CIVIL WAR VETERANS FROM PORTAGE COUNTY
Surnames V - Z
(Ed. Note: Published in sections in the SPAGS newsletter, "Pedigree Pointers," October 1982 through Winter 1984. The source: Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 . Compiled by authority of the Legislature, under the direction of Jeremiah M. Rusk, governor, and Chandler P. Chapman, adjutant general. Publisher: Madison, Democrat printing co., state printers, 1886. 2 vol.)
Starting with this issue I will be listing alphabetically those men from Portage County who fought in the Civil War. I got the names from going through the two volumes of Rusk & Chapman's ROSTER OF WISCONSIN VOLUNTEERS page by page. I am sure that there are errors even though I have tried to be as thorough as possible.
Rusk & Chapman did not differentiate between the township of Sharon and the village of Sharon in southern Wisconsin. The same is true for the township of Belmont and the village of Belmont in southern Wisconsin. (Malcolm) Rosholt in OUR COUNTY, OUR STORY, states that Jordan did not have a post office until 1864. I have listed men from Jordan and do not know if there was another town by that name in the state or not. Therefore, for men listed from Belmont, Jordan, and Sharon, they possibly may not have been from Portage County.
I also have included men who came from Knowlton even though it is in Marathon County. It is so close to the border that I felt it should be included.
The other thing to remember is that these are men who enlisted or were drafted from Portage County. It does not include the names of men who fought in the war and settled in Portage County afterwards. And these men did not necessarily live here after the war.
Donna Hanson (Oct. 1982)
VAN MYERS, John W.; Stevens Point; 2nd lieut; Co H 3rd Reg Cav.
VAN ORDER, Arthur; Stevens Point; trans to reorgan Co A; Co H 3rd Reg Cav.
VANSKIVER, John; Amherst; Co E 32nd Reg Inf.
VAN VALTENBURG. Benjamin; Stockton; died August 13, 1863 Memphis, TN, disease; Co E 32nd Reg Inf.
VASBINDER. Francis M.; Plover; died February 5, 1865 Blair's Landing, SC from wounds received February 3, 1865 at River's Bridge. SC; Co E 32nd Reg Inf.
VAUGHAN, Charles S.; Plover; Co B 1st Reg Cav; also listed in reorgan Co A and Co H of 3rd Reg Cav.
VAUGHAN, David H.; Stevens Point; trans to reorgan Co A; Co H 3rd Reg Cav.
VOGT, Jacob; Stevens Point; Co B 14th Reg Inf.
VOUGHT, Gardner A.; Knowlton; Co E 32nd Reg Inf.
VOUGHT, James; Knowlton; corp; sergt; Co B 32nd Reg Inf.
WAGNER, Michael; Almond; disch May 31, 1865 disabil; Co D 37th Reg Inf.
WAKEMAN, Lloyd; Plover; vet; wounded Atlanta, GA; died August 17, 1864 Marietta, GA; Co A 16th Reg Inf.
WAKEMAN, Reuben; Plover; vet; killed August 26, 1864 Atlanta, GA; Co A 16th Reg Inf.
WALBRIDGE, George; Plover; 1st lieut; Co E 18th Reg Inf.
WALKER, Frank R.; Plover; Co E 5th Reg Inf.
WALKER, Reese W.; Plover; corp; sergt; wounded Williamsburg and Gaine's Mill; killed in action May 5, 1864 Wilderness, VA; Co E 5th Reg Inf.
WALTER, John, Jr.; Amherst; corp; Co B 46th Reg Inf.
WALTON, William H.; Stevens Point; died November 20, 1862 Bowling Green, KY disease; 8th Battery Light Artillery.
WARD, Edwin; Stevens Point; Co D 5th Reg Inf reorgan.
WARD, Herbert; Stevens Point; wounded Sailor's Creek; Co D 5th Reg Inf reorgan.
WARNER, Frederick L.; Stanton; 1st sergt; 2nd lieut; 1st lieut; Capt; Co G 7th Reg Inf.
WARRINER, William N.; Plover; sergt; died March 25, 1863 Memphis, TN disease; Co E 32nd Reg Inf. .
WASHBURN, Lucius; Almond; disch May 2, 1863 disabil; 8th Battery Light Artillery.
WASHBURN, Orin; Knowlton; disch December 8, 1862 disabil; 8 th Battery Light Artillery.
WASHBURN, William R.; Knowlton; corp; Co E 32nd Reg Inf.
WEBSTER, Charles E.; Amherst; from sergt Co B to sergt major 46th Reg Inf.
WEBSTER, John N.; Amherst; corp; sergt; Co E 32nd Reg Inf.
WELLER, Thomas H.; Buena Vista; died November 14, 1862 Keokuk, IA; Co F 2nd Reg Cav.
WELLS, Milo; Stevens Point; wounded Sailor's Creek; absent wounded at M.O. of Reg; Co D 5th Reg Inf reorgan.
WELSH, James; Plover; deserted October 31, 1862: Co E 32nd Reg Inf.
WELTON, Andrew J.; Plover; 1st sergt; Q.M. sergt; adjutant; vet; prisoner Shiloh, TN; Co E 18th Reg Inf.
