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Armed with the new Sharps model 1859 breech loading military rifle, these were 18 companies of men in two regiments, four of which came from my home state of Michigan. The men of particular companies were mostly recruited from a certain County. For instance, it is thought that Company B were mostly men of Ingham County, C from Hillsdale County, I from Montcalm and K Company hailing from Wayne County. This makes for some very interesting local history.

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