"The 47th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment"

The "47th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment" was organized at Madison, WI on Feb 27, 1865, to serve one year. They were trained at Camp Randall and mustered in February 27, 1865. Ordered to Louisville, KY, thence to Nashville and Tullahoma, TN and was attached to 2nd Brigade, Defences Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Sub-District, District Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to September, 1865.

SERVICE--Railroad guard duty at Tullahoma and in District of Middle Tennessee till September 1865. Mustered out September 4, 1865 at Nashville, TN.   Lost during service 39 by disease.

From Dyer's Compendium, Pt 3 (Regimental Histories)

Statement of Purpose

This Website is a Tribute to the Men of the 47th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Civil War.

My motivation for this site is as follows:

To generate an interest in and promote a study of the Regiment, and the Civil War, in general.
To provide a forum for the presentation of new data and research concerning the unit.
To solicit comments concerning my research as well as solicitation of any original material that may still be in private hands.
                                                                    Rules for Contributing Information to this Site
The criteria for me to place a tribute/bio of a soldier on this site is: " The name of a soldier of this unit brought to my attention by anyone who finds that information and with proof of his service in the unit". I will create the tribute/bio from their email contribution.  I also ask for the contributors permission to display their name & email address as a contact for any further requests by site visitors who may wish further information from the contributor. I display the email address as a hyperlink on their name. Visitors read the tribute/bio and if he/she wishes to request further information they may click on the name to send an email directly to that person who has contributed it  to me as I do no archive any information other then the tribute/bio itself. The email address is never displayed open-faced.
I began this site because my Great Grandfather, George W. Gore and his half brother Jonathan Gore served in the 47th during the American Civil War.
As the site evolved over the years I have started creating Biographies of Unit Volunteers from the information provided by those who contact me saying they have a descendant relative discovered through family history.  In several instances I have also created biographies from information provided by concerned citizens who are not related to the soldier as I  have a genuine concern about them and their final resting place.
Disclaimer:
The intention of this page is strictly to inform and is provided as a courtesy to those interested in viewing it. The information was excerpted from many different historical archives. The accuracy of this information should be judged by the reader. Please feel free to contact me about any mistakes or typographical errors found. The author accepts no responsibility of any kind for any real or imagined harm that might come from using this presentation. Your use of this presentation and the information it contains should be and is at your own risk.
 
Where the Officers name is underlined below, you may click on it to view their "Tribute Page".  Their names are followed by  their dates of service in the unit and their Descendants name or the name of the Contributor of their information.  You can click on that name for the person's email address to address a request for any further information from them.  I have received  permission of the contributors to use their email address as a contact for those viewing this site.
 
Officers of the 47th: 
Colonel:
George C. Ginty - 23 Feb 1865 (Brevet Brig. Gen. 28 Sep 1865)

Lieutenant Colonel:
Robert H. Spencer - 17 Feb 1865 (Brevet Colonel 28 Sep 1865)

Major:
Kelsey M. Adams - 24 Feb 1865

Captains:
Adolph Sorenson - 13 Feb 1865
George R. Wright - 16 Feb 1865
Charles H. Baxter - 16 Feb 1865
Jesse D. Wheelock - 17 Feb 1865
Perry R. Briggs - 18 Feb 1865
Robert P. Clyde - 22 Feb 1865
Co. B"  R. J. O. McGowan - 24 Feb 1865-Descendant-Pat McGowan Bartos
Charles B. Nelson - 24 Feb 1865
 Co. "A" Capt. William Young - 25 Feb 1865 -4 Sep 1865-Info from Concerned Citizen-Vince Barker
Charles A. Spencer - 11 Jun 1865
Co "H" Capt. Charles B. Nelson-01|Jan 1865-Info from Concerned Citizen-Tom Jones

