Warrenville & The American Civil War: August 1862

As our country continues to honor the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War, the Warrenville Historical Society continues its program “Warrenville & The American Civil War” detailing the historic time period as it was lived by local residents and our brave men who volunteered to fight in the Union cause. Please enjoy excerpts about August 1862 from our program “1862 in 48 Minutes” which detailed the year month by month from the national and local perspectives.

During the month of July, President Lincoln had made a call for more troops as it clear that fighting would not end soon. During the month of August, 19 men volunteered to answer the President’s call for more troops. On August 5th, W. Henry Wyman and Albert Buchanan signed up for Company B of the 105th Infantry. On August 6th, Ashley Carpenter and his friends Robert Corlett and Freddie Cooper joined them in Company B. Within the next few days there followed a steady stream of volunteers for Companies B and D of the 105th: Daniel Fowler, Alvaro Drullard, Edward Monk, John Billings Jr., Hiram Bostwick, Ferdinand Fowler, William Wray, A. Judson Graves, Charles Bartholomew, Darius Bartholomew, Arthur Bostwick, James Monk, and L. Villeroy Ressequie. The Warrenville community undoubtedly felt pride, sorrow, fear and hope as they waited for the brave volunteers to receive their assignments.

While the Warrenville community was waiting for the departure of the new soldiers, DuPage County suffered a great loss when Joseph Naper died on August 23rd.

To learn more about 1862, the second year of the Civil War, please stop by the Warrenville Historical Museum & Art Gallery during our summer hours Wednesdays and Sundays 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and view our exhibit “Warrenville & The American Civil War: 1862.”

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