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Pembroke V. Wise

Pembroke Volney Wise (1832- ), known as P.V., had a law office in Prescott and also had a large real estate business. In 1853 he was elected clerk of the Pierce County board of supervisors, prosecuting attorney for the district in 1854, and mayor of Prescott in 1858.

Wise will have an interesting Civil War career. He enlists on August 26, 1861, and is assigned to Company F of the 1st Wisconsin Infantry (3 years); is promoted to 2nd lieutenant on September 14, 1861; is severly wounded at Perryville, Kentucky, on October 8, 1862, and is discharged because of the wounds on January 25, 1864; re-enlists on March 31, 1864, and serves in Company F of the 37th Wisconsin Infantry; and is promoted, first to Sergeant Major  of the regiment on June 22, 1864 (he is assigned to drill Company K, a company composed mostly of Menominee Indians), and later to captain of the 13th U.S.Colored Troops on September 1, 1864. Wise resigns his commission on May 19, 1865.

He returns to Prescott, where he resumes his law, real estate, and insurance business. In 1866 he will organize the first G.A.R. post in Prescott. In 1870 he moves to Saint Louis, Missouri.

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