The Last Soldier Project: Marquette County, Wis.
Leonard Dibble

Leonard Dibble enlisted at Dekorra, WI, on 23 Feb 1864, in Co. B, 36th Wis. Vol. Infantry. He was wounded at Cold Harbor on June 3, 1864, "shell wound, left leg below knee". He was mustered out on 26 May 1865.

According to a newspaper obituary, Dibble was ninety-four years old and had resided in Marquette County for 80 years. Much of that time he resided at Packwaukee. Dibbell died in a hospital in Wisconsin Rapids on Sunday, Feb. 11, 1940. The funeral was conducted from the M.E. church in Montello and he was buried in Nott Cemetery.

A few weeks after his death, a tribute to Dibble was published in the local newspaper:

A Soldier's Burial

As the last notes of the bugle sounded clear o'er the hills,
There awoke in each heart an answering thrill,
In each heart all save one ...
As the last volley was fired o'er his couch grey and cold,
Where our soldier lay sleeping 'neath the protecting soft fold,
Of the flag that he fought for ... the red, white and blue.
The white stripes meaning purity and the broad stripes of red
Reminding us all of the blood that was shed
That all men might be equal and the deep field of blue
Seemed a bit of the night sky with the stars shinig through.
Our soldiers lie sleeping ... their work all well done
All their battles are fought, all their victories are won.
Thier watchword they leave us,
"Carry on ... Carry on!"

Marquette County Historical Society - Ellen Martin
U.S. Federal Census - 1860, 1880, 1910-1930
1890 Veterans Schedule
Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers - War of the Rebellion Civil War Soldiers Data base

Research by Vince Barker

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Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Wisconsin


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