 
First Lieutenants:
Edward T. Kearney, R. Q. M. - 13 Jan 1865
Arthur W. Delany, Company Adjutant- 6 Jan 1865
Co. "F" John P. Dousman - 16 Feb 1865- Descendant: Joan Piron
Co "D" First Lt. Nels Anderson - 18 Jun 1865-Camp "8" member-Jim Waid
John Grindell - 16 Feb 1865
William T. Whiting - 17 Feb 1865 Charles D. Suydam - 18 Feb 1865
Thomas Bryton - 22 Feb 1865
Charles W. Concklin - 23 Feb 1865
Luke C. Redfield - 24 Feb 1865
Adelbert E. Trowbridge - 11 Jun 1865
James Ginty - 16 Jun 1865
Joseph K, Hawes - 3 Jul 1865

 
Second Lieutenants:
Charles S. Chipman - 17 Feb 1865
James T. Hulihane - 18 Feb 1865
John Dean - 26 Apr 1865
Co. "A" John M. Estes - 18 May 1865-descendant:Russ Hanson
John M. Norris - 6 Jun 1865
David J. Scampton - 11 Jun 1865
Samuel W. Barr - 16 Jun 1865
Edward Duggan - 18 Jul 1865
Edwin Bliss, a. w. m.
 
Surgeon:
Henry J. Young - 25 Jan 1865
 
Assistant Surgeons:
Jonathan G. Pelton - 28 Jan 1865
Lyman D. McIntosh - 25 Feb 1865
 
Chaplin:
Rufus Cooley, jr. - 26 Mar 1865

Casualties:
Resigned (5)
Captain William W. Bird - 23 May 1865
First Lt. Nels Anderson- 18 Jun 1865
Second Lt. Silas F. Nice - 16 May 1865
Second Lt. William Lockerby - 3 Jun 1865

The 47th Wisconsin Regiment May or May Not have engaged the enemy in battle but they served Honorably!

NOTE: Many Pictures and much information has been  provided to this website by Concerned members of the  Old Abe Camp #8  SUVCW of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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This is a Link to:

Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers,
War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865

(Includes the complete Roster of the Wis.47th Volunteer Inf. Regt.)

Thanks to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and their Library.

There were a total of 1358 soldiers in the Regiment and I have had contact with descendants or information providers for

 6-Officers and 61-Enlisted Personnel.

Where the Soldiers  name is underlined below, you may click on it to view his "Tribute Page".   Names are followed by  their dates of service in the unit and their Descendants name or the name of the Contributor of their information.  You can click on that name for the person's email address to address a request for any further information from them.  I have received  permission of the contributors to use their email address as a contact for those viewing this site. No email addresses will be displayed open faced.

Privates

Co. "A" Priv. George W. Gore- 10 Feb 1865- 04 Sep 1865- Descendant: Pete Bennett

Co. "A" Priv. Jonathan W. Gore-11 Feb 1865-04 Sep 1865- Descendant: Pete Bennett

Co. "A" Priv. Augustus Grossman-10 Feb 1865-10 Sep 1865-Descendant: Bonnie Selig

Co. "A" Priv. Frank Metlach-10 Feb 1865-15 Sep 1865-Concerned Citizen -Vince Barker

Co. "A" Priv. George Nutter-10 Feb 1865-15 Sep 1865-Concerned Citizen -Vince Barker

Co. "A" Priv. John Rupple-11 Feb 1865- 4 Sep 1865-Concerned Citizen -Vince Barker

Co. "A" Priv. Peter Olk-10 Feb 1865-15 Sep 1865-Concerned Citizen -Vince Barker

Co. "A" Priv. Isaac Young -10 Feb 1865-4 Sep 1865-Concerned Citizen -Vince Barker

Co. "A" Priv. Reuban Woodward - 23 Jan 1865-13 Sep 1865 - Descendant: Jerry Mosley

Co. "A" Priv. John L. Johnson--Unit Drummer-10 Feb 1865- 04 Sep 1865-Descendant:Lois Johnson Sax&Gary Swanson

Co. "A" Priv. Halvor (Halver) Johnson-10 Feb 1865 - 04 Sep 1865- Descendants: Lois Johnson Sax&Gary Swanson

Co. "A" Priv. James Button-09 Feb 1865 -04 Sep 1865 - Info from Concerned Citizen -Vince Barker

Co. "A" Priv. Pvt. Daniel (Zahner) Zehner-09 Feb 1865-04 Sep 1865 - Info from Concerned Citizen -Vince Barker

