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Wisconsin:

 

a. allgemeines:

 

Wisconsin stellte im Bürgerkrieg 91379 Soldaten, wovon 5782 Männer zweifach "reenlisted wurden und doppelt zählen. Hiervon starben 12301 (ca. 14 %) Soldaten aus verschiedenen Gründen. 73296 Soldaten überlebten den Krieg (vgl. Fox, William F.: Re­gimental Losses in the American Civil War 1861-1865, S. 526; State of Wisconsin, ed. Charles H. Estabrook, a.a.O.; Zeitlin a.a.O., S. 161 u. 209 Anm. 1)

 

Literatur - Official Records and Reports:

- State of Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office. Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion. 2 Volumes. Madison, 1886.

- State of Wisconsin. Annual Messages of Wisconsin Governors. Madison, 1870.

- State of Wisconsin. Annual Reports of the Adjutant General and the Quartermaster General of the State of Wisconsin, 1865. Madi­son, 1865.

- State of Wisconsin. Annual Report of the Quartermaster General of the State of Wisconsin, 1870. Madison, 1870.

- State of Wisconsin. Annual Report of the Quartermaster General of the State of Wisconsin, 1880. Madison, 1880.

- State of Wisconsin. Department of the Executive, Administration, Military Correspondence. 1844-1910. Wisconsin State Archives.

- State of Wisconsin. Laws of Wisconsin: Acts of A General Nature Passed By The Legislature in 1870 Together With Resolutions and Memorials. Madison, 1870.

- State of Wisconsin. Secretary of State, Administrative Department, Elections and Records, Iron Brigade Reunions, 1883-1884. Wis­consin State Archives.

- State of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Blue Book. Madison, 1981.

- State of Wisconsin. Charles H. Estabrook, ed., Wisconsin Losses in the Civil War; A List of Names of Wisconsin Soldiers Killed in Action, Mortally wounded, or Dying from other Causes in the Civil War. Madison: Commission on Civil War Records, 1915.

 

Literatur - sonstige:

- Fox, William F.: Regimental Losses in the American Civil War 1861-1865

- Quiner, Edwin B.: Correspondence of Wisconsin Volunteers, 1861-1865. 10 Volumes. Scrapbook Index. Madison: Wisconsin State Historical Society, n.d.

- Quiner, E. B.: Military History of Wisconsin: A Record of the Civil and Military Patriotism in the War of Union (Chicago: Clarke & Co, 1866); Bibliothek Ref MilAmerik127

- Zeitlin, Richard H.: In Peace and War. Union Veterans and Cultural Symbols - The Flags of the Iron Brigade; in: Nolan / Vipond, Giants with their tall Black Hats, a.a.O., S. 160-178

 

Karten:

- Gaff: If this is War, a.a.O., S. 42 mit Übersicht der Counties ohne Namensangabe, dafür beinhaltend die Haupt-Rekrutierungsorte der 2nd Wisconsin Infantry

 

 

b. Infantry:

 

1st Wisconsin Infantry Regiment (3 Month):

 

Overview:

Organized at Milwaukee, Wis., and mustered into State service April 27, 1861. Mustered into United States service May 17, 1861. Left state for Harrisburg, Pa., June 9. Attached to Abercrombie's 6th Brigade, Negley's 2nd Division, Patterson's Army. Camp at Ha­gerstown till June 29. Moved to Williamsport, Md., June 29-July 1. Action at Falling Waters July 2. Moved to Martinsburg July 3. Duty at Charlestown, Harper's Ferry and guarding fords of the Monocacy River till August. Edwards' Ferry, Md., July 29. Mustered out August 21, 1861.

 

Literatur:

- Quiner, E. B.: Military History of Wisconsin: A Record of the Civil and Military Patriotism in the War of Union (Chicago: Clarke & Co, 1866),; Bibliothek Ref MilAmerik127, S. 54, 423-438

 

 

1st Regiment Wiscon­sin Infantry (3 Years):

s. 1st William J. *Vincent (Co. F); Pvt Alonzo E *Ames (Co. I), Pvt Alonzo G. *Ames (Co. I)

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Scott, Milwaukee, Wis., and mustered in October 19, 1861. Moved to Louisville, Ky., October 28-31, and duty there till November 14. Attached to Negley's 7th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to December, 1861. 7th Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Ohio, to February, 1862. Negley's 7th Independent Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to August, 1862. 28th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 28th Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Bri­gade, 1st Division (Centre), 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Di­vision, 14th Army Corps to October, 1864.

 

Service:

Ordered to West Point, Ky., November 14, 1861; thence to Elizabethtown, Ky., December 3, and to Bacon Creek December 11. Mo­ved to Munfordsville, Ky., December 17, and duty at Camp Wood till February, 1862. Advance on Bowling Green, Ky., and Nash­ville, Tenn., February 14-March 3. Duty at Nashville till March 29. Action on Granny White Pike, near Nashville, March 8. Moved to Columbia March 29-April 2. Moved to Bigley's Creek, and duty guarding railroad at bridges till May 3. Rogersville May 13. Expedi­tion to Chattanooga May 28-June 17 (Cos. "A," "B," "G" and "K"). Chattanooga June 7-8. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till August. (Part of Regiment at Columbia and Mooresville till August 18.) March to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 18-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg to Crab Orchard, Ky., October 1-16. Battle of Perryville , Ky., October 8. Guard duty at Mitchellsville till December 7. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Jefferson December 30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Expedition to McMinnville April 20-30. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Jones' Ford July 2. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis Cross Roads , near Dug Gap, September 11. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Reconnoissance to Cooper's Gap November 30-December 3. Scout to Harrison and Ootlewah January 21, 1864 (Detachment). Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Non-Veterans ordered to Nashville, Tenn., September 21. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 21st Wisconsin Infantry. Regiment mustered out October 13, 1864.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 151 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 142 Enlisted men by disease. Total 300.

 

 

2nd Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Col Squire Park *Coon; Col Lucius *Fairchild; Col Edgar *O’Connor; LtCol Henry W. *Peck; LtCol George H. *Stevens; Captain Thomas *Allen; Captain Robert K. *Beecham (Co. H); Captain Gabriel *Bouck; Captain Wilson *Colwell; Captain George B. *Ely; Captain John *Mansfield; Captain John *Marsh; Captain David McKee; Captain George H. *Otis (Co I); Captain Julius W. *Ran­dolph; Cap­tain William Emerson *Strong (promoted); Captain James D. Wood; Adjutant Edward M. *Hunter (1861 fahnen­flüchtig); 1stLt Charles *Dow (Co. G); 2ndLt Edward P *Kellogg (Co. C); Lt Levi *Showalter; Sergeant William H. *Harries (Co. B); Pvt Ambrose C. Ames (Co. F, S), Pvt (?); Pvt William G. *Davis (Co. E); Joseph M. *Mann; Offizier +++ Thomas Howard *Ruger (versetzt)

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in June 11, 1861. Moved to Washington, D. C., June 20-25. Attached to Sherman's Briga­de, Tyler's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia, to August, 1861. Fort Corcoran, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. King's Brigade, McDowell's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, King's Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Divi­sion, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to October, 1864.

 

Service:

Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861. Occupation of Fairfax Court House July 17. Action at Blackburn's Ford July 18. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty at Fort Corcoran, Defences of Washington, D. C., till August 27. Camp at Meridian Hill and duty at Fort Tillinghast till March, 1862. Reconnoissance to Lewinsville, Va., September 25, 1861. (Co. "K" transferred to 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery December 9, 1861. A new Co. "K" organized,December 20, 1861.) Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-16, 1862. Advance to Falmouth March 18-April 23. Woodstock April 1. McDowell's advance on Richmond May 25-29. Operations against Jackson June 2-11. Reconnoissance to Orange Court House July 24-26. Expedition to Frederick's Hall Station and Spottsylvania Court House Au­gust 5-8. Thornburg's Mills or Massapona Church August 5-6. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23. Catlett's Station August 21. Gainesville August 28. Battles of Groveton August 29. Bull Run Au­gust 30. Chantilly September 1 (Reserve). Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of South Mountain , Md., September 14, and Antietam , Md., September 16-17. At Sharpsburg, Md., till October 30. Advance to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 22. Battle of Fredericksburg , Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Belle Plains till April 27. Expedition from Belle Plains into Westmoreland County March 25-29. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Fitzhugh's Crossing April 29-30. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Operations on Northern Neck May 20-26. Brandy Station and Beverly Ford June 9. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg , Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Haymarket October 19. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spott­sylvania May 8-12. Detached from Brigade May 11 and assigned to duty as Provost Guard, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps. Spottsyl­vania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31.Cold Harbor June 1-12. Non-Veterans ordered to Madison, Wis., June 11, and there mustered out July 2, 1864. Veterans and Recruits consolidated to a Battalion of two Companies and assigned to duty as Provost Guard at Headquarters, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, till September. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16 to November 30. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Boydton Plank Road , Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Battalion consolidated with 6th Wisconsin Infantry as Companies "G" and "H" November 30, 1864.

 

Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 228 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 77 Enlisted men by disease. Total 315.

 

gehörte zur *Iron Brigade; Regiment erlitt die höchsten Verluste von allen 2000 Regimentern der gesamten Unions-Armee; in Get­tysburg betrugen die Verluste 77%

 

Einsätze:

1st Bull Run (vgl. Nolan: Giants in their black Hats, a.a.O., S. 188 Anm. 10)

 

Am 1.7.1863 eingesetzt bei McPherson’s Ridge und Willoughby Run gegen Archer’s Brigade (vgl. Martin: Gettysburg, a.a.O., S. 141).

 

Karten:

- Gaff: If this is War, a.a.O., S. 42 mit Übersicht der Counties ohne Namensangabe, dafür beinhaltend die Haupt-Rekrutierungsorte der 2nd Wisconsin Infantry

 

Literatur:

- Allen, Thomas S.: „The Second Wisconsin at the First Battle of Bull Run.“ War Papers Read Before the Commandary of the State of Wisconsin, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (Milwauckee, 1896, Vol. I, S. 374-93)

- Beecham, Robert K.: "Adventures of an Iron Brigade Man," National Tribune, 1902

- Beecham, Robert K.: Gettysburg. The Pilotal Battle of the War (Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co, 1911).

- Dudley, William W.: The Iron Brigade at Gettysburg: Official Report of the Part Borne by the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, In Action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1st, 2d, and 3d, 1863; Cincinnati: Privately printed, 1879

- Gaff, Alan D. u. Gaff, Maureen: The dread reality of war - Gibbon's Brigade, August 28-September 17, 1862; in Nolan, Alan T. and Vipond, Sharon Eggleston (Hrsg.): Giants in their tall Black Hats - Essays on the Iron Brigade, Bloomington/Indiana 1998, Biblio­thek Ref MilAmerik5, S. 67 ff.

- Gaff, Alan D.: On many a Bloody Field. Four Years in the Iron Brigade, Bloomington Indiana: Indiana University Press 1996

- Gaff, Alan D.: Brave Men's Tears: The Iron Brigade at Brawner's Farm (Dayton, Morningside House, Inc., 1988)

- Gaff, Alan D. If This Is War: A History of the Campaign of Bull 's Run by the Wisconsin Regiment Thereafter Known as the Rag­ged Ass Second Dayton: Morningside House, Inc., 1991, Bibliothek Ref MilAmerik5d

- Harries, William H. «In the Ranks at Antietam.» In The Second Wisconsin Infantry. Edited by Alan D. Gaff. Dayton: Press of the Morningside Bookshop, 1984.

- Harries, William H.: „The Iron Brigade in the First Day's Gettysburg,“ Military Order of the loyal Legion Paper read October 8, 1895, reprinted in: Gaff (ed.): The Second Wisconsin Infantry (Dayton/OH, 1984), S. 272

- Internet Datei Archiv 9 US-Truppenteile Brigaden, Iron Brigade

- Otis, George H.: The Second Wisconsin Infantry, ed. Alan D. Gaff (Morningside Bookshop 1984)

- Quiner, E. B.: Military History of Wisconsin: A Record of the Civil and Military Patriotism in the War of Union (Chicago: Clarke & Co, 1866); Bibliothek Ref MilAmerik127, S. 438 ff

- Rollins, Nathaniel: Nathaniel Rollins Diary, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

- Otis, George H.: The Second Wisconsin Infantry. Edited by Alan D. Gaff. Dayton Press of Morningside Bookshop, 1984

 

 

3rd Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Captain Julian Wisner *Hinkley (Co. D&E); Van R. *Willard; Edwin C. *Bryant; Pvt Robert *Stiles (Co. D)

 

Overview:

Organized at Fond du Lac, Wis., and mustered in June 19, 1861. Ordered to Hagerstown, Md., July 12; thence to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., July 18. Attached to Hamilton's Brigade, Patterson's Army, to October, 1861. Stiles' Brigade, Banks' Division, Army of the Poto­mac, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps, to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the Shen­andoah, to June, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Darnestown August 18, 1861; thence to Frederick, Md., September 12, and duty there till February 25, 1862. Action at Harper's Ferry. W. Va, October 11, 1861 (Cos. "A," "C" and "H"). Bolivar Heights October 16 (Cos. "A," "C" and "H"). March to Sandy Hook February 25, 1862. Occupation of Winchester, Va., March 12. Advance toward Manassas March 22-25. Battle of Win­chester March 23 (Co. "A"). Advance from Strasburg to Woodstock and Edenburg April 1-2. Edenburg April 1-2. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley till June 17. Buckton Station May 23 (Co. "G"). Middletown and Newtown May 24. Winchester May 25. Retreat to Martinsburg May 26-June 6. Duty at Front Royal till July 6, and at Little Washington till August 6. Battle of Cedar Mountain Au­gust 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Guard trains of the army during Battles of Manassas August 27-30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Duty at Maryland Heights till October 30, and in the Defences of the Upper Potomac at Antietam Iron Works till December 10. March to Fairfax Station and duty there till January 3, 1863. Moved to Stafford Court House January 18, and duty there till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Germania Ford April 29. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Brandy Station and Beverly Ford June 9. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty in New York during draft disturbances Au­gust 16-September 5. Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. At Stevenson, Ala., and Decherd, Tenn., guarding rail­road till December. Regiment veteranized December 21, 1863. Veterans on furlough December 25, 1863, to February 9, 1864. At Fa­yetteville, Tenn., till April 28. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cassville May 19. New Hope Church May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas , New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25 - June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Montieth Swamp December 9. Sie­ge of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Robertsville, S. C., January 29. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro , N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 11-16, and there mustered out July 18, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 158 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 113 Enlisted men by disease. Total 282.

 

Literatur:

- Bryant, Edwin C.: History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry (Cleveland: A. H. Clark Co., 1891)

- Hinkley, Julian Wisner (Capt, 3rd Wisconsin): A Narrative of Service with the Service with the Third Wisconsin Infantry (Madison 1912, 1st Edition), 197pp, Index. This unit served in XII Corps and was one of Fox's "Fighting 300". Issued as part of Wisconsin Hist­ory Commission Papers (vol. 7). Nevins calls this "A thoroughly organized and completely reliable memoir, based on letters, dia­ry, and portwar manuscript; Hinkley saw much service in both major battle areas."

- Willard, Van R. (3rd Wisconsin Infantry): With the 3rd Wisconsin Badgers (Stackpole Books), 320 pp, Photos, Maps. Edited by Ste­ven Raab (See Steve's autograph site at the Civil War Mall). Details of most of the major campaigns of the war from Bank's 1862 Valley Campaign to Sherman's 1864 Georgia Campaign from Willard's diaries.

 

 

4th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Racine, Wis., as 4th Wisconsin Infantry and mustered in July 2, 1861. Moved to Baltimore, Md., July 15-22. Attached to Dix's Division, Baltimore, Md., to February, 1862. Williams' Brigade, Butler's New Orleans Expedition, to April, 1862. 2nd Briga­de, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1862. Grover's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1863. Cavalry Brigade, 19th Army Corps, July, 1863. District of Baton Rouge, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1863. (Designation changed to 4th Cavalry August 22, 1863.)

 

 

5th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Col Hans Christian *Heg; Sergeant Edwin A. *Allen (Co. F); Pvt Charles L. *Walker (Co. K&A)

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in July 12, 1861. Ordered to Washington, D. C., July 24. Attached to King's Brigade, Mc­Dowell's Division, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Hancock's Brigade, Smith's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1863. Light Division, 6th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, to February, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August. Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to December, 1864, and Army of the Potomac to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Camp on Meridian Hill till September 3, 1861. Detached to construct Fort Marcy on north bank of the Potomac. At Camp Griffin, near Washington, D. C., till March 9, 1862. Lewinsville, Va., September 10, 1861. (Cos. "B," "C" and "G"). Reconnoissance to Le­winsville September 25. March to Flint Hill March 9, 1862, thence to near Alexandria March 16, and moved to Fortress Monroe March 23-25. Reconnoissance to Warwick Court House March 27. Advance from Newport News to Warwick River and toward Yorktown April 4-5. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Reconnoissance toward Yorktown April 16. Lee's Mills, Burnt Chimneys. April 16. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Duty at White House till May 18. March to near Richmond May 24 and picket duty on the Chickahominy till June 5. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Garnett's Farm June 27. Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Moved to Alexandria August 16-24, thence march to Centreville August 29-30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Sugar Loaf Mountain September 10-11. Crampton's Pass, South Mountain, September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. At Williamsport September 18-22. Expedition to intercept Stu­art's Cavalry October 11. At Hagerstown October 13-31. March to Aquia Creek November 8-18. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va, De­cember 12-15. At White Oak Church till April, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Ope­rations about Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg , Pa., July 2-4. Near Fairfield, Pa., July 5. About Funk­stown, Md., July 10-13. Detached duty at New York, Albany and Troy August-September during draft disturbances. Bristoe Cam­paign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Duty at Brandy Station till April, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 17-18. Siege of Petersburg till July 9. Weldon Railroad June 22-23. Moved to Washington, D. C., July 9-12. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 12. Non-Veterans ordered to Wisconsin July 16 and mustered out August 3, 1864. Veterans consolidated to a Battalion of three Companies. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Battle of Opequan , Winchester, September 19. Provost duty at Winchester, Va., and at Cedar Creek, Va., till December. Seven new companies organized September, 1864, and left State for Winchester, Va., October 2. At Alexandria till October 20, then joined Regiment at Ce­dar Creek. Moved to Petersburg, Va., October 1-4. Siege of Petersburg December 4, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run , February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Danville April 28-27, thence to Richmond, Va., and Washington, D. C., May 18-June 2. Corps Review June 8. Mustered out June 24 (three Companies) and July 11, 1865 (Regiment).

 

Regiment lost during service 15 Officers and 180 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 132 Enlisted men by disease. Total 329.

