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The only Confederate killed during the burning of Humboldt was shot here as he attempted to removed the Union flag from a flagpole. For over 150 years, the answer to who shot the Confederate has remained a mystery. Unexpectedly, in late summer 2013, the mystery was solved! Research by Wisconsin genealogist, Carolyn Kuczmarski, disclosed that it was her ancestor, John Bradford Tibbetts, KS 9th, Co G, "a hot-headed Union man with a long-barreled rifle" who brought down the Confederate. Using the City of Humboldt's Online Mount Hope Cemetery list, Carolyn and her grandson Aaron found John Tibbetts, his wife Amy, and their offspring buried at Mt. Hope north of Humboldt on Hawaii Road west of Hwy 169.