First Michigan Sharpshooters

First Michigan Sharpshooters (HMHSC)

Location: Lansing, MI 48933 Ingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 44.056', W 84° 33.25'

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First Michigan Sharpshooters.
[There follows a list of the regiment's officers.]
The regiment was organized during the winter of 1862 and 1863 at Kalamazoo, Michigan. Disbanded at Jackson, Michigan, August 7th, 1865. The entire enrollment of the regiment that saw active service: 981. Officers and men killed and died of wounds: 113. Men died while prisoners of war: 41. Men died of disease: 109. Discharged account of wounds and disability: 353. Mustered out at close of war: 365.

[There follows a list of twenty battles in which the regiment participated.]

Capture of Petersburg, Virginia, April 3rd, 1865. The first regiment to enter the city and plant their flag on the court house. At the siege before Petersburg, Virginia, from June 17th, 1864 until April 3rd, 1865. Committee Comrades:

[There Follows the list of members of the committee who apparently arranged for the erection of the monument.]

Erected in October 1915.
Year Placed1915
Placed ByState of Michigan
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 7:21pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 700217 N 4734207
Decimal Degrees42.73426667, -84.55416667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 44.056', W 84° 33.25'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 44' 3.36" N, 84° 33' 15.00" W
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Area Code(s)517, 989
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 N Capitol Ave, Lansing MI 48933, US
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