 

 

6th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Col Lysander *Cutler; Col Rufus R. *Dawes, LtCol Edward S. *Bragg; LtCol (Captain Co. I) Thomas Scott *Allen; Major Philipp W. *Plummer; Captain Levi P. *Converse (Co I); Captain (Pvt) Lewis A. *Kent (Co GDA); Captain Joseph H. *Marston (Co E); Captain Thomas W. *Plummer; Captain (Fifth Sergeant) John *Ticknor (Co. K); Captain (Corporal, Sergeant) Edward A. *Whaley (Co. C); Adjutant Edward P. *Brooks (Co. D, F&S); Adjutant Jerome A. *Watrous (Co. E); Lt William *Gollermann (Co F); 2ndLt John M. *Goodwin (Co. I); 1tLt Lloyd G. *Harris (Co. C); Lt Thomas *Kerr (Co D); 1stLt Mair *Pointon (Co. A); Lt William N. *Remington; Lt Clayton E. *Rogers; 1stLt Earl M. *Rogers (Co. I); 2ndLt O.B. *Chapman (Co C); Sgt George *Fairfield (Co C); Sgt James P. “Mickey” *Sullivan; Sergeant Albert *Tarbox (Co. K); Sergeant Samuel G. *Wallar (Co. I); Corporal Abram *Fletcher (Co. K); 7th Corporal Thomas *Flynn (Co. K); Corporal Reuben *Huntley (Co. K); Corporal Isaiah *Kelly (Co B); Corporal Hugh *Talty (Co. K); Corporal Francis A. *Wallar (Co I); Corporal Franklin Wilcox (Co. K); Pvt George E. Chamberlain (Co. K); Pvt George W. *Chamberlain (Co. G&D); Pvt Philip *Cheek (Co. A); Pvt Ephraim *Cornish (Co. K); Pvt George W. *Downing (Co. H&K); Pvt William *Evans; Pvt F); Pvt Lyman D. *Holford (Co. C); Pvt (?) Augustus *Klein; Pvt Peter S. *Markle (Co. I); Pvt (?) Henry *Ma­trau; Pvt George C. *Miles (Co. A); Pvt Emory *Mitchell (Co. K); Pvt (?) Cornelius W. *Okey; Pvt Gottfried *Schoeber (Co. I); Pvt James M.“Jimmy“ *Scoville (Co. K); Pvt James C. *Wallace (Co. I); Pvt Chester A. *Wyman (Co. I); Pvt Aaron *Yates (Co. K); Pvt Albert V. *Young

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Randall, Madison, Wis., and mustered in July 16, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., July 28. At Harrisburg, Pa., till August 3, then moved to Washington. Attached to King's Brigade, McDowell's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, King's Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Di­vision, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Di­vision, 5th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Camp on Meridian Hill and duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-16. Advance to Falmouth April 9-19. Duty at Falmouth and Fredericksburg till August McDowell's advance on Richmond March 25-29. Operations against Jackson June 2-11. Reconnoissance to Orange Court House July 24-27. Reconnoissance to Frederick's Hall Stati­on and Spottsylvania Court House August 5-8. Thornburg's Mills (or Massaponax Church) August 5-6. Battle of Cedar Mountain Au­gust 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23. Action at Gaines­ville August 28. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly , September 1 (Reserve). Maryland Campaign Sep­tember 6-22. Battles of South Mountain , Md., September 14; Antietam, September 16-17. At Sharpsburg till October 30. Advance to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 22. Battle of Fredericksburg, December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Belle Plain till April 27. Expedition to Heathville February 12-14. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Fitzhugh's Crossing April 29-30. Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-Ju­ly 24. Battle of Gettysburg , Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap. Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Ra­pidan till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Haymarket October 19. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness , May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12 Spottsylvania Court House , May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 23. On line of the Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor , June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg, June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Weldon Railroad , August 18-21, 1864. Boydton Road , Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Lewis Farm , near Gravelly Run, March 29. Boydton and White Oak Roads March 30-31. Five Forks , April 1. Fall of Petersburg , April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Courthouse, April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D. C., May. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 17. Mustered out July 2, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 16 Officers and 228 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 112 Enlisted men by disease. Total 357.

 

Medal of Honor: Corporal Francis A. *Waller (Co I)

 

Das Regiment gehörte zur *Iron Brigade; Gefallene 357 (18,4%), Casualties total 867; unter Colonel Rufus R. Dawes gewinnt das Regiment einen besonders guten Ruf bei Gettysburg durch die Gefangennahme von Teilen einer CS-Brigade. A, 1.7.1863 war das Regiment als Divi­sionsreserve eingesetzt und erhielt Befehl außerhalb des Rahmens der Iron Brigade beim Bloody *Railroad Cut an­zugreifen (vgl. Martin: Gettysburg, a.a.O., S. 122 ff). Das Regiment verlor beim Angriff auf Bloody Railroad Cut 180 Mann bei einer Stärke von 500 Mann (vgl. Martin: Gettysburg, a.a.O., S. 128).

 

The 6th Wisconsin Infantry was issued Modell 1861 Springfield rifle-muskets, dated 1861, im Januar 1862 (vgl. Herdegen/Beaudot: Bloody Railroad Cut, a.a.O., S. 36 mit S. 36n18; vgl. Ordnance Office, U.S. War Department, September 28, 1683, letter to Col E. S. Bragg, 6th Wis. Vols „... Co. Returns for your Regt. May commence fron Jany, 1862, the date they received the Springfield Rifles“ s. Edward S. Bragg Papers, State Historical Society of Wisconsin]).

 

Gliederung:

Company A (Sauk County Riflemen)

 

Einsätze:

Brawner's Farm 28.8.1862; Gettysburg 1.-3.7.1863

 

Literatur:

- Arnold, Jim: “Eyewitness Account of History”; in; The Courier, vol 3 Nr. 6, May-June 1982, S. 31 (Reprint of an Action at Turner’s Gap, September 1862, from 6th Wisconsin Volunteers [Memoirs of Col Dawes, 1890])

- Beaudot, William K.H. and Herdegen, Lance J.: An Irishman in the Iron Brigade: The Civil War Memoirs of James P. Sullivan, Sergt. Company K, 6th Wisconsin Volunteers (New York: Fordham University Press, 1993)

- Cheek, Philip and Pointon, Mair: History of the Sauk County Riflemen known as Company 'A', Sixth Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865 (Gaithersburg, Md.: Butternut Press, 1984. Reprint of 1900 edition by Philip Cheek)

- Dawes, Rufus R. "On the Right At Antietam." In Service with the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers. Edited by Alan T. Nolan. Dayton: Morningside Press, 1984.

- Dawes, Rufus R.: With the Sixth Wisconsin at Gettysburg - Brevet Brigadier General Rufus R. Dawes

- Dawes, Rufus R.: A Full Blown Yankee of the Iron Brigade: Service with 6th Wisconsin, Reprint 1962 der Originalausgabe Marietta / OH: E. R. Alderman, 1890, Bibliothek Ref MilAmerik5a

- Sketches of War History, 1861-1865. Papers read before the Ohio Commandary of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the Uni­ted States. 1888-1890. Edited by Robert Hunter, late Captain U.S.V., Recorder. Published by the Commandery. Volume Three. Cin­cinnati. Robert Clarke and Company. 1890. Reprinted by Broadfoot Publishing Co. NC. 1991. Contains also a map of General Stone­man's last campaign and drawings showing positions of the Sixth Wisconsin at Gettysburg.

- Dawes, Rufus R.: Service with the Sixth Wisconsin (Marietta, Ohio: E. R. Alderman & Sons, 1890. Reprinted by Morningside Hou­se) (ehemals Bibliothek Ref MilAmerik5a, nunmehr PDF-Datei, Archiv Ref, ameridownload, Dawes, Rufus, servsixthwiscon00-da­werich)

- Dawes, Rufus: "Align on the Colors," (zum Angriff auf den Bloody Railroad Cut bei Gettysburg am 1.7.1863); Milwauckee Sun­day Telegraph, 27. April 1890

- Dudley, William D.: The Iron Brigade at Gettysburg: Official Report of the Part Borne by the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, In Action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1st, 2d, and 3d, 1863; Cincinnati: Privately printed, 1879

- Evans Family: Letters, 1862-63. Family of Illinois and Wisconsin. Consists of three letters from the sister and brothers of William Evans, a Union soldier in the 6th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers, Company B, stationed in Washington, D.C. Transcripts available. (Virginia Tech, Univ. Libraries, Special Collections: Civil War guide. Manuscript Sources for Civil War Research in the Special Col­lections Department of the Virginia Tech Libraries Ms 93-015).

- Gaff, Alan D. u. Gaff, Maureen: The dread reality of war - Gibbon's Brigade, August 28-September 17, 1862; in Nolan, Alan T. and Vipond, Sharon Eggleston (Hrsg.): Giants in their tall Black Hats - Essays on the Iron Brigade, Bloomington/Indiana 1998, Biblio­thek Ref MilAmerik5, S. 67 ff.

- Gaff, Alan D.: On many a Bloody Field. Four Years in the Iron Brigade, Bloomington Indiana: Indiana University Press 1996

- Gaff, Alan D.: Brave Men's Tears: The Iron Brigade at Brawner's Farm (Dayton, Morningside House, Inc., 1988)

- Hartwig, D. Scott: „Guts and Good Leadership: The Action at the Railroad Cut, July 1, 1863.“ The Gettysburg Magazine, No. 1: 5-14

- Herdegen, Lance J.: The Men Stood Like Iron (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997

- Herdegen, Lance J., and William J. K. Beaudot: In the Bloody Railroad Cut at Gettysburg (Dayton: Press of Morningside Book­shop, 1990)

- Kellog, John A.: Letter vom 1.11.1865 an John B. Bachelder; in Bachelder Papers, New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, New Hampshire (US-Captain im Stab von Cutler’s Brigade; Kellog beobachtete den Angriff am Bloody Railroad Cut am 1.7.1863 vom Waldrand bei McPherson’s Ridge; vgl. Martin: Gettysburg, a.a.O., S. 135).

- Matrau, Henry (6th Wisconsin Infantry): Letters Home, Henry Matrau of the Iron Brigade (University of Nebraska); 200pp, Map, Photos, Index. Civil War Magazine called this "A must for all admirers of that stellar combat unit...especially important because of its information on the 1864-65 Virginia campaigns, which are given short shrift in other books on the Iron Brigade."

- Okey, Cornelius W.: "Echoes of Gettysburg." Milwauckee Sunday Telegraph 29. April 1883

- Records, Sixth Wisconsin Infantry, State Historical Society of Wisconsin

- Sullivan, James P.: "The Old Iron Brigade at Gettysburg," Milwauckee Sunday Telegraph, 20 December 1884

- St Clair, John (6th Wisconsin): Manuscript, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison / Wiscon­sin

- Sullivan, James P.: "The Iron Brigade at Gettysburg," Milwaukee Sunday Telegraph, December 28, 1884

- Watrous, Jerome A.: Papers, State Historical Society of Wisconsin

- Watrous, J[erome] A.: "Richard Epps and Other Stories," Milwaukee, 1906

- Watrous, Jerome A.: "Gettysburg." Milwauckee Sunday Telegraph, 26 Nov. 1879

- Watrous, Jerome A.: "Some Premonitions." Milwauckee Sunday Telegraph, 27 July 1985

- Young, Albert V.: "A Pilgrimage." Milwauckee Sunday Telegraph 22. April 1888

 

 

7th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Col William *Robinson; Surgeon Alfred *Castleman; Sergeant Charles *Walker (Co. B); Musician Ludolph *Longhenry (Co. ); Pvt John *Harvill (Co. F); Pvt Hugh C. *Perkins (Co. I); Pvt (?) William *Ray; Pvt George W. *Partridge Jr. (Co. G)

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in September 2, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., September 21. Attached to King's Brigade, McDowell's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Poto­mac, to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, King's Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-16. Advance to Falmouth, Va., April 9-19. Duty at Falmouth and Fredericksburg till August. McDowell's advance on Richmond May 25-29. Operations against Jackson June 2-11. Reconnoissance to Orange Court House July 24-27. Expedition to Frederick's Hall Station and Spottsylvania Court House August 5-8. Thornburg's Mills or Massaponax Church August 5-6. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Cam­paign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23. Catlett's Station August 22. Gaines­ville August 28. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1 (Reserve). Maryland Campaign Septem­ber 6-22. Battles of South Mountain September 14; Antietam September 16-17. At Sharpsburg, Md., to October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 22. Battle of Fredericksburg , Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Belle Plain till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-Mny 2. Fitzhugh's Crossing April 29-30. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan till October. Bristoe Campaign Octo­ber 9-22. Haymarket October 19. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-Decem­ber 2. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12 Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Weldon Railroad August 18-21, 1864. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run, March 28. Boydton and White Oak Roads March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Appomattox Courthouse April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D. C., May. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 16 and mustered out July 2, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 271 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 143 Enlisted men by disease. Total 424.

 

Das Regiment gehörte zur *Iron Brigade; Rgt. Kommandeur General Edward S. *Bragg (vgl. Gaff, Alan D. u. Gaff, Maureen: The dread Reality of War; Gibbon's Brigade, August 28-September 17, 1862; in Nolan, Alan T. and Vipond, Sharon Eggleston (Hrsg.): Giants in their tall Black Hats - Essays on the Iron Brigade, Bloomington/Indiana 1998, Bibliothek Ref MilAmerik5, S. 69)+++ (An­gabe wohl falsch, da Bragg LtCol der 6th Wisconsin war: +++prüfen+++. Vom 5.-8.8.1862 führte die Division Rufus *King meh­rere Expeditions von Fredericksburg aus nach Frederick's Hall Station, Va. und Spotsylvania Court House, Va, durch die Brigade Gibbon durch mit dem Ziel, die für den Süden lebenswichtige Central Virginia RR zu zerstören (vgl. King's Report, OR 12 [2] S. 121-22). Die Expedition nach *Frederick's Hall Station wurde von BrigGen Gibbon geführt (vgl. King's Report, OR 12 [2] S. 122; Gibbon's Report OR 12 [2] S. 122-23), diejenige nach *Spotsylvania Court House stand unter der Führung von Col Lysander *Cut­ler; die Un­terstützung erfolgte durch Truppen unter Gen. John P. *Hatch (vgl. King's Report, OR 12 [2] S. 122). Ziel von Gibbon's Expedition war die Zerstörung der Virginia Central RR. Bei diesem mit zwei Zangen durchgeführten Vorstoß eingesetzt wurden: an der Spotsyl­vania Court House Road: die 6th Wisconsin Infantry (Col. Lysander *Cutler), Harris Cavalry (2nd New York Cavalry), und eine Ab­teilung von Gerrish's New Hampshire Battery. Die Abteilung unter der persönlichen Führung Gibbon's, die auf der Te­legraph Road vorstieß umfaßte 2nd Wisconsin, 7th Wisconsin, 19th Indiana, 3rd Indiana Cavalry und Monroe's Rhode Island Battery (vgl. Gibb­ons's Report OR 12 [2] S. 122). Da Cutler die Gesamtführung innehatte, übernahm Bragg die Führung des 6th Wisconsin (vgl. Cut­ler's Report OR 12 [2] S. 123).

 

1863 im Battle of Gettysburg war Col William Robinson Regimentskommandeur der 7th Wisconsin Infantry; am 1.7.1863 war Ro­binson's Regiment eingesetzt bei McPherson's Ridge beim Angriff auf Archer's Brigade bei *Willoughby's Run (vgl. Martin: Gettys­burg, a.a.O., S. 151 mit Karte S. 150)

 

The 3rd regiment on the list having the greatest number killed in battle is the Seventh Wisconsin Infantry, of the famous Iron Brigade, Wadsworth s (First) Division, First Corps. This gallant regiment stands high in the list, Because of its many battles and the persistency with which it would hold its ground in the face of the deadliest musketry. By glancing at the table of percentages, it will be seen that the Seventh occupies an honorable place in that list also. (vgl. Fox: Regimental Losses, a.a.O., S. 2)

 

Rekruten:

zu den zur Auffüllung nachrekrutierten Soldaten gehörten 14 Chippewa Indianer, die bald zu den besten Skirmishern der ganzen Bri­gade gehörten (Vipond, S. 114; Dawes, Service with the 6th Wisconsin, a.a.O., S. 265)

 

Offiziere:

Captain Joseph Bird (vgl. Gaff/Gaff: The dread reality of war; in Nolan: Giants in their black hats, a.a.O., S. 68)

 

Literatur:

- Dudley, William D.: The Iron Brigade at Gettysburg: Official Report of the Part Borne by the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Arma Corps, Army of the Potomac, In Action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1st, 2d, and 3d, 1863; Cincinnati: Privately printed, 1879

- Gaff, Alan D. u. Gaff, Maureen: The dread reality of war - Gibbon's Brigade, August 28-September 17, 1862; in Nolan, Alan T. and Vipond, Sharon Eggleston (Hrsg): Giants in their tall Black Hats - Essays on the Iron Brigade, Bloomington/Indiana 1998, Bibliothek Ref MilAmerik5, S. 67 ff.

- Gaff, Alan D.: On many a Bloody Field. Four Years in the Iron Brigade, Bloomington Indiana: Indiana University Press 1996

- Gaff, Alan D.: Brave Men's Tears: The Iron Brigade at Brawner's Farm (Dayton, Morningside House, Inc., 1988)

- Internet Datei Archiv 9 US-Truppenteile Bragaden, Iron Brigade

- Internet-Datei Archiv 9 US-Truppenteile Wisconsin

- Partridge, George W. Jr. (7th Wisconsin Infantry): Letters from the Iron Brigade: George W. Partridge Jr., 1839-1863: Civil War Letters to his Sisters (Guild Press); 125 pp; Partridge served in the 7th Wisconsin of the famous Iron Brigade. This complete set of letters is edited by High Whitehouse provide an "...intimate and informative picture of Civil War soldering. They ARE history." (Alan Nolan, author if The Iron Brigade).

 

 

8th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Col Robert C. *Murphy, Pvt Alfred B. *Ames (Co. A)

 

Das Regiment hatte als Mascottchen einen Adler "Old Abe)

 

Overview:

Organized at Cairo, Ill., for three years' service July 25, 1861. Attached to District of Cairo to October, 1861. 2nd Brigade, District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Ten­nessee, and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, Dept. of the Tennessee, to Septem­ber, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Jackson, to November, 1862. 4th Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to April, 1864. Maltby's Brigade, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Reserve Division, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, M. D. W. M., February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps (New), M..D. W. M., to June, 1865. Dept. of Louisiana to May, 1866.

 

Service:

Duty at Cairo, Ill., till October, 1861. Moved to Bird's Point, Mo., and duty there till February, 1862. Expedition against Thompson's forces November 2-12, 1861. Expeditions toward Columbus, Ky., January 13-20, 1862. Advance on Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 6-13. Battle of Shi­loh April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Moved to Bethel June 4-6, thence to Jackson June 15. Duty there and guard duty at Toone's and Medon Stations till October. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign October 31, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Ordered to Lagrange November, 1862. Reconnoissance from Lagrange November 8-9. March to Grand Junction January 4-9, 1863, and to Memphis, Tenn., January 12-19. Moved to Lake Providence, La., February 22, and duty there till April. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 12. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battles of Thompson's Hill, Port Gib­son, May 1. South Fork Bayou Pierrie May 2. Raymond May 12. Jackson, Miss., May 14. Champion's Hill May 16. Siege of Vicks­burg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Garrison duty at Vicksburg till July, 1864. Stevenson's Expedition from Vicksburg to Monroe, La., August 20-September 2, 1863. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 5, 1864. Regiment Veteranize March 24, 1864. Expediti­on to Pearl River, Miss., July 2-10. Jackson July 7. Expedition to Morganza, La., July 29-September 3. Moved to mouth of White Ri­ver September 3-8, and duty there till October 18. Movement to Memphis, Tenn., and return October 18-30. Moved to Duvall's Bluff November 9, thence to Memphis, Tenn., November 28. March to Moscow and return December 29-31. Moved to New Orleans, La., January 1-4, 1865. Campaign against Mobile and its defences February to April. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-A­pril 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Duty at Mobile till May 27. Moved to New Or­leans, La., thence to Shreveport May 27-June 9. Moved to Marshall, Texas, and duty there till September. At Alexandria, La., till April, 1866. Mustered out at Baton Rouge May 4 and discharged at Springfield, Ill., May 13, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 160 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 155 Enlisted men by disease. Total 321.

