James Harvey Gustin
Co B, 35th Wisconsin Infantry
 
James Harvey Gustin was born on December 30, 1833 in the town of Reading, Schuyler County, New York. He came to Wisconsin with his father's family and settled in Waushara County in October of 1854.
 
James enlisted on November 21, 1863 and was enlisted into Company B 35th Wisconsin Infantry from Wautoma, WI as a Corporal.  He served most of his enlistment in southern Texas and took part in engagements at Simmsport, LA & the Siege of Spanish Fort, LA. He mustered out of service on March 15, 1866 in Brownsville, Texas.
 
After the war James held many offices, having served his town as Chairman and Clerk for many years and also was a director in the Aurora Insurance Co. for 20 years. He was a member of Ed. Saxe Post No. 135. James suffered greatly for many years after the war and he was always patient and uncomplaining when his body was racked with pain. 
 
James died on December 11, 1899 in Appleton, Wisconsin and was buried in East Oasis Cemetery in Waushara County.
 

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