The Last Soldier Project: Milwaukee County, Wis.
Charles L. Blanchard

Charles L. Blanchard, Milwaukee's last Civil War veteran, died 5 Sept. 1942, at the age of 96. Blanchard was well-known in Milwaukee as the founder of Standard Paper Co., retiring in 1929

Blanchard lived in Madison, Wis. at the time of his enlistment on 13 May 1864. He served with Co. D of the 40th Wisocnsin Vol. Infantry and mustered out 16 Sept. 1864.

From Milwaukee Journal, Sept. 6, 1942

Researched by T. Ludka and M. Berres

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Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Wisconsin


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