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GRAVERAET Family Page - 100%
Edit GRAVERAET Family Submitted by: Jim Lalone June 2009 Edit Generation One 1. Gerrit GRAVERAET . He married Sarah HARSEN , (daughter of James HARSEN and unknown). Sarah: "I have stated that Mr. Jacob Harsen was the first purchaser of Harsen's Island. He had a family of seven children, five sons and two daughters. His eldest daughter was the wife of Mr. Graveraet, who settled with him on the island. Immediately after the purchase of the island from the Indians, Mr. Graveraet died, leaving a family of four children, who, with their mother, [...]
GRAVERAET Henry G. 1st MI SS Co. K - 15%
Edit GRAVERAET Henry G. Home: Little Traverse, Emmet Co., Michigan Enlisted: 7 July 1863 Dearborn, Wayne Co., Michigan Age At Enlistment: 45 Term: 3 years Mustered In: 20 July 1863 Co. K, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters Rank In: First Sergeant Mustered Out: Killed in action at Spottsylvania, Virginia 12 May 1864 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 Edit Alternate spellings of Last Name: GRAVENTT GRAVERAT GRAVNAET GROWROTT Edit Roll Of Honor [...]
GRAVEREAT Garret A. 1st MI SS Co. K - 11%
Edit GRAVEREAT Garret A. 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 Edit Alternate spellings of Last Name: GRAVERAT GRAVERALT GRAVERET Edit Civil War Roll Of Honor Michigan Sharpshooters NOT LISTED Source: Civil War Roll Of Honor: [...]
1855 List of Eligible Persons for Land Grants Lake Superior 2 - 7%
[...] Charlotte Widow GODFROY Louis GORNOE Joseph GOSLIN Bellini GOSLIN John Baptist GRAVERAET Albert GRAVERAET Anthony W. GRAVERAET John H. GRAVERAET Mary Jane GRAVERAET Robert J. Mackinac Agency Letters [...]
BAILLY GRAVERAET Sophia 1800-1891 - 5%
Edit SOPHIA BAILLY GRAVERAET or GRAVERALT. A very remarkable history came to the knowledge of the writer, in January, 1916, concerning people who lived at this point, antedating any known to this date, and which adds much to its historic interest. In the year 1800, a little girl was born on the shores of Grand river, near the present village of Muir, of French and Indian parentage. Her father was a noted trader by the name of Joseph Bailly, the name in French being spelled Bailey. He was from an old Montreal family whose full name was "Bailey de Messin." After living for many years [...]
1st Michgian Sharpshooters Co. K - MI In The War - 3%
[...] Andress, Chesaning. First Lieutenant, William J. Driggs, East Saginaw. Second Lieutenant, Garrett A. Graveraet, Little Traverse. During the Morgan raid into Ohio and Indiana the regiment, in command of Colonel DeLand, was ordered to Indianapolis, Indiana, and thence proceeded to Seymour, in the same State. Following Morgan's forces, it fell in with and attacked their rear guard at North Vernon on July 13th, and on the 14th at Pierceville, capturing some prisoners. Morgan had entered Indiana and was traveling leisurely across the State, robbing and plundering, until ho reached the vicinity [...]
1st Michigan Sharpshooters Co. K - ROSTER - 3%
[...] Joseph Private Bear Lake Manistee GOING Samuel Corporal NPS has listed GRAVERAET Henry G. Sergeant GRAVENTT GRAVERAT GRAVNAET GROWROTT NPS has listed GRAVERAET Garrett A. 2nd Lieutenant Little Traverse Emmet GRANUTT GRAVNAET GROUERAT GREEN Amos Private Pentwater Oceana ASH-KE-BOG-NE-KAY ASH-KE-BOY-NE-KAY [...]
1833-1834 Michilimackinac & Sault Ste. Marie Agency Employees - 3%
[...] monthly One year Christian Wachter Switzerland Ass. Gunsmith $200 yearly One year Henry G. Gravereat Michigan Striker $15 monthly 7 ½ months Robert Gravereat Michigan Striker $15 monthly 4 ½ months Thomas Shaw Michigan Striker $15 monthly 10- 9/30 mos. John [...]
