MATHEWS, Selah

WI 15th Inf. Civil War: Age 31. Enrolled for three year on 25 Nov 1861 at Waupun, Wisconsin. Appointed Regimental Sergeant Major on 1 Jan 1862. Discharged from the service on 5 Jul 1862 at Corinth, Mississippi, and commissioned First Lieutenant and assigned as Regimental Quartermaster, succeeding Ole Heg, 6 Jun 1862. Detached at Crab Orchard, 18 Oct 1862 to go to Louisville, Kentucky. He was taken prisoner by Morgan’s Raiders. Exchanged. Paroled and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio. Returned to the regiment on 25 May 1863. Mustered out 13 Feb 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-2, 78-1; red book vol 20 p 2) (Buslett p332)

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