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ANDRESS, Edwin V. Captain

  • Home: Chesaning, Saginaw County, Michigan
  • Enlisted: 23 June 1863 at Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan as Captain
  • Age At Enlistment: 25
  • Service Record: Enlisted in Co. K, Michigan Sharp Shooters on 22 July 1863
  • Mustered Out: Disability Discharge on 26 July 1864 Mustered Out 26 July 1864
  • Died During War: No
  • Source: M545 Roll 1 NARA Microfilm
  • Pension Card: Yes

Alternate spellings of Last Name:

Andre, Andres

1890 Veteran Census

  • SD: 1 ED: 79 Minor Civil Division Jackson Mich
  • Page 2 Line 26 House No. 133 Family No. 160
  • Name: Emily E. Andress wid. Edwin ? Andress
  • Rank: Capt.
  • Company: K
  • Name Of Regiment: Mich Shp. S.
  • Date Enlistment: 22 July 1863
  • Date Discharge: 29 July 1864
  • Length Of Service: 1 year 0 months 7 days
  • Post Office: Jackson Michigan
  • Disability Incurred: None
  • Remarks: left blank
  • Note: middle initial written over cannot read

Pension Card:

  • Edwin V. Andress
  • Co. K, 1st Michigan Sharp Shooters
  • Widow: Ellen Andress
  • Minor: Ellen Andress Gdn.
  • Invalid: 1879 September 25 Application No. 311.699 Certificate: 201.283
  • Widow: 1892 April 20 App: 547.567 Certificate: 882.283 Calif.
  • Minor: 1892 July 5 App: 554.030 Certificate: 379.908 Cal.

Family Data

  • Full Name: Edwin VonShultz Andress
  • Birth Date: July 29, 1838
  • Birth Place: Leeds County, Ontario, Canada (of French-German extraction)
  • Death Date: 10 Oct 1884
  • Death Place: Onyx, Kern county, California
  • Burial Cemetery: Little Cottage Grove Cemetery
  • Parents: Socrates Andress and Mary Ladd
  • Marriage: 1 August, 1874 Marriage Place: Detroit, MI
  • Wife: Ellen Louise Hoopell
  • Children:
    • Earnest Albert, bn Lansing, MI May 28, 1876
    • Jessie Mary, bn California, April 3, 1878
    • Lottie Ethel, bn California, Oct 28, 1880
    • Charlie VonEdison, bn California, Nov 25, 1883

Capt. Andress was the only Non native american in company K, and was awarded the Captaincy for bringing in a large cohort of volunteers to the July 4th recruiting rally at Pentwater. The source of his fluency in native languages is explained in the family history of his nephew James Mace Andress.

History of Saginaw County, Michigan : together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships...

Page 368

First Michigan Sharpshooters

Was partially organized in September, 1862 at Kalamazoo; and completed its organization as a battalion at Dearborn, in January 1863. It numbered 963 names, under the command of Col. C. V. DeLand. The service of this regiment throughout the war was exceptionally brilliant. It took an active part in the siege of Petersburg.

Officers: Edwin V. Andress of Chesaning, was commissioned Captain July 22, 1863: wounded in action at Spottsylvania, Va., May 12, 1864. He was discharged on account of disability July 26, 1864.

Casualties: Sash-ke-bouquot was accidentally killed at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Dec. 27, 1863: Thomas Wabesis died at Isabella, Mich. Jan. 7, 1864.

Discharged: 1865 Keabuorga, Geo.: Shaw-an-ax, Joseph. Note: only Company K names shown here and dealing with Saginaw County only

Family Data submitted by: Chuck Lott

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