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 Posted: Sun Feb 3rd, 2013 12:27 pm
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Oh, sorry, TD. I thought you meant you had no idea of him being in prison, not of if the disability could have landed him in prison for re-enlisting in a different unit.



 Posted: Tue Feb 5th, 2013 08:37 pm
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Here is the info for Eugene from the Historical Data Systems Civil War database.

These could be the same person. I have seen soldiers discharged for disability reenlisting later in the war. Mauston is just 60 or so miles from Columbia County so he might have traveled to enlist where bounties were highest. Pretty good sums were being paid in 1863 and service in heavy artillery was seen as a pretty safe gig. Grant, of course, changed all that in 1864. I agree that MO is usually short hand for Mustering Out. Remaining at a Military prison while the rest of the unit MOs, doesn't sound good.

Eugene Perham

Residence Columbia County WI;
Enlisted on 10/4/1861 as a Private.
On 10/4/1861 he mustered into "I" Co. WI 8th Infantry
He was discharged for disability on 10/11/1862

Eugene Perham

Residence Mauston WI;
Enlisted on 7/20/1863 as a Private.
On 7/20/1863 he mustered into "C" Co. WI 1st Heavy Artillery
He was discharged on 9/21/1865
(Absent at Mil. prison at M. O. of Battery)



 Posted: Tue Feb 5th, 2013 08:40 pm
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Oh yes, and Texas Defender. I think this is further proof that in 1861, secession was illegal. :)



 Posted: Fri Feb 8th, 2013 12:45 pm
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MildMan-

  I don't see how the service of a young enlisted man in a Wisconsin unit (Or two) has any bearing on the question of the legality of secession. As usual, you make an outlandish statement that has nothing to back it up. But, I guess, you are: "Just Testing Ideas."

Last edited on Fri Feb 8th, 2013 01:00 pm by Texas Defender



 Posted: Fri Feb 8th, 2013 02:16 pm
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TD, I'm fairly certain he is joking...



 Posted: Fri Feb 8th, 2013 02:24 pm
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Mark-

  Perhaps you are correct. Perhaps I should have tried to see some humor in MildMan's last offering because, based on my previous exchanges with him, its hard to take his postings seriously. But, in this case, I believe that its simply a gratuitous provocation masquerading as an attempt at humor.

  In any event, he would do well not to engage in: "Sniping", especially on threads that are totally unrelated to the topics that he brings up.

Last edited on Fri Feb 8th, 2013 11:33 pm by Texas Defender



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