Bio: Dunton, Milo C. (1881)
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Surnames: Dunton, Putnam


---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 223




MILO C. DUNTON, P.O. Chippewa Falls, came from Clayton, Jefferson Co., N. Y., to Eagle Point in April, 1873. He was born in Dorset, Vt., April 11, 1829, and married in Clayton, July 4, 1852, to Miss Sarah Putnam, of that place, who was born July 30, 1830. They have four children: Athelia A., Alvaro F., Bion P. and Bertie M., all born in Clayton. Mr. Dunton served in the late war as private in the 18t N. Y. Light Artillery, going out in 1863; was on provost duty in Jefferson until January, 1864, when, with his command, he went to the front, and was engaged in the battle of the Wilderness, where he received a severe wound, resulting in the loss of the third finger of the left hand. He was soon after assigned to duty in the Invalid Corps stationed at Washington, until December, when he joined his command, near Petersburgh, and remained in active service up to Lee's surrender, near Appomattox, and was promoted to rank of corporal. In the engagement at the Wilderness his artillery horses were all shot and all of his drivers wounded, and they were obliged to abandon their guns. After the surrender, in April, 1865, they were ordered to report at Washington, and on the march accidentally cut his foot severely, and narrowly escaped the loss of his foot by gangrene getting into the wound. Was discharged from Campbell, U. S. A. Hospital, at Washington, July 7, 1865. He is a marble cutter by trade, but since coming to Wisconsin has been engaged in farming; has eighty acres of good land in Eagle Point, on Sec. 32, Town 30. He is a member of the Chippewa County Veteran Soldiers' and Sailors' Association.



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