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Federal (USV)


James Guthrie Savage

(1834 - 1898)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Oshkosh, he enlisted in Company B, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 1 June 1861. He was appointed Corporal (date not given).

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
Discharged 25 October 1862 to enlist in the Regular US Army. He then served as an Artificer in Company C, Corps of Engineers. He was discharged 25 April 1865 as a Private.

After the War:
He moved to Flagstaff, AZ about 1886, and practiced as an attorney there.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bryant1. Details from a sketch from the Pioneers' Cemetery Association and a notice in The Coconino Sun, Flagstaff, 5 March 1898, pg. 14 posted on his gravesite page from Findagrave. His wife was living in Chicago, and his daughter in Michigan at the date of his death. Some of his personal papers and records are in thePlatt Cline Collection [finding aid] at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.

Birth Date: 11/27/1838    Birth State: WI    
Death Date: 03/03/1898    Death Place: Phoenix, AZ    Burial Place: Masons Cemetery, Phoenix, AZ


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 410 - 412  [AotW citation 15171]

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