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7th Wisconsin Infantry, Company G

The 7th Wisconsin Infantry, Company G, was not originally a company from northwest Wisconsin, but a number of men—including many Ojibwe (Chippewa) Indians and “half-breeds”—were recruited in the spring of 1864 to fill the roster. Most of these men were from Burnett County, and a few from Polk County.  Many of them were recruited by George W. Davis, himself a recent recruit.  When taken to La Crosse to formally enlist, many of them are listed in the published Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, 1861-1865 as being from La Crosse County, but when you look at the “Red Book”—the original hand-written roster—you see they are from Burnett County.

Name — Where they were from when they enlisted — 1st unit assigned to — date of enlistment.

B

John Buck, from __, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted February 22, 1864

C

Alexander Cadotte, from Town of Sterling, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted February 29, 1864
Joseph Cadotte, from Town of Sterling, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted February 29, 1864
Cornelius Crowley, from Menomonie, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted December 14, 1864

D

George W. Davis, from Farmington, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted January 18, 1864
John R. Day, from __, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted February 22, 1864

H

Charles Hart, from __, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted February 22, 1864
Thomas Hart, from Burnett County, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted February 27, 1864

K

Joseph King, from Polk County, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted March 23, 1864

L

Alexis La Prairie, from Burnett County, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted March 23, 1864
John B. La Prairie, from Osceola, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted March 23, 1864

M

George Metwavs/Metawos, from Osceola, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted March 23, 1864
Joseph Morrow, from Osceola, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted March 23, 1864
John Moses, from Osceola, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted March 23, 1864

R

Charles Razor, from Burnett County, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted March 23, 1864
Joseph Razor, from Osceola, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted March 23, 1864
James Rice, from Osceola, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted February 22, 1864

S

George Samuels, from __, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted February 22, 1864
Frederick Shultz, from FARMINGTON, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted November 4, 1864
John Singgoy/Singog, from Burnett County, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted March 19, 1864
Henry Sous, from Osceola, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted May 20, 1864

W

John Winslow, from Osceola, 7th Infantry, Company G, enlisted March 23, 1864

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  1. Brian Finstad permalink
    May 29, 2018 11:24 am

    Joseph King is buried at Gordon. The name “King” derived from the old fur trade name of “Roi” (which means “King”). Alexis La Prairie is buried at Chittamo. George Metawash is buried at Danbury. That name was changed to Matrious.

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