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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

First Michigan Sharpshooters -Lansing

This monument was erected on the capital lawn in 1915 to commemorate the 1st Michigan Sharpshooter Regiment that was organized during the winter of 1862 and 1863 in Kalamazoo. The total enrollment had been 981 men and officers. The Civil War left the regiment with only 365 of those men to be mustered out at the end of the war. 113 Officers and men died on wounds of war, 41 died as POW's, 109 died of disease, 353 were discharged due to disability following wounds of war.

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