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The Soldier's Hymn-Book

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Admin/Biog History SAWYER, James F. - Pvt., Company K, 21st Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
James listed his residence as Gibralter, Door County when he enlisted there on Mar. 28, 1864. He was assigned as above and was wounded at Savannah, Georgia. He was transferred as unassigned to the 3rd (reorg.) Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry on June 8, 1865 and was mustered out on July 18, 1865. James was listed in the veteran sec-tion of the 1885 Wisconsin State census at P.O. Omro, Winnebago County. He was a charter member of GAR Post #7 at Omro and was the namesake of that post. Nancy E., his widow, was listed in the 1890 federal census as residing in the town of Omro at P.O. Omro. She provided his unit designation as above and information that he had suffered a bullet wound to his neck during his military service. He is buried with a simple military marker. Nancy was born on Feb. 26, 1830 and died on June 5, 1905. She was listed in 1905 as his widow and was then residing at 201 Exchange Street in the village of Omro. Both are buried at Omro Cemetery, Olin's Addition, Section A, plot 8.
Classification Archives
Collection Civil War Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation December 27, 1862 - September 19, 1865
Abstract The Soldier's Hymn-Book was carried by James F. Sawyer while he served in Company K, 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry March 1864 - July 1865. It contains the lyrics to many popular hymns of the day and was published by the Young Men's Christian Association of Boston for distribution to Union soldiers. He was wounded in the neck at Savanah, GA.
Event Civil War
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Notes SAWYER, James F. - Pvt., Company K, 21st Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
James listed his residence as Gibralter, Door County when he enlisted there on Mar. 28, 1864. He was assigned as above and was wounded at Savannah, Georgia. He was transferred as unassigned to the 3rd (reorg.) Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry on June 8, 1865 and was mustered out on July 18, 1865. James was listed in the veteran sec-tion of the 1885 Wisconsin State census at P.O. Omro, Winnebago County. He was a charter member of GAR Post #7 at Omro and was the namesake of that post. Nancy E., his widow, was listed in the 1890 federal census as residing in the town of Omro at P.O. Omro. She provided his unit designation as above and information that he had suffered a bullet wound to his neck during his military service. He is buried with a simple military marker. Nancy was born on Feb. 26, 1830 and died on June 5, 1905. She was listed in 1905 as his widow and was then residing at 201 Exchange Street in the village of Omro. Both are buried at Omro Cemetery, Olin's Addition, Section A, plot 8.
Object ID SC411.5.3.1
Object Name Hymnal
People Sawyer, James F.
Subjects Civil War
21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Casualties
Title The Soldier's Hymn-Book
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