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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

First Michigan Sharpshooters

First Michigan Sharpshooters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Barrera
1. First Michigan Sharpshooters Marker
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.
Erected 1915 by State of Michigan.
Location. 42° 44.056′ N, 84° 33.25′ W. Marker is in Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Capitol Avenue and West Ottowa Street, on the right when traveling south on Capitol Avenue. Click for map. On the southeast capitol lawn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101-199 N Capitol Avenue, Lansing MI 48933, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Michigan /Lansing (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chief Okemos / Okemos Village marker (approx. 6.5 miles away); Michigan's Capital (approx. 9.3 miles away); Grand River Trail (approx. 9.9 miles away).
More about this marker. Monument, consisting of a statue of a Civil War soldier aiming his rifle, and a base with bronze plaques attached, on the southeast corner of the State Capitol lawn at Allegan Street and Capitol Avenue, Lansing.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan. This page has been viewed 1,845 times since then and 112 times this year. Last updated on , by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan. Photo   1. submitted on , by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Closeup photo of plaque at base of statue and any other plaques. • Can you help?
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