John Walter Scott

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Collection Hume
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Description Large charcoal or crayon portrait of Colonel John Walter Scott.
Year Range from 1861
Event Civil War
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1863
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Charcoal
Neg # 22777
Notes Bust view portrait of Lieutenant Colonel John W. Scott. He wears a full beard and a field grade officers coat with colonel's shoulder boards. The image was taken circa 1861 when he was a captain. It was later altered in 1863 to show his rise in rank to lieutenant colonel by changing the uniform from one row of buttons to two rows of buttons. Full colonel's shoulder bords were incorrectly added also. He never achieved that rank.
John Walter Scott was born circa 1824 at Pennsylvania. He was married on May 1, 1850 to Henrietta A. Wright. She was born on Jan. 1, 1830 at Elmira, New York. Henrietta was a daughter of George Wright and a sister of William Walter Wright. John Scott was listed in the 1860 federal census as a jeweler residing in the fifth ward of the city of Oshkosh, Winnebago County. Residing with him were his wife and the following children: Eva, born circa 1852 at Wisconsin; and Nettie Aurora, born in Oshkosh on Aug. 23, 1857, married in Winnebago County on Oct. 29, 1879 to John William Hume. John enlisted at Oshkosh on Apr. 21, 1861. He was commissioned as Captain of Company B, 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry two days later and was promoted to Major in that regiment on June 1, 1862. John was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on Mar. 10, 1863 and was wounded at Cedar Mountain. He was killed in action on May 1, 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia. Mrs. J. W. Scott was listed in 1868 as residing at 11 Elm Street in Oshkosh. Henrietta Crane, formerly the widow of John, was listed in the 1890 federal census as residing in the town of Oshkosh at P.O. Oshkosh. She was married in Winnebago County on July 5, 1869 to Timothy E. Crane. He died on Jan. 6, 1893. Henrietta died in Oshkosh at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John W. Hume, on Feb. 3, 1905. Daughter Nettie Aurora was married in Winnebago County on Oct. 29, 1879 to John William Hume. Daughter Eva Virginia was married in Winnebago County on June 18, 1872 to Henry Silas James. She died in 1872. Daughter Nettie (Scott) Hume died in Oshkosh on Oct. 6, 1939. She left no immediate survivors.
Object ID P1925.2
Object Name Portrait, Crayon
People Scott, John Walter
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 16" x 20"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Portrait drawings
Civil War
3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Title John Walter Scott
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