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Federal (USV)


Samuel Bartholomew

(1834 - 1904)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Highland, he enlisted in Company H, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 30 April 1861, and was appointed Corporal and Sergeant, dates not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in action at Resaca and Dallas, GA (1864). He mustered out with his Company on 18 July 1865.

After the War

He was an insurance agent in Boscobel, WI. He was a Constable for Grant County from 1891 to at least 1900, and Marshal for Boscobel 1895-96.

In 1899 ...

Raleigh, N. C.; October 25: Samuel Bartholomew, of Boscobel, Wis., writes the secretary of state, asking if Colonel Gibson, of the Forty-second North Carolina regiment, killed at Gettysburg, has any relatives in North Carolina. Bartholomew says he buried Gibson and that a ring and watch were taken from his body. He knows where the ring is and desires to have it returned.

References & notes

Basic information from Bryant1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. The quote above from the Wilmington (NC) Messenger of 26 October 1899, Page 1. Further details from family genealogists and Castello N. Holford's History of Grant County, Wisconsin (1900). He married Amelia Petty (1848-1914) on 5 January 1867 in Boscobel.


08/24/1834; Brown County, OH


02/21/1904; Boscobel, WI; burial in Boscobel Cemetery, Boscobel, 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. 423 - 425  [AotW citation 15259]