Author                             Michael J. Martin                  Civil War Historian and Wisconsin Native

Photos - 4th Wisconsin Infantrymen and Cavalrymen

 

Major General Halbert Eleazar Paine
Pre-war law partner with Carl Schurz
1st colonel of 4th Wisconsin Infantry
Left leg amputated as a result of June 14, 1863, assault on Port Hudson, Louisiana
Buried in Arlington National Cemetery

Lieutenant Colonel Sidney Bean, 4th Wisconsin Infantry
University of MIchigan graduate; Professor of Mathematics at Carroll College, Waukesha, WI
Killed by a Confederate sharpshooter at Port Hudson, Louisiana, on May 29, 1863

Colonel Frederick Boardman, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry
U.S. Naval Academy Graduate
Killed near Olive Branch Church, Louisiana, while making a reconaissance across the Comite River on May 3, 1864
(Roger Hunt Collection, U.S. Army Military History Institute)

Trooper Hans Peter Olson
Company G, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry
Rush River, Wisconsin
Died on May 19, 1910, at age 81
Buried in Peach Lutheran Church cemetery, Baldwin, WI




The 4th Wisconsin Cavalry in camp somewhere in Texas (possibly near San Antonio) in 1865.  Mike's tentative IDs of the officers, from left to right, are: 1st Lieutenant Jerry Flint, Captain Horatio Baker, Colonel Nelson Craigue, Major Edward Ramsay (note Federal guidon between Craigue and Ramsay). 
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