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Federal (USV)


Francis Augustine Deleglise

(1835 - 1894)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

He came to Wisconsin from Switzerland with his family in 1849, and was later a surveyor and civil engineer. He enlisted from Appleton in Company E, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 28 June 1861. He was promoted Corporal soon after.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Wounded again in action at Gettysburg, PA and captured. He mustered out of service on 16 July 1864.

After the War

He continued in surveying and in real estate. He's credited with founding the city of Antigo, Langlade County, beginning with drawing up its plats in 1877. He served a term in the State legislature in 1892.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Wisconsin1. Further details from a sketch in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of the Upper Wisconsin Counties ... (1895).

More on the Web

His 1877 home, the first house built in Antigo, still exists. There's a marker honoring him in Antigo, featured by Melinda Roberts in a post on Wisconsin Historical Markers.


02/10/1835; Bagnes, SWITZERLAND


03/25/1894; burial in Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery, Antigo, WI


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. 513 - 514  [AotW citation 6134]