Co "A"  Priv. George John Wettlinger    02-Feb 1865-29 Aug 1865-Info from Great great granddaughter Leesa Johnson

Co. "A" Priv. Wendel Deitz-10 Feb 1865-04-Sep1865-Concerned Citizen -Vince Barker

Co. "B" Priv. Worthington Saxton-03 Feb 1865- (died)-27 Mar 1865-Info from Concerned Citizen- Kim J. Heltemes

Co. "B" Priv. Pvt. Aaron Barnett-31 Jan 1865- 04 Sep 1865 - Info from Concerned Citizen- Kim J. Heltemes

Co. "B" Priv. Pvt. Dwight Brown-3 Feb 1865- 22 Jul 1865 -Info from Concerned Citizen- Kim J. Heltemes

Co. "B" Priv. Pvt. John Davenport-26 Jan 1865- 23 May 1865- Info from Concerned Citizen- Kim J. Heltemes

Co. "B" Priv. Pvt. Jefferson Perry-26 Jan 1865- 4 Sep 1865-Info from Concerned Citizen- Kim J. Heltemes

Co. "B" Priv. Pvt. William M. Walker-4 Feb 1865- 4 Sep 1865-Info from Concerned Citizen- Kim J. Heltemes

Co. "B" Priv. Pvt. Winchester H. White-31 Jan 1865- 18 Aug 1865-Info from Concerned Citizen- Kim J. Heltemes     

Co. "C" Priv. George A. Brown-23 Jan 1865-04 Sep 1865-Descendant-Steve Brown

Co. "C" Priv. Andrew J. Greeley 04 Feb 1865-04 Sep 1865-Info from Concerned Citizen- Kim J. Heltemes

Co. "C" Priv. Jacob M. Hickok 06 Feb 1865- 13 Sep 1865-Info from Concerned Citizen- Kim J. Heltemes

Co. "C" Priv. Mason Hodges- 06 Feb 1865-30Aug 1865-Concerned Citizen John Brogger

Co. "C" Priv. George Shaller-03 Feb 1865- 30 Aug 1865-Info from Concerned Citizen- Kim J. Heltemes

Co. "C" Priv. Alfred Patterson- (alias) Alfred Smith- 3 Feb 1865-30 Aug 1865- Info from Concerned Citizen -Vince Barker

Co. "D" Priv. Clark R. Johnson-21 Jan 1865=04 Sep 1865--Info from Concerned Citizen- Kim J. Heltemes

Co. "D" Priv. Tosten Nelson- 23 Jan 1865-10 Feb 1865-Descendants-Wayne D. Nelson&Renae Larson

Co. "D" Priv. Joseph S. Ellis 04 Feb 1865-04 Sept 1865-Descendent-Robert P. Klein

Co. "D" Priv. Simon Iverson-10 Feb 1865-04 Sep 1865-Descendant-Vernon C. Iverson

Co. "E" Priv. Charles E. Cox- 01 Feb 1865- 04 Sep 1865-Descendant- Charles E. Cox

Co. "E" Priv. William S. Hutchinson-21 Jan 1865- Sep 1865- Descendant- Nadine Kirchner

Co. "E" Priv. Fred K. Plurich-19 Jan 1865-04 Feb 1865-Concerned Citizen -Vince Barker

Co. "E" Priv. Jonathan Rogers-06 Feb 1865-13 Feb 1865-Info from Concerned Citizen- Kim J. Heltemes

Co. "E" Priv. Alonzo Ward-01 Jan 1865-4 Sep 1865-Info from Concerned Citizen- Kim J. Heltemes

Co. "E" Priv. Truman F. Warren-21 Jan 1865-04 Sep 1865-Descendant- John B. Minter

Co. "F" Priv. Thomas Feavel-02 Feb 1865-04 Sep1865-Concerned Citizen- Jim Feavel

Co. "F" Priv. Samuel Sawley-04 Feb 1865-04 Sep1865-Descendant-Richard C. Krotzer

Co."F"Priv. Isaac Marsielje 03Feb186504Sep1865Thoughtful Person-Ben Doldin

Co. "F" Priv. Martin Kenney-26 Jan 1865-04 Sep865Descendants-KathleenMcGowan

Co. "G" Priv. Helon M. Harwood-20 Jan 1865-Sep 1865-Descendant- Allen Osborne

Co. "G" Priv. Tomkins Green-30 Jan 1865-04 Feb 1865-Info from Concerned Citizen- Kim J. Heltemes