1st MI Sharpshooters Co. K - THE INDIAN COMPANY - 1%
[...] left arm and died the first day of July following at Army Square Hospital, Washington, D.C. Lieut. Graveraet was a talented young man, an accomplished artist and a splendid musician. He was one of the first government teachers of the Indians at L’Arbre Croche and had great influence among the natives. Always honorable and straightforward in his dealings with them, his confidence was never betrayed and “My Indians,” as he loved to call them, proved true and lasting friends. The remnants of the little band were among the first to enter Richmond to share in the great victory the North had won. An amusing incident is related of Antoine Tabayant, one of the member of the Indian company. Twins, two boys, were born to him, after he had gone to the front, and Mrs. Tabayant at once wrote to her husband asking what names should be given them, for in the Indian custom it was the father’s sacred prerogative to christen his sons. Antoine answered immediately to call one Abraham Lincoln and the other Jefferson Davis. His wife did as requested and the twins grew up to be lively youngsters; but sad to relate, both died before Antoine returned home from the war. He did not know it, however, and as soon as he met his wife, after being mustered out, he inquired about the boys. Sorrowfully the mother informed him of their death. For a time the old warrior was disconsolate; but finally he summoned up courage and asked for particulars; how they had behaved, what they had done, and all about them. “Well,” replied Mrs. Tabayant, “they were always fighting. I couldn’t turn my back but what they would be pulling one another’s hair, clawing and biting and banging each other in the nose and eyes.” Antoine pricked up his ears. “Which one was the best man?” he asked blandly. Oh, Abraham Lincoln was always on top,” answered his wife. “He could throw Jefferson Davis down, blacken his eyes and make his nose bleed every time.” The soldier’s face lit up with a broad smile. “By golly, that’s purty gosh darn good!” he exclaimed. Jus’ like I tole them fellers down South, aroun’ Richmond-“You’ll never find a Jefferson Davis that can lick one of our Abraham Linkum’s.” Source: The Crooked Tree By John Couchois Wright Copyright 1917 Starting page 122
1st Michigan Sharpshooters Company K - Red Book - 1%
[...] the sharpshooters were a company of civilized Indians, in command of the gallant and lamented young Graveraet, an educated half-breed—as brave a band of warriors as ever struck a war-path; they suffered dreadfully, but never faltered nor moved, sounding the war-whoop with every volley, and their unerring aim quickly taught the rebels they were standing on dangerous ground. The fighting continued on. Near night a rumor runs along the lines that ammunition is gone, and the cry of give them the steel is received with a cheer. The attack has again been repulsed, and the storm lulls; the fight is losing its horrid fury, and with a fearful burst of artillery it sinks into a scattered skirmish, but not until the darkness came did the battle cease. During this fearful and bloody day Col. De Land was twice struck and prostrated by the flying missiles, but badly injured as he was remained faithful to his command. The regiment lost 34 killed, 117 wounded, and 4 missing. Among the killed was Major John Piper, a brave and lamented officer, who, after several years of hard and faithful service, fell by a shot through the brain. Passing through Grant's great campaign on Richmond with much credit and crossing the James river, it arrived with its division in front of Petersburg June 16, 1864, and on the next day, while in command of Major Levant C. Rhines, became so heavily engaged and so specially distinguished in charging and holding the enemy's works and repelling his repeated assaults to retake them that this bloody battle becomes one of the most prominent events in the history of the regiment. The position of the regiment being on the extreme left of the corps, and the 5th corps failing to connect the line after the capture of the rebel works, a large gap was left through which the rebels poured their troops, and most severe fighting occurred, the regiment most gallantly repulsing the enemy in two successive and vigorous charges, taking two officers and eighty-six men prisoners, and the colors of the 35th North Carolina, which were captured by Corporal Benj. F. Young, of company I, who was promoted for distinguished gallantry on the occasion. During the engagement the left of the regiment became completely enveloped, and was placed in a position compelling it either to surrender or cut its way through the rebel lines; the last-named resort was determined on, and having first destroyed the national color of the regiment to prevent its falling into the hands of the enemy, then commenced fighting its way out, and finally succeeded in getting through the rebel lines. The gallant Major Rhines fell in this desperate struggle, together with 31 killed and died of wounds, 46 wounded, and 84 