ANDRESS Edwin V. Captain 1st MI SS Co. K


ANDRESS, Edwin V. Captain

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Captain Andress with men at camp.

Captain Andress with men at camp.

Source: Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in The Civil War 1861-1865 Michigan Adjutant General Dept. Call No. E514.3 M62 V. 44 First Michigan Sharpshooters


Alternate spellings of Last Name:

Andre, Andres


1890 Veteran Census


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Family Data

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.

Following Edwin VonShultz's passing, Ellen stayed on the Onxy ranch and raised the children, assisted by Ed's brother Charlie.. became quite a prosperous beef ranch. Descendants remaining in the area well into the twentieth century. The story of the Andress family would be quite a read in and of itself, Edwin being one colorful chapter.

Family Data submitted by: Chuck Lott


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

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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 Chetego Thomas, Church Albert, Corbin George, Dutton L., Jackson Wm., Keabuorga Geo., Shaw-an-ax Joseph.
Note: only Company K names shown here and dealing with Saginaw County only


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