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1862 October 22: Members of the Saint Croix Rifles Killed and Wounded in the Battle of Perryville

October 23, 2012

The following is a list of men in the Saint Croix Rifles—Company F of the 1st Wisconsin Infantry—who were killed or wounded at the Battle of Perryville, also known as the Battle of Chaplin Hills.  It appeared in the October 22, 1862, issue of The Prescott Journal.

 — The following is a list of killed and wounded in Co. F, 1st Wis. Reg., at the battle of Perrysville [sic], Ky., Oct. 8th :

Killed—Serg. Hale Coles [sic: Cowles], Serg. Isaac N. Nichols, Corp. Richard Lovell, G. W. Wing, Albert Pollard, Privates Milo L. Davis, Henry Kaylor, Richard Malona [sic: Mallowny], John Ellis, James [sic: Joseph] Peabody.1

Wounded—Lieut. P. V. Wise, badly ;  Serg. Simon Lillis, dangerously ;  Corp. John Dolin, slightly3 ;  privates Shannon Sweasy [sic], mortally2 ;  F. A. Peabody, slightly ;  Ebenezer Moore, slightly ;  John Lapham, slightly ;  Leonard Wilbur, slightly ;  Newton Webster, dangerously4 ;  Hugh McCunry [sic: McCurry], slightly ;  Elias Hoover, slightly ;  John Lenfear [sic: Lenfest], slightly;  N. J. Boler [sic: Madison J. Beeler], slightly ;  Edward Warrendorph, slightly ;  James Fowler, dangerously.5

Prisoner—Thomas Picket [sic: Pickett].
Missing—James Herbert [sic: Joseph Hebert].6

NOTE.—Capt. Samuels [Maurice M. Samuels] and Second Lieut. Starkweather were not in the fight, and have not been with the company since the first of April last.

P. V. WISE [Pembroke V. Wise]

A STATE JOURNAL CORRESPONDENT WOUNDED.—Among the wounded in the recent battles in Kentucky, we observe the name of Lieut. P. V. Wise, of the 1st Wisconsin, who has kept our readers advised from time to time of the movements of BUELL’S army.

We hope his wound is not dangerous, though it is evidently one that will remove him from active service for some time.—He is reported shot through the leg.—[Madison, Wis.] State Journal.

1.  Following is a more detailed list of those killed:

  • Hale Cowles, from Hudson, killed in action October 8, 1862.
  • Isaac N. Nichols, from River Falls, killed in action October 8, 1862.
  • Richard Lovell, from River Falls, killed in action October 8, 1862.
  • George W. Wing, from Prescott, killed in action October 8, 1862.
  • Albert Pollard, from Richmond, killed in action October 8, 1862.
  • Milo L. Davis, from Hammond, killed in action October 8, 1862.
  • Henry Kaylor, from Saint Croix Falls, killed in action October 8, 1862.
  • Richard Mallowny, from Erin Prairie, killed in action October 8, 1862.
  • John Ellis, from Saint Croix Falls, killed in action October 8, 1862.
  • Joseph B. Peabody, from Richmond, killed in action October 8, 1862.

2.  Shannon Sweesey, from Farmington, died October 24, 1862, from wounds received at Chaplin Hills.
3.  John Dolin, from New Richmond, was wounded badly enough that he will be discharged because of his wounds on January 14, 1863.
4.  Newton Webster, from Vernon, died October 16, 1862, from wounds received at Chaplin Hills.
5.  Joseph O. Fowler, from Milwaukee, will be discharged because of his wounds on December 20, 1862.
6.  Joseph Hebert Jr., from Prescott, will be discharged January 10, 1863, for a disability.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Jeff Butler permalink
    April 16, 2013 2:56 pm

    Joseph B Peabody (killed) and Frederick Peabody(wounded) are my relatives from St.Croix Valley Wisconsin. They were my Great(x3) Grandfather John Brown Peabody nephews from Baldwin / Hammond WI. Their father was Albert G. Peabody. I hope to visit Perryville in October 2013 for the Battlefield Reenactment and visit the location where this part of the battle for Perryville happened on October 8,1862.
    Jeff Butler (Peabody)
    Frederic,WI
    National Park Service – St.Croix National Riverway Intrepretation Ranger

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