Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Kansas Sharpshooter.

Here is a short list of Kansas men who were either sharpshooters or were being shoot at by the sharpshooter.

Edgar Poe Trego.

Edgar Poe Trego. He was a native of Pennsylvania & enlisted in Illinois in 1861. He was a Captain of Company H., Which was attached to the 8th Kansas Voluntary Infantry. Captain Trego was killed on September 19, 1863, in the battle of Chickamauga. He was struck by a Confederate sharpshooter while stooping over a wounded soldier which he was removing from the battlefield. While gallantly trying to help some of the wounded boys he was hit & killed.

N. Z. Barnes, Private, Co. B., 2nd., MI, sharpshooter, address, Aurora, Township, Nelson.

George W. Teasley.

In 1884 George W. Teasley visited Georgia and returning brought his mother to live in his home where she died March 5, 1892. Mr. Teasley received a limited education in his youth for when he should have been in school the civil war was at its height, and what he gained was for the greater part acquired at home, but the roaring of shot and shell from cannon and musketry, detracted the scholars' attention, and not knowing what moment they might be "picked off" by some daring sharpshooter.

A. W. Stearns.

When the Civil war broke out. He was then only sixteen years of age, but was among the first to respond to the President's call for defenders of the Union. Although a mere boy, he enlisted in Company G, Eleventh Illinois cavalry, under Col. Robert G. Ingersoll. Mr. Stearns was with his regiment at the battle of Shiloh and served through the Vickshurg campaign. He was with Sherman on his march to the sea, and participated in the siege of Atlanta and took part in many hard fought battles and a countless number of skirmishes and minor engagements. He was lightly wounded by a sharpshooter at Columbia, S. C., the ball grazing his neck and making quite an ugly and disagreeable flesh wound. After Lee's surrender, Mr. Stearns's command marched north through the Carolinas and on to Washington, where they participated in the grand review. He was mustered out of service at Louisville, Ky., in August, 1865

George W. Dickinson.

In 1862 he enlisted in the Seventy-second Regiment of Illinois Infantry, and remained with the army fighting in many of the important battles of the South until the close of the war. He was discharged three years, fourteen days after his enlistment. He was twice struck by bullets, and altogether was under fire for 145 days. He took part in the siege of Vicksburg, being in the trenches as a sharpshooter for forty-seven days and nights. Among other important battles in which he was a participant were those of Black River and Champion Hill during the Vicksburg campaign, Columbus, Tennessee, Franklin and Nashville and Natchez, Mississippi.

John H. Sturdivan

John H. Sturdivan was born in Illinois, Jan. 22, 1842 and with his parents he moved to Kansas at the age of 13. They located at a place called “Hickory Point” near Lawrence, Kansas. On the account of the border ruffian war they moved back to Illinois in 1857. They returned to Kansas and located in Anderson county near Garnett, where they lived until 1860. When they returned to Illinois. Here he enlisted in Co. E, 14th regiment of the Missouri Volunteers as a sharpshooter July 10, 1862. He was captured by Gen. Price, and was honorably discharged Oct. 1, 1862.

G. A. R. Kansas.
Memorial Roll 1914.

George D. Freeman, born 1842, post 27., Sharpshooter, 27th., Mich., death Oct. 27, 1913.

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