Organization of the Wisconsin National Guard in 1881

Commander-in-Chief and Staff

Title:
Name:
Residence:
Office:
Commissioned:
Commander-in-Chief
William E. Smith
Madison
Commander-in-Chief

Brigadier General
Edwin E. Bryant
Madison
Adjutant General
Jan. 5, 1880
Brigadier General
George E. Bryant
Madison
Quartermaster General
Jan. 5, 1880
Brigadier General
Henry Palmer
Janesville
Surgeon General
Jan. 14, 1880
Colonel
George W. Burchard
Fort Atkinson
Aide-de-Camp and Military Secretary
Jan. 5, 1880
Colonel
Florian J. Ries
Milwaukee
Aide-de-Camp
Jan. 5, 1880
Colonel
Jerome J. Watrous
Fond du Lac
Aide-de-Camp
Jan. 5, 1880
Colonel
George Tonnar
Menomonie
Aide-de-Camp
Jan. 5, 1880
Colonel
Nicholas Smith
Janesville
Aide-de-Camp
Jan. 5, 1880


First Battalion Commander and Staff

The First Battalion consisted of Janesville Guard, Bower City Rifles, Beloit City Guard, Delevan Guard and Custer Rifles.
Name:
Rank:
Residence:
Commissioned:
W. B. Britton
Lieutenant Colonel
Janesville
May 27, 1880
H. H. McLenegan
Major
Beloit
May 27, 1880
Henry P. Strong
Surgeon
Beloit
April 21, 1880
M. A. Newman
Adjutant
Janesville
Feb. 1, 1879
C. O. Tattershall
Quartermaster
Beloit
May 10, 1880


Military Companies

Name of Company:
Captain:
First Lieutenant:
Second Lieutenant:
Where Organized:
When Organized:
Strength at Last Muster:
Bay City Light Guard
E. L. Kendall David Soper
O. C. Davidson
Green Bay
Dec. 1, 1874
73
Bayfield Rifles
R. D. Pike
J. T. Gargnon
F. M. Herrick
Bayfield
Feb. 5, 1873
49
Beloit City Guards
C. H. Parmely E. J. Bending M. T. Bois
Beloit
Aug. 31, 1877
63
Bower City Rifles
J. B. La Grange
W. H. Tousley
John Andrews
Janesville
Aug. 18, 1878
64
Burchard Guards
O. F. Weaver
A. A. Bassett
F. F. Congdon
Beaver Dam
Sept. 27, 1880
73
Custer Rifles
J. E. Bassett
J. A. Ammon
J. D. Hogan
Whitewater
July 7, 1877
62
Delavan Guards
F. B. Goodrich
C. T. Isham
Menson Vedder
Delavan
April 26, 1880
61
Evergreen City Guard
C. A. Born
H. W. Trester Robert Sym
Sheboygan
Oct. 30, 1874
71
Eau Claire City Guard
W. B. Rundle
M. E. O'Connell
E. W. Allen
Eau Claire
Feb. 11, 1875
64
Fond du Lac Guards
S. L. Brasted
J. C. Keneally
C. J. Hunter
Fond du Lac
April 7, 1880
70
Germania Guard
Wm. Krueger
Karl Krueger
Wm. Abraham
Wausau
Jan. 10, 1875
58
Governor's Guard
F. J. Toeller
Frank X. Weigel Hedry Muth
La Crosse
Aug. 1, 1873
51
Governor's Guard
Phillip Heinkel
John Heyl
Geo. Neckerman
Madison
March 24, 1875
56
Guppey Guard
C. C. Dow
G. C. Carnagie
H. E. Knapp
Portage
June 25, 1877
106
Janesville Guards
H. A. Smith
M. A. Newman
C. F. Glass
Janesville
Aug. 5, 1878
70
Kosciusko Guard
F. J. Borchardt
Jacob Nowak
Martin Zubert
Milwaukee
Sept. 12, 1874
65
Lake City Guards
C. P. Chapman
Stanley Proudfit
A. L. Burdick
Madison
May 27, 1878
67
La Crosse Light Guard
M. T. Moore
J. M. Holley
F. A. Copeland
La Crosse
Aug. 13, 1878
81
Light Horse Squadron (cav.)
W. A. Collins
George W. Peck
W. S. Stanley, Jr.
Milwaukee
April 26, 1880
73
Ludington Guard (cav.)
T. J. George
G. B. Brewer
H. J. Cassidy
Menomoniee
Nov. 21, 1876
77
Manitowoc Volunteers
F. Becker
H. Schweitzer
W. Menge
Manitowoc
July 18, 1869
65
Mauston Light Guard
B. F. Parker W. P. Powers
G. H. Winsor
Mauston
Aug. 31, 1869
82
Oshkosh Guards
W. H. Patton W. S. Wheeler
F. N. Snell
Oshkosh
March 25, 1876
103
Oshkosh Rifles
J. N. Ruby
F. Herrick
F. Minnahen
Oshkosh
April 8, 1880
61
Pepin County Guards
James Poquette
G. Auth
F. L. Taylor
Arkansaw
July 18, 1879
75
Randall Guards

Edmund Stott
H. E. McLellan
Darlington
May 11, 1878
71
Ripon Rifles
Hugo Schultz
Ferd. Fihl
Ed. Katt
Ripon
March 28, 1877
71
Sheridan Guard

M. J. O'Connor
John Foley
Milwaukee
June 23, 1869
66
Sherman Guard
J. W. Ferguson
J. R. Canon
G. A. Ludington
Neilsville
March 15, 1875
61
S. S. Turner Rifles
G. P. Traeumer
A. Blend
Geo. Schmele
Milwaukee
June 5, 1874
75
Unity Guards
J. H. Cook
James Allen
G. A. Henderson
Unity
Nov. 15, 1879
97
Watertown Rifles
Geo. Henze
C. F. Zautner
Nic. Bruegger
Watertown
July 5, 1880
63

Source: 1881 Wisconsin Blue Book

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