George Warner, a farmer on section 13, Plover township, Portage county, Wis., formerly tu soldier of the civil war, was born Oct. 27,1846, in Parishville, St. Lawrence Co., New York. His parents, Alvin M. and Lazette (Goodell) Warner removed from the Empire State to Wisconsin in 1858, and since that date Mr. Warner, has been a resident in the township in which he now lives. He lived on a farm until he entered the army and he enlisted Oct. 1, 1864, at La Crosse as a recruit in Company I, 12th Wisconsin Infantry, for three years.
He made connection with the regiment soon after enrolling, reporting for service at Chattanooga, and he removed soon after with the command to snake connection with the forces of Sherman and went to Savannah in the march to sea. During his progress he was engaged in the heavy work of destroying railroads, and he performed guard and forage duty, waded swamps and participated in the varied experiences of the campaign until he became in with erysipelas, which settled in his left foot, and he was sent from the hospital at Savannah to David's Island in New York harbor, where he remained until discharged in June, 1865, when he returned to Wisconsin. He is a prosperous turner and a man of probity and good standing. He married Mrs. Mary C. McLeod. William H. Page, brother of Mrs. Warner, was a soldier in the civil war, and was killed in a skirmish near Fort Gibson, Kan. Horace O., brother of Mr. Warner, enlisted in the fall of 1863, and was in Sherman's command until the close of the war.