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1864 May 7: No Draft Needed in Wisconsin, and News of Local Soldiers and Regiments

May 13, 2014

The following small items of local war-related news come from the May 7, 1865, issues of The Polk County Press and The Prescott Journal.

From The Polk County Press:

FULL.—Unless the telegraph tells lies, Secretary STANTON [Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton] announces that the quota of Wisconsin is full.—He is good authority.  Bully for Wisconsin. !

MUSTERED OUT.—The First Minnesota Regiment was mustered out of the service on the 4th inst.  Those who re-enlisted, together with the new recruits of the organization, are ordered to report at Washington entirely.

A SUPPER FOR THE GUARDS.—Our patriotic ladies have taken the matter in hand, suggested by last week’s PRESS, and are going to get up a supper on Tuesday evening next at the Osceola House, for the “brave boys in blue” of the Hudson City Guards, now home on furlough.  There will be a merry dance in the evening, at the Osceola House Hall, and we feel confident that the boys will be made to feel that they are remembered.—Let our citizens take hold and make the entertainment as complete as can be.  It is expected that the “boys” from Hudson will be in attendance.

FROM THE 35TH REGIMENT.—A letter from Milwaukee informs us that the 35th Regiment has left for Arkansas.  Dr. GARLICK remains at Milwaukee for the present, having been appointed Post Surgeon of that encampment.  [Carmine “Carmi” P. Garlick]


And citizens generally !  Turn out everybody !  There will be a meeting at the Court House, in the village of Osceola, on Monday evening, May 9th, to take into consideration the propriety of tendering the services of the Guards to the Governor for one hundred days, should a call for volunteers be made.
. . . . .By order of
. . . . .FRANK WEBB, 2d Lieut.
CHAS. E. MEARS, Orderly Sergt.

From The Prescott Journal:

Finger002  Lt. CHAS. P. HYATT, Co. B, 6th Reg., has been promoted to Capt. of Co. E, same regiment.  The Capt. has won the position by bravery on every field where the “Iron Brigade” has won undying fame.

Finger002  The reception of the Hudson City Guards, at Hudson, cleared $100 over the expenses, which was donated to the St. Louis fair, for the benefit of the Sanitary Commission.

Finger002  Dr. A. D. ANDREWS has gone into partnership with C. B. COX, in the Grain and Flour business.  The Dr. has merely changed the form, not the nature of his business, as one of the best ways to promote health and prolong life is to have the “PRAIRIE MILLS” Flour.

Finger002  Capt. ELLSWORTH BURNET [sic], Co. F, 37th, is here, and wishes a few more recruits for that regiment.  Honors were well bestowed when BURNET [sic] received the two bars.

Finger002  P. V. WISE has been recommended  by the Board of Examination for a commission in the regular army.

Finger002  Walter Howes is Orderly Sergeant of Co. F, 37th, and John Butcher 2d Sergent.  Good selections both.

The Draft.

The latest intelligence from the War Department is that Wisconsin has furnished her quota on all calls, and there will be no draft in this State.


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