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1863 October 10: 1st Wisconsin Infantry Casualties at Chickamauga

October 10, 2013

This list of casualties at the Battle of Chickamauga—provided by Company F’s Captain Maurice M. Samuel—is from the October 10, 1863, issue of The Polk County Press.

Missing from the list is George W. Carson, from Red Wing (Minn.), who was “wounded September 1863.”

The 1st Wis. Regiment.

Advices from the gallant 1st Wisconsin regiment, show that in the recent battle in Georgia it was fearfully handled, and barely escaped anhiliation [sic].  The losses are as follows :—Killed 25 ;  wounded 84 ;  missing 76.  No list of the casualities [sic] has yet been published.  The St. Croix Rifles were in the fight, and doubtless more brave Polk County lads have laid their lives upon the country’s altar.


Since the above was put in type we have received the following :

Sergeant Sinon [sic] Lillis, safe. [Simon Lillis, from St. Croix Falls]
S. F. Duell, killed. [Strabo F. Duell, from Eau Galle]
E. W. Warrendoph [sic], safe. [Edward Warendorph, from St. Croix Falls]
Corporal G. W. Truman, wounded [George W. Truman, from St. Croix Falls]
Private T. B. Picket, wn’d & pris.¹ [Thomas B. Pickett, from St. Croix Falls]
J. Smith, slightly wn’d. [James Smith, from Eau Galle]
J. A. Huston [sic], severely do. [John A. Houston, from River Falls]
J. A. [sic] Van Meter, do   do.² [Patrick H. Van Meter, from St. Croix Falls]
J. F. Lenfest, safe. [John F. Lenfest, from Waubeek]
G. Marlet [sic], safe. [Gustavus Marlett, from Osceola]
Thos. O’Connor, wounded. [Thomas O’Connor, from Martell]
H. Bennett, killed. [Hiram J. Bennett, from Trimbelle]
M. B. Cowles, wounded. [Melville B. Cowles, from Hudson]
W. W. Hutcheson [sic],   do. [William W. Hutchinson, from Taylors Falls (Minn.)]
D. McKinzie,³ wn’d & pris. [Duncan McKinzie, from Taylors Falls (Minn.)]
J. Guilroy, slightly wn’d. [James Guilroy, from Taylors Falls (Minn.)]
G. W. Babcock, do.  do. [George W. Babcock, from Rush River]
D. C. Burr, prisoner.4 [David C. Burr, from River Falls]
J. Crowley, slightly wn’d. [John Crowley, from New Richmond]
B. Brown, safe. [Bryant Brown, from Hammond]
J. Laphan [sic], prisoner. [John Laphham, from Hudson; was also wounded]
J. Wilher [sic], finger shot off. [Leonard Wilbur, from Sheboygan]
G. W. Gore, safe. [George W. Gore, from St. Croix Falls]
J. Brandt, severely wn’d. [Jacob Brandt, listed as being from Lexington, Mo.]
G. Mallowny, safe. [George Mallowny, from Erin Prairie]
D. S. Clark, safe. [David S. Clark, from Osceola]
G. W. Clark, sev. woun’d.5 [George W. Clark, from Sheboygan Falls]

All the troops very busy preparing for another battle.  Will write again soon.  All are in good spirits.  Rosecrans cannot be whipped [William S. Rosecrans].


Capt. 1st Wis. Reg.

1.  Thomas B. Pickett will die July 18, 1864, in Andersonville Prison (Ga.).
2.  Patrick H. Van Meter will die October 1, 1863.  He is buried in the Old Willow River Cemetery, Hudson, Wisconsin.
3.  Duncan McKinzie will die in Andersonville Prison (Ga.) on July 7, 1864.
4.  David C. Burr will die in Danville Prison (Va.) on December 29, 1863.
5.  George W. Clark was actually in Company H of the 1st Wisconsin.

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