Capt. James Murray
This biographical sketch was published in The History of Dodge County, Nebraska
He enlisted in the Twenty-eighth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, as First Lieutenant, Company H, and was promoted Captain of Company H after one and one-half years service. He entered the service in 1862, and was mustered out in September, 1865, after the close of the war; he shared in all the engagements of his command.
At the close of the war he returned to Wisconsin, and and in April 1866 he married Catherine Slane, a native of Waukesha County, Wis.; she died at Waukesha, November, 1870, leaving three children -- Mark W., Mary A. (1868-1922) and Catherine. In April 1872 he married Anna Wallace, a native of Livingston County, N. Y. They had three children -- Maria Luella (1875-1883), Margaret Estella, and James Wallace (1881-1895).
The judge was a member of the County Board of Supervisors in 1861. Post-war, he served in the Wisconsin Legislature in 1867; and as County Clerk of Waukesha County in the years 1869 and 1870. He was a member of the G.A.R. McPherson Post 4 in Fremont.
Murray died on 9 May 1909 and is buried Calvary Cemetery, Fremont, Nebraska, in Section 55, Lot 1.
Thanks to Pvt. Patrick Hanley's great-great grandson David Bunzel for locating this obituary and the portrait of Capt. Murray.
Last Updated: Sept. 16, 2022