 

Im September 1861 unter Col Robert C. *Murphy in Dienst gestellt; im Frühjahr 1862 mit seinem Regiment Teilnahme an der Opera­tion gegen New Madrid und Island No. 10; im Mai 1862 eingesetzt bei der Belagerung von Corinth / Mississippi; ab Mai 1862 einge­setzt im Rahmen der Brigade Murphy 2nd Brigade 2nd Division Army of the Mississippi, bestehend aus 8th Wisconsin Infantry, sie­ben Co's der 5th Minnesota Infantry, einer Sektion von Dee's Battery (Battery C 1st Michigan Artillery) und drei Co's Cavalry unter Captain Webster (vgl. Lowry: Tarnished Eagles, a.a.O., S. 176).

 

Im September 1862 hatte Murphy den Auftrag, das US-Depot in Iuka / Nord-Mississippi zu verteidigen; er räumte bei dem Angriff von CS-BrigGen Frank Armstrong's Brigade mit ca. 2000 Mann ohne Notwendigkeit das Depot. Das deswegen eingeleitete Court Martial-Verfahren sprach Murphy von den Vorwürfen frei (vgl. Lowry: Tarnished Eagles, a.a.O., S. 177-180).

 

Photo:

- Davis/Wiley, Photographic History, a.a.O., S. 40

 

 

9th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Sgt. Georg Michael *Zimmer; Pvt George *Hitz (Co. F&C); Pvt Frederick *Neffinger (Co. HED)

 

Overview:

Organized at Milwaukee, Wis., and mustered in October 26, 1861. Ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, January 22, 1862. Attached to Dept. of Kansas to August, 1862. 1st Brigade, Dept. of Kansas, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. District of Rolla and District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Ar­kansas to January, 1866.

 

Service:

March to Fort Scott, Kansas, March 1-7, 1862, and duty there till May 27. (Cos. "A," "C," "F" and "K" at Carthage May 1-17.) March to Spring River May 27-June 6, thence to Baxter Springs June 13, and duty there till June 28. Expedition into Indian Country; march to Fort Gibson June 28-July 9, thence to Fort Scott July 10-August 11. March to Sarcoxie, Mo., September 18-22. Action at Newtonia September 30. Occupation of Newtonia October 4. Canehill November 28. Battle of Prairie Grove , December 7. Expe­dition over Boston Mountains to Van Buren December 27-29. Guard and patrol duty at various points in Missouri till July, 1863. Or­dered to St. Louis, Mo., July 8, and duty there till September 12. Ordered to Helena, Ark., September 12; thence moved to Little Rock October 10-22, and duty there till March, 1864. Reconnoissance to Burton October 26-November 1, 1863. Steele's Expedition to Camden March 23-May 3. Antoine or Terre Noir Creek April 2. Elkins' Ferry , Little Missouri River, April 3-4. Prairie D'Ann , April 9-12. Jenkins' Ferry and Camden April 15. Liberty Post office April 15-16. Camden April 16-18. Evacuation of Camden April 26. Jenkins' Ferry , April 30. Duty at Little Rock till June, 1865. Non-Veterans mustered out November 17, 1864. Veterans and Re­cruits consolidated to a Battalion of four Companies and moved to Camden June 15, 1865, and duty there till August 3. Duty at Little Rock till January, 1866. Mustered out January 30, 1866.

 

Regiment lost during service 77 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 114 en1isted men by disease. Total 191.

 

Literatur:

- Macha, Jürgen / Andrea Wolf, Hrsg. Michael Zimmer's Diary: Ein Deutsches Tagebuch aus dem Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg. Frankfurt a. M.: Peter Lang, 2001

 

 

10th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment:

s. Surgeon Dr. Robert *Mitchel

 

Overview:

Organized at Milwaukee, Wis., and mustered in October 14, 1861. Moved to Louisville, Ky., November 9-11; thence to Shepherds­ville and to Elizabethtown December 5. Attached to 9th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, December, 1861. 9th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 9th Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Centre 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1864.

 

Service:

Duty at Bacon Creek, Ky., till February, 1862. Advance on Bowling Green, Ky., February 13-15 and on Nashville, Tenn., February 22-25. Duty at Nashville till March 17. Advance on Murfreesboro March 17-19. Occupation of Shelbyville and Fayetteville and ad­vance on Huntsville, Ala., April 5-11. Capture of Huntsville April 11. Paint Rock Bridge April 28 (Co. "H"). Pulaski May 4. Guard duty along Memphis & Charleston Railroad till August. Battle Creek June 21. March to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 31-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg to Crab Orchard, Ky., October 1-16. Battle of Perryville , Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 17-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River , December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee (or Tulla­homa) Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap , June 24-26. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumber­land Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis' Cross Roads near Dug Gap September 11. Battle of Chickamauga, September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Mission Ridge November 25. Pea Vine Creek November 26. Demonstrati­on on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. At Tyner's Sta­tion guarding East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad till May 24. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas , New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 26-June 5. Pickett's Mill , May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill, June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek , July 19-20. Ordered to Marietta and duty there till October 3. Guard duty near Kenesaw Mountain till October 16. Mustered out October 25, 1864. Veterans and recruits transferred to 21st Wisconsin Infantry.

 

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 91 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 147 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 244.

 

Das Regiment nahm teil am Battle of Stone's River, Tennessee, December 31, 1862, to January 2, 1863, and the Camden Expedition of March and April 1864.

 

Literatur:

- Mitchel, Robert Dr.: Diary; in: Chicago Historical Society: Selected Arkansas manuscripts, 1724-1883; 1 roll, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville: Manuscript Resources for the Civil War, Compiled by Kim Allen Scott, 1990).

 

 

11th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in October 18, 1861. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., November 19, thence to Sulphur Springs and duty there and by detachments along Iron Mountain Railroad until March, 1862. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to March, 1862. District of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, May, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Miss­ouri, to July, 1862. District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to March 1863. 2nd Brigade, 14th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army, of the Tennessee, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to May, 1864. District of La Fourche, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Miss­issippi, to September, 1865.

 

Service:

Ordered to Pilot Knob, Mo., March 12, 1862, thence moved to Reeve's Station, Black River, March 23-27, and to White River April 19. March to Batesville, Ark., thence to Helena, Ark., May 25-July 13. Hill's Plantation, Cache River, July 7. Moved to Oldtown July 26 and duty there until September 20. Expedition after cotton July 30-August 4. Action at Totten's Plantation, near Oldtown, August 2 (Cos. "C," "E," "G," "H," "I" and "K"). Moved to Sugar Point September 20, thence to Pilot Knob, Mo., October 3, and duty there until November 2. Railroad guard and patrol duty at Patterson, Van Buren, West Plains and Middlebrook until March, 1863. Ordered to Helena, Ark., March 11, thence to Milliken's Bend, La. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1 (Reserve). Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg , Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Ordered to Dept. of the Gulf August 13. Duty at Carrollton, Breasher City and Berwick until October. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 10. Expedition to New Iberia October 3-6, and to Vermillionville Bayou October 8-30. Moved to Berwick City November 10. Expedition to Brazos Santiago, Texas, November 17-23. Duty at Matagorda Bay and Indianola until February, 1864. Regiment veteranized Janua­ry, 1864, and remustered February 13. On furlough February 14-April 25. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., April 25-29. Sturgis' Ex­pedition through Western Tennessee and Northern Mississippi May 2-9. Moved to Carrollton, La., May 11-15, thence to Brashear City May 19, and post and outpost duty at that point until February, 1865. Company "D" detached to Bayou Louis May 26, 1864; Company "E" to Tigerville May 31, 1864. Company "K" detached to Tigerville June 6; rejoined Regiment June 23. Companies "D" and "E" rejoined Regiment July 20. Expedition to Bayou Long June 30 (Cos. "A," "G" and "I"). Expedition to Grand Lake June 25 (Co. "F"). Expedition to Grand Lake July 27 (Cos. "E," "D" and "K"). Expedition to Grand River September 8 (Cos. "B" and "G") and again September 13 (Cos. "A," "C," "H" and "I"). Expedition to Grand River September 26-30. Non-veterans mustered out Octo­ber 25, 1864. Expedition to Belle River October 22-24. Expedition to Bayou Portage November 17-19. Lake Fausse River November 18. Bayou La Fourche, Ash Bayou, November 18-19. Expedition from Brashear City to Bayou Sorrel January 21-22, 1865 (Co. "D"). Expedition from Brashear City to Lake Verret February 10-11 (Detachment). Moved to New Orleans, La., February 26. Campaign against Mobile and its Defenses March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25 and duty there until July. Moved to Mobile July 23 and duty there until September. Mustered out September 5, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 80 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 253 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 373.

 

Literatur:

McMyler, James J.: History of the 11th Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Giving a Reliable Account of its Marches, Hardships and Battles. New Orleans, 1865

 

 

12th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment:

 

Overview:

Organized in Madison, Wis., October 18 to December 13, 1861. Left State for Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, January 11, 1862. At Weston, Mo., till February 15. Reach Fort Leavenworth February 16. Attached to Dept. of Kansas to June, 1862. District of Colum­bus, Ky., Dept. of the Tennessee, to October, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. 3rd Bri­gade, 4th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to January. 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps. to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to July. 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

March from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Scott, Kansas, March 1-7, 1862, and duty there till March 27. Ordered to Lawrence, Kansas, March 27, thence to Fort Riley April 20 and to Fort Leavenworth May 27. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Columbus, Ky., May 29-June 2. Repairing Mobile & Ohio Railroad and duty at Union City and Humboldt, Tenn., till October 1. Moved to Bolivar October 1 and duty there till November 2. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign, operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad, November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Reconnoissance from La Grange toward Hilly Springs November 8, 1862. Moved to Lumpkin's Mills December 24, thence march to Colliersville, Tenn., via Holly Springs, Moscow and Lafayette, and guard duty along Memphis & Charleston Railroad till March 14, 1863. Moved to Memphis and duty there till May. Expedition to Coldwater River April 18-24. Hernando April 18. Perry's Ferry, Coldwater River, April 19. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., May 11. Siege of Vicksburg , Miss., May 22-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Duty at Vicksburg till August 15. Ordered to Natchez, Miss., August 15, and duty there till November 22. Expedition to Harrisonburg September 1-8. Near Harrisonburg and capture of Fort Beauregard September 4. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., November 22 and duty there till February, 1864. Meridian Campaign Fe­bruary 3-March 2. Champion's Hill and Bolton's Depot February 4. Canton February 29. Veterans on furlough till May. Non-veterans on duty at Vicksburg till April, then join Regiment at Cairo, Ill. Moved to Clifton, Tenn., May 5-14, thence march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., May 14-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 8 to September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Howell's Ferry July 5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Nickajack Creek July 6-8. Leggett's or Bald Hill July 20-21. Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Courier Ezra Chapel, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro , August 31-Septem­ber 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 30-Novem­ber 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Pocotaligo, S. C., January 14. Salkehatchie Swamp, February 2-5. Binnaker's Swamp, South Edisto River, February 9. Orange­burg February 11-12. Columbia February 16-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Ad­vance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out July 20, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 93 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 224 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 323.

 

Literatur:

- Story of the Service of Company E and of the 12th Wisconsin Regiment, written by One of the Boys (Milton, Wisconsin, 1893)

 

 

13rd Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Janesville, Wis., and mustered in October 17, 1861. Left State for Leavenworth, Kansas, January 13, 1862. Attached to Dept. of Kansas to June, 1862. District of Columbus, Ky., Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1862. Garrison Forts Henry and Donel­son, Tenn., to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Post and District of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, Rousseau's 3rd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas to November, 1865.

 

Service:

March to Fort Scott, Kansas, March 1-7, 1862, and duty there till March 26. Ordered to Lawrence, Kansas, March 26, thence to Fort Riley April 20 and to Fort Leavenworth May 27. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Columbus, Ky., May 29-June 2. Guard duty along Mobile & Ohio Railroad from Columbus, Ky., to Corinth, Miss., till August. Moved to Fort Henry, Tenn., thence to Fort Donel­son, Tenn., September 2 and garrison duty there till November 11. Expedition to Clarksville September 5-10. Action at Rickett's Hill, Clarksville, September 7. Hopkinsville, Ky., November 6. Moved to Fort Henry November 11, and duty there as garrison and guar­ding supply steamers between the Fort and Hamburg Landing till February 3, 1863. Moved to relief of Fort Donelson February 3. Duty at Fort Donelson till August 27. March to Stevenson, Ala., August 27-September 14 and duty there guarding supplies till Octo­ber. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there till February, 1864. Veterans on furlough February-March. Return to Nashville March 28. Garrison duty and guarding railroad trains from Louisville to Chattanooga till April 26. Guard duty along Tennessee River bet­ween Stevenson and Decatur till June. Moved to Claysville, Ala., June 4. Picket and patrol duty along Tennessee River till Septem­ber. Scout from Gunter's Landing to Warrenton July 11 (Co. "C"). March to Woodville, thence to Huntsville, Ala., and guard Mem­phis & Charleston Railroad from Huntsville to Stevenson, Ala., with headquarters at Brownsboro till November. Repulse of Hood's attack on Decatur , October 26-29. At Stevenson till December. At Huntsville till March, 1865. Paint Rock Ridge December 31, 1864 (Co. "G"). Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. At Nashville, Tenn., till June. Ordered to New Orleans June 16, thence to Indianola, Texas, July 12. Duty at Green Lake and San Antonio, Texas, till November. Mustered out November 24, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 188 Enlisted men by disease. Total 193.

 

 

14th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Col John Hancock (Co. F&S); Lt James K. *Newton; Corporal Edgar P. *Houghton (Co. I); Pvt H. *Hitz (Co. H)

 

Overview:

Organized at Fond du Lac, Wis., and mustered in January 30, 1862. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., March 8, thence moved to Savan­nah, Tenn., March 23-28. Served unattached Army of the Tennessee to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Tennessee, May, 1862. Provost guard at Pittsburg Landing and Hamburg Landing, Tenn. Unattached, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, District of Corinth, Miss., Army of the Tennessee, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Provisional Divisional, 17th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. (Veterans attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, April to November, 1864.) Detached Brigade, 17th Army Corps, and 4th Briga­de, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Detachment Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division of West Mississippi, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1865. District of Alabama to October, 1865.

 

Service:

Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Provost duty at Pittsburg Lan­ding, Tenn., till July 23, and St. Hamburg till August 23. Moved to Corinth August 23. Battle of Iuka, Miss., September 19. Battle of Co­rinth, Miss., October 3-4. Pursuit of Ripley October 5-12. At Corinth till November 2. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Opera­tions on the Mississippi Central Railroad November 2 to December 23. Moved to Moscow and duty along Memphis & Charle­ston Railroad till January 10, 1863. Moved to Memphis January 10, thence to Young's Point, La., January 17 and to Lake Providence, La., February 8. Duty there till April. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Champion Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg , Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsville May 26-June 4. Mo­ved to Natchez, Miss., July 12. Capture of Natchez July 13 and duty there till October 9. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., October 9 and duty there till March, 1864. Regiment veteranized December 11, 1863 and Veterans on furlough January 3 to March 6, 1864. (Com­pany "E" and Veteran detachments from each Company joined 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, at Clifton, Tenn., thence march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala.. and Rome, Ga., April 29-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8 to Sep­tember 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Howell's Ferry July 5. Leggett's or Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Love­joy Stati­on September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-26. Rejoined Regiment at Nashville, Tenn., December, 1864, ex­cept Company "E," which went as a pontoon train guard to the sea November 15-December 10, and through the Carolinas to Wa­shington, D. C., rejoining Regiment at Montgomery, Ala., July 16, 1865.) Non-veterans on Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2, 1864. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22, 1864. Fort De Russy March 14. Occupation of Alexandria March 16. Grand Ecore April 3. Plea­sant Hill Landing April 12. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. About Alexandria April 26-May 13. Wells' Plantation May 6. Bayou Boeuf May 7. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 20-24, thence to Mem­phis, Tenn., May 28-30, and duty there till June 22. Moved to Moscow and LaGrange June 22-27. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Camargo's Cross Roads, near Harrisburg, July 13. Harrisburg, near Tupelo , July 14-15. Moved to St. Charles, Ark., August 3-6, thence to Devall's Bluff September 1, and to Brownsville September 8. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price Sep­tember 17-November 17. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 23-30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Eastport, Miss., and duty there till February 6, 1865. Moved to New Or­leans, La., Fe­bruary 6-22. Campaign against Mobile and its Defences March 17-April 12. Fish River March 17. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgo­mery April 13-25 and duty there till August. Moved to Mobile August 27 and duty there till October. Mustered out October 9, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 116 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 194 Enlisted men by disease. Total 319.

 

Literatur:

- Hancock, John: The Fourteenth Wisconsin: Corinth and Shiloh 1862-1895 (Indianapolis 1895)

- Houghton, Edgar: "History of Company I, Fourteenth Wisconsin Infantry, from October 15, 1861 to October 9, 1865." Wisconsin Magazine of History, vol. IX (September 1927), S. 26-49

- Magdeburg, Frederick H.: 14th Wis. Vet. Vol. Infantry at the Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 7, 1862. N.d., n.d. (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 403)

- Magdeburg, Frederick H.: Wisconsin at Shiloh N.c., 1909

 

 

15th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in February 14, 1862. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., March 2, thence to Bird's Point, Mo., March 5, and to Island No. 10 via Columbus and Hickman, Ky., March 14-17. Attached to Flotilla Brigade, Army of Mississippi, to April, 1862. Garrison at Island No. 10 to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 31st Briga­de, 9th Division, Army of the Ohio, September, 1862. 31st Brigade, 9th Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Divisi­on, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to March, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Separate Division, District of the Etowah, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865.

 

Service:

Operations against Island No. 10 , Mississippi River, March 17-April 8, 1862. Expedition to Union City, Tenn., March 30-April 2. Union City March 31. (Four Companies detached for duty at Bird's Point, Mo., March 5 to April 16; rejoined at Island No. 10.) Garri­son duty at Island No. 10 till June (Cos. "G" and "I" till October, 1862). Moved to Union City, Tenn., June 12, thence to Humboldt and Corinth, Miss. Moved to Jacinto July 20, thence to Florence, Ala., August 21-24. March to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 26-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg to Crab Orchard, Ky., October 1-16. Battle of Perryville , Ky., October 8. Stanford October 14. Island No. 10 October 17 (Cos. "G" and "I"). March to Nashville, Tenn., October 19-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Expedition down the Cumberland River toward Clarksville after Morgan's guerrillas November 15-20. Wilson's Creek Pike December 25. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Nolinsville December 26-27. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Reconnoissance from Murfreesboro March 6-7. Methodist Church, Shelbyville Pike, March 6. Reconnoissance to Versailles March 9-14. Operations on Edgefield Pike and Shelby­ville Pike June 4. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Liberty Gap June 24-27. Occupation of Middle Ten­nessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-Sep­tember 22. Caperton's Ferry, near Bridgeport, August 29. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., Sep­tember 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge No­vember 25. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Charleston, Tenn., December 28. Operations in East Tennessee till April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas , New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mill May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Duty at Atlanta till September 29. Orde­red to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 29, thence to Whiteside Station October 17 and guard bridge and railroad till February, 1865. Companies "A," "B" and "E" mustered out December 1, 1864; Company "C" January 1, Companies "F" and "G" January 14, Compa­nies "I" and "K" February 11 and Companies "D" and "H" February 13, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 86 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 241 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 336.

