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''[[United States of America|United States]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[Wisconsin Military Records|Wisconsin Military]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   Wisconsin in the Civil War''  
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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin Military Records|Wisconsin Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Wisconsin in the Civil War''  
  
 
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=== Introduction  ===
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== Introduction  ==
  
Wisconsin raised 91,379 soldiers for the Union Army. They were organized into 53 infantry regiments, 4 cavalry regiments, a company of Berdan’s sharpshooters, 13 light artillery batteries and 1 unit of heavy artillery. Most served in the Western section, though some served in the East.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 8 April 2011).</ref><br>
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Wisconsin raised 91,379 soldiers for the Union Army. They were organized into 53 infantry regiments, 4 cavalry regiments, a company of Berdan’s sharpshooters, 13 light artillery batteries and 1 unit of heavy artillery. Most served in the Western section, though some served in the East.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 8 April 2011).</ref>  
  
=== Wisconsin Military Units  ===
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== Wisconsin Military Units  ==
  
Most units were numbered, however, some were named. See the table below for lists of the regiments, battalions, batteries, and other units. <br>
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Love, William DeLoss. ''Wisconsin in the war of the rebellion&nbsp;: a history of all regiments and batteries the state has sent to the field, and deeds of her citizens, governors and other military officers, and state and national legislators to suppress the rebellion. '' (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1993) {{FHL|718672|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6118294}}
  
The information in the lists of Wisconsin Military Units comes from the [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors] web site. That web site also can be searched by the name of a soldier.  
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Most units were numbered, however, some were named. See the table below for lists of the regiments, battalions, batteries, and other units.  
  
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<br> The information in the lists of Wisconsin Military Units comes from the [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors] web site. That web site also can be searched by the name of a soldier.
<center>'''Wisconsin Units by Number or by Name'''</center><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; color: black; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">'''''Union Units'''''</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Wisconsin Civil War Union Units 1st through 17th|1st-17th]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Wisconsin Civil War Union Units 18th through 53rd|18th-53rd]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Wisconsin Civil War Union Units A to Z|A to Z]]</div>  
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<center>'''Wisconsin Units by Number or by Name'''</center><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; color: black; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">'''''Union Units'''''</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Wisconsin Civil War Union Units 1st through 17th|1st-17th]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Wisconsin Civil War Union Units 18th through 53rd|18th-53rd]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Wisconsin Civil War Union Units A to Z|A to Z]]</div> <center>'''Wisconsin Units by Type of Unit'''</center><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; color: black; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">'''''Union Units'''''</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Wisconsin Civil War Union Infantry Units|Infantry]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Wisconsin Civil War Union Cavalry Units|Cavalry]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Wisconsin Civil War Union Artillery Units|Artillery]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 65px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Wisconsin Civil War Union Colored Troops|Colored Troops]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Wisconsin Civil War Union Other Units|Other]]</div>
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<center>'''Wisconsin Units by Type of Unit'''</center><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; color: black; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">'''''Union Units'''''</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Wisconsin Civil War Union Infantry Units|Infantry]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Wisconsin Civil War Union Cavalry Units|Cavalry]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Wisconsin Civil War Union Artillery Units|Artillery]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 65px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Wisconsin Civil War Union Colored Troops|Colored Troops]]</div><div style="padding-right: 5px; padding-left: 5px; float: left; padding-bottom: 5px; margin: 4px; width: 60px; padding-top: 5px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204,255,255); text-align: center">[[Wisconsin Civil War Union Other Units|Other]]</div>
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== Service Records  ==
  
=== Regiments  ===
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The Family History Library and the National Archives have an index to service records of Union army volunteers:
  
*[[1st Regiment, Wisconsin Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment, Wisconsin Heavy Artillery]]<br>The various batteries were organized at different dates and places. They also mustered out at different dates and places. <br>
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*''Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Wisconsin'' (Family History Library films {{FHL|317099|title-id|disp=882486–518}}).
  
*[[1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]]<br>Organized at Rippon and Kenosha, Wisconsin, September 1, 1861, to February 2, 1862. Mustered in March 10, 1862.<br>Mustered out at Edgefield, Tennessee, July 19, 1865.<br>
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The actual service records are available only at the National Archives. For more information see [[Union Service Records|Union Service Records]].  
  
*[[1st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|1st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Camp Scott, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered in October 19, 1861.<br>Non-Veterans ordered to Nashville, Tennessee, September 21. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 21st Wisconsin Infantry. Regiment mustered out October 13, 1864.<br>
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== Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls  ==
  
*[[1st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry (3 months, 1861)|1st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry (3 months, 1861)]]<br>Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered into State service April 27, 1861. Mustered into United States service May 17, 1861 Edwards' Ferry, Maryland. July 29. <br>Mustered out August 21, 1861. <br>
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The following regimental muster and descriptive rolls made by the Adjutant General's Office are at the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Family History Library:
  
*[[1st Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery|1st Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery]]<br>Organized at LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and mustered in October 10, 1861.<br>Duty at New Orleans and Baton Rouge until July, 1865. Mustered out July 18, 1865. <br>
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*Wisconsin Adjutant General's Office. ''Military Records, 1861–1865.'' (Family History Library films {{FHL|120679|title-id|disp=1311667-98}}.) These include such information as the soldier's name, rank, birthplace, age, and occupation. They are arranged by regiment, then company.
  
