G.A.R. Post: Oliver Morton Post #10 Snohomish, WA
30th WISCONSIN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY (3 years)
Organized: 10/21/62 Camp Randall, Madison, WI
Mustered Out: 9/20/65 Louisville, KY
This regiment was organized at Camp Randall, Madison, on May 2, 1863, Cos. D, F. I and K were ordered to the upper Missouri as guards for transports in the Indian expedition under Gen. Sully, from Sioux City, IA to Fort Pierre, Dakota. Cos. G and E were sent to Superior and Bayfield to keep close watch on the Chippewa Indians, who were stirred up by the Sioux outbreak in Minnesota. In August detached companies were used for maintaining order during the enrollment under the conscription act, furnishing guards for conscripts, recruits and deserters.
The regiment spent the winter in the state. Detachments were ordered to various posts in northwestern Minnesota and Dakota in March, 1864, where they spent the spring and summer in campaigning under Gen. Sully against the Indians, guarding emigrants, making many difficult marches through wild country, and participating in a number of engagements.
On Oct. 1, Cos. A, C, F and H under Col. Dill were stationed at Fort Rice, Dak., Cos. B. E, G and K under Maj. Clowney at Fort Wadsworth; Co. D under Capt. Fulton at Fort Sully and Co. I under Capt. Grier at Fort Union. The companies were reunited at Louisville, KY, during the fall, with the exception of Co. I which remained at Fort Union until the following summer.
The regiment was attached to the 2nd brigade, 2nd division, Military District of Kentucky, and was used in prison guard duty, as provost guard at Louisville, and for garrison duty at Frankfort and Georgetown in detachments during the winter and spring.
Col. Dill was appointed provost marshal-general of Kentucky, April 17, 1865. Co. I joined the regiment on June 22, and the organization was mustered out at Louisville Sept. 20, 1865. Its original strength was 906. Gain by recruits, 312; substitutes, 1; total, 1,219. Loss by death, 69; desertion, 52; transfer, 46; discharge, 340; mustered out, 710.
Residence: River Falls, WI.
Enlisted: 8/13/62 Rank: Corporal
Mustered In: 8/13/62
Highest Rank: Sergt-Qtr Master Serg 3/17/1865
Myron Packard was born 12/25/30 in St. Lawrence Co., New York. His parents were Daniel and Amanda (Levings) Packard. In 1855 Myron married Cynthia Flint Hurt at River Falls, WI. Children of the union were: Clayton (1859), Coate, Laura (1862), Myron Leslie (1864), Sarah, (1866), Charles *1867), and Daniel Dewitt (1870). At the time of his entrance into the U.S. Army Myron was described as being 5’5” tall. He had a light complexion, and blue yes. His occupation was listed as “farmer.”
The former Union sergeant died 2/27/07. He was 76.2 years of age. His funeral was held at his residence on Cedar St. The members of the Grand Army Post were present in a body and more friends were present than could find room in the house. The service was conducted by Rev. Dwight S. Bayle. A quartette sang “Lead, Kindly Light,” and Mrs. Dwight S. Bayley sang “Face to Face.” At the conclusion of the service members of the Woman’s Relief Corps placed a small flag upon the breast of the deceased. The Grand Army men and a squad from Company “C” escorted the hearse to the cemetery where the burial ritual was conducted by the officers of the Post and a salute was fired by the militiamen.
Buried at Snohomish G.A.R.
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