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Admin/Biog History Barnett Van Slyke enlisted in Company H, 35th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry from Waterford on February 11, 1864. The regiment was formed at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee. He died of diease on August 20, 1864 in Natchez, Mississippi, leaving a widow and orphan children.
35th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry


Organized at Milwaukee, Wis., and mustered in February 27, 1864. Ordered to Alexandria, La., April 18. Moved to Benton Barracks, Mo., thence to New Orleans, La., April 26. Ordered to report to Gen. Williams at Port Hudson, La., arriving there May 7. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. 4th Brigade, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Milltary Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865. Dept. of Texas to March, 1866.



SERVICE.-Duty at Port Hudson, La., till June 27, 1864. Moved to Morganza, La., June 27, and duty there till July 24. Moved to St. Charles, Ark., July 24, and duty there till August 6. Return to Morganza August 6-12. Expedition to Simsport October 1-10. Moved to Devall's Bluff, Ark., October 11-18. To Brownsville November 9, and guard Memphis & Little Rock Railroad till December 12. Moved to Devall's Bluff December 12, and duty there till February 7, 1865. Moved to Algiers, La., February 7, thence to Mobile Point, Ala., February 22. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault on and capture of Fort Blakely , April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to McIntosh Bluff April 13-26. Moved to Mobile May 9, and duty there till June 1. Moved to Brazos Santiago, Texas, June 1-8, thence to Clarksville June 20, and to Brownsville August 2. Duty at Brownsville till March, 1866. Mustered out March 15, 1866.



Regiment lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 3 Officers and 271 Enlisted men by disease. Total 276.
Classification Archives
Collection Civil War Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation March 8, 1864
Abstract Letter from Barnet Van Slyke, Company H, 35th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry to his wife:

Camp Washburn
March 8, 1864

Dear Wife,

Your letter came to hand today. I was glad to hear that you all was well. I have had a very hard time of it, but I am better at present. The boys is dying off here like rotten sheep. They eat too much of the stuff that comes from town. The 30th regiment left camp today. They are a splendid regiment. You wanted me to write what day I would be home, but I can't do it. I may be home this week and I may not. I shall come as soon as I can. My bounty I received today, $150. I have allotted the rest of my bounty and eight dollars a month to you. The first of May you can draw forty dollars and one month pay. I saw Mrs. Lane in town the other Day. When I come home, I shall come by the way of Waukesha, so I can pay Lane up what I owe him. Whealock and Minor was here last week to see the boys from Rubicon, who are having a first rate time. Henry Clark is well. It was in the paper that our regiment had marching orders, but it is not true. You tell Derrick Loomis that he can have the plows without fail. I don't know of much more to write.

So good by
It is time to Drill
Barnett Van Slyke
Event Civil War
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Notes Barnett Van Slyke enlisted in Company H, 35th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry from Waterford on February 11, 1864. The regiment was formed at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee. He died of diease on August 20, 1864 in Natchez, Mississippi, leaving a widow and orphan children.
35th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry


Organized at Milwaukee, Wis., and mustered in February 27, 1864. Ordered to Alexandria, La., April 18. Moved to Benton Barracks, Mo., thence to New Orleans, La., April 26. Ordered to report to Gen. Williams at Port Hudson, La., arriving there May 7. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. 4th Brigade, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Milltary Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865. Dept. of Texas to March, 1866.



SERVICE.-Duty at Port Hudson, La., till June 27, 1864. Moved to Morganza, La., June 27, and duty there till July 24. Moved to St. Charles, Ark., July 24, and duty there till August 6. Return to Morganza August 6-12. Expedition to Simsport October 1-10. Moved to Devall's Bluff, Ark., October 11-18. To Brownsville November 9, and guard Memphis & Little Rock Railroad till December 12. Moved to Devall's Bluff December 12, and duty there till February 7, 1865. Moved to Algiers, La., February 7, thence to Mobile Point, Ala., February 22. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault on and capture of Fort Blakely , April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to McIntosh Bluff April 13-26. Moved to Mobile May 9, and duty there till June 1. Moved to Brazos Santiago, Texas, June 1-8, thence to Clarksville June 20, and to Brownsville August 2. Duty at Brownsville till March, 1866. Mustered out March 15, 1866.



Regiment lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 3 Officers and 271 Enlisted men by disease. Total 276.
Object ID SC411.5.47.1
Object Name Letter
People Van Slyke, Barnett
Subjects Civil War
Soldiers
Military rations
Diseases
Sick persons
Death
Title Letter from Barnet Van Slyke
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