DuBartus  Williard

DuBartus Williard

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist DuBartus Williard
Birth Name
Other Names D. Bartholomew; Dubartue B.; D.B.
Lived Jan 1831 -
Birth Place Vernon County, NY
Birth Country USA
Residence at Muster-In Waterford, Racine County, WI
Company at Enlistment C
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 30 Aug 1862
Spouse Elizabeth Hazeltine
Spouse Lived Feb 1837
Married On 1856

DuBartus Willard was born in Vernon County, NY. He married Elizabeth Hazeltine in 1856. Her parents were Ebeneazer (1775) and Maria (1804). Elizabeth was also born in New York.

Du Bartus joined 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.

He was listed as living in Waterford, Racine County, WI, working as a mechanic and carpenter, age 31. He was described as having blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion. and 5’ 10½”. Willard enlisted for three years on August 30, 1862, at Racine, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI, the next day as a Private (Menig). His bounty was $100. Willard was promoted to Sergeant (Sersjant). On March 1, 1863, he was serving on the Brigade staff. There, he served temporarily as a clerk on the Brigade staff in May 1863. He also served there as an Orderly on June 1, 1863, and with the Division Supply train on September 3, 1863. He was on the Brigade staff again on November 6, 1863. He then transferred to the Brigade staff as Quartermaster Sergeant on December 24, 1864, before transferring to Company H to serve out his term of service. He was discharged from service with the rank of Quartermaster Sergeant on June  22, 1865, at Milwaukee, WI.

After the war, he worked as a lumber manufacturer. Their sons were Harvey H. (1857) and Albert (1868). In 1870, they were living in Weston, Marathon County, WI. In 1880, they were living in Bristol, Dane, WI. In 1900, they were living in Farmington, Washington, KS.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, boxes 76-15, 78-1; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, vol.20 p.4,50; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, B. Anundsen, Decorah, IA, p.332,432; http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldierId=ef824edf-dc7a-df11-bf36-b8ac6f5d926a; 1870 Census, Roll: M593_1724, Page: 517B, Image: 176, Family History Library Film: 553223; 1880 Census, Roll: 1421, Family History Film: 1255421, Page: 246D, Enumeration District: 061; 1900 Census, Roll: 503, Page: 1B, Enumeration District: 0132, FHL microfilm: 1240503.

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