CHARLES WILLIAM NETHERWOOD of Wisconsin, USA, was a well-known Civil War veteran, pioneer political progressive and a prohibitionist. He was also known locally as a hiker, celebrating his 90th birthday by walking 14 miles from his home in Dane Co. to the capital city of Madison.
In the 1890’s until after World War I, the Womens Relief Corps (WRC) was very active in Oregon. They cared for the graves of our Civil War veterans and our one Revolutionary war veteran.
J. S. BELL, of Brooklyn, a veteran of the Civil War, comes of a soldierly line. He was born in Sussex County, N. J., February 9, 1842. His parents, Almond and Mary (Sutton) Bell, were natives of the same state, the former born in 1800 and the latter in 1821.
OAHS volunteers have spent a number of weeks inventoring historical material owned by Florice Paulson. One of our “big” finds is the Civil War kepi or cap. It is Confederate, artillery, an officer’s and most likely brought back by Lyman L. Hanan.
Civil War Reference Material
at the Oregon Area Historical Society
Age 26, single, blue eyes, brown hair, light complexion, 5’8”, a farmerEnlisted September 27th 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin by Eri S. Oakley for three years, mustered in September 30th 1861 Madison, Wisconsin.
Enlisted July 29th 1862 Oregon, Wisconsin by J. Bull for three years, mustered in August 30th 1862 Madison, Wisconsin.
(Enlisted in Company K, 1st Wisconsin Infantry Regiment (three months) from Stoughton, Wisconsin, April 17th 1861 and mustered out August 21st 1861 Milwaukee, Wisconsin.)
Age 20, single, blue eyes, red hair, sandy complexion, 5′ 7-3/4″ a farmer
Born Ashtabula County, Ohio, son of Gardiner and Fanny Rice. In 1848 his parents came to Oregon, Wisconsin.Age 22, single, a farmer. Enlisted August 14th 1862 Oregon, Wisconsin by J. Bull for three years, mustered in August 30th 1862, Madison, Wisconsin.