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Brief History

The 44th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Madison, Wisconsin, by Companies October-November, 1864, and ordered to Nashville, Tennessee.It was ordered to Paducah, Kentucky, April 3, It had duty there until August. It was mustered out August 28, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,645 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Company A - Roster page 744.

Company B - Roster page 746.

Company C - Roster page 748.

Company D - Roster page 750.

Company E - Roster page 751.

Company F - Roster page 754.

Company G - Roster page 756.

Company H - Roster page 758.

Company I - Roster page 759.

Company K - Roster page 761.

Unassigned Recruits - Roster page 763.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Wisconsin in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Wisconsin in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Wisconsin, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

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