|Birth: ||Feb., 1835|
|Death: ||Jun. 19, 1906|
Private Amos Green (aka Amos Ashkebugnekay) was a full-blooded Anishnaabek Indian who was a private in Company K, 1st Michigan Sharpshooters. (This company contained a number American-Indians.)
He was captured at Petersburg, VA June 17, 1864 and held at Andersonville Prison in Georgia. In April 1865 he was released from prison and taken to a parole camp near Vicksburg, MS to await transport back home. On April 24, 1865 he and 2,000 other recently released Union prisoners-of-war were crowded aboard the Mississippi River steamboat Sultana. At 2:00 AM on April 27, 1865, when the Sultana was 7 miles north of Memphis, TN, her boilers exploded.
More than 1,500 people died. Private Green was rescued by the picket boat Pocahontas and taken to Adams Hospital in Memphis suffering from chills. He was discharged at Detroit, MI, August 1, 1865.
Listed as an Indian on death certificate
Husband of Nancy Green also called Shaw-Wau-Ben
Married July 4, 1891 at Weldon Creek, Mason co.
Parents Puctah Green & Julia Nawance
Parents Indian name Amo-Maw-Shing & Naw-Wau
Worked as a farmer
Died from acute alcoholism & Heart trouble
This cemetery has very few stones and has not been taken care of for years.
Franke Green (1857 - 1875)*
Eden Township Old Indian Cemetery
Created by: Jan
Record added: Dec 04, 2011
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