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Historic Diaries: Marsh, 1834

Fort Winnebago, Portage

Editor's Note:

Dr. Charles McDougall (1804-1885) was the Army Surgeon at Fort Winnebago in 1834. He served in the Black Hawk War and the Civil War, and ultimately rose to be a brigadier general. Biographical notes and excerpts from published sources are available (16 Sept. 2006) at Gulbangi Family and Historical Research (

Col. C. was Colonel Enos Cutler (1781-1860), who commanded at Fort Winnebago from 1831 to 1835. A sketch of his life is in Wisconsin Historical Collections, 15:106-107

Wed. [Sept] 17th

Rainy most of the day. Passed the time mostly with Dr. McDougall, a very fine man and a christian. Towards night it cleared off and was pleasant. Passed the night at Col. C's.

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