 

 

16th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s Col Benjamin *Allen; Captain Edward *Saxe (Co A); M. *Ebenezor; Pvt Eugene *Sullivan (Co. D)

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in January 31, 1862. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., March 13, thence moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 14-20. Attached to 1st Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, District of Corinth, Miss., to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth till September 17. Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Ordered to Grand Junction November 2 and duty there till No­vember 28. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad to December 28. Moved to Mos­cow and duty along Memphis & Charleston Railroad till January 10, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., January 10, thence to Young's Point, La., January 17, and to Lake Providence March 8. Action at Old River, Lake Providence, February 10. Provost duty at Lake Providence till August. Pin Hook and Caledonia Bayou. Macon, May 10. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Near Lake Providence June 9. Moved to Red Bone Church August 1 and duty there till February 5, 1864. Garrison duty at Vicksburg till March 4. Veterans on furlough March and April. Non-veterans on duty at Vicksburg till April 5, then joined Regiment at Cairo, Ill. Veterans moved to Cairo, Ill., April 20-22. Moved to Clifton, Tenn., May 4, thence march to Ackworth, Ga. via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., May 5-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8-September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Moun­tain June 10-July 2. Brush Mountain June 15. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Howell's Ferry July 5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Leggett's or Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station Sep­tember 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Pocotaligo, S. C., January 14. Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie River January 25. Barker's Mills, Whippy Swamp, February 1. Salkehatchie Swamp February 2-5. Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto, February 9. Orangeburg February 11-12. Columbia February 16-17. Averysboro , N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 7. Mustered out July 12, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 141 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 248 Enlisted men by disease. Total 399.

 

Im Frühjahr 1862 und im Battle of Shiloh gehörte die 16th Wisconsin Infantry zur 1st Brigade Col Everett *Peabody 6th Division BrigGen Benjamin M. *Prentiss in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee; Co A (Captain Saxe) war am Morgen des 6.4.1862 in der Picket Line eingesetzt (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 147).

 

Literatur:

- Ebenezor, M.: Letter (Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh / Tennessee: 16th Wisconsin File)

- James, D. G. "The Sixteenth Wisconsin Infantry at Shiloh, Tenn., April 6 and 7, 1862." F. H. Magdenburg, compiler. Wisconsin at Shiloh: Report of the Commission. Milwaukee, 1909.

 

 

17th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Third Sergeant David A. *Converse (Co. K); Pvt John *Aschman (Co. D)

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in March 15, 1862. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., March 23. At Benton Barracks till April 10. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., April 10-14. Attached to 1st Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, District of Corinth, Miss., to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 6th Divisi­on, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30, 1862. Duty at Corinth till November. Near Ramer's Crossing, Mobile & Ohio Railroad, October 2 (Co. "A"). Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Moved to Grand Junction No­vember 2. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign, operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad November 2, 1862, to January 8, 1863. Moved to Moscow, Tenn., January 3, thence to Memphis January 10, and to Young's Point, La., January 18. Moved to Lake Providence, La., February 8 and duty there till April 20. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 20-30. Battle of Port Gibson , Miss., May 1 (Reserve). Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg , Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicks­burg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Moved to Natchez, Miss., July 12-13 and duty there till October 9. Expedition to Harrisonburg September 1-8. Trinity September 2. Near Harrisonburg and capture of Fort Beauregard September 4. Cross Bayou September 10. Moved to Vicksburg October 9 and duty there till March, 1864. Veterans on furlough March 8-April 21. Moved to Cairo, Ill., April 21-22, thence moved to Clifton, Tenn., May 4, and march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., May 5-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8 to September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Brush Mountain June 15. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Howell's Ferry July 5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Leggett's or Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station Septem­ber 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Pocotaligo, S. C., January 14. Barker's Mills, Whippy Swamp, February 1. Salkehatchie Swamp February 2-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Columbia February 16-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June, and there mustered out July 14, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 41 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 228 Enlisted men by disease. Total 269.

 

 

18th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Col James S. *Alban; Pvt Charles *Ames (Co. K); Pvt Harvey *Annis (Co. F&K, später Lt 51st Regiment United States Colored Infantry); Pvt Patrick *Sullivan (Co. F)

 

Overview:

Organized at Milwaukee, Wis., and mustered in March 15, 1862. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., March 30; thence moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 31-April 5. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Di­vision, District of Corinth, Miss., to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 1st Brigade, 7th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 17th Army Corps, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865. (Non-Veterans attached to 93rd Illinois Infantry November-December, 1864. Veterans attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Provisional Division, Dept. of the Cumberland, December, 1864, to February, 1865. District of New Berne, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina, to April, 1865.)

 

Service:

Battle of Shiloh , Tenn., April 6-7, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth till July 18. Mo­ved to Bolivar, Tenn., July 18, and duty there till August 16. Return to Corinth, Miss., August 16. March to Iuka, Miss., September 7-19. Battle of Iuka September 19. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Hatchie River July 5-12. Moved to Grand Junction No­vember 2. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad November 2, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Moved to Moscow, Tenn., January 3; thence to Memphis, Tenn., January 10, and to Young's Point, La., January 17. Moved to Lake Providence, La., February 8, and duty there till April 20. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 20-30. Battle of Port Gibson , Miss., May 1 (Reserve). Jackson May 14. Battle of Champion¿s Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. As­saults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Guard and patrol duty at Vicksburg till September. Moved to Helena, Ark., September 11; thence to Memphis and Corinth and march to Chattanooga, Tenn., October 6-November 20. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge No­vember 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. Duty at Bridgeport, Ala., till December 21, and at Huntsville, Ala., till May 1, 1864. At Whitesburg, Ala., till June 19. Moved to Stevenson, Ala., June 19-25; thence to Allatoona, Ga., July 1-6, and garrison duty there till August 22. March to Chattanooga, Tenn. (7 Cos.), August 22-25. (Cos. "E," "F" and "I" remained on duty at Allatoona.) March into East Tennessee in pursuit of Wheeler August 25-30. Moved to Cowan, Tenn., and guard Nashville & Chattanooga Rail­road till September 19. Moved to Allatoona, Ga., September 19-22, and garrison duty there till November. Repulse of French's attack on Allatoona October 5. Veterans on furlough November-December. Non-Veterans attached to 93rd Illinois Infantry November, 1864, to April, 1865, participating in march to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Veterans ordered to Nashville, Tenn., December 28, 1864. Moved to Baltimore, Md., thence to Beaufort, N. C., January 5-February 2, 1865, and to New Berne, N. C., February 8. Duty at New Berne till March 28. Moved to Goldsboro, N. C., and rejoin command. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June, and mustered out July 18, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 52 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 167 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 225.

 

Das Regiment wurde in Milwauckee im Winter 1861/62 aufgestellt und verfügte im Frühjahr 1862 über keinerlei Kampferfahrung; das Regiment war mit Austrian Rifles ausgerüstet (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 153).

 

Im Frühjahr 1862 und im Battle of Shiloh gehörte die 16th Wisconsin Infantry zur 2nd Brigade Col Madison Miller 6th Division Brig­Gen Benjamin M. *Prentiss in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 320; aA Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shiloh; in: B&L I 539). Das Regiment traf erst am 5.4.1862 in Pittsburg Landing ein (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 153).

 

Literatur:

- Quiner, E. B.: Military History of Wisconsin: A Record of the Civil and Military Patriotism in the War of Union (Chicago: Clarke & Co, 1866); Bibliothek Ref MilAmerik127, S. 656 ff

 

 

19th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in April 30, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., June 2; thence moved to Hampton, Va., June 8, and to Norfolk, Va., June 29. Attached to District of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to April, 1863. Reserve Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to June, 1863. Wistah's Independent Brigade, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to August, 1863. Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Caroli­na, to October, 1863. New Berne, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, to Au­gust, 1864. Norfolk, Va, to October, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Divisi­on, 24th Army Corps, to July, 1865. 1st Independent Brigade, 24th Army Corps, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Garrison duty at Norfolk, Va., till April, 1863. Ordered to Suffolk, Va., April 14. Siege of Suffolk April 14-May 4. Action at Edenton Road, Suffolk, April 24. Operations on Norfolk & Petersburg Railroad May 15-18. Near Providence Church May 17. Moved to Nor­folk June 17; thence to Yorktown June 18. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Garrison duty at Yorktown till August 16. At Newport News till October 8. Moved to New Berne, N. C., October 8-11. Outpost and picket duty there till April, 1864. Company "A" detached at Evans' Mills, Company "B" at Brier Creek, and Company "F" at Havelock Station till February, 1864. Operations about New Berne against Whiting January 18-February 10, 1864. Beech Grove and Batchelor's Creek, New Berne, February 1-3, 1864. Expedition to relief of Plymouth April 19-24 (Co. "A"). Moved to Yorktown April 26-28. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Occupation of Bermuda Hundred May 5. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred June 16-July 20. Assaults on Petersburg June 15. Port Walthal June 16-17. In trenches before Petersburg till August. Veterans on furlough August 13 to October 10. Non-Veterans assigned to provost duty at Norfolk, Va., August to October. Regiment moved to Aiken's Landing, thence to Chafflin's Farm and operations against Richmond from north side of the James River till April, 1865. Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28, 1864. Occupation of Rich­mond April 3, 1865, and provost duty there till April 28. Non-Veterans mustered out April 28, 1865. Provost duty at Fredericksburg, Va., till July 24, and at Warrenton, Va., till August 4. Moved to Richmond, Va., and mustered out August 9, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 41 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 115 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 161.

 

 

20th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in August 23, 1862. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., August 30; thence moved to Benton Barracks September 2, and to Rolla, Mo., September 6. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missou­ri, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Herron's Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Divi­sion, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. United States Forces, Texas, to August, 1864. United States Forces, Mobile Bay, to December, 1864. District of Southern Alabama, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

March to Springfield, Mo., September 10-24, 1862; thence to Cassville October 11-14. Expedition to Cross Hollows over Boston Mountains October 17-24. March to Wilson's Creek November 4-22. Forced march to relief of General Blount December 3-6. Battle of Prairie Grove , Ark., December 7. Duty at Prairie Grove till December 27. Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van Buren De­cember 27-29. Duty at various points in Missouri till March 31, 1863. At Lake Springs, Mo., till June. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Vicksburg, Miss., June 3-10. Siege of Vicksburg , June 12-July 4. Expedition to Yazoo City July 12-21. Capture of Yazoo City July 13. Moved to Port Hudson, La., July 23, and duty there till August 28. Moved to Carrollton August 28, and duty there till September 5. Expedition to Morganza September 5-October 11. Atchafalaya September 8-9. Expedition to Rio Grande, Texas, Octo­ber 24-November 10. Moved to Brownsville, Texas, November 5-6. Occupation of Brownsville November 6. Garrison duty at Fort Brown till July 28, 1864. Cross Rio Grande to Matamoras, Mexico, January 12, 1864, to protect American Consul and assist in the removal of property belonging to American citizens. Moved to Carrollton August 1-5, thence to Mobile Bay, Ala. Operations against Mobile Bay , August 9-23. Capture of Fort Morgan August 23. Duty at Navy Cove, near Fort Morgan, till December 14. Expedition from Mobile Bay to Bonsecours and Fish River September 9-11. Moved to Pascagoula December 14, thence to Franklin Creek. Cap­tured 8,000,000 feet of lumber and raft it through enemy's country to Griffin's Mills, where 7,000,000 feet more were captured. Mo­ved to Navy Cove December 31, and duty there till March, 1865. Campaign against Mobile and its Defences March 17-April 12. Sie­ge of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely , April 9. Duty at Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely collecting stores, ammunition and Artillery till May 6. Moved to Mobile May 6, and duty there till June 22. Ordered to Gal­veston, Texas, June 22, and duty there till July 14. Mustered out July 14, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 100 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 145 Enlisted men by disease. Total 251.

 

 

21st Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Major Charles H. *Walker (Co. K); 1st Assistant Surgeon James T. Reeve, Pvt. Charles W. *Carr (Co. D); Pvt Charles A. *Walker (Co. I)

 

Overview:

Organized at Oshkosh, Wis., and mustered in September 5, 1862. Left State for Cincinnati, Ohio, September 11, thence to Covington, Ky., and to Louisville, Ky., September 15. Duty in the fortification of Louisville September 18-October 1. Attached to 28th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Ohio, September, 1862. 28th Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Centre 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1868. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Pursuit of Bragg to Crab Orchard, Ky., October 1-16, 1862. Perryville , Ky., October 8. Guard duty at Mitchellsville till December 7. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Jefferson December 30. Battle of Stone's River , December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Expedition to McMinnville April 20-30. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap , June 24-26. Occupation of Middle Tennes­see till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-Septem­ber 22. Davis Cross Roads , near Dug Gap, September 11. Battle of Chickamauga, September 19-21. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Reconnoissance to Cooper's Gap November 30-December 3. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8, 1864. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge , May 8-11. Battle of Resaca , May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill, June 11-14. Lost Moun­tain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Run's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek , July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek , August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro Au­gust 25-30. Near Red Oak August 29. Battle of Jonesboro , August 31-September 1. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 30-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Cam­paign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro , N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville, March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 17. Grand Review May 24. Mus­tered out June 8 and discharged from service June 17, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 117 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 180 Enlisted men by disease. Total 305.

 

Während Sherman‘s Atlanta Campaign 1864 gehörte die 21st Wisconsin Infantry zum XIV Corps MajGen John M. Palmer (vgl. B & L, vol. IV, S. 285), 1st Division BrigGen R. W. Johnson, 1st Brigade BrigGen William P. Carlin. Teilnahme am Battle of Resaca am 14./15.5.1864 (vgl. Castel: Decision in the West, a.a.O., S. 161; Cox: Battle for Atlanta, a.a.O., S. 44).

 

 

22nd Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Col William L. *Utley; LtCol Edward *Bloodgood; Captain George H. *Brown; Captain Wallace H. *Jennings; Captain Francis *Meade (Co. A); Chaplain G. S. *Bradley; Pvt Harvey *Reid

 

Overview:

Organized at Racine, Wis., and mustered in September 2, 1862. Left State for Cincinnati, Ohio, September 16, thence moved to Co­vington, Ky., September 22. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Kentucky, to February, 1863. Coburn's Brigade, Baird's Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Coburn's Unatta­ched Brigade, Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1863. Post of Murfreesboro, District of Nashville, Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

March from Covington to Georgetown, Lexington, Sandersville and Nicholasville October 7-November 13, 1862. Duty at Nicholas­ville till December 12. Moved to Danville, Ky., December 12 and duty there till January 26, 1863. Moved to Louisville, Ky., thence to Nashville, Tenn., January 26-February 7, 1863, and to Brentwood Station February 21, thence to Franklin. Reconnoissance toward Thompson's Station, Spring Hill, March 3-5. Action at Thompson's Station , March 4-5. (nearly 200 of Regiment captured by Brag­g's Cavalry forces under Van Dorn, nearly 18,000 strong.) Ordered to Brentwood Station March 8. Action at Little Harpeth, Brent­wood, March 25. Regiment surrounded and surrendered to Forest. Exchanged May 5. Regiment reorganizing at St. Louis till June 12. Orde­red to Nashville, Tenn., June 12, thence to Franklin June 22; to Murfreesboro, Tenn., July 3, and garrison duty there till Februa­ry, 1864. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., February 24, and duty there till April. March to Lookout Valley, Tenn., April 19-28. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Battle of Resaca , May 14-15. Cassville May 19. New Hope Church , May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas , New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Mari­etta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm , June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chatta­hoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek , July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Sie­ge of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April 1865. Lawtonville, S. C., February 2. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville, March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 12, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 75 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 163 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 243.

 

Das Regiment wurde am 25.8.1862 eingezogen und am 2.9.1862 als Three-Years-Regiment in Dienst gestellt. Das Regiment gehörte zunächst zu Col Peter T. Swain’s 2nd Brigade of BrigGen Stephen G. Burbridge’s 1st Division in MajGen Gordon Granger’s Army of Kentucky und war im Herbst 1862 bei der Verteidigung von Cincinnati eingesetzt (vgl. Welcher / Ligget: Coburn's Brigade, a.a.O., S. 26 mit Karte S. 25), dann.bis Kriegsende zu Coburn’s Brigade (vgl. Welcher / Ligget: Coburn’s Brigade, a.a.O., S. 11). Teilnahme am Battle of Thompson’s Station am 5.3.1863 (vgl. Welcher / Ligget: Coburn's Brigade, a.a.O., S. 51 ff).

 

Literatur:

- Byrne, Frank L. (ed.): View from Headquarters: Civil War Letters of Reid, Harvey (The Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison 1965)

- Welcher, Frank and Larry G. Ligget: Coburn's Brigade: 85th Indiana, 33rd Indiana, 19th Michigan, and 22nd Wisconsin in the Civil War; (Carmel, Ind.: Guild Press of Indiana, 1999); Bibliothek Ref MilAmerik22

 

 

23rd Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Col J. J. *Guppey

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in August 30, 1862. Left State for Cincinnati, Ohio, September 15. Attached to 2nd Briga­de, 2nd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Kentucky, to Novem­ber, 1862. 1st Brigade, 10th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 10th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Defences of New Orleans, La., to Au­gust, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, August, 1864. Guppy's Brigade, Mobile Bay, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1864. District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Divisi­on, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Newport, Ky., till October 8, 1862. Moved to Paris, Ky., October 8-15, thence to Lexington and Nicholasville, Ky., October 22-31. Moved to Louisville; thence to Memphis, Tenn., November 8-27. Sherman¿s Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to Janua­ry 3, 1863. Expedition from Milliken's Bend to Louisiana & Shreveport Railroads, December 25-26. Chickasaw Bayou, December 26-28. Chickasaw Bayou, December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault on and capture of Fort Hind­man, Arkansas Post , January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 15, and duty there till March 8. Expedition to Cypress Bend, Ark., February 14-29. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., March 8, and duty there till April 25. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson , May 1 (Reserve). Battle of Champion¿s Hill, May 16. Big Black River , May 17. Siege of Vicksburg , Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Camp at Vicksburg till August. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 24. Expedition to New and Amite Rivers September 24-29. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 30. Carrion Crow Bayou November 3. At New Iberia till De­cember 7. Moved to Berwick, December 7-10. Moved to Brashear City, thence to Algiers and to Matagorda Peninsula, Texas, De­cember 13, 1863-January 1, 1864. Reconnoissance on Matagorda Peninsula January 21, 1864. Duty at DeCrow's Point till February 22. Moved to Algiers, La., February 22-26. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Bayou de Paul, Carroll's Mill, and battle of Sabine Cross Roads, April 8. Monett's Ferry, Cane River Crossing, April 23. At Alex­andria April 26-May 13. Construction of dam at Alexandria April 30-May 10. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura , May 16. Moved to Baton Rouge May 24, and duty there till July 8. Moved to Algiers, La., July 8, thence to Morganza July 26. Expedition to Mobile Bay August 18-September 2. Operations near Morganza September 16-25. Expedition to Bayou Sara October 3-6. Bayou Sara and Thompson's Creek, near Jackson, October 5. Moved to Helena, Ark., October 10, and duty there till February 23, 1865. Or­dered to New Orleans, La., February 23. Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault on and capture of Fort Blakely , April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Duty at and near Mobile till July. Mustered out July 4, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 40 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 262 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 308.

