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Admin/Biog History Dr. James S. Ewing was born in Canada between 1809 and 1812. He came to Pittsfield, Vermont where he married his wife Betsy A. Ewing circa 1838. The couple had at least one child, Julia A. Ewing Hitchcock. They came to Wisconsin in circa 1847. He first settled in the Commune at Ceresco (Ripon), Wisconsin He then moved to Racine in 1848 and then moved to Poysippi in 1849 (See Book 1). In 1850 he was living on Indian Lands in Marquette County, Wisconsin and farming with his wife and daughter. In 1860 he was living in the household of Cyprian Whiting in Rushford Township, Winnebago County, where he was working as a physician. During the Civil War he enlisted as 2nd Assistant Surgeon in the 5th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry at Poysippi on March 31, 1863. He mustered out on August 2, 1864 at the expiration of his term of service. In 1870 he and his wife Betsy were living in Leon, Waushara County, Wisconsin where he was working as a physician. Also living with them was William Carpenter, age 14, their farm hand. He died prior to 1880 when Betsy is listed as a widow living in Leon with their grandson James F. Hitchcock, a 20 year old farmer.
Classification Archives
Collection Civil War Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation 1864
Abstract "Perrine's New Topographical War Map of the Southern States with Chronology of the Great Rebellion. Compiled from Authentic Sources by Captain John S. Bishop." Map measuring 30" x 40". The chronology is current to the end of 1863, the same year the map was copyrighted. Map also shows locations of battles. Carried by 2nd Assistant Surgeon Dr. James S. Ewing, 5th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.

Dr. James S. Ewing was born in Canada in 1810. He came to Pittsfield, Vermont at an early age where he married his wife Betsy A. Buck circa 1838. The couple had at least one child, Julia A. Ewing Hitchcock. They came to Wisconsin in circa 1847. He first settled in the Commune at Ceresco (Ripon), Wisconsin He then moved to Racine in 1848 and then moved to Poysippi in 1849. In 1850 he was living on Indian Lands in Marquette County, Wisconsin and farming with his wife and daughter. In 1860 he was living in the household of Cyprian Whiting in Rushford Township, Winnebago County, where he was working as a physician. During the Civil War he enlisted as 2nd Assistant Surgeon in the 5th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry at Poysippi on March 31, 1863. He mustered out on August 2, 1864 at the expiration of his term of service. In 1870 he and his wife Betsy were living in Leon, Waushara County, Wisconsin where he was working as a physician. Also living with them was William Carpenter, age 14, their farm hand. He died November 6, 1877. Betsy died December 28, 1901.
Event Civil War
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC411.5.86
Object Name Map
People Ewing, Dr. James S.
Pub Date 1864
Publisher Collier, William C.
Pub Place Nashville, TN
Size 30" x 40"
Subjects Civil War
Officers
Surgeon
5th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Map cases
Maps
Doctors
Title Pocket map in book cover
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