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Admin/Biog History SCOTT, John Walter - Col., 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
John 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 from a following sketch. 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 Lieuten-ant Colonel on Mar. 10, 1863 and was wounded at Cedar Mountain. He was killed in action on May 1, 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia. His marriage was recorded in Winnebago County in July 1863. 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 Eva 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.
Classification Archives
Collection Civil War Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation 1859-1863
Abstract Bible presented to Captain John Walter Scott, Compnay B, 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Published by the American Bible Society and presented to Company B, "Scott's Volunteers" in late April or May 1861 by the Ladies of Oshkosh. A cutom leather binding is embossed in gold on the front, "SCOTT'S VOLUNTEERS" and on back, "GOD AND COUNTRY".
Event Civil War
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Notes SCOTT, John Walter - Col., 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
John 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 from a following sketch. 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 Lieuten-ant Colonel on Mar. 10, 1863 and was wounded at Cedar Mountain. He was killed in action on May 1, 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia. His marriage was recorded in Winnebago County in July 1863. 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 Eva 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 SC411.5.36.1
Object Name Book
People Scott, John Walter
Subjects Civil War
Homefront
Bibles
Bible societies
3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Religion
Religious aspects of war
Religious books
Casualties
Title Bible
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