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John C. Montgomery
Pvt. John C. Montgomery; Co.H, 43rd Wisconsin Infantry;
died 30 Sept 1898, 61.5 years of age
Raised 8.25 inches, set on 8 x 12 x 2.5 inch 'fired' bricks footing, and leveled.

John Campbell Montgomery enlisted as a Private in Company H, 43rd Wisconsin Infantry regiment, on 31 Aug 1864; at 27.4 years of age. He was listed as a resident of Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin.

John Campbell Montgomery served 9+ month in Company H, 43rd Wisconsin Infantry regiment; 31 Aug 1864 to 24 Jun 1865.

While Montgomery was in service, the 43rd Wisconsin Infantry regiment was engaged in the battle of
  • Johnsonville, Tennessee, 04 - 05 Nov 1864
    which had a direct and decisive influence on the Franklin-Nashville Campaign.

    Montgomery was mustered out on 24 Jun 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee, when his regiment was disbanded.

    43rd Wisconsin Infantry Regimental History
    The regiment was organized at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the summer of 1864. The regiment left the state on 09 Oct 1864 and removed to Nashville, Tennessee, and thence to Johnsonville, Tennessee, to guard the Nashville & Northwestern Railroad and the Federal supply depot.

    The regiment participated in the battle of Johnsonville, 04 - 05 Nov 1864, in which the garrison troops of Col. C.R. Thompson [US] and Lt. Cdr. Edward M. King [US] repulsed Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest [CS] cavalry.

    The regiment removed to Clarksville, Tennessee, 30 Nov 1864, and thence to Nashville, Tenn., 28 Dec 1864, and Dechard, Tennessee, 01 Jan 1865, where it encamped on the Chattanooga road and was engaged in guarding the Elk River Bridge and the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad line and dispersing guerrillas until the end of the war.
    The regiment was disbanded / mustered out on 24 Jun 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.

    Other known facts regarding John Campbell Montgomery are summarized by:
  • born on 06 Apr 1837 in Elk County, Pennsylvania
  • married Mary Jane Smith on 31 August 1861 in Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa
        [Mary Jane Smith died 10 Aug 1924 in Waukon, Allamakee County, Iowa]
  • farmed in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Waukon, Iowa
  • fathered seven children; 10 Jun 1862 - Oct 1882
  • removed to Colorado circa 1898 at age 61. He reportedly resided with his brother, William;
        family legend suggest he move to the west to mitigate the effects of tuberculosis.
  • died 30 Sep 1898 in Boulder County, Colorado

  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • email correspondence with a Montgomery family researcher, Bobbie Schultejann
  • RootsWeb WorldConnect Project Global Search GEDCOMs entries

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