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Jabus Barr

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
The Scandinavian Regiment

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Name at EnlistJabus Barr
Birth Name
Other NamesJabaz Barr, Jabes Barr
Livedca. 1842 - 4 Oct 1865
Resident of Muster-InBloomfield, Walworth County, WI
Company at EnlistmentD
Rank at EnlistmentPrivate
Muster Date08 Dec 1861
Burial LocationBloomfield Cemetery, West Bloomfield, Waushara County, WI
Mother Lived1807-
Father Lived1810-

Jabus Barr was born to Henry and Abigail Barr. His siblings were William (1841), John (1847), Henry (1850), and Jerremiah (1852). In 1860, he was working as a laborer.

Jabus joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company D. The men of the company called themselves the “Norway Wolf Hunters.” They were also known as the “Waupun Company” because so many of its members were from Waupun.

The army listed Barr as living in Bloomfield, Walworth County, WI, age 19, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on November 17, 1861 at Berlin, WI, and mustered at Madison, WI on December 8, 1861 as a Private (Menig). He was sick in Bowling Green, KY on November 4, 1862; sick in Knoxville, TN on February 15, 1864; sick in Chattanooga, TN; sick in Keokuk, IA since January 15, 1864; and sick in Madison, WI where he was mustered out on December 12, 1864. He had a bounty due him of $100.


Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, boxes 76-6, 78-3, 79-2; Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, Archives, Wisconsin Historical Society, vol. 20, p. 58; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett, 1894, Decorah, IA, p. 439;; 1860 Census, M653_1435; Page: 773; Image: 23; Family History Library Film: 805435.