1864 November 26: Polk County’s Support of the War Effort—Part II
The following lists of men from Polk County serving in the Civil War is a continuation of yesterday’s post and comes from the November 26, 1864, issues of The Polk County Press. In the lists, an asterisk (*) means that man died of disease, and a cross (†) means the man was killed in action. Several other symbols are used but may mean something different depending on the town or village list it is used in; look for the meaning at the end of each particular list.
WHAT POLK COUNTY HAS
Done Towards Suppressing the
A TRULY PATRIOTIC RECORD.
We have taken pains to collect the following facts and figures, for the purpose of showing what our county has done towards sustaining the Administration in its efforts to punish the enemy, and save the Union. [see yesterday’s post for the full preface]
TOWN OF ST. CROIX FALLS.
NO. AND NAMES OF VOLUNTEERS.
|.||H. T. French,||1st Minnesota Vol. In.|
|M. M. Samuel,||Co. F, 1st Wis. Volunteers.|
|W. J. Vincent,||do||do|
|E. M. Coe,||do||do|
|E. H. Hoover,||do||do|
|† Duncan McKenzie,||do||do|
|G. W. Gore,||do||do|
|† John Ellis,||do||do|
|G. W. Truman,||do||do|
|P. U. Turgerson,||transferred to 21st}|
|Allen Worster,||Co. D, 30th Wis. Vol.|
|John H. Blanding,||do||do|
|W. S. Peek,||do||do|
|*Geo. W. Longfellow,||do||do|
|John Walsh,||Co. D, 2d Wis. Cavalry.|
|§ John Brawn,||do||do|
|§ Wm. Moody, Vet.,||do||do|
|§ David Orne,||do||do|
|John Cristie,||10th Wis. Battery.|
|C. D. Emory,||1st Minnesota Battery.|
|C. H. Churchill,||do||do|
|Louis January,||6th Minnesota Volunteers.|
|Geo. A. McDonald,||do||do|
|Hiram Thomas,||7th Minnesota Vol.|
|J. W. Bellamy,||do||do|
|C. H. Churchill, Vet.,||38th Wis. Vol.|
|Erza Jewell,||1st Minn. Heavy Artillery.|
|J. C. Beede,||do||do|
|James Lillis,||11th Minnesota Volunteers.|
|Wm. Jewell,||4th Wis. Cav. Co. G.|
|Orin Weymonth,||7th Wis. Volunteers.|
|§ James Rice,||do||do|
|§ John Buck,||do||do|
|§ Charles Heart,||do||do|
|§ † John R. Day,||do||do|
|§ Thos. Heart,||do||do|
|§ John Moses,||do||do|
|§ Joseph Morrow,||do||do|
|John Matweos,||42th Wis. Volunteers.|
|R. O. Murphy,||8th Wis. Volunteers.|
|A. L. Hungerford,||do||do|
|Levi Fee,||20th Wisconsin Volunteers.|
* Died of disease. † Killed. ¦ Starved to death in Libby Prison. § Enlisted for Osceola.
Amount of town and private bounty paid volunteers, $2,950.00.
No. of Volunteers including veteran enlistments 76 ; number by draft, held to service and commuted, 10. Total number of men furnished the Government 86.
NOTE.—In 1860 there were but 80 votes polled in this town. Considering this fact, and the fact that the town has furnished the material for 86 soldiers, we consider it the Banner Town.
TOWN OF OSCEOLA.
|.||.CO. G, FOURTH CAVALRY.|
|Joseph Nutter,||M. A. Feeland, Vet.|
|Gyrille Boucher,||George Rice,|
|Geo. Hayes, Vet.||W. D. Kent, Vet.|
|Dol S. Feeland, Vet.,||Byron S. Kinyon, Vet.|
|M. J. Kinyon, Vet.||Peter Moore, Vet.|
|Wm. Foster, Vet.||S. L. Tibbits, Vet.|
|A. Anderson, Vet.||John Turnbill,|
|Thomas Raymond,||David Needham,|
|.Henry T. French.|
|Oscar A. Clark,||M. T. Catlin,|
|John Maes,||Joseph Peak,|
|* Seven Lund,||Olof Swing,|
|John Frood,||John McDonald,|
|Mark Walton,||John Mitchel, Vet.|
|.CO. A, 30th REGIMENT.|
|Fred. A. Dresser,||Arthur Godfrey,|
|* D. B. Northrop,||12th Wis. vol.|
|Webb S. Scavey,||Co. H,||5th Iowa Cavalry.|
|§ Richard Turnbill,||Co. G,||7th Wis. vol.|
|§ Peter Delp,||do||do|
||| George W. Davis,||do||do|
|.CO. D, 2D CAVALRY.|
|Daniel Mears,||C. E. Mears,|
|Wm. Williams,||Frank Smith,|
|Robt. Downend,||John McCourt, Vet.|
|John Riley,||Wm. Haney,|
|A. J. Clark,||E. C. Treadwell,|
|Geo. S. Clark,||Isaac Hale,|
|Robt. N. Kent,||Albert Nason,|
|C. P. Garlick,||Surgeon,||35th, Wis. vol.|
|John Mitchell,||Co. F,||1st Wis. vol.|
|John F. Lenfest,||do||do|
|Gus. Mrrletts [sic],¹||do||do|
|‡ Thomas Picket,||do||do|
|D. S. Clark,||do||do|
No. of Volunteers including veteran re-enlistments 68. By draft two. Total 70.
Amount of town and private bounty paid volunteers, $3,500.
§ Enlisted for St. Croix Falls. * Died of disease. ‡ Starved to death in Libby Prison. || Enlisted for Farmington.
NOTE.—This list does not include those volunteers which have enlisted for the town, but who reside in other towns. Their names appear in their respective town’s list, duly credited to Osceola. They number 11.
PRIVATE AND TOWN BOUNTIES.
Alden . . . . . . . . $ .600.00
Farmington, . . . . 3,000.00
Lincoln, . . . . . . . 200.00
St. Croix Falls, . . . 2,950.00
Sterling, . . . . . . . 1,000.00
Osceola, . . . . . . . 3,500.00
Total, . . . $11,250.00
Amount paid by the county to fill the quotas of the different towns, and $5 per month for soldiers’ families, during the past four years,
Total amount paid in bounties, .$ 21,550.00
NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS, VETERANS, AND DRAFTED MEN.
Alden ; – – – – 17
Farmington ; – – – 41
Lincoln ; – – – – 8
St. Croix Falls ; – – 86
Sterling ; – – – – 15
Osceola ; – – – – 70
In closing up this article we return thanks to V. M. Babenek of Alden ; Canute Anderson of Sterling ; Dougald Kenneday of Farmington ; P. B. Lacy of St. Croix and Charles H. Staples of Osceola; for furnishing us with volunteer lists; &c.