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 Posted: Fri Feb 1st, 2013 09:49 pm
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TD, I'm not sure their the same man. I went further into the Wisconsin Geneology Trails site and went to the 8th Wisconsin. Eugene Perham of the 8th Wisconsin was discharged in October 1862 "due to disability" (, scoll down until you can click on the star beside Mellan - Shores to bring up the section of roster with him.) In the last link I gave to the site on the 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery it does say that Eugene Perham was mustered in or joined in July 1863. Now it could have been the same man. Depending on the disability and the scruples of the recruiter Perham could certainly have re-enlisted in the 1st. If so, I wonder if a disability could have been grounds for military prison.

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