Road to Andersonville: Michigan Native American Sh

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"The Road to Andersonville" is the first film to document the story of Michigan's Native Americans in the Civil War who served in Company K of the 1st Michigan Sharpshooters. During the Civil War, a regiment of sharpshooters was being recruited to fight for the Union, but there was a problem - few men could pass the marksmanship test. Since Michigan's Native Americans were famous as skilled hunters, it was decided to recruit one company -Company K- from among the tribes in Michigan. Nearly 140 men volunteered for Company K in the 1st Michigan Sharpshooters regiment. Company K was sent to Virginia in 1864, and fought in some of the fiercest battles of the Civil War: The Wilderness, Spotsylvania and the Siege of Petersburg.

Previously Aired

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Time
Channel
11/29/2015
8 p.m.
11/30/2015
11/30/2015
8 a.m.
11/13/2016
9 p.m.
11/14/2016
1 a.m.
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