*[[2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]]<br>Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 30, 1861, to March 10, 1862. <br>March to Austin, Texas, and there mustered out November 15, 1865.<br>
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*''Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865'' is available online at the [http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/roster/ Wisconsin Historical Society website].
  
*[[2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in June 11, 1861.<br>Mustered out Madison, Wisconsin, July 2, 1864. <br>Battalion consolidated with 6th Wisconsin Infantry as Companies "G" and "H" November 30, 1864.<br>
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The Wisconsin Veteran's Museum has a computerized index to Wisconsin Civil War soldiers' enlistments. This is for soldiers who served in Wisconsin regiments only. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request for a search.  
  
*[[2nd_Independent_Battery,_Wisconsin_Light_Artillery|2nd Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery]] <br>Organized at LaCrosse and mustered in at Racine, Wisconsin, October 10, 1861 <br>At Point Lookout, Maryland, January 20,1865 until July. Mustered out July 10, 1865.<br>
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'''Wisconsin Veteran's Museum'''<br>30 West Mifflin Street<br>Madison, WI 53703<br>Telephone 608-267-1799<br>Internet: http://museum.dva.state.wi.us/
  
*[[3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]]<br>Organized at Janesville, Wisconsin, November 30, 1861, to January 31, 1862. Mustered in January 28, 1862. <br>Mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September 29, 1865. Companies "G" and "L" mustered out October 26, 1865. <br>
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== Pension Indexes  ==
  
*[[3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and mustered in June 19, 1861.<br>Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June 11-16, and there mustered out July 18, 1865.<br>
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'''Civil War Pension Index Cards''' - An {{RecordSearch|1471019|Index to Pension Applications}} of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. For more information see [[Union Pension Records|Union Pension Records]].  
  
*[[3rd Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery|3rd Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery]]<br>Organized at Racine, Wisconsin, and mustered in October 10, 1861. <br>Moved to Murfreesboro and garrison duty there until July. Mustered out July 20, 1865.<br>
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*An important index available on microfilm is:
  
*[[4th Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry,|4th Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry,]]<br>Organized at Racine, Wisconsin and mustered in July 1861.<br>Mustered out at Brownsville May 28, 1866. Moved to Madison, Wisconsin, June 3-18, and discharged June 19, 1866.<br>
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:United States Veterans Administration. ''Pension Index File, Alphabetical; of the Veterans Administration''. Washington, D.C.: Veterans Administration, Publications Service, 1953. (On 544 Family History Library films beginning with film {{FHL|184124|title-id|disp=0540757}}.) To obtain copies of the actual pension files, you will want to write to the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
  
*[[4th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artiller|4th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery]]<br>Organized and mustered in at Racine, Wisconsin, October 1, 1861.Occupation of Richmond April 3 and duty there until July. Mustered out July 3, 1865.<br>
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The actual pension records are available only at the National Archives. For more information see [[Union Pension Records|Union Pension Records]].  
  
*[[5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry,|5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in July 12, 1861. <br>Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, D. C., May 18-June 2. Corps Review June 8. Mustered out June 24 (three Companies) and July 11, 1865.<br>
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== Censuses  ==
  
*[[5th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery|5th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery]]<br>Organized at Racine, Wisconsin, and mustered in October 10, 1861.<br>March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, April 29-May 17. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 6, 1865.<br>
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=== State Censuses  ===
  
*[[6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in July 16, 1861.Washington, D. C., May. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June 17. Mustered out July 2, 1865.<br>
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The censuses taken by the state in 1885, 1895, and 1905 included separate enumerations of soldiers residing in the state. The lists of soldiers were published in alphabetical order at the end of the statistical reports.  
  
*[[6th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery|6th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery]]<br>Organized at Racine, Wisconsin, and mustered in October 2, 1861.<br>Mustered out at Madison, Wisconsin, July 3, 1865. <br>
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==== 1885  ====
  
*[[7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry ]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in September 2, 1861. Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June 16 and mustered out July 2, 1865.<br>
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*1885: Family History Library films {{FHL|176742|title-id|disp=1032703-04}}
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*''[http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1539 Names of Ex-soldiers and Sailors Residing in Wisconsin, 1885]''
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*The 1885 lists were published in alphabetical order, at the end of ''Tabular Statements of the Census Enumeration.'' Madison, Wisconsin: Democrat Printing Co., 1886. (Family History Library book {{FHL|185900|title-id|disp=977.5 X2w}}; film {{FHL|185900|title-id|disp=962237}}.)
  
