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1863 May 23: Osceola Home Guards

May 23, 2013

Yesterday’s posting had the following item from The Polk County Press of a week ago:

“The Military meeting appointed for last Tuesday evening was postponed until one week from to-day, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, on account of the Militia Law requiring ten days notice to be given.  The notices are now posted up in the various public places in the town of Osceola and Farmington.  The company will meet at the Court House in this village on Saturday the 23d inst. [May] for the purpose of electing officers and completing the organization.  Let all be on hand.”

That meeting did indeed take place on May 23, 1863.

Following is a transcript, and then an image, of the Muster Roll for the “Osceola Home Guards,” created on May 23, 1863.  W. S. M. stands for Wisconsin State Militia.  The original is in the Osceola Home Guards Muster Rolls collection (River Falls SC 31) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, University Archives and Area Research Center.

MUSTER ROLL of “Osceola Home Guards” W. S. M., organized at Osceola in
Polk County, Wisconsin, May 23d 1863.
NAME AGE RESIDENCE NAME AGE RESIDENCE
(Captain) Greenwood, Frederick 19 Osceola
A. S. Gray 28 Farmington Godfrey, J. S. 45 Osceola
(1st Lieut.) Herrick, H. H. 31  ”
E. C. Treadwell 34 Osceola Hale, Isaac 31   ”
(2d Lieut.) Hale, John 36   ”
Frank Webb 24 Osceola Hale, Reuben 17   ”
(1st Sergeant) Hyslop, Robert 27   ”
Chas E. Mears 19 Osceola Henesy, Timothy 41   ”
(Sergeants) Hagerson, Peter 35   ”
Wm. Wilson 35 Osceola Irish, John 32   ”
Parker Tewksbury 45 Farmington Johnson, Hennis 19   ”
B. P. Pitman 39 Osceola Johnson, Luman 39  ”
Chas Ayers 34 Farmington Kent, J. T. 39  ”
(Corporals) Kinyon, Dudley 18  ”
Rob’t Kent 46 Osceola Kent, Andrew 45  ”
Wm. Kent Kr. 41 Kimball, Chapin 30  ”
Daniel Mears 44 Kimball, Ashael 34  ”
H. H. Hanscom 33 Farmington Kent, John 30  ”
A. S. Thomson 38 Osceola Kreiner, Michael 41 Farmington
Fowler Hale 23 Kent, Benjamin 18 Osceola
Sam’l Dresser 35 Linberg, Andrew 42  ”
Elenezer Moore 45 Farmington Mears, David 18  ”
(Fifer) McCarty, Philip 45  ”
E. E. Blanding 27 Osceola McCabe, Thomas 37  ”
(Drummer) Mayer, Gotlieb 39  ”
S. S. Fifield Jr. 24 Newbury, H. H. 38  ”
Joseph Furbish 30 Prentice, Worthy 15  ”
(Wagoner) Prentice, Joseph 55  ”
John Baker 27 Peaslee, M. H. 36  ”
Privates Rowcliffe, Stephen 38  ”
Atwood, Jefferson 27 Ramsey, Allen 36 Farmington
Brosnaham, Dennis 37  ” Staples, C. H. 39 Osceola
Babb, Wm. 31  ” Smith, Frank 26  ”
Brosnaham, John 45  ” Shay, John 18  ”
Boucher, Napoleon 39  ” Talboys, Wm. S 41  ”
Clark, Geo. S. 23  ” Turnbell, Richard 31  ”
Clark, Leman 37  ” Thompson, J. H. 37  ”
Connolly, Wm. 19  ” Thompson, J. M. 18  ”
Connolly, Thomas 55  ” White, Joseph 55  ”
Corey, Joseph 42  ” Wall, Samuel 39 Farmington
Daily, Terance 37  ” Waterhouse, E. W. 29 Osceola
Delp, Peter 33  ” Wills, B. F. 37  ”
Dall, Nelson 38  ” Walker, Louis 50  ”
French, Henry 22  ” Wilson, John 29  ”
Fish, Jerome 41 Farmington Wilson, George 29  ”
Goodwin, Henry 29 Osceola
Garlick, C. P. 45  ”
Garlick, T. C. 15 Osceola
Guild, Wm. C. 40  ”  A. S.  Gray, Captain.

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From the Osceola Home Guards Muster Rolls (River Falls SC 31) in the University Archives & Area Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

From the Osceola Home Guards Muster Rolls (River Falls SC 31) in the University Archives & Area Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

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