Julius Gogarn


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GOGARN, Julius

Julius B. Gogarn was born on February 5th 1834 to William & Mary Ann [Dilger] Gogarn in Prussia, Iowa. He moved north and lived in one of the town sites of Duluth, Minnesota,namely Oneota.  He moved to Michigan's upper pennisular and enlisted, for service in the 23th Michigan Volunteer Infantry.

Julius was one of 18 locals of the St. Louis County area that served with the Union during the Civil War. Julius mustered in as a Corporal CPL). and out as a 2nd Lieutenant (2LT). with the Michigan 23rd Infantry Regiment, Company I.

The 23rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment mustered in on September 12th 1862 at Houghton, Michigan. The 23rd Michigan participated in several major battles including Knoxville, Kennesaw Mountain, Siege of Atlanta, Franklin and the Campaign through the Carolina's. 

The unit mustered out on June 28th 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina. After the war he narried Mary Anna "Annie" (Dilger) on August 4th 1865 and they started a family. 

Mr. Gogarn died on September 5th 1904 at 70 years of age in Munising, Michigan. He is buried Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising..

He is also featured on the SLCHS/VMH traveling exhibit, "The 18". The exhibit honors the 18 local Veterans known to have left everything to go off and fight for the Union in the Civil War. These 18 men, their characters forged in the rugged wilds of northern Minnesota, served the nation and helped build St. Louis County.


Albert J. Amatuzio Research Center | Veterans Memorial Hall (vets-hall.org)

Gogarn, Julius US Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards - Fold3

Sgt Julius Gogarn (1834-1904) - Find a Grave Memorial

U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 - Ancestry.com

23rd Michigan Infantry Regiment - Wikipedia

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