Orra B. Garrison, Company E, 22nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

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Description Sixth plate tintype with brass mat of Orra B. Garrison, Company E, 22nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.

Year Range from 1862
Event Civil War
Year range to 1863
Medium Tin/Photographic Emulsion
Notes Half seated view image of Orra B. Garrison, Private in Company E, 22nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He wears an Infantry Uniform Coat with gold tinted buttons.
Orra Garrison was born on Feb. 20, 1833 in Rensselaer County, New York. He came west with his parents in 1848 and settled in Wisconsin at Milton, Rock County. In 1851 he began to drive stage for the Wisconsin Stage Company. He was married at Milton on Sept. 25, 1859 to Alma Adler. Orra enlisted at Milton on Aug. 12, 1862 and was assigned as above. He was discharged on Apr. 13, 1863 due to a disability. Orra returned to Milton and was engaged in training horses. He removed to Oshkosh, Winnebago County in Jan. 1881. Orra was listed in the 1890 federal census as res-iding in the city of Oshkosh. He was listed in the veteran section of the 1895 and 1905 Wisconsin State census at P.O. Oshkosh. Orra was listed in 1905 as a horseman residing at 750 Jackson Street in Oshkosh. The only sister of Orra, Mrs. Barbara Hicks of Tingley, Iowa died less than a week prior to his own death. He was survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Perry Oldfield, both of Oshkosh. Another daughter, Mrs. Edward Kemnitz, had passed away four years earlier and left a son, Wayne Kemnitz of Fond du Lac. Alma was listed in 1927 as residing at 750 Jackson Drive in Oshkosh.

{US 1890; WC-V 1895, 1905; ROV; 21-40th; OWN 18 Jan 1916; B-1905}
Object ID P1935.33
Object Name Tintype
People Garrison, Orra B.
Print size 2 3/4" x 3 1/4"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Civil War
Title Orra B. Garrison, Company E, 22nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
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