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H.C. Isbell

H.C. Isbell

Federal (USV)


Henry Clay Isbell

(1845 - 1887)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Oshkosh, he enlisted in Company B, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 19 April 1861 (about age 16).

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was appointed Corporal (before Cedar Mountain) and Sergeant (dates not given). He mustered out with his Company on 18 July 1865.

After the War

GAR Post 178 in Birnamwood, Shawano County, WI was named for him and chartered on 18 December 1884. He was living in Merrill City at the 1885 Wisconsin State Census. His widow Mary A. (probably Mary Adeline "Addie" Shoemaker, m. 1866) Isbell was living there at the United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War (1890).

References & notes

Basic information from Bryant1 with details from narratives in the Report of the Proceedings of the Annual Reunion of the Association of the Third Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers (1890-1907) online from the Wisconsin Historical Society. His picture from one of unknown provenance posted to accompany an article about the Regimental Colors on Further information and middle name from family genealogists online.


04/28/1845; Fremont, Waupaca County, WI




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. 409 - 410  [AotW citation 15157]