Co. "K" Musician Jabez Thomas-24 Jan 1865-04 Sep 1865-Descendant-Diane Genthe

Co "K" Priv. Charles F or J. Trude- 4 Feb 1865-4 Sep 1865-Descendant- Laura Rouse (Willis)

Co. "I" Priv. William Bloxham-06 Feb 1865-04 Sep 1865-Assumed Descendent-Mark W. Cassidy

Co. "I" Priv. Daniel S. Sweat-17 Jan 1865-4 Sep 1865-Info from Concerned Citizen- Kim J. Heltemes

Co. "I" Priv. Hugh Mcdonald-15 Aug 1864-02Jul 1865-Info from Concerned Citizen - Kim J. Heltemes

Co. "I" Priv. Walter S. Curtis- 01 Feb 1865-31 Aug 1865- Info from Concerned Citizen- Kim J. Heltemes

Co. "S" Priv. Daniel Gotham-02 Feb-04 Sep 1865-Descendant--Jim Waid


Corporals:

Co. "A" Corp. David Axtell-10 Feb 65-4 Sep 1865 -Descendant-Jim Waid

Co "A" Corp. William McKinley-10 Feb 1865-15 Sep 65-Info from  Concerned Citizen- Vince Barker

Co. "A" Corp.  Henry W. Royer-10 Feb 1865-04 Sep 65- Info from Concerned Citizen- Vince Barker

Co. "B" Corp. John J. Randall-01 Feb 1865-04 Sep 1865-No known Descendants-Info from: Don Vatne

Co. "I" Corp.  Alexander McFarland 28 Jan 1865-04 Sep 1865- From a contentious Civil War buff: Craig Bak

Co. "D" Corp. Ole Rasmuson-30 Jan 65-27 Jul 65-Descendant-Renae Larso

Co. "F" Corp. John O. Holmes 31 Jan 65- 04 Sep 1865-Descendant-Robin Richardson


 

Sergeants:

  Co. "C" Sgt. Chester A. Wyman-03 Feb 1865-04 Sep 1865-Descendant-Kim J. Heltemes

Co. "D" Sgt. Roderick Palmer-04 Feb 1865-09 Sept 1865-Concerned Citizen-Kim J. Heltemes

Co. "G" Sgt. Chauncey H. Steele 30 Jan 1865 65-19 Jun 1865 Concerned Citizen-Kim J. Heltemes


 

My Great-grandfather George W. Gore enlisted as a private in 47th Regt. on 10 Feb 1865 and was assigned to Company "A." He enlisted at Dale County, WI. with his enlistment credited to the town of Roxbury, WI and he received a $100.00 bounty for enlistment from that town. George's two brothers also served in the Civil War as did his half-brother Jonathan Gore, who enlisted the day following George's enlistment, also in Company "A" of the 47th Regt. Their brother Jacob Gore enlisted at Medina, WI on 15 Aug 1862 in Co. "I" of the 32nd Regt. Wis. Vol., he was wounded in action on 03 Feb 1865 at Rivers Bridge, SC., and mustered out of service on 12 Jun 1865. Their brother John L. Gore was drafted in Winchester, WI, on 24 Nov 1863 into Co. "F" 1st Regiment Cavalry Wisconsin Volunteers. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal and was M. O. on 19 Jul 1865. All this is from the Wisconsin Historical Society records. Four (4) brothers all serving Wisconsin in the Civil War!

When George was mustered out of service at Nashville on 4 Sep 1865 it was noted in his records that he retained, under G.O. #26101, his rifled musket with accoutrements valued at $6.00.


Notice: If you know the names of any personnel of the 47th or have any information or photographs of them or of this unit (no matter how trivial), please contact me by clicking on my name below.

My Thanks to Vince Barker, Kim Heltemes and Jim Waid who are members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) Old Abe Camp # 8 in Wisconsin who have been very helpful, finding members grave sites.

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