WERNER, Daniel; Meehan; drafted; Co B 1st Reg Cav.
WETZEL, Ignatius; Stevens Point; vet; blacksmith; from Co G to orig Co H to reorgan Co A 3rd Reg Cav.
WHEELER, Henry L.; Eau Pleine; Q.M. sergt; Jr. 1st sergt; 2nd lieut; Sr. 2nd lieut; 8th Battery Light Artillery.
WHIPPLE, Ira; Lanark; Co B 38th Reg Inf.
WHITAKER, Philander; Plover; died March 11, 1864 Memphis, TN disease; Co E 32nd Reg Inf.
WHITE, Alexander; Belmont; Co H 16th Reg Inf.
WHITE, Hezekiah; Belmont; corp; wounded Shiloh, TN; Co H 16th Reg Inf.
WHITE, Jesse L.; Stevens Point; wagoner; disch January 5, 1863 disabil; Co H 3rd Reg Cav.
WHITE, Jonas; Almond; sergt: Co E 32nd Reg Inf.
WHITE, Jonas B.; Belmont; corp; from Co H to Co I 16th Reg Inf. Deserted April 11, 1863.
WHITE, Robert P.; Lanark; corp; Co C 44th Reg Inf.
WHITMORE, John H.; Knowlton; Co D 5th Reg Inf reorgan.
WHITTAKER, Ezra; Plover; wounded Shiloh, TN; died May 9, 1862 St. Louis, MO disease; Co B 14th Reg Inf.
WHITTAKER, Schuyler; Buena Vista; prisoner Altoona, PA; Co E 18th Reg Inf.
WHITTAKER, Walton; Plover; vet; corp; wounded Altoona, PA; last reported sick at Madison, WI; Co E 18th Reg Inf.
WICKERSHAM, David C.; Jordan; 5th Battery Light Artillery.
WILLARD, Henry C.; Stevens Point; corp; Co F 5th Reg Inf reorgan.
WILMOT, Asael C.; Plover; sergt; Co D 5th. Reg Inf reorgan.
WILMOT, John C.; Amherst; Co A 42nd Reg Inf.
WILSON, George; Stevens Point; Co I 16th Reg Inf
WILSON, John; New Hope; died July 8, 1864 Huntsville, AL; Co B 14th Reg Inf.
WILSON, Reuben; Amherst; from Co E 32nd Reg Inf to Co E 16 th Reg Inf.
WINANS, Henderson; Linwood; Co B 14th Reg Inf.
WINSLOW, Elijah; Pine Grove; Co D 37th Reg Inf.
WINSLOW, Jay B.; Eau Pleine; Co F 5th Reg Inf reorgan.
WINSLOW, Samuel F.; Almond; Co F 5th Reg Inf reorgan.
WOLF, Abraham; Buena Vista; wounded April 2, 1865 Petersburg, VA; left leg amputated; Co I 38th Reg Inf.
WOLFORD, James; Stevens Point; disch January 28, 1863 disabil; Co H 3rd Reg Cav.
WOLFORD, James; Stevens Point; disch April 8, 1865 disabil; Co B 14th Reg Inf.
WORBY, Joseph H.; Hull; vet; wounded Stone River; 8th Battery Light Artillery.
WORDEN, George H.; Stevens Point; corp; wounded February 7, 1865; Co F 5th Reg Inf reorgan.
WORDEN, William H.; Almond; disch August 30, 1862 disabil; Co B 14th Reg Inf.
WORDEN, Willis D.; Stockton; Co E 32nd Reg Inf.
WRAALSTAD, John 0.; .New Hope; sergt; Co I 15th Reg Inf.
YATES, Phillip; Buena Vista; prisoner Altoona, PA; Co E 18th Reg Inf.
YOUNG, James; Stevens Point; com. sergt; Co H 3rd Reg Cav.
YOUNG, John H.; Plover; reorgan Co A 3rd Reg Cav.
YOUNG, Lewis; Almond; Co B 14th Reg Inf.
YOUNG, Simon; Plover; trans to reorgan Co A; Co H 3rd Reg Cav.
YOUNG, William C.; Stevens Point; from reorgan Co D to Co A 5th Reg Inf reorgan.
ZIMMER, Friedrich; Stevens Point; corp; sergt; prisoner Newtonia; Co H 9th Reg Inf
ZIMMER, William; Stevens Point; wagoner; from Co D to Co H to Co E 9th Reg
(This note is from our member, Dora Zimmer, about William Zimmer. She says, "You may find the notation deserted. The late George Zimmer found that in the records. He was taken prisoner, his clothing "borrowed" by the Confederate forces and he became ill, was eventually exchanged. He reenlisted as a wagon master, since exchanged prisoners could not serve as warriors. That story is in his military record.")
This concludes the list of veterans from Portage County that fought in the Civil War. As I stated in the beginning, the list only includes the names of men who gave their residence as being from Portage County. If they signed up elsewhere they are not listed. If they settled in Portage County after the war they also would not be listed. Unless, of course, they were from Portage County to begin with.
Donna Hanson (Oct. 1982)