missing. Lieut. Garrett A. Graveraet died at Washington, D. C., July 10, 1864, of wounds received in action before Petersburg June 17, 1864. Capt. George C. Knight and Lieut. Martin Wrager killed before Petersburg; the former in action June 17th, and the latter in the trenches June 23d, 1864. On the 30th of July the regiment led its brigade in the charge on the rebel works contiguous to the fort which was blown up by the "mine," and aided in carrying the works, taking about fifty prisoners. The rebels having finally succeeded in retaking the works it was obliged to retire, with a loss of three killed, twelve wounded, and thirty-three missing. The regiment remained in front of Petersburg until the 19th of August, when it was ordered to move to the Weldon railroad. Soon after its arrival it assisted in retaking a line of works from which our forces had been driven. Its loss in this affair was one killed and two wounded. Until the 28th of September the regiment was here engaged in the erection of fortifications. On the 30th of September it participated in the battle near Peebles' House, with a loss of three wounded and sixteen missing. The casualties of the regiment while in the trenches in front of Petersburg were twenty-seven killed and died of wounds and six wounded. On the 27th of October the regiment took part in the movement toward the South-Side Railroad, and was engaged during the day in skirmishing with the enemy, losing five men wounded. On April 2d, 1865, the regiment, while in command of Lieut. Col. W. A. Nichols and in the brigade of Col. Ralph Ely, again most signally acquired a very enviable notoriety and great credit for a most daring and brilliant achievement while making a demonstration in front of Petersburg, on the left of the enemy's works, for the purpose of drawing troops from his right while our forces were attacking him at other points. After making two efforts, under a very severe fire of musketry and artillery, the regiment succeeded in getting hold on his works to the extent of its regimental front, which it held for an hour under a terrific fire. The object of the attack having been attained it was ordered back to its former position, having suffered a heavy loss. On the next day, about 4 A. M., it was again ordered to advance, under the supposition that the enemy was withdrawing. On moving forward and finding that he had evacuated his works, it pushed on and was the first regiment to enter Petersburg, and, while Col. Ely was receiving the surrender of the city, raised the first national flag on the courthouse of that rebel stronghold. The capture of Petersburg was long and anxiously looked for, as leading to the immediate possession of Richmond by the Union forces. It was finally accomplished, the rebel army fled, and Richmond fell. Michigan troops were prominently instrumental in bringing about the result. Colonel Ely's brigade of Michigan regiments, belonging to Wilcox's division, (1st,) 9th corps, were, as previously stated, the first to enter the city and place their colors on the public buildings, raising one flag on the court-house and another on the custom-house; Colonel Ely himself receiving the surrender of the city from the authorities. Gen. Wilcox, in the following report of the operations of his division in that affair, says: "I have the honor to report the operations of this division in the field from the 29th of March to the 9th of April, 1865, inclusive. "On the night of the 29th of March, at half-past 10 o'clock, the enemy opened on my lines, stretching from above Fort Morton to the Appomattox, with all their artillery of every description and some musketry from their main line. At about 11 o'clock the artillery lulled. I expected an advance of the enemy's troops and was ready to receive them, but no attack was made, and a desultory firing of artillery only continued through the night. "It afterwards appeared from the official reports of the enemy that they thought that we had made an attack; in fact, Major-General Gordon reported such to be the case, and that they had handsomely repulsed us; but although we were under orders from corps headquarters to be ready to attack, and I had caused to be distributed axes for cutting the enemy's abatis, yet no sort of attack was actually ordered or made on our front. "The sensitiveness of the enemy seemed to encourage our men. Preparations were made on the 31st as well as on April 1st for a night attack opposite Forts Steadman and Haskell, 3d brigade, and at a point in front of Ely's brigade, nearer the Appomattox. Through the night of the 2d various demonstrations were made along the line, and the enemy's picket-pits captured at various points, in pursuance of orders from corps headquarters, made in aid of operations being carried on, on the left of the army. "At about 1 o'clock, on the morning of the 2d April, orders were received from corps headquarters to mass one brigade (except garrisons) by 4 o'clock on the same morning near Fort Sedgwick, on the 2d division front, where Gen. Hartranft was to make a real attack with