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1865 February 11: Corrected Enrollment List for Town of Osceola; News About Generals Grant, Pope, and Curtis; Casualties at Fort Fisher; 10th Wisconsin Battery in Savannah

February 17, 2015

Following are the smaller items from our two newspapers, The Prescott Journal and The Polk County Press, for their issues of February 11, 1865.

The 10th Wisconsin Battery had many men from Osceola (Polk County), various places in Saint Croix County, from Prescott (Pierce County), and from Eau Claire.

From The Prescott Journal:

Finger002 The President and Sec. Seward have had an interview with the Southern Peace Commissioners.  No immediate result was attained.  [Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William H. Seward]

GEN. GRANT’S NEW HOUSE.—The new house presented to Gen. GRANT in Philadelphia, is a four-story, double-front structure of brick and brown stone trimmings.  It has sixteen rooms, among which are a billiard-room and library, and is provided with all the modern improvements.  Its cost was about $30,000.  The furniture which is to complete the gift is now in process of manufacture, and will not be entirely ready before the first of March.  [Ulysses S. Grant]

Finger002 The Supreme Court of Michigan has decided the soldier-suffrage act to be unconstitutional.  The decision elects one Democratic Congressman (BALDWIN), several Democratic members of the Legislature, and a large number of Democratic county officers.

GONE TO EUROPE.—AUGUST BELMONT, the grand manager of the Democratic party, has gone to Europe with Gen. MCCLELLAN [George B. McClellan].

Finger002 JEFF. DAVIS has appointed the 10th of March next as a day of fasting, humiliation prayer and thanksgiving. The prayers of the unrighteous have thus far done the rebellion no good.  [Confederate President Jefferson Davis]

Finger002 Nineteen out of the seventy-five Democratic members of Congress voted for the constitutional amendment abolishing slavery forever.

GENERAL GRANT has recently been quite indisposed and confined to his quarters.  He is improving, however, and will speedily be able to attend to his out-door duties.

WISCONSIN WAR DOGS IN SAVANNAH.—The Savannah Republican of the 18th inst., thus facetiously alludes to the firing of salute by the battery in the streets of Savannah :

“A salute of seventeen guns was fired yesterday at the intersection of Broughton and East Broad streets, by the 10th Wisconsin Battery, Capt. Beebe.  The rapidity and precision astonished the citizens, and no doubt caused some of them to imagine what the deadly effects of such accurate artillery practice must be upon an enemy’s line.  Think of it ! the far, far Western State of Wisconsin sending War Dogs to bark in the streets of Savannah !  We won’t stand for it !  It is unconstitutional !”

The Herald’s Fort Fisher correspondence says the late casualties in Gen. Terry’s army in the fight at Fort Fisher were 691.  Of these 11 officers and 77 men were killed, 39 officers and 473 men wounded, and 92 men missing.  [Alfred H. Terry]

The Herald’s Washington special says the War Department has been notified of the arrival of the rebel Congressman Henry S. Foote within the lines of Sheridan’s army at Winchester, Va.  [Philip H. Sheridan]

The Post’s Washington special says that Secretary Fessenden, in his instructions to Jay Cook, says he intends to rely wholly hereafter upon taxes and sales of 7-80 bonds to pay the expenses of the war.  [U.S. Secretary of the Treasury William P. Fessenden]

From The Polk County Press:

Major General Pope

Major General Pope has been ordered to take command of the Military Division of the Missouri, embracing Department of Arkansas Missouri, Kansas, and the North west, and has already goes to St. Louis to assume the new and important duties devolving upon him. His appointment to this enlarged and honorable sphere of duty is a tardy but deserved recognition of the great military abilities to signally displayed by General Pope on many a well bought field.  [John Pope]

The Milwaukee “Wisconsin” says that Major General Samuel R. Curtis, of Iowa, former commander of the Missouri Department, is to succeed him in the Department of the Northwest.

GOOD CHANCE.—We learn there is but one man on the enrollment list in the town of Eau Galla [sic] liable to a draft.  Wonder what he would take for his chances.—Hudson Star and Times.

THE SIXTH DISTRICT PROVOST MARSHAL’S OFFICE REMOVED.—From the Sparta “Eagle” we learn that the Provost Marshal’s headquarters for this District has been removed from La Crosse to Sparta, the Co. seat of Monroe county.

WISCONSIN WAR DOGS IN SAVANNAH. — The Savannah Republican of the 13th inst., thus facetiously alludes to the firing of salute by the battery in the streets of Savannah :

“A salute of seventeen guns was fired yesterday at the intersection of Broughton and East Broad streets, by the 10th Wisconsin Battery, Capt. Beebe.  The rapidity and precission astonished the citizens, and no doubt caused some of them to imagine what the deadly effects of such accurate artillery practice must be upon an enemy’s line.  Think of it ! the far, far Western State of Wisconsin sending War Dogs to bark in the streets of Savannah !  We won’t stand for it !  It is unconstitutional !”

By this it would seem that the Polk county boys have been exhibiting their muscle to the Georgians.

— Jeff. [sic] Davis has appointed the 10th of March next as a day of fasting and prayer.  The prayers of the unrighteous have thus far done the rebellion no good.

— A ten inch Parrott gun costs $4,500 ;  a[n] eleven inch Rodman $6,500 ;  a fifteen inch Krupps $29,400 ;  and a twelve inch Blakely $35,000.

The Enrollment List for the Town of Osceola, is Corrected.

H. C. Goodwin, W. C. Guild, Tim. Hennessey, M. M. Nason,
Frank Smith, Ashael Kimball, Terrence Daley, Hennes Johnson,
Fowler Hale, W. H. Bowron, Wm. Wilson, Fred. Greenwold,
John Baker, Rice Webb, George Wilson, J. C. Terry,
Wm. Young, William Kent, John S. Irish, J. A. Whitney,
Joseph Berg, B. F. Wid, Corneilus Clark, Joel Brown,
Gustoff Nelson, Hiram Bass, John Kent, T. M. Bradely,
Isaac McLean, S. Rowcliffe, H. H. Herrick, Mat. Young,
E. W. Waterhouse,  Thos. McCabe, Nicholas Lavocot, T. Y. McCourt,
S. B. Dresser, John Morrisey, B. P. Pitman, W. H. Bowron,
O. F. Knapp, Joseph Corey, C. E. Mears, Frank May,
Joseph Furbish, H. H. Newbury, Jas. T. Kent, Jonas Peterson,
W. H. Kent, Cyrus Bradley, Nelson Doll, S. H. Clough,
Sam. S. Fifield, jr., A. S. Thomson, L. G. Clark, R. H. Hill,
E. L. Seavey, J. F. Nason, Daniel Mears, * Jerry Mudgett, *
A. Gillespie, Levi Nason, J. Brosanham, * Thos. Mcoy. *

* Names marked thus are persons who are over age, and their names will be stricken from the list as soon as proper affidavits reach the Pro. Marshal’s Headquarters.

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