Wisconsin Veterans Museum image

Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Collection Nicholas Hosig
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 1868
Object Name Archive
Title Papers and photograph, 1862-1926.
Year Range from 1862
Year Range to 1927
Event Civil War
Description Assorted manuscripts and unit photograph pertaining to the service of Nicholas Hosig, a Hartford, Wisconsin, resident who served in Company I, 34th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment and Company B, 52nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The photograph is an enlarged copy of an original image, but the copy was created shortly after the end of the war. The image, taken from a distance, shows an unidentified unit posing in full uniform and in formation. The unit's camp can be seen in the background, and does show the camp's commissary tent in some detail. It is likely that the unit was either of the units Hosig served in, since the image was found in his possessions. Manuscripts include biographical information on Hosig that was compiled by the donor. Included are photocopies of newspaper articles about Hosig after the war, photocopies of pension claims made by his widow, and general biographical information. Originally from Switzerland, Hosig immigrated to Hartford, Wisconsin in 1854. He enlisted with Company I, 34th Wisconsin in 1862 and mustered out the following year. He then enlisted with Company B, 52nd Wisconsin and served with the unit until the end of the war. Hosig returned to Hartford after the war, where he worked as a cobbler and was involved in local politics.
Extent and Medium of Description Papers : 0.1 linear ft. (1 folder)
Photographs : (1 flat folder)
Biographical Record Hosig, Nicholas
Subjects United States. -- Army. -- Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 34th (1862-1863). -- Company I.
United States. -- Army. -- Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 52nd (1865). -- Company B.
Soldiers -- Wisconsin -- Hartford.
Veterans -- Wisconsin -- Hartford.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Equipment and supplies.