Private Henry Vilas , Company H.

        Henry Vilas(*) (son of Levi and Esther), born in Chelsea, Vt., removed with his father to Madison, Wis., in 1851. Graduated at the University of Wisconsin in 1861, received the degree of A. M. in 1864, and at once enlisted in the volunteer army for the suppression of the rebellion in the southern states, leaving Camp Randall, at Madison, in the Twelfth Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.
        At the close of the war, was mustered out as Capt. of Company "A," Twenty-Third regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, being afterward brevetted major by President Lincoln, for "gallant and meritorious service during the war."
        An extended account of the movements of the different regiments with which he was connected will be found in Quiner's Military History of Wisconsin.
        On his return from the war, he studied Law, graduated in the Law Department of the University of Wisconsin, 1869 (LL. B.), and was admitted to the bar, and began practice the same year.
        In 1871, was elected a member of the common council, but resigned in December of that year on removing to Appleton, Wis., where he resided at the time of his decease. During his residence there, he held the office of city attorney.
        He died at Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 21, 1872, and lies in Forest Hill Cemetery, at Madison, Wis.

History of the Clan MacFarlane, MacFarlan, MacFarland, MacFarlin, Page 127
Author: C.M. Little
Call Number: R929.2 M144

(*) From the "Genealogy of the Vilas Family," by Charles H. Vilas, M. D.