 

Literatur:

- Puck, Susan T.: Sacrifice at Vicksburg (White Mane); 168 pp; Photos; Illustrations; Maps. The story of three soldiers of the 23rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry from their enlistment in 1862 until their release from service. Details of service in Mississippi with

Grant in the swamps and in the assault on Vicksburg.

 

 

24th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Milwaukee, Wis., and mustered in August 15, 1862. Left State for Louisville, Ky., September 5. Attached to 37th Briga­de, 11th Division, Army of the Ohio, September, 1862. 37th Brigade, 11th Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Camp at Jeffersonville, Ind., September 7-10, 1862. Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, September 10, and duty at Covington, Ky., till Sep­tember 18. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., September 18. Pursuit of Bragg to Crab Orchard, Ky., October 1-16. Battle of Perryville , Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro Decem­ber 26-30. Battle of Stones River , December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Expedition toward Columbia March 4-14. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Ten­nessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till February, 1864. Duty at Division Headquarters at Loudon January 18 to April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton, Ga., May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca , May 14-15. Adairsville, May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas , New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain, June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek , July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jo­nesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro , August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Nashville Campaign November-December. In front of Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill , Novem­ber 29. Battle of Franklin , November 30. Battle of Nashville , December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Moved to Nash­ville, Tenn., and duty there till June. Mustered out June 10, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 103 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 87 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 201.

 

 

25th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Col Milton Montgomery; Pvt. Chauncey M. *Cooke (Co. G); Pvt Charles M. *Walker (Co. F)

 

Overview:

Organized at LaCrosse, Wis., and mustered in September 14, 1862. Ordered to St. Paul, Minn., September 19, and assigned to duty on northwestern frontier at New Ulm and other points in Minnesota till November. March to Winona, Wis., 300 miles, November 27-December 13. Moved to Camp Randall, Wis., and duty there till February, 1863. Left State for Cairo, Ill., February 17, thence moved to Columbus, Ky., and duty there till April. Attached to District of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Ten­nessee, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Kimball's Provisional Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Kimball's Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, to August, 1863. Helena, Ark., 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Arkansas, to January, 1864. District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, January, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo., April 27, 1863, thence to Memphis, Tenn., and to Young's Point, La., May 31-June 4. Moved to Hai­nes' Bluff June 16, thence to Snyder's Bluff and duty there till July 25. Siege of Vicksburg , Miss., June 4 to July 4. Expedition to Greenville June 25-July 1. Gaines' Landing, Ark., June 28. Ordered to Helena, Ark., July 25, and duty there till February 1, 1864. Moved to Vicksburg February 1. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Moved to Cairo, Ill., thence to Waterloo, Ala., and march to Decatur via Florence, Athens and Mooresville March 10-April 16. Operations against Forest March 16-April 14. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Sugar Valley near Resaca May 9. Battle of Resaca , May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas , New Hope Church and Alla­toona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff's Mills July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Decatur and battle of Atlanta, July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro, August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Montieth Swamp December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie River, S. C., January 20. Rivers and Broxton Bridges, Salkehatchie River, S. C., Fe­bruary 2. Salkehatchie Swamp , February 2-5. River's Bridge February 3. Columbia February 16-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's Hou­se April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 7, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 46 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 7 Officers and 402 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 460.

 

Während der Atlanta Campaign 1864 gehörte die 25th Wisconsin Infantry zur 2nd Brigade Sprague, Division Veatch, XVI Corps Maj­Gen Grenville Dodge, McPherson's Army of the Tennessee (vgl. B & L, vol. IV, S. 288). In der Nacht vom 10./11.5.1864 stand das Regiment zusammen mit den übrigen Truppen von McPherson's Army of the Tennessee im Raum Sugar Valley westlich Resaca am Resaca/Dalton Crossroads (vgl. Castel, a.a.O., S. 145).

 

Literatur:

- Cooke, Chauncey M.: A Badger Boy in Blue: The Letters of Chauncey M. Cooke (Wisconsin Magazine of History 4 [1934])

 

 

26th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer:

s. LtCol Frederick C. *Winkler; Major Henry *Bätz, Pvt. Edward *Seliger (Co. A)

 

Overview:

Organized at Milwaukee, Wis., and mustered in September 17, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 6, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved from Washington, D. C., to Fairfax Court House, Va., October 15, 1862. Movement to Gainesville November 2-9, and duty there till November 18. Moved to Centreville November 18, thence to Falmouth, Va., December 9-14. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 15 (Reserve). At Stafford Court House till January 20, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. At Stafford Court House till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. At Warrenton Junction till September 17. Moved to Rappahannock Station September 17, and to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. Duty there till October 27. Re-opening Ten­nessee River October 27-29. Battle of Wauhatchie October 28-29. Duty in Lookout Valley till November 22. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. March to reli­ef of Knoxville, Tenn., November 27-December 8. Duty in Lookout Valley till January 25, 1864, and at Whiteside, Ala., till April 23. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cassville May 19. New Hope Church May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas , New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgatha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupati­on of Atlanta September 2-November 15. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Cam­paign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Lawtonville, S. C., February 2. Reconnoissance on Goldsboro Road March 14. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro , N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Mill Creek March 22. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 17. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 17, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 176 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 77 Enlisted men by disease. Total 265.

 

Classifed as a German regiment (vgl. Hamlin: Chancellorsville, a.a.O., S. 38).

 

One of Fox's "Fighting 300" regiments, the 26th Wisconsin was composed of Wisconsin soldiers of German descent. Attached to the XI Corps, it received its baptism of fire at Chancellorsville, where 33 percent of this regiment was killed or wounded by Stonewall Jackson's forces. After suffering heavy losses at Gettysburg, the unit was transferred to the Western Theater where it participated in Sherman's March to the Sea, The Atlanta Campaign and the Carolinas Campaign.

 

Literatur:

- Hitz, Louise Winkler (ed.): Letters of Frederick C. Winkler, 1862-1865. N.p.: William K. Winkler, 1963

- Pula, James S.: The Sigel Regiment: A History of the Twenty-Sixth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, 1862-65 (Stackpole, Mechanics­burg); 384 pp; Roster; Photos; Illustrations; Maps. This is the first book on this important regiment. One of Fox's "Fighting 300" re­giments, the 26th Wisconsin was composed of Wisconsin soldiers of German descent. Attached to the XI Corps, it received its bap­tism of fire at Chancellorsville, where 33 percent of this regiment was killed or wounded by Stonewall Jackson's forces. After suf­fering heavy losses at Gettysburg, the unit was transferred to he Western Theater where it participated in Sherman's March to the Sea, The Atlanta Campaign and the Carolinas Campaign.

Literatur:

 

 

27th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Captain J. *Schlaich (Co B)

 

Overview:

Organized at Milwaukee, Wis., and mustered in March 7, 1863. Left State for Columbus, Ky., March 16. Attached to District of Co­lumbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Kimball's Provisional Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Kimball's Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Divisi­on, Arkansas Expedition, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to April, 1864. 3rd Briga­de, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Di­vision, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps, Military Di­vision West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Columbus, Ky., till May 30, 1863. Moved to Young's Point, La., May 30-June 3. Moved to Haines' Bluff June 11, thence to Snyder's Bluff June 16, and duty there till July 25. Siege of Vicksburg , Miss., June 4-July 4. Ordered to Helena, Ark., July 25, and duty there till August. Steele's Expedition against Little Rock, Ark., August 10-September 10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock till March 23, 1864. Steele's Expedition to Camden March 23-May 3. Elkin's Ferry April 2-3. Prairie D'Ane April 9-12. Occupation of Camden April 16. Evacuation of Camden April 26. Jenkins' Ferry , Saline River, April 30. Duty at Little Rock and Pine Bluff till February 7, 1865. Pine Bluff June 21, 1864. (Cos. "A," "D," "E" and "H" on guard duty along Little Rock & Memphis Railroad west of Brownsville.) Ordered to New Orleans, La., February 7, 1865, thence to Navy Cave, Mobi­le Bay. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Expedition to Manna Hubba Bluff April 19-25. Moved to McIntosh Bluff, and duty there till May 9. Moved to Mobile, thence to Brazos Santiago, Texas, June 1-6. Moved to Brownsville Au­gust 2 and there mustered out August 5, 1865. Discharged August 29, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 22 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 232 Enlisted men by disease. Total 259.

 

 

28th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Milwaukee and mustered in October 14, 1862. Left State for Columbus, Ky., December 29, thence moved to Helena, Ark., January 5-7, 1863. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 13th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to March, 1863. 1st Bri­gade, 13th Division, 13th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 13th Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to April, 1864. Post of Pine Bluff, Ark., 7th Army Corps, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to June, 1865. Dept. of Texas to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Expedition to Hickman, Ky., December 25-26, 1862. Expedition up White River, Ark., January 11-23, 1863. Yazoo Pass Expedition and operations against Fort Pemberton and Greenwood February 24-April 5. Duty at Helena till August. Repulse of Holmes' attack on Helena July 4. Steele's Expedition against Little Rock, Ark., August 11-September 10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock till October 26. Pursuit of Marmaduke's forces to Rockport October 26-November 1. Moved to Pine Bluff, Ark., November 7 and garrison duty there till November 30, 1863. Expedition to Longview March 27-31, 1864. Actions at Mt. Elba March 28 and 30. Expedition to Mt. Elba April 28-30. Moved to Little Rock November 30, and duty there till February, 1865. Carr's Expedition to Mt. Elba January 22-February 4, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 11-16, thence to Mobile Point, Ala., February 22. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely , April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Expedition to Manna Hubba Bluff April 15-26. At McIntosh Bluff till May 9. Moved to Mobile May 9, and duty there till May 31. Moved to New Orleans, La., thence to Brazos Santiago, Texas, May 31-June 6. Moved to Clarksville June 16, and to Brownsville August 3. Mustered out August 23, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 12 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 221 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 240.

 

Photo;

- Davis / Wiley: Photographic History, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Gettysburg, a.a.O., S. 272

 

 

29th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Pvt Delazon *Ketcham (Co E)

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in September 27, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., thence to Helena, Ark., November 2-7, 1862. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 12th Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 12th Di­vision, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 12th Division, 13th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. District of LaFourche, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, Milita­ry Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Expedition from Helena, Ark., to Arkansas Post, November 16-21, 1862. Duty opposite Helena till December 23. Action at Helena December 5. Moved to Helena December 23, thence to Friar's Point, and duty there till January 7, 1863. Expedition up White River to Devall's Bluff January 11-23. At Helena till April 10. Ordered to Milliken's Bend, La., April 10. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson , May 1 (Reserve). Battle of Champion Hill, May 16. Siege of Vicksburg , Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Or­dered to New Orleans, La., August 6, thence to Brashear City September 15, and duty there till October 2. Western Louisiana Cam­paign October 3-November 30. Carrion Crow Bayou November 3. At New Iberia till December 19. March to Berwick December 19-21, thence to Algiers December 22-25. Moved to Pass Cavallo, Texas, January 5-12, 1864. Duty at DeCrow's Point till February 20. Moved to New Orleans February 20-23, and duty at Algiers till March 5. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Battle of Sabine Cross Roads , April 8. Monett's Ferry, Cane River Crossing, April 23. At Alex­andria April 26-May 13. Construction of dam at Alexandria April 30-May 10. Graham's Plantation May 5. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Duty at Morganza till June 13. Expedition to the Atchafalaya May 30-June 6. Moved to Carrollton June 13, thence to Kennersv­ille June 21, and to Thibodeaux June 26, and duty there till July 9. Moved to Algiers July 9, and to Morganza July 26. Mor­gan's Ferry Road and Atchafalaya River July 28. Moved to Port Hudson August 23. Expedition to Clinton August 23-29. Moved to Mor­ganza August 29, thence to St. Charles, Ark., September 3-11, and duty there till October 23. Expedition to Devall's Bluff Octo­ber 23-November 12. Moved to Little Rock, Ark., November 12, thence to Memphis, Tenn., November 25, and duty there till Janua­ry, 1865. Expedition to Moscow to assist Gen. Grierson December 21-31. Ordered to New Orleans, La., January 1, 1865, thence to Ken­nersville Station, and duty there till February 5. Moved to Dauphin Island near Mobile, Ala., February 5. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely , April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12 to May 26. Moved to New Orleans, La. thence to Shreveport May 26-June 8, and duty there till June 22. Mustered out June 22, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 76 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 242 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 322.

 

Literatur:

- Ketcham, Delazon: Letters written from Helena in 1862 and 1863; in: Chicago Historical Society: Selected Arkansas manuscripts, 1724-1883; 1 roll, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville: Manuscript Resources for the Civil War, Compiled by Kim Allen Scott, 1990).

 

 

30th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Randall, Madison, Wis., and mustered in October 21, 1862.

 

Service:

Duty at Green Bay, West Bay and other points in Wisconsin, enforcing draft, etc., till March, 1863. Headquarters of Regiment at Camp Randall till December 26, 1862, then at Camp Reno, Milwaukee, Wis. Companies "D" "F," "I" and "K" ordered to St. Louis, Mo., May 2, 1863. Guard boats and supplies for Sully's Northwestern Indian Expedition up the Missouri River till August. Compa­nies "I" and "K" ordered to Milwaukee. Companies "D" and "F" at Fann Island, and fatigue duty building Fort Sully till December, 1863. Companies "E" and "G" at Bayfield and Superior City, Wis., May 26-August 21, 1863, then report to Milwaukee. Company "G" ordered to Davenport, Iowa, December 5, 1863. Company "I" moved to St. Louis, Mo., April, 1864, and thence to Fort Union, D. T., and duty there till June, 1865. Rejoined Regiment at St. Louis, Mo., June 22, 1865. Companies "A," "C," "F" and "H" left Mil­waukee, Wis., April 20, 1864, to join Sully's Northwestern Indian Expedition. Moved from St. Louis to Fort Sully, D. T., thence to Fort Rice, and duty there till October. Moved to Sioux City October 12-November 2. Company "D" join. Moved to Quincy, Ill., thence to Louisville, Ky., November 24-29. Companies "B," "E," "G" and "K" left Milwaukee for Dakota Territory April, 1864. Duty at Fort Wadsworth July 1-September 29. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., thence to relief of Paducah, Ky., October 29. Moved to St. Louis December 6-10, and join balance of Regiment. Moved to Bowling Green, Ky., December 12 and assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Divi­sion, Military District of Kentucky. Moved to Louisville, Ky., January 10, 1865, and provost duty there till September; also conduc­ting prisoners to various points. Companies "B," "E" and "G" moved to Frankfort, Ky., February, 1865, and duty there till June. Mus­tered out September 20, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 2 Officers and 65 Enlisted men by disease. Total 69.

 

 

31st Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Sgt John V. *Richards

 

Overview:

Companies "A," "B," "C," "D," "E" and "F" organized at: Prairie du Chien, Wis., and mustered in October 9 1862. Companies "G," "H," "I" and "K" organized at Camp Utley, Bacine, Wis., and mustered in December 24, 1862. Companies "A," "D" and "F" ordered to Madison, Wis., November 14. Companies "B, "C" and "E" ordered to Racine, Wis., November 14, as guard for draft rendezvous. Companies "A," "D" and "F" moved to Racine, December 20. Regiment ordered to Columbus, Ky., March 1, 1863. Attached to Dis­trict of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to October, 1863. Unattached, Dept of the Cumber­land, to November, 1863. Post of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Rousseau's 3rd Divi­sion, 12th Army Corps, Dept. of tne Cumberland, to April, 1864. Unattached, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumber­land, to July, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Columbus, Ky., March 6-September 24, 1863. Moved to Cairo, Ill., Louisville, Ky., and Nashville, Tenn., September 24-27, thence moved to Lavergne October 5, and railroad guard duty there till October 25. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., October 25, and duty there till April, 1864. Companies "B", "G" and "K" detached at Stone's River Crossing, guarding railroad bridge and building fortifications, till April 2, 1864. Assigned to duty by Detachments, guarding Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad from Normandy to Murfreesboro, till June. Regiment ordered to Murfreesboro, thence to Nashville, Tenn., June 6-10, and provost and guard duty there till July 16. Moved to Atlanta, Ga., July 16-21. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign July 21-September 8. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. Expedition from Atlanta to Tuckum's Cross Roads October 26-29. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Harrison's Field and Montieth Swamp December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro , N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville, March 19-21. Occupation of Geldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh, April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 17. Grand Review May 24. Companies "A" to "F" mustered out June 20, and Companies "G" to "K" mustered out July 8, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 23 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 86 Enlisted men by disease. Total 112.

 

Literatur:

- Richards, John V.: From Wisconsin to the Sea: The Civil War Letters of Sergeant John V. Richards, Thirty-First Regiment Wiscon­sin Infantry, 1862-1865; ed Richard Rattenbury (Houston: D. Armstrong & Co., 1986)

 

 

32nd Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

Col James H. *Howe

 

Overview:

Organized at Oshkosh, Wis., and mustered in September 25, 1862. Left State for Memphis, Tenn., October 30. Attached to 5th Briga­de, District of Memphis, Tenn., 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Memphis, 13th Army Corps, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 8th Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, District of Memphis, 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign; operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad November 18, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Mo­ved to Memphis, Tenn., and provost duty there till November 26, 1863. Moved to Moscow, Tenn., November 26-30, and duty there till January 27, 1864. Repulse of Lee's attack on Moscow December 2, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Vicksburg, Miss., January 27-February 2, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Meridian , February 14-15. Laudersdale Springs February 16. Marion February 15-17. Operations against Forest in West Tennessee March 16-April 10. At Decatur, Ala., April 10-August 4, 1864. Expedition to Courtland, Ala., May 27-29. Pond Springs, near Courtland, May 27. Expedition from Decatur to Moulton July 25. Courtland July 25 and 27. Moved to Atlanta, Ga, August 4-8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign August 8-September 8. Siege of Atlanta August 8-25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro , August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Harrison's Field and Montieth Swamp December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie River January 20. Salkehatchie Swamps , February 2-5. Rivers' and Broxton Bridges, Salkehatchie River, February 2. Rivers' Bridge, South Edisto River, February 3. Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto River, February 9. Orangeburg February 11-12. Columbia February 16-17. Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville, March 19-21. Occupati­on of Goldsboro, March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 12, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 26 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 253 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 281.

 

eingesetzt ab 3.11.1862 in Memphis, Mississippi in 5th Brigade Buckland, Division BrigGen Denver, Sher­man's Corps während Grant Vicksburg Campaign 1862 (vgl. Quiner, a.a.O., S. 801; Bearss: Vicksburg, a.a.O., Vol. I., S. 38).

