James D. Osgood

James D. Osgood

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist James D. Osgood
Birth Name James D. Osgood
Lived ca. 1821 - 29 Jun 1862
Birth Place Vermont
Birth Country USA
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 Rebecca R.
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.


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