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Federal (USV)

Captain

Rollin P. Converse

(1841 - 1864)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Prescott, he enlisted in Company B, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 10 May 1861, and was promoted to Sergeant. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant 25 October 1861, First Lieutenant on 16 January, and Captain on 28 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was wounded and captured in action in the Wilderness and died of wounds in "a Rebel hospital" on 7 May 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Wisconsin1. GAR Post 189 in Prescott, WI was named for him.

Birth

1841 in NY

Death

05/07/1864 in VA; burial in Pine Glen Cemetery, Prescott, WI

Notes

1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 500 - 502  [AotW citation 10289]