-eagle.com/history/x104153474...-drawn-to-Company-K
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
05-12-2011
01:04 ET (US)
Subsection of the May 2011 newsletter of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians: http://www.gtbindians.org/images/pdf_files/may_web_sections-2.pdf
   PDF file with an excerpt from a 1997 article on the men of Company K. There are some errors, such as the statement 'no official records' for Joseph Waukazoo. Joseph's story is well documented in the other sources listed on this topic.
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
05-12-2011
00:51 ET (US)
Presentation on Co. K at Mackinaw City Public Library 10 Jan 2011 by Eric Hemenway: http://www.stignacenews.com/news/2011-01-2...ndian_Sharpsho.html
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
05-12-2011
00:46 ET (US)
Sharpshooters in Grant's Army
   About a talk given 29 March 2011 by Chris Czopek: http://cchps.wordpress.com/programs/2011-e...ers-in-grants-army/
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
05-12-2011
00:38 ET (US)
"Seeking Michigan" article dated 12 April 2011:

http://seekingmichigan.org/look/2011/04/12...rican-sharpshooters
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
04-30-2011
11:10 ET (US)
Death Notice for Joseph Wakazoo 23 July 1910, published in Duluth News-Review
"WELL KNOWN INDIAN MINISTER DIES AT ELBOW [sic, should say 'Ebro']

Rev. Joseph Wakazoo, pastor of the Indian mission on the Bend of the River, of the White Earth reservation, for over 20 years, died this week of paralysis while on his way home from Red Lake. He was buried Thursday.

Rev. Wakazoo was one of the best known Indian missionaries in northern Minnesota. He was ordained a deacon of the Episcopal church of the diocese of Duluth in 1887 by Bishop Gilbert, and since that time has been intimately connected with the work of the church.

During the Civil War Rev. Mr. Wakazoo joined the Union forces by enlisting with a Michigan regiment. He served throughout the war as a sharpshooter, and received and honorable discharge from the government.

He was born in northern New York, and was a descendant of the Ottawa tribe of the Ojibwa nation. At the time of his death he was between 75 and 80 years of age."
    A scanned compressed JPG of the microfilmed article as published is available here:
http://cid-e6418942dc619cb4.office.live.co...o%2019100722001.jpg
    An uncompressed TIF file of the same article is here: http://cid-e6418942dc619cb4.office.live.co...o%2019100722001.tif
Edited 05-10-2011 11:08
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
01-07-2011
18:03 ET (US)
"Anishnabe Ogitchedaw Veteran and Warrior Society to Honor Civil War Dead"
   from the website of the "Times-Recorder" of Americus, GA, dated 6 May 2010.
http://americustimesrecorder.com/local/x13...sharpshooters/print
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
01-05-2011
22:54 ET (US)
List of images of index cards to pension files of members of Co. K, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters. Some of the names are duplicated, e.g. Antoine Scott is the same as Antoine LaCroix. Some names may not actually belong to Co. K.
http://cid-e6418942dc619cb4.office.live.co...lic/PensionIndexCoK
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
01-05-2011
13:51 ET (US)
Family history page of Waukazoo / Waukazo
  Both Payson Wolfe and Joseph Waukazoo belong to this family. Lots of family history here: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~waukazoo/
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
12-31-2010
15:30 ET (US)
Partial roster of enlisted men of Co. K
http://www.mfhn.com/Native/(S(qordgw55t4yc...MISSCoK-ROSTER.ashx
  Joseph Waukazoo has been omitted.
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
12-31-2010
15:29 ET (US)
List of Co. K men at the Andersonville Prisoner of War camp, both dead & survivors: http://www.mfhn.com/Native/(S(qordgw55t4yc...SCoK-Prisoners.ashx
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
12-31-2010
13:59 ET (US)
A virtual cemetery of all the Co. K vets has been started at findagrave.com.
   Go here http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=vcsr&GSvcid=184911
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
12-30-2010
16:40 ET (US)
Payson Wolfe, of Co. K is described in detail here:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancest...aukazoo/Payson.html
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
12-30-2010
16:39 ET (US)
Some interesting genealogical and historical information about the men of Co. K is here:
http://www.mfhn.com/Native/(S(qordgw55t4yc...s.aspx?Cat=Military
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
12-30-2010
16:37 ET (US)
Misinformation about Co. K, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters here
http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=15006
   Authors have confused / conflated the 1st U. S. Sharpshooters, who were at Gettysburg, with the 1st Michigan Sharpshooters, who were not at Gettysburg.
   Any reader with the time or inclination can contact the authors to correct this.
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
12-30-2010
16:10 ET (US)
Summary of regiment: http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmiinf1.htm
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
12-30-2010
16:07 ET (US)
Photo of SGT Frank Tabasash, Co. K, go here http://www.genealogy.com/users/w/e/l/Terry...HOTO/0010photo.html
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
12-30-2010
16:04 ET (US)
Article "American Indian Sharpshooters at the Battle of the Crater" published 2007 at Historynet.com, go here: http://www.historynet.com/american-indian-...e-of-the-crater.htm
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
12-30-2010
16:03 ET (US)
"Who was Who in Company K" was published in the fall of 2010.
"No two sources agree on how many men enlisted, the spelling of their names, their fate in the war, and what happened to the survivors when they returned home to Michigan.
Civil War historian Chris Czopek is the first to put together all this information into one book."
  For more information, go here: http://redoak1863.homestead.com/contact.html
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
12-30-2010
16:01 ET (US)
Previously unmarked graves of Co. K vets in Boyne City Michigan to finally get markers, Spring of 2011. See this http://redoak1863.homestead.com/curriculum.html
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ArtFDPerson was signed in when posted
12-30-2010
15:50 ET (US)
There is no one place to go to on the Internet to find information on the all-Indian company K of the 1st Michigan Sharpshooters in the US Civil War, so I thought I would start one. Here it is. Place links, references, news, whatever & tell any interested about it.