 

Literatur:

- Quiner, E. B.: Military History of Wisconsin: A Record of the Civil and Military Patriotism in the War of Union (Chicago: Clarke & Co, 1866)

 

 

33rd Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

vgl. Pvt Charles *Walker (Co. B)

 

Overview:

Organized at Racine, Wis., and mustered in October 18, 1862. Left State for Memphis, Tenn., November 12. Attached to Reserve Bri­gade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, Provisio­nal Division, 17th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Detached Brigade, 17th Army Corps, and 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Detachment Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign; operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad November 18, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Mo­ved to Moscow, Tenn., and duty along Memphis & Charleston Railroad till March 9. Moscow February 13 (Detachment). Moved to Memphis, Tenn., March 9, and duty there till May 17. Expedition to the Coldwater April 18-24. Hernando April 18. Perry's Ferry, Coldwater, April 19. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., May 17. Siege of Vicksburg , May 20-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. Reconnoissance to Pearl River July 15. Duty at Vicksburg till August 18. Ordered to Natchez, Miss., and duty there till December 1. Expedition to Harrisonburg September 1-8. Moved to Vicksburg De­cember 1, and duty at Camp Milldale till February, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Pearl River, near Canton and Ma­disonville, February 27. Red River Campaign March 10-May 24. Fort DeRussy March 14. Occupation of Alexandria March 16. Plea­sant Hill Landing April 12-13. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. About Alexandria April 26-May 13. Wells' Plantation May 6. Boy­ce's Plantation May 6. Bayou Boeuf May 7. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura , May 16. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 22-24, thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 27-30, and duty there till June 22. Moved to LaGrange, Tenn., June 22-27. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo July 5-21. Camargo's Cross Roads, near Harrisburg, July 13. Harrisburg, near Tupelo , July 14-15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford August 1-3. Moved to St. Charles, Ark., August 3-6, thence to Devall's Bluff September 1, and to Brownsville, Ark., Septem­ber 8. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 16. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Nashville, Tenn., November 23-30. Battle of Nashville , December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Clifton, Tenn., thence to Eastport, Miss., and duty there till February, 1865. Movement to New Orleans, La., February 6-22. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 17-April 12. Expedition from Dauphin Island to Foul River Narrows March 18-22. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault on and capture of Fort Blakely , April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25. Duty at Montgomery and Tuskegee till July. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., July 23-31. Mustered out August 8, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 30 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 167 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 202.

 

 

34th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry (Militia):

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., December, 1862. Moved to Columbus, Ky., January 31-February 2, 1863. Attached to District of Co­lumbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1863. (6 Companies attached to 4th Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, May to August)

 

Service:

Garrison and fatigue duty at Fort Halleck, Columbus, Ky., till August, 1863. Company "E" detached at Paducah, Ky., March 3; Com­panies "I" and "G" at Cairo, Ill., April 25-June 1; Companies "B," "C," "D," "F," "H" and "K" at Memphis, Tenn., May 12. Regiment united at Cairo, Ill., August 14. Moved to Wisconsin August 16 and mustered out September 8, 1863.

 

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 18 Enlisted men by disease. Total 19.

 

 

35th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Milwaukee, Wis., and mustered in February 27, 1864. Ordered to Alexandria, La., April 18. Moved to Benton Barracks, Mo., thence to New Orleans, La., April 26. Ordered to report to Gen. Williams at Port Hudson, La., arriving there May 7. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. 4th Brigade, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865. Dept. of Texas to March, 1866.

 

Service:

Duty at Port Hudson, La., till June 27, 1864. Moved to Morganza, La., June 27, and duty there till July 24. Moved to St. Charles, Ark., July 24, and duty there till August 6. Return to Morganza August 6-12. Expedition to Simsport October 1-10. Moved to Devall's Bluff, Ark., October 11-18. To Brownsville November 9, and guard Memphis & Little Rock Railroad till December 12. Moved to Devall's Bluff December 12, and duty there till February 7, 1865. Moved to Algiers, La., February 7, thence to Mobile Point, Ala., February 22. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault on and capture of Fort Blakely , April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to McIntosh Bluff April 13-26. Moved to Mobile May 9, and duty there till June 1. Moved to Brazos Santiago, Texas, June 1-8, thence to Clarksville June 20, and to Browns­ville August 2. Duty at Brownsville till March, 1866. Mustered out March 15, 1866.

 

Regiment lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 3 Officers and 271 Enlisted men by disease. Total 276.

 

 

36th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Pvt Albert *Batchelder (Co. I)

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in March 23, 1864. Ordered to Washington, D. C., May 10, thence marched to Spottsylva­nia Court House and attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac.

 

Service:

Spottsylvania Court House May 18-21. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Bethesda Church June 1. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Weldon Railroad June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstra­tion north of the James at Deep Bottom August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road , Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run , February 5-7,1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Hatcher's Run March 29. Boydton Plank Road and White Oak Road March 30-31. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appo­mattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D. C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 17, and there mustered out July 12, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 150 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 182 Enlisted men by disease. Total 342.

 

 

37th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., April 9, 1864. Left State for Washington, D. C., April 28 (Cos. "A" to "F"). Two more Companies, "H" and "I," join at Maryland Heights May 17. Duty at Washington, D. C., till May 30. Moved to White House, Va., May 30-June 1, and guard duty there till June 10. Guard supply train to Cold Harbor June 10. Attached to Casey's Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to July 1865.

 

Service:

Movement across James River to Petersburg, Va., June 12-15. Assaults on Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road , Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Stedman , Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 21-24. Grand Review May 23. Provost duty at Washington and Alexandria till July. Mustered out July 26, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 149 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 89 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 247.

 

 

38th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Companies "A," "B," "C" and "D" organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in April 15, 1864. Moved to Washington, D. C., May 3-7. Attached to Casey's Provisional Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Camp at Arlington, Va., till May 30, 1864. Moved to White House, Va, May 30-June 1. Battalion temporarily attached to 1st Minne­sota Infantry. Guard supply train to Cold Harbor June 9. Cold Harbor June 10-12. Movement across James River to Petersburg June 12-15. Assaults on Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. (Co. "E" joined July 26, 1864.) Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road , Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. (Companies "F," "G," "H," "I" and "K" joined October 1, 1864. Received Rebel Peace Commissioners Stephens, Hunter, Campbell and Hatch through lines under flag of truce January 29, 1865. Fort Stedman , Petersburg, March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 21-25. Grand Review May 28. 2nd Battalion mustered out June 6, 1865. 1st Battalion on duty at Arsenal, Washington, during trial and execution of President Lincoln's assassins. Mustered out July 26, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 56 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 56 Enlisted men by disease. Total 113.

 

 

39th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry (100 days, 1864):

s. Pvt John *Schneff (Co. I)

 

Overview:

Organized at Milwaukee, Wis., and mustered in June 3, 1864. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., June 13-17. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Post and Defences of Memphis, District of West Tennessee. Garrison, railroad guard and picket duty at and about Memphis, Tenn., till September. Repulse of Forest's attack on Memphis August 21. Mustered out September 22, 1864.


Regiment lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 27 Enlisted men by disease. Total 31.

 

 

40th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry (100 days, 1864):

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in June 14, 1864. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., June 14-19. Attached to Post and Defences of Memphis, District of West Tennessee. Garrison, railroad guard and picket duty at and about Memphis, Tenn., till September. Re­pulse of Forest's attack on Memphis August 21. Mustered out September 16, 1864.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 18 Enlisted men by disease. Total 19.

 

 

41st Regiment Wisconsin Infantry (100 days, 1864):

 

Overview:

Organized at Milwaukee, Wis., and mustered in June 8, 1864. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., June 15-19. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Post of Memphis, Tenn., District of West Tennessee, to September. Garrison, railroad guard and picket duty at Memphis and in that vicini­ty till September. Repulse of Forest's attack on Memphis August 21. Mustered out September 24, 1864.


Regiment lost during service 18 by disease.

 

 

42nd Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Pvt Charles R. Walker (Co. D)

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in September 7, 1864. Moved to Cairo, Ill., September 20-22. Assigned to post and garri­son duty at Cairo and provost duty by detachments at various points in Illinois till June, 1865. Mustered out June 20, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 58 by disease.

 

 

43rd Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in by Companies August 8 to September 30, 1864. Left State for Nashville, Tenn., October 10. Attached to Defences of Nashville & Northwestern Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, De­fences Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, to March, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Stationed at Johnsonville, Tenn., guarding railroad and supplies October 15-November 30. Repulse of attack on Johnsonville Novem­ber 4-5. Moved to Clarksville, Tenn., November 30, thence to Nashville, Tenn., December 28, and to Dechard January 1, 1865. Guard duty at Elk River Bridge and along line of the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad till June. Mustered out June 24, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 2 Officers and 72 Enlisted men by disease. Total 75.

 

 

44th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., by Companies October-November, 1864, and ordered to Nashville, Tenn., as fast as completed. Compa­nies "A," "B," "C," "D" and "F" reached Nashville during October and November. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Attached to Post and Defences of Nashville till March, 1865. Paducah, Ky., Dept. of Kentucky, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Garrison and guard duty at Nashville, Tenn., till March, 1865. Regimental organization completed February, 1865. Ordered to Padu­cah, Ky., April 3, and duty there till August. Mustered out August 28, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 57 Enlisted men by disease. Total 58.

 

 

45th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., November 8, 1864. Companies as organized ordered to Nashville, Tenn. Attached to Post of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. Post of Nashville, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Garrison and guard duty at Nashville till July, 1865. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Mustered out July 17, 1865.


Lost during service 34 by disease.

 

 

46th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. Pvt Herman C)

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in March 2, 1865. Moved to Louisville, Ky., March 5-10, thence to Athens, Ala., April 22-24. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland.

 

Service:

Duty along line of the Nashville & Decatur Railroad till September. Mustered out September 27, 1865.


Lost during service 20 by disease.

 

 

47th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in February 27, 1865. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., thence to Nashville, Tenn., and Tullaho­ma, Tenn. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Defences Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1865. 2nd Bri­gade, 1st Sub-District, District Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to September, 1865.

 

Service:

Railroad guard duty at Tullahoma and in District of Middle Tennessee till September. Mustered out September 4, 1865.


Lost during service 39 by disease.

 

 

48th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Milwaukee, Wis., February-March, 1865. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., March 22, thence moved to Warrenton and to Paola, Kan., April 1-13. Assigned to provost duty in District of Kansas as follows: "C" at Lawrence, "B" at Olathe, "F" and "G" at Paola, "A," "B," "D" and "E" at Fort Scott (skirmish near Miami, Mo., April 24, 1865) till August. Companies "I" and "K" left Mil­waukee, Wis., March 28, and reached Fort Scott April 28. Moved to Lawrence August 19-25. March to Fort Zarah September 6-26, and assigned to garrison duty as follows: "E" and "G" at Fort Zarah, "A" and "H" at Fort Larned, "B" and "I" at Fort Dodge. "D" and "F" at Fort Aubrey, "C" and "K" at Fort Lyon, Colo., till December, 1865. "A," "E," "G" and "H" ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., December, 1865, and mustered out December 30, 1865. "B," "D," "F" and "I" moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., February, 1866, and mustered out February 19, 1866. "C" and "K" mustered out at Fort Leavenworth March 24, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 16 by disease.

 

 

49th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

s. 2ndLt Charles A. *Stephens (Co. D)

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., December 24, 1864, to March 5, 1865. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., March 8, 1865, thence moved to Rolla, Mo., March 13. Garrison and guard duty at Rolla till August and at St. Louis, Mo., till November. Attached to 2nd Sub-Dis­trict, District of St. Louis, Dept. of Missouri, March to August, and to 1st Sub-District to November. Mustered out November 8, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 54 by disease.

 

 

50th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., March and April, 1865. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence from Benton Barracks (skirmishes near Boone­ville, Mo., May 3, 1865, Detachment) to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and to Fort Rice, D. T. Duty there till May, 1866. Mustered out April 19 to June 12, 1863.


Regiment lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 1 Officer and 43 Enlisted men by disease. Total 45.

 

 

51st Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee, Wis., March 20-April 29, 1865. (Cos. "G," "H," "I" and "K" did not leave the State and were mustered out May 6, 1865.) Moved to St. Louis, Mo., May, 1865, and assigned to duty at St. Louis, Warrensburg and along Pacific Railroad from Hilden to Pleasant Hill May to August. Company "A" at Crawford River; "B" at Carondelet; "C" and "D" at Kingville; "E" and "F" at Pleasant Hill. Mustered out at Madison, Wis., August 16-30, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 16 by disease.

 

 

52nd Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., April, 1865. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Holden, Mo., and guard workmen on the Pacific Rail­road till June 21. Moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and duty there till July 28. Mustered out July 28, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 9 by disease.

 

 

53rd Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Madison, Wis., March and April, 1865. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Transferred to 51st Wisconsin Infantry June 10, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 8 by disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c. Cavalry:

 

 

1st Regiment Wisconsin Cavalry:

s. Col Edward *Daniels; Major Oscar Hugh LaGrange; Pvt. Edward *Brooks (Co. H); Corporal Stanley E *Lathrop (Co. M)

 

Overview:

Organized at Rippon and Kenosha, Wis., September 1, 1861, to February 2, 1862. Mustered in March 10, 1862. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., March 17, 1862, and duty at Benton Barracks, Mo., till April 28. Moved to Camp Girardeau, Mo., April 28. Attached to Vandever's Brigade, District of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to October, 1862. Cavalry Brigade, District of Southeast Miss­ouri, Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Wilson's Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Scout and patrol duty in Southeast Missouri till October, 1862. Expedition to Bloomfield, Mo., May 10-11. Action at Bloomfield May 10. Chalk Bluffs May 15. Operations in Dunklin County May 16-20. Expedition to Madison, Ark., July 9-22. Scatterville July 10. Guerrilla Campaign against Porter's and Poindexter's forces July 20-September 10. West Prairie July 23. Bloomfield July 29. Jo­nesboro, Ark., August 2-3 (2nd Battalion). Jackson, Languelle's Ferry and Scatterville August 3. At Cape Girardeau till October 3. Scout to Wayne, Stoddard and Dunklin Counties August 20-27 (Detachment). Bloomfleld August 29 and September 11. Moved to Greenville October 3, thence to Patterson October 19. Expedition after Greene s guerrillas October 20-November 3. Duty at Patterson till January, 1863. Moved to Alton and West Plains January. At West plains, Pilot Knob and St. Genevieve till March. Batesville Fe­bruary 4. Moved to Cape Girardeau March 10. Scout from Bloomfield to Scatterville March 24-April 1. Operations against Marma­duke April 17-May 2. Whitewater River April 24 (Co. "E"). Cape Girardeau April 26. Near Whitewater Bridge April 27. Castor Ri­ver, near Bloomfield, April 29. Bloomfield April 29-30. Chalk Bluff, St. Francis River, April 30-May 1. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., May 31-June 13. Triune June 19. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Eaglesville and Rover June 23. Middle­ton June 24. Fosterville, Guy's Gap and Shelbyville June 27. Bethpage Bridge, Elk River, July 2. Expedition to Huntsville July 13-22. At Huntsville and Fayetteville, Ala., till August 15. At Larkinsville till August 31. Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign. Recon­noissance to­ward Rome, Ga., September 11. Apine and Dirt Town September 12. Near Stevens' Gap September 18. Battle of Chickamauga Sep­tember 19-20. Boy Valley and Lookout Church September 22. Missionary Ridge and Shallow Ford Gap September 22. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy September 30-October 17. Anderson's Cross Roads October 2. Maysville, Ala., October 13. Camp at Winchester till November 20. Movement to Murfreesboro, thence into East Tennessee November 20-December 14. Ope­rations about Dandridge and Mossy Creek November 24-28. Mossy Creek Station December 24. Pack's House, near New Market, December 24. Mossy Creek December 26. Talbot Station December 28. Mossy Creek, Talbot Station, December 29. Near Mossy Creek January 11-12, 1864. Operations about Dandridge January 16-17. Bend of Chucky Road, near Dandridge, January 16. Dan­dridge January 17. Operations about Dandridge January 26-28. Fair Garden January 27. Swann's Island January 28. Expedition from Motley's Ford to Murphey, N. C., February 17-22. Cleveland April 2. Mink Springs, near Cleveland, April 13. Atlanta (Ga.) Cam­paign May 1-Septem­ber 8. Catoosa Springs May 3. Varnell's Station May 7 and 9. Demonstrations on Dalton May 9-13. Tilton May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cassville May 19. Stilesboro May 23. Burnt Hickory May 24. About Dallas May 25-June 5. Burned Church May 26 and May 30-June 1. Ackworth June 3-4. Big Shanty June 6. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Moun­tain June 10-July 2. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Howell's Ferry July 1. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chat­tahoochie River July 6-17. Beachtown July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. McCook's Raid on Atlanta & West Point Railroad July 27-31. Camp­bellton July 28. Newnan July 30-31. Expedition to Jasper August 11-15. At Cartersville August 18-October 17. Rousseau's pursuit of Wheeler September 1-8. At Calhoun till November 14. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., November 14. and duty the­re till December 4. Pursuit of Lyon from Paris to Hopkinsvllle, Ky., thence march to Nashville, Tenn., December 6, 1864. to January 8, 1865. Action at Hopkinsville, Ky., December 16. At Chickasaw, Ala., till March, 1865. Wilson's Raid from Chickasaw, Ala., to Macon, Ga., March 22-April 24. Centreville April 1. Selma April 2. Lowndesborough April 10 (Cos. "A" and "B"). Montgomery April 12. Columbus Road, near Tuskegee, April 14. Fort Tyler, West Point, Ga., April 16. Macon April 20. Irwinsville, Ga., May 10. Capture of Jefferson Davis. At Macon and Nashville, Tenn., till July. Mustered out at Edgefield, Tenn., July 19, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 67 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 7 Officers and 321 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 401.

 

Die 1st Wisconsin Cavalry gehörte während Sherman‘s Atlanta Campaign vom Sommer 1864 zur 2nd Brigade LtCol Horace P. Lam­son, 1st Cavalry Division BrigGen Edward Moody *McCook, Cavalry Corps Army of the Cumberland (vgl. Evans: Sherman‘s Hor­semen, a.a.O., S. xi)

 

 

2nd Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment:

s. Pvt Albert S. *Ames (Co I)

 

Regimentskommandeure: 1861 - August 1862 Col Cadwallader C. Washburn (vgl. Quiner: Wisconsin, a.a.O., S. 900); Col 1863 war Col. Thomas Stephens seit 7.8.1862 (vgl. Quiner: Wisconsin, a.a.O., S. 903)

 

Das Regiment wurde aufgestellt am 12.3.1862 (vgl. Quiner, a.a.O., S. 900); eingesetzt während Grant's Vicksburg Campaign 1863 in Cyrus Bussey's Cavalry Brigade, Sherman's Army Corps (vgl. Bearss: Vicksburg III S. 1145; )

 

OVERVIEW:

Organized at Milwaukee, Wis., December 30, 1861, to March 10, 1862. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., March 24, 1862. Duty at Ben­ton Barracks, Mo., till May 15. Moved to Jefferson City, thence to Springfield, Mo., and duty there till June 14. Attached to Steele's Command, Army of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1862. District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri, to No­vember, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to February, 1363. 3rd Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 5th Di­vision, 16th Army Corps. Dept. of the Tennessee, to June, 1863. Busseys Cavalry Brigade, Herron¿s Division, 13th Army Corps, to August, 1363. Cavalry Brigade, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1363. 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1364. Winslow a Cavalry Brigade, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, District of West Tennessee, to July, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Military Division Gulf, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas to November, 1865.

