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G.M. Dwelle

G.M. Dwelle

Federal (USV)


Gad Merrill Dwelle

(1835 - 1915)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Minnesota Sharpshooters, Second Company

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Corporal, 2nd Company, Minnesota Sharpshooters on 17 December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged to taka a commission as 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd Battery, Minnesota Light Artillery on 28 February 1863 and was in action against Indian tribes in Minnesota, Montana, and the Dakota Territory. He mustered out on 27 February 1866.

After the War

He lived in Lake City, MN where he was a store clerk and City Alderman (1872-74). By 1876 he had his own store and was in partnership with his brother from 1886. He closed the store in 1905 and was afterward in the telephone business with his son Glenn.

References & notes

Service from Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars.1 Personal information from Chuck Barden and Wayne Jorgenson on their First Minnesota site, source also of his picture, from a photograph at the Minnesota Historical Society. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


03/13/1835; Onondaga County, NY


04/09/1915; Melbourne Beach, FL; burial in Lakewood Cemetery, Lake City, MN


1   State of Minnesota, Board of Commissioners, Minnesota in the Civil War and Indian Wars 1861-1865, 2 volumes, St. Paul: Pioneer Press Company, 1890-93, Vol. 1, pg. 517; Vol. 2, pg. 133  [AotW citation 21300]