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|Name at Enlist|
D. Bartholomew; Dubartue B.; D.B.
Jan 1831 –
Vernon County, NY
|Resident of Muster-In|
Waterford, Racine County, WI
|Company at Enlistment|
|Rank at Enlistment|
30 Aug 1862
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 NY.
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 onthe Brigade staff again on November 6, 1863. He then transferred to the Brigade staff as Quartermaster Sergeant on December 24, 1864 before transferrng 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, boxes 76-15, 78-1; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20 p.4,50; Ole A. Buslett, Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers] (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), 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.