|Name at Enlist||James D. Osgood|
|Birth Name||James D. Osgood|
|Lived||ca. 1821 - 29 Jun 1862|
|Residence at Muster-In||Beloit, Rock County, WI|
|Company at Enlistment||G|
|Rank at Enlistment||Private|
|Muster Date||13 Dec 1861|
|Cause of Death||Jaundice|
|Death Location||Mississippi River Island No. 10|
|Burial Location||Mississippi River National Cemetery in Memphis, TN|
|Spouse Lived||ca. 1830-|
James D. Osgood was born about 1821 in VT. He married Rebecca R. and had at least five children. Three of those children were born in VT: Richard (1850), Adalaid (1852), and David (1854). They then relocated to IL and had two more children named Charles (1856) and George (1858). In 1860, the family was living in Manchester, Boone County, IL and James was working as a farmer.
Osgood joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company G. The men of the company called themselves the "Rock River Rangers."
The army listed him as living in Beloit, Rock County, WI, age 40, and married. He enlisted for three years on October 26, 1861 at Beloit, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 13, 1861 as a Private (Menig). Osgood died of Icterus (Jaundice) in the hospital at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 29, 1862. He was buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery in Memphis, TN. In 1863, his widow Rebecca filed for a pension in his name.
Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, boxes 76-9, 77-8; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.104; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.541; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_157, Page: 660, Image: 294, Family History Library Film; Civil War Pension Index, Roll #T288_357.