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1862 November 12: Prescott’s Soldiers Vote

November 14, 2012

The following election results appeared in The Prescott Journal of November 12, 1862.

Camp Randall Vote.

The following result we received from Lieut. Cox, Co. A,¹ which we think is correct :

In companies A, D, F, K, and I, Hanchett received 144 votes; Stooddard [sic], 38.  Hanchett’s majority 106.

PIERCE CO. OFFICERS.

For Sheriff, R. M. Sands 45, C. Puett 20, S. A. Porter 16, J. R. Freeman 4.  Sands’ majority 25.

For County Treasurer, L. N. Powell 32, J. R. Freeman 22, A. Gibson 28, S. A. Porter 1. Powell’s majority over Freeman 10.

For Clerk of the Board, John Winn 88.

For Register of Deeds, Hayerdahl 88, John Winn 1.  Hayerdahl’s majority 87.

For Clerk of the Court, John Winn 51, Hayerdahl 38.  Winn’s majority 13.

For District Attorney, A. H. Young 33, H. A. Jay 49.  Jay’s majority 13.

For County Surveyor, C. P. Brown 61, J. A. Short 27.  Brown’s majority 34.

For Coroner, D. S. Smith 72, C. P. Barnard 10.  Smith’s majority 62.

Gibson  has a majority of 6 over Freeman.

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The following  is the vote just received from Capt. O. T. Maxson’s Company² :

For Congressman, Hanchett 40.  For Assemblyman, Cox 10.

For Co. Treasurer, A. Gibson 17 ;  S. O. Dickinson 5 ;  for Sheriff, Sands 23, Puett 2 ;  for Reg. Deeds, Hayerdahl 28 ;  for Clerk of the Board, Winn 28 ;  for Dist. Attorney, A. H. Young 23 ;  for Coroner, D. S. Smith 3, C. P. Barnard 14 ;  for Co. Surveyor, Brown 24, Short 2.

So far as heard from Gibson has a majority of 24, and Puett 2.

The following results, also from the 30th Wisconsin Infantry, come from the November 11, 1862, La Crosse Democrat, Brick Pomeroy’s newspaper.  Pomeroy’s math leaves a little to be desired.  You may remember that he promised a free copy of the newspaper to all of the soldiers and their families in the 30th and that he would print information about the 30th.   Companies A, D, and F are from the Saint Croix Valley, plus I and K also have men from the Valley.

Returns from 30th Regiment.

ON BOARD ST’R [Steamer] WAR EAGLE, }
Nov. 6, 1862. }

DEAR BRICK :–The following are the returns as full as I could get them from the 30th Regiment, and as far as given are full and correct :

 Co. A,  Hanchett     51     Stoddard     12
”  C,          ”               38               ”            23
”  D,          ”               69               ”              4
”   F,          ”               31               ”            18
”   I,          ”               33               ”             13
”  K,          ”                 8               ”             41
Total                 233                            112
Hanchett’s maj. 121.

The Assembly vote for Eau Claire, Dunn and Chippewa is as follows:

 Co.  I,  Smith, dem.   15     Thorp      29
”   K,     ”                      23           ”            11
Republican maj. 2.

1.  30th Wisconsin Infantry.
2.  12th Wisconsin Infantry (Ed Levings’ company).

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