Consider Willett 1862
Consider Willett graduated from the Normal School in 1862 and enlisted in the 44th New York Volunteer Infantry, where he became Orderly Sergeant. He participated in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorville and Gettysburg. After Gettysburg, he was promoted to Captain in the 2nd Regiment, USCI, and transferred to Florida where he served until the end of the war. When the war ended, he returned to Albany to study law and was admitted to the bar. In 1867, he graduated from Michigan University Law School, then relocated to Chicago.