 

SERVICE:

March to Batesville, Jacksonport and Helena, Ark., June 14-July 12, 1862, and duty there till January, 1863. Action at Yellville, Ark., June 25, 1862. Near Fayetteville July 15. Expedition from Helena to Moro August 5-8 (Detachment). Near Helena August 11. Near Helena September 19-20. Expedition against Arkansas Post November 16-21. Expedition to Yellville November 25-29. Expedition from Helena to Grenada, Miss., November 27-December 5. Oakland, Miss., December 3. LaGrange, Ark., December 30. Lick Creek, Ark., January 12, 1863. Clarendon Road, near Helena, January 15. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., February 4, and duty there till May. Nonconah Creek, near Memphis, April 4. Expedition to Coldwater April 17-20. Horn Lake Creek May 18 (Co. "L"). Expeditions to Hernando, Miss., May 23-24, 26 and 28 (Detachments). Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 10-13. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 13-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Clinton July 8. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Canton July 12. Expedition to Yazoo City July 12-21, 1863 (Detachment). Bolton's Depot July 16. Grant's Ferry, Pearl River. July 16. Briar Creek, near Canton, July 17. Duty at Red Bone Church till April 27, 1864. Action at Red Bone Church September 25, 1863. Ingraham's Plantation, near Port Gibson, October 10. Red Bone April 21, 1864. Moved to Vicksburg April 27, and duty there till December. Salem May 29 (Detachment). Worthington's and Sunnyside Landings, Fish Bayou, June 5. Old River Lake or Lake Chicot June 6. Expedition from Vicksburg to Pearl River July 2-10. Clinton July 4. Jackson July 5-6. Clinton July 7. Expedition from Vicksburg to Rodney and Fayette September 29-October 3. Port Gibson October 1. Fayette and Cole Creek October 3. Expedition from Natchez to Woodville October 4-11. Woodville October 5-6. Fort Adams, La., October 5 and 7. Operations in Issaqueena and Washington Counties October 24-31. Expe­dition from Vicksburg to Gaines' Landing and Bayou Macon, La., November 6-8. Expedition from Vicksburg to Yazoo City Novem­ber 23-December 4. Concord Church December 1. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., December 8. Grierson's Expedition to destroy Mobile & Ohio Railroad December 21, 1864, to January 15, 1865. Franklin Creek December 21-22, 1864. Egypt Station December 28. Ex­pedition from Memphis to Marion, Ark., January 19-22, 1865 (Detachment). Duty at Memphis, Tenn., till June. Expedition into Nor­thern Mississippi March 3-11. (Part of Regiment ordered to Grenada, Miss., May 9, and duty there till June 24, when rejoined Re­giment at Alexandria, La.) Ordered to Alexandria, La., June, March from Alexandria to Hempstead, Texas, August 8-26, and duty there till October. March to Austin, Texas, and there mustered out November 15, 1865.

 

1st Battalion (Cos. "A," "D," "G" and "K") served detached June 13, 1862, to September, 1864. Ordered to Cassville, Mo:, June 13, 1862, and duty there till October, 1862. Pineville June 23. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Miss­ouri, to June, 1863. District of Rolla, Dept. of Missouri, to August, 1864. District of North Missouri to September, 1864. Duty at Osa­ge Springs, Mo., October, 1862, to December, 1862. Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van Buren, Ark., December 27-29. At Forsythe, Mo., till March, 1863. At Lake Springs till June, 1863. At Rolla till September, 1864. Lane's Prairie, Mo., May 26, 1864. Scout in Phelpa and Marlas Counties August l (Co. "A"). Rejoined Regiment at Vicksburg, Miss., September, 1864.

 

Regiment lost during service 24 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 234 Enlisted men by disease. Total 312.

 

Literatur:

- West, Emmet C.: History and Reminiscenses of the Second Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment. Portage, Wis., 1904

 

 

3rd Regiment Wisconsin Cavalry:

s. Pvt George F. *Pond (Co. C)

 

Overview:

Organized at Janesville, Wis., November 30, 1861, to January 31, 1862. Mustered in January 28, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., March 26-28, 1862, and duty at Benton Barracks, Mo., till May 23. Moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., May 23-27. Assigned to frontier and provost duty in Kansas till September, 1862. Company "D" at Atchison; Company "G" at Shawnee; Company "L" at Aubrey; Companies "B" and "H" at Fort Leavenworth; Companies "A," "E" and "K" at Leavenworth City. Companies "C," "F," "I" and "M" moved to Fort Scott, Kan., June 12-17. Company "C" stationed at Trading Post till August; Company "I" at Carthage till August. Action at Monticello August 5. Rocky Bluff August 7. Taberville August 11. Expedition to Montevallo August 14-24. Hickory Grove August 23. Regiment assembled at Fort Scott September. Attached to Solomon's 1st Brigade. Herron's 1st Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri. to November, 1862. Cavalry Command, Herron's Division, Army of the Frontier, to June, 1863. District of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, District of the Frontier, to January, 1864. Unassigned, District of the Frontier, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to April, 1864. Unassigned, Little Rock, Ark., 7th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 4th Brigade, Cavalry Division, 7th Army Corps, to February, 1865. Cavalry Brigade, Post of Little Rock, 7th Army Corps, to April, 1865. Unassigned, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to June, 1865. District of South Kansas, to September, 1865.

 

Service:

Expedition from Fort Leavenworth to Independence August 12-14, 1862. (Cos. "I" and "M" at Fort Scott till May, 1863; also "C" and "G," December, 1862, to July, 1863; Co "G" relieved and ordered to Regiment.) 1st and 3rd Battalions in Blount's Campaign in Missouri and Arkansas against Raines and Parsons September to December, 1862. Cross Hollows September 27-28. Newtonia September 30. Occupation of Newtonia October 4. Canehill November 28. Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van Buren, Ark., December 27-29. Dripping Springs December 28. Carthage, Mo., January 13, 1863. Moved to Forsythe, thence to Springfield, Mo. Duty there and at Drywood till June. Scouting in Southwest Counties of Missouri and Northwest Arkansas, and operating against Patty's, Livingston's and Quantrill's guerrillas, with numerous skirmishes in Barton, Jasper and Newton Counties. Action at Carrollton March 2. Yellville March 4. The Island March 30. Clapper's Saw Mill, near Crooked Creek, I. T., March 31 (Detachment). Jackson County April 2. Companies "B," "G," "H," "I" and "M" march to Fort Blount, C. N., as escort to train, May 14-30. Near Fort Gibson May 20 and 25, and near Fort Blount May 30. Regiment moved to Fort Blount June 20-July 5. Action at Cabin Creek July 1-2 (Co. "B"). Honey Springs July 17 and August 22. Perryville August 26. Marias des Cygnes August 31. At Schuyleyville, C. N., till October. Expedition through Jackson, Cass, Johnson and Lafayette Counties September 8-23 (Cos. "B" and "L"). Choctaw Nation October 2. Baxter Springs October 6 (Cos. "C" and "I") Fort Blair, Waldron, October 7. Choctaw Nation October 7. Waldron October 16. Clarksville October 28. Raid from Van Buren to Dallas November 12-22. Duty at Van Buren November, 1863, to March, 1864. Moved to Little Rock March 30-April 16. Veterans on furlough March 30-June 16, then moved to Little Rock via St. Louis, Memphis and Devall's Bluff June 16-July 27. Clarendon July 14 (Non-Veterans). Expedition from Little Rock to Little Red River August 6-16. Hickory Plains and Bull's Bayou August 7. Bull's Bayou and Jacksonport August 26. Pursuit of Shelby's forces August 28-September 7. Expedition from Little Rock to Fort Smith September 25-October 13 (Detachment). Clarksville September 28 and October 19. Expedition from Lewisburg to Benton November 2-3. Duty at Little Rock till April, 1865 (Cos. "B," "E," "G," "H," "I," "K" and "L"). Expedition up White River to Devall's Bluff December 13-15, 1864. Regiment reorganized into 5 Companies April 16, 1865. Moved to Duvall's Bluff April 21, and duty there till June 3. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., June 3, thence to Rolla and Springfield, Mo., and marched to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., July 18-August 3. Mustered out at Fort Leavenworth September 8, 1865.

 

Companies "A"," "C," "D," "F" and "M" served detached in District of the Border October, 1863, to January, 1864. In District of Kansas to September, 1864. District of South Kansas to April, 1865, and District of North Kansas to September, 1865, serving at different posts in Missouri and Kansas, Sub-District of Fort Scott, at Forts Insley, Mo., Hamer, Mo., Curtis, Mo., McKean, Mo., Pawnee Creek, Kan., etc. Arkansas Creek near Fort Larned November 13, 1863 (Detachment). Dogwood Creek May 16 (Co. "C"). Lane's Prairie, Marian County, May 26. Actions at Montevallo, Mo., June 12, 1864 (Detachment). Big North Fork Creek Mo., June 16 (Co. "C"). Near Dogwood July 7. Osage Mission, Kan., September 26. Operations against Price in Missouri and Arkansas September to November, 1864. Lexington October 19 (Detachment). Near Montevallo October 19. Little Blue October 21. Big Blue River and State Line October 22. Westport October 23. Engagement at the Marmiton or Battle of Charlot October 25. Mine Creek, Little Osage River, October 25. Newtonia October 28. Drywood October 29. Company "A" changed to Company "K," Company "C" to Company "H," Company "D" to Company "I," and Company "M" to Company "G"," April 16, 1865. Companies "F" and "H" on expedition to explore country from Fort Riley, Kan., to Denver, Colo., Smoky Hill Route, March to July, 1865. Mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., September 29, 1865. Companies "G" and "L" mustered out October 26, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 61 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 147 Enlisted men by disease. Total 217.

 

Medal of Honor:

Pvt George F. Pond erhielt am 16.5.1899 die Medal of Honor für seinen Einsatz bei Drywood/Kansas: „With two companions, attacked a greatly superior force of guerrillas, routed them, and rescued several prisoners." (vgl. National Park, Medal of Honor Recipients, George F. Pond).

 

 

 

4th Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry:

s. Captain Oscar Hugh *LaGrange (Co. B)

 

Overview:

Organized at Racine, Wis., as 4th Wisconsin Infantry and mustered in July 2, 1861. Moved to Baltimore, Md., July 15-22. Attached to Dix's Division, Baltimore, Md., to February, 1862. Williams' Brigade, Butler's New Orleans Expedition, to April, 1862. 2nd Briga­de, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1862. Grover's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1863. Cavalry Brigade, 19th Army Corps, July, 1863. District of Baton Rouge, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1863. (Designation changed to 4th Cavalry August 22, 1863.) Unattached, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1864. District Baton Rouge, La., Dept. Gulf, to June, 1864. 4th Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. Gulf, to August, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. Gulf, to February, 1865. Cavalry Brigade, District of Baton Rouge, to March, 1865. 1st Briga­de, 1st Cavalry Division, Military Division West Mississippi to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to May, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1865. Dept. of Texas, to May, 1866.

 

Service:

Guard railroad near Baltimore, Md., till November, 1861. Expedition to eastern shore of Maryland November 14-22. Duty at Balti­more till February, 1862. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., February 19, thence sailed on Steamer "Constitution" for Ship Island, Miss., March 5, arriving there March 13, and duty there till April 16. Operations against Forts Jackson and St. Phillip April 16-29. Surrender of Fort St. Phillip April 29. Occupation of New Orleans May 2. Expedition to New Orleans and Jackson Railroad May 8-10. Occupation of Baton Rouge May 12. Reconnoissance to Warrenton May 14-29. At Baton Rouge till June 17. Expedition from Ba­ton Rouge June 7-9 (2 Cos.). Williams' Expedition to Vicksburg, Miss., and operations in that vicinity June 20-July 26. Grand Gulf June 23-24. Battle of Baton Rouge , La., August 5. Evacuation of Baton Rouge August 20. At Carrollton till September 29 and at Camp Parapet till December 19. Bayou Des Allemands September 4-5. Expedition from Carrollton to St. Charles' Court House Sep­tember 7-8. Bonnet Carre near St. Charles' Court House September 8. Moved to Baton Rouge December 19, and duty there till Fe­bruary, 1863. (Co. "G" detached for Heavy Artillery service in the Defences of New Orleans November 13, 1862, to August 14, 1863.) Moved to Bayou Plaquemine February 6, 1863. Expedition to Indian Village February 13. To New Orleans February 23, thence to Baton Rouge March 6. Demonstration on Port Hudson March 7-27. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Te­che Campaign April 11-20. Fort Bisland April 12-13. Pursuit to Opelousas April 15-20. Expedition to Bayou Plaquemine April 22-23. Expedition from Opelouses to Chicotsville and Bayou Boeuf April 26-29. Near Washington May 1. Boyce's Bridge, Cotile Bayou, May 14. Cheyneyville May 18. March to Port Hudson May 19-25. Siege of Port Hudson May 25-June 9. Expedition to Niblitt's Bluff May 26-29. Assault on Port Hudson June 14. Grierson's Expedition to Clinton June 1-6. Clinton June 3-4. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., July 25, and duty there till September. Designation of Regiment changed to 4th Wisconsin Ca­valry August 22, 1863. Duty at Baton Rouge engaged in scouting, picketing and operating against guerrillas in that section of country lying between the Comite, Amite and Mississippi Rivers till June, 1864. Near Baton Rouge September 8, 1863 (Detachment). Green­well Springs Road September 19 (Detachment), and October 5. Donaldsville February 8, 1864. New River February 9. Expedition to Rosedale February 14-22. Baton Rouge March 8. Black Bayou March 19. Reconnoissance to Clinton May 1. Olive Branch Church near Baton Rouge May 3. Baton Rouge June 16. Plaquemine June 28. Ordered to Morganza June 29, and duty there till August 9. Plaquemine August 6. Moved to Baton Rouge August 9. Near Bayou Letsworth August 11. Expedition to Clinton August 25-29. Oli­ve Branch, Comite River and Clinton August 25. Expedition to Clinton, Greensburg and Camp Moore October 5-9. Expedition from Baton Rouge to Brookhaven, Miss., and skirmishes November 14-21. Liberty Creek November 15. Jackson November 21. Davidson Expedition to Mobile & Ohio Railroad and Pascagoula Bay November 27-December 13. At Baton Rouge till April, 1865. Mobile Campaign April. Capture of Mobile April 12. March through Alabama to Georgia and to Vicksburg, Miss., April 18-June 5. Moved to Shreveport, La., June 26-July 2. March to San Antonio, Texas July 8-August 3, and duty there till October. Expedition to Fort Inge and to Fort Clark and Eagle Pass September. Guard and patrol duty along the Rio Grande from Brownsville to Laredo till May, 1866. Mustered out at Brownsville May 28, 1866. Moved to Madison, Wis., June 3-18, and discharged June 19, 1866.

 

Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 106 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 311 Enlisted men by disease. Total 431.

 

Predecessor unit:

4th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry:

Organized at Racine, Wis., and mustered in July 2, 1861. Moved to Baltimore, Md., July 15-22. Designation changed to 4th Wiscon­sin Cavalry August 22, 1863. Service given under 4th Regiment Cavalry (which see).

 

 

 

 

 

 

d. Artillery:

 

1st Regiment Wisconsin Heavy Artillery:

s. Pvt Daniel D. *Hains (Co. M)

 

Overview:

Battery "A" organized as Company "K," 2nd Wisconsin Infantry. Detached from Regiment August, 1861, and assigned to duty as Heavy Artillery at Forts Corcoran, Marcy and Ethan Allen, Defences of Washington, D. C., till October, 1861. Rejoined Regiment October 10. Permanently detached as Battery "A," 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, December 9, 1861. Attached to Military District of Washington, to May, 1862. Whipple's Command, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. Defences of Alexandria, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1863. 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to December, 1863. 4th Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to August, 1865. Assigned to duty in the Defences of Washington D. C. at Forts Cass, Buffalo, Ellsworth, Worth, Rodgers and Willard till August, 1865. Defence of Fort Stevens against Early's attack July 11-12, 1864. Mustered out August 18, 1865.


Battery "B" organized at Milwaukee, Wis., and left State for Murfreesboro, Tenn., September, 1863. Duty at Fort Terreil, Murfreesbo­ro, Tenn., till January, 1864. Moved to Lexington, Ky., January 4, 1864, and duty at Fort Clay, Lexington, Ky., till August, 1865.

Mustered out August 30, 1865.


Battery "C" left State October 30, 1863, for Chattanooga, Tenn. Attached to 2nd Division, Artillery Reserve, Dept. of the Cumber­land, to December, 1863. Garrison Artillery, Chattanooga, Tenn., to April, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennes­see, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, to August, 1865. Duty at Chattan­ooga, Tenn., till March 29, 1865. At Athens, Mouse Creek and Strawberry Plains, Tenn., till September. Mustered out September 21, 1865.

Battery "D" mustered in November 7, 1863. Ordered to New Orleans, La., February 9, 1864. Attached to the Defences of New Or­leans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864. District of LaFourche, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1865. Defences of Washington, D. C., 22nd Army Corps, to August, 1865. Garrison at Fort Jackson till July 23, 1864, thence moved to Fort Berwick near Brashear City and duty there till June, 1865. Ordered to Washington, D. C., and there mustered out August 18, 1865.


Batteries "E," "F," "G," "H," "I," "K," "L" and "M" organized September and October, 1864. Ordered to Washington. D. C. Attached to 3rd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to December, 1864. 4th Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.


Assigned to duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C. Company "E" at Fort O'Rourke, "F" at Fort Ellsworth, "G" and "H" at Fort Lyon ("G" also at Fort Ellsworth), "I" at Fort Farnsworth, "K" at Fort Lyon, "L" at Fort Willard, "M" at Forts Lyon, Weed and Farns­worth. Batteries "E" to "M" mustered out June 26, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 77 Enlisted men by disease. Total 83.

 

 

1st Wisconsin Battery of Light Artillery:

s. 1stLt Charles B. *Kimball; Carl *Cameron

 

Overview:

Organized at LaCrosse, Wis., and mustered in October 10, 1861. Moved to Camp Utley, Racine, Wis., and duty there till January 23, 1862. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., January 23, and duty there till April 3. Attached to Artillery, 7th Division, Army of the Ohio, to Oc­tober, 1862. Cumberland Division, District of West Virginia, Dept. of the Ohio, to November, 1862. Artillery, 9th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to Ja­nuary, 1863. Artillery, 9th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1863. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to August, 1863. Defences of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, to June, 1864. District of Morganza, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1864. Artillery, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1865. Cavalry Brigade, District of Baton Rouge, La., to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Cumberland Gap Campaign April 3-June 18, 1862. Occupation of Cumberland Gap June 18 to September 17. Evacuation of Cumber­land Gap and retreat to Greenupsburg, Ky., and to the Ohio River September 17-October 3. Expedition to Charleston, W. Va., Octo­ber 21-November 10. Ordered to Cincinnati, Ohio, November 20; thence to Memphis, Tenn., November 26. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 3 1863. Chickasaw Bayou, December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., Ja­nuary, 14-23, and duty there till March 8. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., March 8. Operations from Milliken's Bend to New Cartha­ge March 31-April 17. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson,May 1. Battle of Cham­pion's Hill, May 16. Big Black River, May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Ad­vance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Near Clinton July 8. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Battery refitted with 30-lb. Parrott's and orde­red to the Dept. of the Gulf August 13. Duty at Carrollton till September 3. Moved to Brashear City September 3-4, and to Ber­wick City September 24. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 30. Duty at Brashear City till December. Moved to New Or­leans and duty there till April 22, 1864. Red River Campaign April-May. Moved to Alexandria April 22-28, and duty there till May 13. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. At Morganza and New Orleans till August, then moved to Baton Rouge, La. Bayou Letsworth August 11. Expedition to Clinton August 23-29. Olive Branch, Comite River and Clinton August 25. Expedition to Clinton, Greens­burg and Camp Moore October 5-9. Expedition to Brookhaven, Miss., November 14-21. Liberty Creek November 15. Jackson No­vember 21. Davidson's Expedition to Mobile & Ohio Railroad November 26-December 13. Duty at New Orleans and Baton Rouge till July, 1865. Mustered out July 18, 1865.