his division and a brigade from each of the other divisions, while, by the same order, I was directed to make a vigorous demonstration along my whole division line with the rest of my troops at the same hour. "Col. Harrirnan was accordingly detached, with staff officers who knew the road, tools, ammunition, and every possible aid, to report to Hartranft; and this brigade was in position and formed at the moment required. "The demonstration along the line began precisely at 4 by the 2d brigade, Brevet Col. Ralph Ely; 3d brigade, Brevet Col. G. P. Robinson, and Col. Wm. J. Bolton, commanding 51st Pennsylvania, left on the 1st brigade line of entrenchments. Some of the enemy's picket-pits were captured near the " Old Crater" by Col. Bolton. The pickets of the 3d and 2d brigades, strongly reinforced, advanced handsomely, the artillery opened vigorously, and large portions of the enemy were down to oppose what they considered a real attack in force. "On the extreme right, near the Appomattox, a portion of Ely's brigade actually carried some two hundred yards of the enemy's works; but our lines, two miles in length, were too much attenuated to hold the ground. Some seventy-five prisoners were secured and brought in. Three regiments were withdrawn from other points and double-quicked to the point, but before it could be reinforced the enemy had recovered it. "The effect of the movement, however, on the grand result was most happy, inasmuch as it contributed to weaken the enemy's line in front of Fort Sedgwick, where the real attack was completely successful. "For the handsome part performed by Harriman's brigade of this division at the latter point I respectfully refer you to his own report and that of Brevet Major-Gen. Hartranft, commanding at that part of the line. "Through the day offensive demonstrations were kept up, and the batteries playing in aid of the more serious work of the day going on further to the left. “In the afternoon and evening the enemy strengthened their line opposite me; but about midnight of the 2d reports came up from Colonel Ely, commanding 2d brigade, and Col. James Bentliff, now commanding 3d brigade, by virtue of his rank, that there were signs of the enemy’s withdrawing from our front, leaving only their picket line. I gave orders to the 2d brigade commanders to press through as soon as possible. "At about 2 A. M. on the 3d some of our parties broke through. "Bentliff's brigade advanced upon Cemetery Hill and Ely's more directly into town, with a section of Stone's battery. I gave Col. Ely orders to take measures to at once secure order in the city. "At 4.28 one of Ely's flags, that of the 1st Michigan sharp-shooters, was raised on the court-house, and that of the 2d Michigan on the custom-house a few minutes later, and guards were posted about the town." The 2d and 20th Michigan infantry and 1st Michigan sharp-shooters were in the 2d brigade, commanded by Col. Ralph Ely, of the 8th Michigan. The 8th and 27th Michigan were in the 1st brigade. The 17th Michigan were acting as an engineer regiment at division headquarters.
1838 Claims Against The Ottawa & Chippewa - 1%
[...] General Council 46 DREW, Margaret Agents report affirmed $60.00 Wife of John A. 47 GRAVEROT, Henry G. Suspended for a General Council 48 BLANCHARD, Mary Suspended for a General Council 49 ROBINSON, [...]
1836 List of Claims for Negotiating with Saginaws - 1%
[...] 242.93 CONNER P. 256.75 202.84 McKNIGHT S. 345 272.55 CAMPAU A. 281 221.99 GRAVEROD J. 100 79 RODD C. 100 79 WHITE J. R. 171.25 129.41 KINGSBURY J. B. 62 48.98 [...]
1st MI Sharp Shooters Co. K - Indian Agency Report 1864 - 1%
[...] occasions, shown that they possess all the qualifications for successful soldiers. Lieutenant G. A. Graveraet, his father H. G. Graveraet, chief Man-ke-we-nan, of the Bear River band, and quite a large number of privates have fallen in the service, thus proving their devotion to their country. Several are now held as prisoners, by the rebels. My statistical report is unavoidably delayed for a few days for want of returns from two leading reservations. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, D. C. LEACH, Indian Agent. Hon. Wm. P. Dole, Commissioner Indian Affairs, Washington, D. C. Source: Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs By United States Office of Indian Affairs
1st Michigan Sharpshooters Company K - Historical Commission Report - 1%
[...] sharpshooters. In this desperate encounter, the little band of Indians was commanded by Lieutenant Graverat of Little Traverse, an educated half-breed. Under a perfect storm of lead their numbers seemed to melt away, but there was no sign of faltering. Sheltered behind trees, they poured volley after volley at the zealous foe, and above the din of battle their war-whoop rang out with every volley. At dusk the ammunition gave out, but with the others the Indians rushed forward at the shout of "Give 'em steel boys!" from the twice wounded, but still plucky Colonel DeLand. When darkness came to [...]
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