George  Page

George Page

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist George Page
Birth Name George Page
Lived Aug 1840 -
Birth Place Wisconsin
Birth Country USA
Residence at Muster-In Waterford, Racine County, WI
Company at Enlistment C
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 2 Dec 1861
Mother Sally Jane Barnes
Mother Lived 1812-1849
Father Hiram
Father Lived 1809-1881

George Page was born in Wisconsin in August 1840. His parents were Hiram (born in New York) and Sally Jane (born in Ireland). His siblings were Horace (1836), George, Levi (1843), Charles (1846), and Philp (1850).

Page joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company C. The men of the company called themselves the "Norway Bear Hunters," but they were also known as the Color Company because the regimental Color Guard was attached to their company. His brother, Levi, also served with the WI 15th.

 The army listed him as living in Waterford, Racine County, WI, age 23, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 25, 1861, at Waterford, and mustered at Madison, WI, on December 2, 1861, as a Private (Menig). He was sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862, became unfit for service, and was discharged in Jacinto, MS, on July 25, 1862.

After the war, he remained single and worked as a farmer. He resided last in Chippewa Falls before moving to the Veterans Home in Wauwatosa, WI. He was still living there in 1910.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, box 76-5; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol.20, p.48; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p.426; U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, p.451; 1850 Census, Roll: M432_1004, Page: 174B, Image: 348; 1860 Census, Roll: M653_1427, Page: 865, Image: 483; 1900 Census, Roll: 1807, Page: 26A, Enumeration District:0203, FHL microfilm: 1241807; and 1910 Census, T624_1721, Page: 4A, Enumeration District: 0290, FHL microfilm: 1375734.


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