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Red silk knit mesh officers' sash with two large tassels at each end. Donated by daughter of John W. Scott. 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. 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 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.
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