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Michigan Men on The Sultana
By Michigan County

SurnameGivenRankCompanyRegimentPost OfficeCountyKilled Lost LivedRecord Of ServiceLoss Of SultanaExtra NotesWeb Page
CorlissJohn L.privateC2d Michigan Cavalry OttawakilledCorliss, or Cortes, John S. (Veteran), Ottawa County. Enlisted in company C, Second Cavalry, Sept. 9, 1861, at Grand Rapids, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered Oct. 2, 1861. Taken prisoner Dec. 25, 1862. Returned to regiment April 20, 1864. Re-enlisted Jan. 5, 1864, at Mossy Creek, Tenn. Mustered June 27, 1864. Killed by explosion of steamer Sultana, April 28, 1865.Official Listlisted in book as J. L. Cornea. Last name also spelled Cortes. 
FinchWilliam B.privateB5th Michigan CavalryGeorgetownOttawaunknownFinch, William B., Georgetown. Enlisted in company B, Fifth Cavalry, Aug. 14, 1862, at Georgetown, for 3 years, age 27. Mustered Aug. 27, 1862. Taken prisoner at Buckland's Mills, Va., Oct. 19, 1863. No further record.Official Listlisted in Loss of Sultana book as Co. D - One report shows Mustered out on 27 Apr 1865 at Steamer "Sultana", Memphis, TN. 
RankesFrederickprivateD3d Michigan Infantry OttawakilledRankes, Frederick, Ottawa County. Enlisted in company B, Third Infantry, Jan. 29, 1862, at Grand Rapids, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Jan. 29, 1862. Transferred to company E, Fifth Infantry, June 10, 1864. Supposed to have been killed by explosion of steamer "Sultana," April 24, 1865.Official ListSpelled Ranks in Loss of Sultana also listed as 3rd Cavalry in this book. 

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