Period Photos of Original Members of Brady's




Lieutennant Rufus W. Jacklin

Enlisted in First company Sharpshooters, attached to Sixteenth Infantry, as First Sergeant, Feb. 1, 1862,
at Detroit, for 3 years, age 20. Mustered Feb. 1, 1862. Joined regiment at Hall's Hill, Va., Feb. 14, 1862.
First Sergeant. Commissioned Second Lieutenant May 18, 1862. Commissioned First Lieutenant and
Adjutant Nov. 1, 1862. Mustered Nov. 1, 1862. Taken prisoner at Spottsylvania Court House May 8, 1864.
Re-captured by General Custer's Brigade May 9, 1864. Returned to regiment May 25, 1864. Commissioned Captain,
company D, June 22, 1864. Mustered July 20, 1864. Discharged to accept promotion May 17, 1865.
Commissioned Major May 8, 1865. Mustered May 17, 1865. Brevet Major, U.S. Volunteers, March 13, 1865, for
gallant and meritorious services. Discharged at Jeffersonville, Ind., July 1, 1865.

Photo courtesy The 16th Mighigan by Kim Crawford
Book available at www.morningsidebooks.com





First Sergeant Charles L. Rice

Born Detroit, MI. Enlisted in First company Sharpshooters, attached to Sixteenth Infantry,
as Sergeant, Sept. 16, 1861, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered Sept. 16, 1861.
Joined regiment at Hall's Hill, Va., Feb. 14, 1862. First Sergeant. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Nov. 1, 1862.
Mustered Nov. 1, 1862. Commissioned First Lieutenant Jan. 15, 1863. Mustered Jan. 15, 1863.
Discharged on Surgeon's certificate of disability Aug. 14, 1863.

Notes on the rifle in the photo of Sgt. Rice:

The rifle Sgt. Rice is holding is not an issue rifle such as the Springfield
or Enfield but a custom built target rifle, possibly a schuetzen rifle. The
feature that identifies this rifle is the false muzzle, clearly visible at
the top of the rifle. This makes it extremely unlikely that the rifle was a
photographers prop, as was common in period photographs.

The false muzzle was invented by the famous American telescope maker, Mr.
Alvin Clark, while he was experimenting with early telescopic sight designs.
It was licensed to gun maker Edwin Wesson. This false muzzle covers the
muzzle, and contains a deeply chamfered crown and tapered bore to start the
ball easily and perfectly. Once loaded, the false muzzle is removed to allow
the ball to be fired from a perfectly square sharp muzzle, with no crown. A
sharp muzzle is proven to give best accuracy, but is impossible to load, and
easily damaged by careless handling. False muzzles have a protruding
handle, called a sight block, which alerts the shooter if he has failed to
remove the false muzzle before firing. The false muzzle must be made from the
barrel blank, and cut rifled as part of the barrel. A lost false muzzle
cannot be replaced. This is an expensive feature, not found on lesser target
rifles. It dates from the 1840 period. It provides a great advantage in
accuracy over the conventional crowned muzzle.

It is unfortunate the rest of the rifle cannot be seen clearly, particularly
the rear sight (most likely a globe sight) and the stock.

Picture courtesy of Michigan State Archives





John Dodds

Enlisted in First company Sharpshooters, attached to Sixteenth Infantry, Feb. 18, 1864,
at Detroit, for 3 years, age 26. Mustered Feb. 18, 1864. Mustered out at Jeffersonville, Ind., July 8, 1865.

Photo taken Feb. 26, 1865

Photo courtesy of Ms Gail Hockert





Davis M. Richards

Enlisted in First company Sharpshooters, attached to Sixteenth Infantry, Dec. 12, 1861, at Detroit,
for 3 years, age 23. Mustered Jan. 23, 1862. Joined regiment at Hall's Hill, Va., Feb. 14, 1862.
Missing in action at Gaines' Mills, Va., June 27, 1862. Re-enlisted Dec. 22, 1863, at Rappahannock
Station, Va. Mustered Dec. 24, 1863. Killed in action at Bethesda Church, Va., June 1, 1864.

Photo courtesy of www.ancientfaces.com




Frank Shutliff

Shultiff, Frank. Portage County. Enlisted in First company Sharpshooters, attached to Sixteenth Infantry,
Nov. 2, 1861, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered Jan. 23, 1862. Joined regiment at Hall's Hill, Va.,
Feb. 14, 1862. Missing in action Sept. 17, 1862. Corporal Nov. 2, 1864. Discharged at expiration of term of
service Nov. 1, 1864.

Additional History:

Excerpted from: "American Locomotive Engineers, Erie Railway Edition," H.R. Romans Editor;
Crawford-Adsit Company Publishers, Chicago, IL 1899.

FRANK SHUTLIFF, Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Frank Shutliff's earthly career began June 4, 1840, on a farm two miles east of Kent, Portage County, Ohio.
He attended school and assisted his father on the farm until the spring of 1861, when he enlisted in the
16th Michigan Infantry in the company known as "Brady's Sharpshooters," and was assigned to the 3d Brigade,
1st Division, 5th Corps, Army of the Potomac. He served with creditable bravery and distinction 1,212 days,
and when he was mustered out and had returned to the life of a civilian he was offered a position as fireman
on the Atlantic & Great Western Railroad, in the spring of 1865. He accepted the position and then began his
exceptionally successful career as a railroad man. His first service was in the Corry shop with engine 13,
and his first road work was on the Corry accommodation on engine 54, with George Elmore. For the ensuing four
years he worked on the second division on different engines and runs, and on September 17, 1869, was called
to take out engine 123; on his return he was put on the extra list of engineers, and the following June he was
promoted to a regular engine, 112, which he ran until July, 1886, in the freight service on rounds on both
divisions and Franklin Branch. After eighteen years he was promoted to a regular run in the passenger service,
and the clear record of his past demonstrates that he is an engineer of the highest type of efficiency. He now
has a run on the important passengers Nos. 3 and 8, on the Meadville Division, west.





Jacob F. Wagar

Enlisted in First company Sharpshooters, attached to Sixteenth Infantry, Feb. 4, 1864, at Caledonia, for 3 years, age 27.
Mustered Feb. 4, 1864. Mustered out at Jeffersonville, Ind., July 8, 1865.

Photo courtesy of Carol Madsen





Hoel Wright

Berrien County. Enlisted in First company Sharpshooters, attached to Sixteenth Infantry, Nov. 28, 1861, at Grand Rapids, for 3 years, age 27.
Mustered Jan. 23, 1862. Joined regiment at Hall's Hill, Va., Feb. 14, 1862. Missing in action June 27, 1862. Discharged at Fortress Monroe, Va., Oct. 9, 1862.

Photo courtesy of Pete Simpson


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