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1864 January 23: News of Local Soldiers and Re-enlisting Regiments

January 29, 2014

Small items on local soldiers and regiments, from the January 23, 1864, issues of The Prescott Journal and The Polk County Press.

From The Prescott Journal:

Finger002  Dr. A. D. Andrews, Assistant Surgeon of the 6th Wis., “Iron Brigade,” returned home this week.  The arduous labors succeeding the battle of Gettysburg, destroyed the Dr.’s health, and he has been very ill most of the time since, and has now received his discharge.  The Dr. won the confidence and esteem of the Regiment, and they regret parting with so valuable an officer.  We trust he may regain his wonted health.

From The Polk County Press:

— The volunteers from St. Croix County left for Madison last week.

— We understand there was a Military Ball at Sunrise, Chisago County, Minnesota, on Friday evening last.

— The 2d Minnesota Infantry and 1st Battery have re-enlisted for the war.

— The 3rd, 6th, and 7th, Wisconsin regiments have re-enlisted for the war, and joined the veteran corps.

— MELVIN McADAMS, Co. C., 6th Wisconsin Regiment, is home on furlough.  He looks tough and hearty, says he likes soldiering.  His gallant Regiment is of the Iron Brigade, and has re-enlisted in a body.  We are always glad to make the acquaintance of our brave veterans.  He has our thanks for files of Milwaukee papers.  Welcome home MELVIN.

— Surgeon L. B. SMITH, 7th Minnesota Regiment, now at St. Louis, has our tanks for late St. Louis papers.  It may be of interest to many of the Doctor’s old friends to know that he is well and succeeding admirably.  Dr. SMITH is one of those humane surgeons which so seldom bless a regiment of men.  His boys appreciate him.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Tim Ericson permalink
    January 29, 2014 4:56 pm

    Dr. A. D. Andrews, mentioned in the first paragraph, eventually was elected the first mayor on River Falls in 1885.

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