 

Battery lost during service 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 22 Enlisted men by disease. Total 28.

 

Literatur:

- Webster, Dan and Don C. Cameron: History of the First Wisconsin Battery of Light Artillery (Washington, 1907)

 

 

2nd Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery:

 

Overview:

Organized at LaCrosse and mustered in at Racine, Wis., October 10, 1861. Moved to Baltimore, Md., thence to Fortress Monroe, Va., January 21-27, 1862, and garrison duty there till September. Attached to Fortress Monroe, Va., Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1862. Fort­ress Monroe, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to September, 1862. Camp Hamilton, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to January, 1863. Artillery Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, to April, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to August, 1863. Artillery, Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1864. Point Lookout, Md., to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Camp Hamilton, Hampton, Va., September, 1862, and duty there till January 10, 1863. Moved to Suffolk, Va., January 10. Action at Deserted House January 30. Siege of Suffolk, Va., April 11-May 4. Norfleet House Battery April 15. Moved to Portsmouth, Va., May 6; thence to West Point. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Moved to Yorktown, Va., July 20, and duty there till Ja­nuary 20, 1864. Moved to Point Lookout, Md., January 20, and duty there guarding prisoners till July, 1865. Mustered out July 10, 1865.

 

Battery lost during service 12 by disease.

 

 

3rd Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery:

 

Overview:

Organized at Racine, Wis., and mustered in October 10, 1861. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., January 23, 1862, and duty there till March 10. Attached to Artillery, 5th Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. Artillery, 5th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Division, Artillery Reserve, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1864. Garrison Artillery, Chattanooga, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1865. Garrison Artillery, Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., March 10, 1862; thence march to Savannah, Tenn., March 29-April 9. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Buell's operations on line of Memphis & Charleston Railroad in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-20. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8 (Reserve). Pittman's Cross Roads October 18. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 22-November 7. Lebanon November 9. Rural Hill November 18. At Nashville, Tenn., till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River, December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till July 5. Moved to McMinnville July 5, and duty there till September. Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign September. Chickamauga September 13. Battle of Chickamauga,September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Garrison duty in the Defences of Chattanooga; also duty by Detachments on transports on the Tennessee River till April, 1865. Moved to Murfreesboro and garrison duty there till July. Mustered out July 20, 1865.

 

Battery lost during service 6 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 21 Enlisted men by disease. Total 27.

 

 

4th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery:

s. Pvt Charles A. *Stevens

 

Overview:

Organized and mustered in at Racine, Wis., October 1, 1861. Ordered to Baltimore, Md., January 21, 1862; thence to Fortress Mon­roe, Va., and garrison duty there till September. Attached to District of Fortress Monroe, Va., Dept. of Virginia, to September, 1862. Camp Hamilton, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to January, 1863. Artillery Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to April, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1863. Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1863. Artillery Brigade, United States Forces, Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to June, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 18th Army Corps, to June, 1864. Artillery Cavalry Division, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Fired gun "Union" during the Monitor and Merrimac engagement March 9, 1862. Moved to Camp Hamilton. Va., September, and duty there till January 11, 1863. Moved to Suffolk, Va., January 11. Siege of Suffolk,April 11-May 4. Norfleet House ,April 15. Chuckatuck and Reed's Ferry May 3. Moved to Portsmouth, Va., May 5. To West Point, thence to Yorktown May 30. Keyes' Expedi­tion up the Peninsula June 9-July 10. Garrison duty at Yorktown till August 25. Duty at Gloucester Point and Portsmouth till April, 1864. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Swift Creek or Arrow­field Church May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drewry¿s Bluff , May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred May 16-June 4. Before Petersburg , June 16-18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 3, 1865. At Bermuda Hundred, Va., till July 5, 1864, and at Jones' Landing till August 10. Moved to Light House Point August 10, thence to Prin­ce George Court House and to Petersburg August 26. Duty in trenches till September 27. Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, Sep­tember 28-30. Darbytown Road , October 7 and 13. Battle of Fair Oaks, October 27-28. Siege operations against Richmond till April, 1865. Before Richmond March 30-April 2. Occupation of Richmond April 3 and duty there till July. Mustered out July 3, 1865.

 

Battery lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 22 Enlisted men by disease. Total 25.

 

 

5th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery:

 

Overview:

Organized at Racine, Wis., and mustered in October 10, 1861. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., March 15, 1862. Moved to Sykestown March 19, thence to New Madrid, Mo., and report to Gen. Pope March 19. Attached to Artillery Division, Army of Mississippi, to May, 1862. Artillery, 4th Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 30th Brigade, 9th Division, Army of the Ohio, October, 1862. 30th Brigade, 9th Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Right Wing, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to Octo­ber, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to July 1864. Artillery Brigade, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the fortifications of New Madrid and Island No. 10 till April 19, 1862. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 19-28. Ad­vance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Moved to Jacinto, thence to Ripley June 23-29, and duty there till August 14. Moved to Iuka, Miss., August 14, thence march to Nashville, Tenn., August 21-September 3. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg September 23-26. Pursuit of Bragg to Crab Orchard, Ky., October 1-15. Battle of Perryville , Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 19-November 6, and duty there till December 26. Wilson's Creek Pike December 25. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Nolensville December 26-27. Battle of Stone' River , December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Expedition to Franklin January 31-February 12. Reconnoissance from Salem to Versailles March 9-14. Operations on Edgefield Pike June 4. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Li­berty Gap June 24-27. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga Sep­tember 24-November 23. Battles of Chattanooga, November 23-25. Duty in the Defences of Chattanooga till January, 1864. Re-enlis­ted January 2, 1864, and veterans on furlough January and February. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge , May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca , May 14-15. Rome May 17-18. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas , New Hope Church and Alla­toona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro , August 31-September 1. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, April 29-May 17. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 6, 1865.

 

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 18 Enlisted men by disease. Total 25.

 

 

6th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery:

s. Lt H. S. *Keene; Pvt Jenkin Lloyd *Jones

 

Overview:

Organized at Racine, Wis., and mustered in October 2, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., March 15-16, 1862, thence to New Madrid, Mo., March 19-20, and report to Gen. Pope. Attached to Artillery Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, Army of Mississippi, to November, 1862. Artillery, 7th Division, Left Wing, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennes­see, to December, 1862. Artillery, 7th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. Artillery, 7th Division, 17th Army Corps, to Sep­tember, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 17th Army Corps, to December, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to November, 1864. Garrison Artillery, Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. Artillery Reserve, Chattanooga, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the fortifications of New Madrid, Mo., and Island No. 10, Missouri, till May 17, 1862. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 17-23. Siege of Corinth, Miss., May 23-30. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Moved to Rienzi and duty there till October 1. Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 3-4. Duty at Corinth, Miss., till November 2. Moved to Grand Junction November 2. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., and duty there till March, 1863. Yazoo Pass Expedition and operations against Fort Pemberton and Greenwood March 13-April 5. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 13. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson , Miss., May 1 (Reserve). Jones' Cross Roads May 3. Battles of Raymond May 12; Jackson May 14; Champion's Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg , Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4 and duty there till September. Ordered to Helena, Ark., Septem­ber 12, thence to Memphis, Tenn., September 27. March to Chattanooga, Tenn., October 5-November 20. Operations on the Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Duty at Bridgeport, Ala., December 5-22. At Larkinsville, Ala., till January 7, 1864, and at Huntsville, Ala., till June 22. March to Kingston, Ga., June 22-30, and duty there till July 12. Stationed at Etowah River Bridge, near Carters­ville, till November 10. Non-veterans mustered out October, 1864. Moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., November 10, thence to Nashville, Tenn., and garrison duty there till February 17, 1865. Battles of Nashville , Tenn., December 15-16, 1864 (not actively engaged). Or­dered to Chattanooga February 17, 1865, duty there till July. Mustered out at Madison, Wis., July 3, 1865.

 

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 6 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 22 Enlisted men by disease. Total 29.

 

Literatur:

- Jones, Jenkin Lloyd (Private, 6th Wisconsin Battery): An Artilleryman's Diary (Wisconsin History Commission, 1914); The crude record of a boy who never dreamed of publication and the State of Wisconsin that the Private of the 6th Wisconsin Battery is respon­sible for the printing. May it be a mute protest against war. J.L.J." - at the Abraham Lincoln Centre, May 7, 1914" - Jenkin Jones was Uncle to Frank Lloyd Wright and figures prominently in the famous architect's biography (by Meryle Secrest)- Jones was a pastor and missionary in Illinois and Wisconsin following the war, revitalizing a Unitarian Church, starting a Unitarian newspaper and beco­ming a rather important public speaker. He went on to work with Jane Addams, Susan B. Anthony, E. E. Hale, Booker T. Washington, William Jennings Bryant and others on issues from prohibition to pacifism. Wright left school to work for Silsbee, the architect Jen­kin Lloyd Jones had hired to build the All Souls Unitarian Church in Chicago. Jenkin Lloyd Jones was violently opposed to slavery and an ardent admirer of Lincoln. This inscription was signed at the Abraham Lincoln Centre - a project Frank Lloyd Wright worked on for several years for his "Uncle Jenks" before it's dedication in 1905. A Rare Piece of Americana for it's ties to the 6th Wisconsin Battery, the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright and one of the most famous and fascinating Privates to emerge from the Civil War.

 

 

7th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Artillery:

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

 

 

7th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery:

 

Overview:

Organized at Racine and mustered in October 4, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., March 15-16, 1862, thence to New Madrid, Mo., March 19-21. Attached to Artillery Division, Army of Mississippi, to July, 1862. Artillery, District of Columbus, Ky., Dept. of the Tennessee, to November, 1862. Artillery, District of Columbus, Ky., 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Artillery, District of Jackson, Tenn., 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 4th Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1864. Artillery, District of Memphis, Tenn., 16th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Sturgis' Expedition, June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Memphis, Tenn., District of West Tennessee, to September, 1864. Unattached, District of Memphis, to December, 1864. Unattached, Artillery Reserve, District of West Tennessee, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty in the fortifications of New Madrid, Mo., and Island No. 10, Missouri, till June, 1862. Ordered to Union City, Tenn., June 13. Assigned to duty as railroad guard on Mobile & Ohio Railroad at Trenton and Humboldt, Tenn., till December. Action at Trenton and Humboldt December 20 (Detachments). Operations against Forest in West Tennessee December 18, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Action at Parker's Cross Roads December 30, 1862. Engagement at Red Mound or Parker's Cross Roads , December 31. Moved to Jackson, Tenn., and duty there till June, 1863. At Corinth, Miss., till July 1. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., and garrison duty there till July, 1865. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1-13, 1864. Battle of Brice's or Tishamingo Creek, near Guntown, June 10. Repulse of Forest's attack on Memphis , August 21, 1864. Mustered out July 6 and honorably discharged July 20, 1865.

 

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 9 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 19 Enlisted men by disease. Total 29.

 

 

8th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery:

 

Overview:

Organized at Racine and mustered in January 8, 1862. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., March 18, and duty at Benton Barracks till April 4. Moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, April 4, and attached to Dept. of Kansas to June, 1862. Artillery, 4th Division, Army of Missis­sippi, to August, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 32nd Brigade, 9th Division, Army of the Ohio, September, 1862. 32nd Brigade, 9th Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Division, Artillery Reserve. Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. Post of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1864. 1st Brigade, Defences of Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumber­land, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

March to Fort Scott with Lane's Southwestern Expedition April, 1862, thence to Fort Riley, Kansas, and return to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Moved to Columbus, Ky., May 10-June 4. Moved to Humboldt, Tenn., and guard duty on Mobile & Ohio Railroad till July. Movement to Corinth, Miss., thence to Iuka, Miss., July 9-August 14. Expedition from Jacinto to Bay Springs and skirmish August 4-7. Battle of Iuka, Miss., September 19 (Centre Section). Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 3-4 (Centre Section). Battery ordered to Nashville, Tenn., August 29-September 3. March to Nashville, Tenn., in pursuit of Bragg September 6-26. Pursuit of Bragg to Crab Orchard, Ky., October 2-16. Battle of Perryville October 8. Stanford, Ky., October 14. March to Bowling Green, Ky., thence to Nash­ville, Tenn., October 16-November 12. Tyree Springs November 7. Duty at Nashville till December 26. Action near Brentwood De­cember 9. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Nolensville December 26-27. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Reconnoissance from Salem to Versailles March 9-14. Operations on Edge­field Pike June 4. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Liberty Gap June 24-27. Occupation of Middle Ten­nessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-Sep­tember 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 24. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., December 5, and duty there till March, 1864. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., and garrison duty there till August, 1865. Mustered out August 10, 1865.

 

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 1 Enlisted man killed and 26 Enlisted men by disease. Total 28.

 

 

9th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery:
Overview:
Organized at Burlington, Wis., and mustered in January 27, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., March 18-19, thence to Fort Leaven­worth, Kansas, April 3. March to Denver City, Colo., via Fort Kearney and Julesburg, April 26-June 2. Right Section moved to Fort Union, N. M., June 3. Left Section moved to Fort Larned June 15 and garrison duty there till December, 1864. Right Section moved to Colorado Territory July 5, 1862, and duty there with Centre Section till April 26, 1864; then moved to Council Grove, Kansas, April 26-May 18, and duty there till August, 1864. Engaged in escorting trains and U. S. mail coaches on the Santa Fe Road. Moved to Fort Riley, Kansas, August, 1864. Action at Smoky Hill Court House May 16, 1864. Defence of Fort Larned July 17, 18 and 19, 1863 (Left Section). Curtis' Campaign against Price in Missouri and Arkansas October, 1864. Big Blue and State Line October 22. Westport October 23. Engagement on the Marmiton (or Battle of Charlot) October 25. Mine Creek, Little Osage River, October 25. Battery consolidated at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, December, 1864. Veteran Battery organized January 27, 1865. One section orde­red to Fort Scott March 26, and duty there till June 18, then moved to Fort Riley and Fort Zarah. Battery mustered out at Fort Lea­venworth, Kansas, September 30, 1865.
Battery lost during service 6 Enlisted men by disease.

 

 

10th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery:

 

Overview:

Organized at New Lisbon, Wis., and mustered in February 10, 1862. At Camp Utley, Racine, Wis., till March 18, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., March 18-20, and duty at Benton Barracks, Mo., till April 30. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., April 30-May 5. Atta­ched to Artillery Division, Army of Mississippi, to July, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. Artil­lery, 13th Division. Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. Artillery, 4th Division, Centre 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumber­land, to January, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, Re­serve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Unassigned, Dept. of the Cumberland to November, 1863. 2nd Division, Artillery Reserve, Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. Artillery, Kilpatrick's 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumber­land, to November, 1864. Artillery, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division, Mississippi, to April, 1865.

 

Service:

Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., May 5-30, 1862. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 6. Duty at Corinth till July 21. Moved to Iuka, Miss., July 21, thence march to Nashville, Tenn., August 12-September 14, and duty there till April 8, 1863. Siege of Nash­ville September 12-November 7, 1862. Action on Murfreesboro Pike November 6. Escort trains to Stone's River January 2-3, 1863. Battle of Stone's River January 3-5. Railroad guard duty at Brentwood April 3 to June 3. Moved to Nashville June 3, thence to Mur­freesboro July 16, and duty there till August 19. Moved to Columbia August 19, thence to Athens August 26, and to Huntsville, Ala., September 1. To Stevenson, Ala., September 3. Duty at Caperton's Ferry, Bridgeport. Anderson's Cross Roads and other points guar­ding line of the Tennessee River till April 27, 1864. Moved to Cleveland, Tenn., April 27, thence to Catoosa Springs and join 3rd Ca­valry Division. Atlanta (Ga) Campaign May to September. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Gideon's Ferry May 15. Guard duty at Adairsville and Cattersville Ferry till August 3. Moved to Sandtown August 3. Kilpatrick's Raid around Atlanta August 18-22. Flint River August 19. Jonesboro and Lovejoy Station August 20. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Red Oak August 28. Flint River Station August 30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Glass Bridge September 2. Jo­nesboro September 7. Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Hood September 29-November 3. Camp Creek Sep­tember 30. Salt Springs October 1. Sweetwater and Noyes Creek October 1-3. Van Wert October 9-10. Silver Creek October 13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Lovejoy Station November 16. Walnut Creek and East Macon November 20. Griswoldsville November 22. Sylvan Grove November 27. Waynesboro November 27-28. Buckhead Creek and Reynolds' Plantation November 28. Near Louisville November 29. Waynesboro December 4. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Caro­linas January to April, 1865. Near Barnwell, S. C., February 6. Williston February 8. Aiken and Blackville February 11. Gunter's Bridge February 14. Near Himsborough March 3. Phillips' Cross Roads March 4. Monroe's Cross Roads March 10. Scott's Mills, Black River, March 15. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro , March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Non-veterans ordered to Madison, Wis., April 12, and there mustered out April 26. Veter­ans and recruits attached to 12th Wisconsin Battery April 20, 1865.

 

Battery lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 25 Enlisted men by disease. Total 28.

 

 

11th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery:

The 11th Independent Battery was mustered into service at Madison, Wisconsin, on February 22, 1862. Later in the month it was transferred to Illinois service as Battery "L," 1st Illinois Light Artillery.

 

 

12th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery:

s. Pvt Ambrose C. *Ames; Pvt Christian *Hitz

 

Overview:

Organized at St. Louis, Mo., under authority of Governor Harvey, as a Company for the 1st Missouri Light Artillery, to be known as the 12th Wisconsin Battery February and March, 1862. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 6, 1862. Attached to Artillery Divi­sion, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, Army of Mississippi, to November, 1862. Artillery, 7th Divisi­on, Left Wing, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Artillery, 7th Division, 16th Army Corps, to Janua­ry, 1863. Artillery, 7th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 17th Army Corps, to December, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to September, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 15th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., May 8-30, 1862. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 6. At Camp Clear Creek till August. Or­dered to Jacinto August 14. Battle of Iuka , Miss., September 19. Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. At Corinth till November 8. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad November, 1862, to January, 1863. Duty at Germantown, Tenn., January 4 to February 8, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., February 8; thence to Grand Lake, Ark. Yazoo Pass Expedition and operations against Fort Pemberton and Greenwood March 13-April 5. Moved to Milli­ken's Bend, La., April 16. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson , Miss., May 1 (Re­serve). Battles of Raymond May 12. Jackson May 14. Champion¿s Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg , Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Duty at Vicksburg till September. Moved to Helena, Ark., September 12; thence to Memphis, Tenn., September 27. March to Chattanooga, Tenn., October 6-November 20. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Duty at Bridgeport, Ala., till December 22; at Larkinsville till January 7, 1864, and at Huntsville, Ala., till June 22. March to Kingston, Ga., June 22-30, and duty there till July 13. Moved to Allatoona, Ga., July 13, and duty there till No­vember 12. Repulse of French's attack on Allatoona October 6. Reconnoissance from Rome on Cave Springs Road and skirmishes October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas Janua­ry to April, 1865. Combahee River, S. C., January 28. Hickory Hill February 1. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Congaree Creek February 15. Columbia February 16-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Near Falling Creek March 20. Mill Creek March 22. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 26, 1865.

 

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 23 Enlisted men by disease. Total 34.

 

 

13th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery:

 

Overview:

Organized at Milwaukee, Wis., and mustered in December 29, 1863. Moved to New Orleans, La., January 28-February 12, 1864; then to Baton Rouge, La., February 17, and garrison duty there till July, 1865. Mustered out July 20, 1865.

 

Lost during service 14 by disease.

 

 

 

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