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Co. K, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters

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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
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.
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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
05-25-2011
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
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
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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Loraine Anderson
11-20-2014
05:44 ET (US)
Thanks, Art!


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