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McCollum, James.    2nd Wisconsin Volunteers

James was a graduate of Rush Med. College in 1848.  He enlisted alongside his son Henry in the 2nd Ws. Volunteers in 1862.  James later served in the 23rd Ws. as assistant surgeon and again later as Surgeon for the regiment.  James' son Henry was killed at Gettysburg.  James' brother Archibald served in the company H of the 2nd Wisconsin.  James' nephew, Oliver Tillotson, was in Co. H. 2nd Ws Inf. 1st Brigade, 1st Division.   Oliver was discharged with a disability but served again later. -Paula Talbot