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PVT Amos "Ashkebugnekay" Green
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Birth: Feb., 1835
Michigan, USA
Death: Jun. 19, 1906
Custer
Mason County
Michigan, USA

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.
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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
Children
Daniel 1872
Lewis 1877
Granddaughter
Katie 1882

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. 
 
Family links: 
 Children:
  Franke Green (1857 - 1875)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Eden Township Old Indian Cemetery
Custer
Mason County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Jan
Record added: Dec 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81540349
PVT Amos Ashkebugnekay Green
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