The Great Rebellion ~ The American Civil War
Accounts of Action and Rosters of the Men From
Wabasha County, Minnesota

"HOMELESS" SOLDIERS


This page is for soldiers who have come to my attention but cannot be identified as being from Wabasha County. I will list them here in hopes that someone else may be able to identify them.

Another Soldier Found


3/22/2001

While looking in the Columbian Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, I came across several GAR tombstones. One was for Thos R. Wisby, Co D 9 MINN INF. Would you see this gets on to the most appropriate data base. Some one may be looking for Thos. If anyone wants more info I'll see what I can find. This is an old pioneer cemetery and the records are not very good.

From the picture of your g-grandfather, who was a drummer from Wisconsin, I have a g-g-uncle who also was a drummer, Wm Ohler from Manitowoc, Wisconsin 9th, Co B. I have a picture of Wm in uniform at age 15 or 16. Wm survived the war only to die in a river boat explosion only a few months later. I have also his discharge paper, which is fading badly. The 9th fought mostly along the central Mississippi river area such as Jenkins Ferry, Arkansas,

If your g-grandfather was in Dakotas, I think that put him in the WIS 26th?

Thanks, Jim Moeller, Beaverton OR