Sunday, 09 February 2014 16:05 | Written by compiled by James Johnson
The Janesville Gazette publishes a letter from Col. Lyon stating that the 13th Regiment to the number of nearly 400, had reenlisted and had orders to report at Janesville for the usual veteran furlough. He hoped the regiment would reach there by the 16th or 17th. We learn that the Adjutant General has received iuforniation to the same effect. The Janesville people calculate to give these veterans a rousing reception. The regiment will necessarily have to come here, and'will be Officially welcomed and warmly greeted. Madison Wisconsin State Journal February 13, 1864
Sunday, 09 February 2014 15:59 | Written by compiled by James Johnson
A day or two since we mentioned that a soldier who was one of the notable "six hundred" at Balaklava, immortalized by| Tennyson, had enlisted in a Connecticut \ regiment. We have since learned that another of the "six hundred" is a private in the Second Wisconsin cavalry, his name is Jackson. He served in the British army thirteen years, and came to this country & little over a year ago and enlisted here last month. The Milwaukee News, Feb. 11, 1864
Friday, 17 January 2014 03:21 | Written by Compiled by James Johnson
We had the pleasure of meeting with Quartermaster Sergeant S. H. Fernandez ol" the 21st regiment formerly well known as a courteous assistant in the. book store of BLISS, EHERHARD & Co. He is direct from Lookout Mountain 'where his regiment is stationed, and tells us some very instructive and interesting reminiscences of his stay thsre. When he left, deserters from Bragg's army, lying thirty miles distant, were coming in very freely, especially on foggy mornings, and while traveling North two wounded soldiers were frozen to death in one of the cars of the same train. It 'appears that they were wounded so badly as to be unable to pull their blankets around them, and the intense cold of New Year's morning, felt severely down there, soon finished them in their wounded condition, as no one, at the critical time, was at hand to do for them what they could not do for themselves. Sergeant Fernandez has a furlough of-twenty days -from Nashville, which he will undoubtedly enjoy among his numerous friends here. Commissary Sergeant Hanson of the same regiment, is also detailed here to attend to drafted men, and has for some time been stationed at Camp Randall. His last daily issue of rations amounted to 2,250, which were required for the soldiers at Harvey Hospital and at the camp. ' Madison Wisconsin State Journal January 7, 1864
Friday, 17 January 2014 03:14 | Written by Compiled by James Johnson
Another movement has been started at Madison for the benefit of soldiers. Unfortunately for the reputation of the democracy, the credit in this instance is due to a republican — Senator Cameron. Hi» proposition is to erect an asylum for educating the children of the gallant men now defending our country's flag. We cannot doubt that the patriotic members of the legislature will hasten to secure the adoption of a proper plan and the immediate commencement of the pro. posed work. Wisconsin has sent nearly fifty thousand men to battle. They and their families, wives and children, have a right to consider themselves the dearest adopted children of the state. They have been made so by baptism of blood and fire. Between twenty and thirty thousand of these men already lie mouldering in the dust, or are destined to early death from disease ontracted in the field or on the march. To leave their orphan children to perish from want or to grow up in ignorance and crime, would be the refinement of cruelty and base ingratitude. Let the sacrifices of the fathers be remembered in a liberal care for the children left behind. Let this asylum, then, be built. With stately columns and burnished dome, let us rear a monument to the patriotic dead — a monument like that which Horace sings. " more durable than brass."