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Federal (USV)


David M. Way

(1838 - 1905)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

At age 14 he moved with his family to Clinton, NY, and at 17 to Oshkosh, WI, where he worked in lumber and milling. He enlisted in Company B, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 4 June 1861. He was appointed Corporal, sergeant (dates not given).

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He mustered out on 29 June 1864 at the end of his term of service. He enlisted 24 March 1865 in Company E, 22nd Wisconsin Infantry. He mustered out as Sergeant at Madison, WI on 24 June 1865.

After the War

He visited California in 1866 then returned to Oshkosh until 1872. He then moved about in Iowa, owning a hotel in Ridgeway, farming, lumbering, and working for the railroad. He homesteaded 160 acres in Turner (Turner County), SD from about 1875 to 1880. He was in Oshkosh again from 1881-86, then he returned to Turner County, SD to a farm at Parker. He lived there for the rest of his life.

References & notes

Basic information from Bryant1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of a bio sketch from Memorial and Biographical Record of Turner, Lincoln, Union and Clay Counties (1897). He is not found in the State Roster for Company E of the 22nd Infantry.


10/12/1838; Grand Isle County, VT


02/20/1905; Turner County, SD; burial in Rosehill Cemetery, Parker, SD


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. 412 - 413  [AotW citation 15177]