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    The family tree...

    On my Dad's side. He was a decorated Civil War veteran of Company F, 14th Wisconsin Infantry. I thought it to be very interesting. My Dad's side settled in the Green Bay area in the mid-1800's when they came from Ireland. His citation did not say much compared to many others, but it is interesting that the Medal was awarded to him in 1892 for his actions on 10/3/1862 as a Sergeant. He lived until 1901. I got his records from the WI Veterans Museum in Madison, his records show he enlisted on 9/13/1861, and re-enlisted 4 times, until he was discharged as A 1st LT. on 8/30/1865. All together he was wounded 4 times total during the Civil War, and three times just at the battle of Corinth in '62. Bet he would have had some stories to tell.

    http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detai...dennis-j-f.php

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...r&GRid=6136913

    Just thought I would share.
    Last edited by KMURPHY; 12-05-2009 at 11:17 PM.
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    very very nice. I'd love to find something like that in my family.


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    BIG WOW!. THAT IS VERY IMPRESSIVE.

    thanks for posting the information.

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    Well I was a little impressed...........until I followed the link. DANG! CMH! That is something to brag about. Surely someone in the family has his medal.
    I just saw The Great Locomotive Chase last night for the first time in many years. I didn't realize the CMH was first given to those men involved in it. It must have taken a few years to get the medals awarded for events before 1864 or so.
    It always looks darkest.....just before it goes totally black.
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    Impressive indeed. My genealogy is my other time consuming hobby.

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    Pictures of the flag at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. This was the one he carried while getting wounded. On the top left of the four pictured.

    http://www.wisconsinbattleflags.com/...-wisconsin.php
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