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Cornelius North 1

Civil War (Union) 1

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Sgt 1
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Newton County News-Thursday, May 7, 1891

Local News:  Cornelius North, brother of John W. North, died at Traverse City, Michigan on April 23rd, age fifty-one years.  Mr. North was a soldier in the late war and served in the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry, Iron Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under General Gibbons.  At Bull Run, he was the only one of six in his mess to escape being killed.  He was in the rear guard and fell and was run over by cavalry.  At Anteitam, he was wounded in the head and left for dead in the field.  At Gettysburg, he was shot through both arms and was taken prisoner on first and recovered on second day of fight.  (Miner and Mechainic)

Certificate of Service

State of Wisonsin--Mar 23, 1894

That the records of this office show that Cornelius North late a Sargeant in company F of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers, was enrolled at Racine, Wisconsin, on the 23rd day of April 1861, was mustered into the Military Service of the United States at Madison, Wisconsin, on the 11th day of June, 1861, for the term of 3 years, and Discharged--expiration term of service at Madison, Wisconsin, on the 27th day of April, 1864.

Wounded in the head at Gainsville Aug 28, 1862.  Absent in hospital.  Corporal Nov 1, 1862.  Sargeant July 1, 1863.  Wounded in both arms at Gettysburg July 1, 1863.  Absent wounded from July 1863 to June 1864.  Under treatment in surgery U.S.A. Hosp. Germantown, Pa. Mar 31, 1864.

In battles of 1st Bull Run on the Rappahawock Aug 1862.  Gainsville, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredricksburg, Fitzhugh's Crossing, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg where severly wounded.

The records further show that said soldier when enlisted was 21 years of age, single, had Gray eyes, Light hair, Light complexion, was 5 feet 6 inches in height, and by occupation a Slater.

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