The Last Soldier Project: Green Lake County, Wis.
Frank Murdock

Frank Murdock, 90, Berlin's last Civil War Veteran, died at the Wisconsin Veteran's Home at Waupaca on 30 July 1936. He was Berlin's first Chief of Police and operated a cigar factory for 37 years.

Murdock enlisted at Byron, NY, as a private in the 25th New York Light Artillery Battery on 31 August 1862. His unit served in the defenses of New Orleans and La Fourche, LA. He was promoted to corporal but later reduced to ranks. Murdock mustered out with his regiment on 1 August 1865 at Rochester, NY.

Murdock was buried in the GAR plot at Oakwood Cemetery in Berlin.

Sources: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune - 31 July 1936, Pg 3
Historical Data Systems, Inc.
Janet Eiler - Winnebagoland Genealogical Society, 1890 Veterans Schedule
New York Civil War Units, NY State Unit History Project

Researched by Vince Barker

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Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Wisconsin


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