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Daniel J. Dill was a military officer and politician.



Dill was born on February 24, 1830 in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania.[1] He moved to Prescott, Wisconsin in 1859. On March 17, 1867, he married Mary P. Johnson. They would have three children. Dill died on February 7, 1917 in Prescott, where he was also buried.

Military careerEdit

After having previously served in the Mexican–American War, Dill joined what was later the 6th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Union Army following the start of the American Civil War. He would become Colonel of the 30th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment.[2] Later, he commanded the Union military post at Louisville, Kentucky and was Provost Marshal of the Department of Kentucky of the Military Division of the Mississippi.

Political careerEdit

Dill served two terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly and was a Republican. Other positions he held include Chairman of the Pierce County, Wisconsin Board of Supervisors. Dill also served as mayor of Prescott from 1867 to 1869. 1876 to 1877, and 1883 to 1885.[3]


  1. ^ "Daniel J. Dill". The Civil War and Northwest Wisconsin. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
  2. ^ "War Papers Read Before the Commandery of the State of Wisconsin". Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
  3. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1891,' Biographical Sketch of Daniel Dill, pg. 599-600