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Photo 1st Michigan Sharpshooters Co. K

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Photo 1st Michigan Sharpshooters Co. K

Native American Sharpshooters at Mary's Heights after the Second Battle of Fredericksburg
1st Michigan Sharpshooters Co. K

1st Michigan Sharpshooters Co. K

This photo is dated 14, May,1864. On the 9th of May, the 1st MSS, with company K, had been heavily engaged at the Ni River, casualties being evacuated to Fredericksburg. Captain Andrews was wounded in the Right foot and left hand during this engagement. Sgt. Tom Chetego was subsequently wounded at Spotsylvania's East Angle,on May 12th, by a shell fragment which fractured his left forearm. Spotsylvania casualties were also sent back to Fredericksburg.

Captain Edwin V. Andress is sitting under the tree facing forward. Tom Chetego is standing to his left in the light colored clothes.

Submitted by: Chuck Lott

Source: American Memories Library of Congress
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