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Collection Isaac A. McNown
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 1859
Object Name Archive
Title Civil War soldier gem tintype, [between 1863-1865].
Year Range from 1863
Year Range to 1865
Event Civil War
Description Gem tintype photograph of Isaac A. McNown, a Mauston, Wisconsin, resident who served in Company B, 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War. The image is a bust portrait of McNown in full uniform, wearing a hat with identifying company and regimental markings. Supporting photocopied manuscripts provide biographical and service information on McNown, and include a copy of his discharge paper, obituary, and family history provided by his descendants.
Extent and Medium of Description Papers : 0.1 linear ft. (1 folder)
Photographs : (1 folder)
History Originally from Montreal, Canada, McNown moved with his family to Mauston around 1847. He enlisted with Company B, after his father was killed during the Battle of Shiloh while serving in Company F, 14th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. After the war, McNown eventually settled in Farinville, Kansas.

Family history indicates that Isaac's father, John, enlisted for service in order to keep his sons from having to serve. He was killed in action at Shiloh, his first engagement. Isaac decided to enlist after his father had been killed, despite the fact that one of his sisters attempted to purchase his way out of service.
Biographical Record McNown, Isaac A.
Subjects United States. -- Army. -- Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1865). -- Company B.
Soldiers -- Wisconsin -- Mauston.
Veterans -- Kansas -- Farlinville.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans.