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  • Home: Little Traverse, Emmet County, Michigan
  • Enlisted: 9 Jun 1863 at Little Traverse, Emmet County, Michigan
  • Age At Enlistment: 23
  • Service Record: Enlisted in Co. K, Michigan Sharp Shooters on 23 Jul 1863
  • Rank In: Second Lieutenant
  • Mustered Out: Died from wounds at Washington D.C. 10 Jul 1864
  • Rank Out: Second Lieutenant
  • Died During War: YES
  • Source: M545 roll 16 and

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Civil War Roll Of Honor

  • Michigan Sharpshooters
  • Source: Civil War Roll Of Honor: RG81-41 Roll 2

Medical/Surgical History-Part II, Volume II Chapter IX.-Wounds And Injuries Of The Upper Extremities. Section IV.

  • Injuries Of The Shaft Of The Humerus. 51 Graveret, G. A., Lieut., K, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters, age 24. June 17, 1864. Left. Died June 30, 1864.

Pension Card

  • GRAVERAET Gerrett A.
  • Late Rank: 2nd Lt.
  • Co. K 1 Reg. Mich S.S.
  • Date Of Filing: 1877 March 12
  • Mother: Application No. 230.334 Certificate No. 177.583
  • Died: none entered
  • Remarks: See W.C. 61869 Henry G. Graveraet K 1 Mich. S.S.
  • Source: NARA Film T289 Roll 244 Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861-1900

1883 Pensioners Michigan

  • Groouat Sophia
  • Relationship: mother
  • Monthly Rate: $15
  • Certificate No.: 117583
  • Original Filing: June 1877
  • Town: Harbor Springs
  • County: Emmet

Non Military Vital Record Data


A History of the Grand Traverse Region

By Morgan Lewis Leach published 1883
Page 143

In the fight before Petersburg, on the 17th of June, 1864, Lieut. G. A. Graverat, a gallant young officer from Little Traverse, laid down his life for his country. He was the second lieutenant of Company K., First Michigan Sharpshooters. While fighting by the side of his father in the trenches, he saw his parent shot dead. Bearing the body to a safe spot, weeping bitterly, he dug a grave with an old tin pan in the sand, and buried it. Then drying his tears, the devoted son returned to the battle. His rifle told with terrible precision among the rebel officers, till he was disabled, wounded in the left arm. He was brought to Washington, where the arm was amputated at the shoulder, resulting in his death on the 10th of the following month. Lieut. Graverat was partly of Indian descent. He was but 24 years old, was highly educated, being master of several modern languages, besides being a fine portrait and landscape painter and an accomplished musician.


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