William B. Slick

William B. Slick

Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 27 Jul 1895 (aged 56–57)
Rice Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Rice Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin, USA
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William was born in 1838, in Bedford, Bedford Co., Penn. He died July 27, 1895, at Rice Lake aged about 57 years, and was buried there in Orchard Beach Cemetery. His military style gravestone is inscribed "Wm. B. Slick Co. A. 27 Ia. Inf."

William was married twice, but nothing is known about his first wife and their possible children, other then that she died prior to his second marriage. On Oct. 17, 1869, he married Josephine Slick in Sherman Twp., Dunn Co., Wis. Their known children, and there may have been others born earlier, were: Clara Eliza, b. 14 Mar 1882; Charles Frederick, b. 25 Apr 1885; Gertrude Elsie, b. 29 Sep 1889; & Mabel M. Slick, b. 12 May 1892. On Aug. 30, 1896, Josephine Slick married Thomas W. Morgan, at Hudson, Wis. They later lived at 415 15th Avenue S.E. in Minneapolis, Minn.

After his discharge, William moved to Menomonie, Wis., where he resided for fourteen years. In 1877, he moved to Clinton, Clinton Co., Iowa, where he resided for two years. In 1879, he moved to Colesburg, Delaware Co., Iowa, where he resided for two years. In 1881, he moved to the vicinity of Manchester, Iowa. On an unknown date he moved to Wis., first to Sherman Township, Dunn Co., and later to the vicinity of Rice Lake, Barron Co., where he lived out the rest of his days.

William was a Civil War veteran of Co. A, 27th Iowa Infantry. William enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, at Waukon, Allamakee Co., Iowa, to serve three years as a Private and on Oct. 3, 1862, was mustered into Federal service with Co. A at Debuque, Iowa. At that time he received $25.00 of his $100.00 enlistment bounty, and was listed as a 24 years old, 5'3" tall farmer, with black hair, blue eyes and a dark complexion, born in Bedford, Penn.

On the Detachment muster roll dated April 30, 1863, William was listed as a convalescent left sick at Jackson, Tennessee, when regiment was ordered to Corinth, Mississippi. On the company muster roll of May/June 1864, he was listed as absent sick at Memphis, Tennessee, since June 24, 1864. On the company muster roll of July/August, 1864, he was listed as owing the government $13.46 for transportation while on furlough. The same notation was noted on the company muster roll of Sept/Oct., 1864.

While on furlough, William became to sick to return, his furlough expired, and he voluntarily turned himself in to the Provost Marshall at Dubuque, Iowa. They arranged his transportation to his unit then at Post Camp, at McCellen,(Arkansas?) On the muster roll of Nov./Dec., 1864, he was listed as present.

On Aug. 8, 1865, William was mustered out of Federal service with Co. A at Clinton, Iowa. On the muster out roll it was noted that he was due $12.31 of his clothing allowance, $75.00 of his enlistment bounty, and his pay was stopped $6.00 for a gun and accouterments retained.

During his service, William was engaged in the capture of Little Rock, Arkansas, September 10, 1863; Battle of Fort Derassey, Louisiana, March 14, 1864; Battle of Brent Hills, Nashville, Tennessee, December 15-16, 1864; and the siege and capture of Blakely, Alabama, April 9, 1865.


W. B. Slick, for several years a resident of the south side, died of hemorrhage of the brain, after a brief illness, last evening. He leaves a wife and a large family of grown up children.

The deceased was an ex union soldier, having served three years as a private in Co. A, 27th Iowa volunteer infantry, and was a member of M. W. Heller Post, Grand Army of the Republic, and his interment, which occurs at Orchard Beach cemetery tomorrow, will be conducted under the auspices of that organization. [Friday, July 26, 1895, The Chronotype, Rice Lake, Wisconsin.]



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