*[[7th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Artillery|7th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Artillery]]<br>Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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==== 1895  ====
  
*[[7th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery|7th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery]]<br>Organized at Racine and mustered in October 4, 1861.<br>Mustered out July 6 and honorably discharged July 20, 1865.<br>
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*1895: Family History Library films {{FHL|176967|title-id|disp=1032705-16}}.
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*''[http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1617 Names of Ex-soldiers and Sailors Residing in Wisconsin, 1895]''
  
*[[8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in September 13, 1861. Mustered out at Demopolis, Alabama, September 5, 1865.<br>
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==== 1905  ====
  
*[[8th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery|8th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery]]<br>Organized at Racine Wisconsin and mustered in January 8, 1862.<br>Moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and garrison duty there until August, 1865. Mustered out August 10, 1865.<br>
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*1905: 36 Family History Library films beginning with film {{FHL|44737|title-id|disp=1020439}}.
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*''[http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1618 Names of Ex-soldiers and Sailors Residing in Wisconsin, 1905]''
  
*[[9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered in October 26, 1861.<br>Duty at Little Rock until January, 1866.Mustered out January 30, 1866.<br>
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=== 1890 Census Veterans Schedules  ===
  
*[[9th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery|9th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery]]<br>Organized at Burlington, Wisconsin, and mustered in January 27, 1862. <br>Battery mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September 30, 1865.<br>
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The "Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War" (NARA M123) are available online for the state of Wisconsin. The schedules list Union veterans and their widows living in Wisconsin in 1890. For more information on the 1890 Veterans Schedules see [[Union Census Records|Union Census Records]].  
  
*[[10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered in October 14, 1861.<br>Guard duty near Kenesaw Mountain until October 16.Mustered out October 25, 1864.<br>Veterans and recruits transferred to 21st Wisconsin Infantry. <br>
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The 1890 veterans schedules are indexed in:
  
*[[10th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery|10th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery]]<br>Organized at New Lisbon, Wisconsin, and mustered in February 10, 1862.<br>April 10-14. Non-veterans ordered to Madison, Wisconsin, April 12, and there mustered out April 26. <br>
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*Jackson, Ronald Vern. ''1890 Wisconsin Veterans Census Index''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, Inc., 1988. (Family History Library book 977.5 {{FHL|162336|title-id|disp=X22w 1890}}.)
  
*[[11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry ]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in October 18, 1861. Moved to Mobile July 23 and duty there until September. Mustered out September 5, 1865.<br>
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== Biographical Sketches of Soldiers  ==
  
*[[12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized in Madison, Wisconsin, October 18 to December 13, 1861. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June. Mustered out July 20, 1865 <br>
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*''Soldiers' and Citizens' Album of Biographical Record'', 2 vols. Chicago: Grand Army Pub., 1888, 1890. Digital book on [http://www.archive.org/stream/soldierscitizens00brow#page/n9/mode/2up Internet Archive]. (Family History Library films: vol. 1 is on {{FHL|195809|title-id|disp=928504}} item 2; vol. 2 is on {{FHL|195809|title-id|disp=928508}}; vol. 2 also on fiche {{FHL|195809|title-id|disp=6051213}}.)
  
*[[12th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery|12th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery]]<br>Organized at St. Louis, Missouri, 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. April 29-May 20. Grand Review Washington, D.C.&nbsp;May 24. Mustered out June 26, 1865. <br>
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== Soldiers Home  ==
  
*[[13th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|13th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Janesville, Wisconsin, and mustered in October 17, 1861.<br>San Antonio, Texas, until November. Mustered out November 24, 1865. <br>
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*Miljat, Leslie Elizabeth. ''Admission Applications, 1867–1872, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers,'' ''Northwestern Branch, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.'' Wauwatosa, Wisconsin L. E. Miljat, 1991. (Family History Library book {{FHL|569462|title-id|disp=977.595 M28m}}.) This lists Civil War soldiers from many parts of the country.
  
*[[13th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery|13th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery]]<br>Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered in December 29, 1863.<br>Baton Rouge, Louisiana, February 17, and garrison duty there until July, 1865. Mustered out July 20, 1865. <br>
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::The applications contain family history information about each veteran, such as name of spouse, father, siblings, or children; Civil War unit; discharge or death date; and burial place. The Family History Library has the original applications and records of this home for the years, 1867–1934 (Family History Library films beginning with film {{FHL|828816|title-id|disp=1561060}}.)
  
*[[14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and mustered in January 30, 1862.<br>Moved to Mobile August 27 and duty there until October. Mustered out October 9, 1865.<br>
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For records of national old soldier homes including the home in Waupaca, Wisconsin, see:
  
*[[15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in February 14, 1862.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. <br>
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*United States. Veterans Administration. ''Registers of Veterans at National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866–1937''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. (Family History Library films beginning on {{FHL|828816|title-id|disp=1561060}}.)
  
*[[16th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|16th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry ]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin,and mustered in January 31, 1862.Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June 7. Mustered out July 12, 1865. <br>
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::Includes general indexes for each of the twelve homes, but some volumes are indexed separately. These Historical Registers may list the soldier's name, date and place of enlistment, rank, military unit, length of service, date and place of discharge, place of birth, age, physical description, religion, occupation, previous residence, marital status, nearest relative, pension, soldier home admission and discharge dates, disability, death date, or cause of death.
  
*[[17th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|17th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in March 15, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June, and there mustered out July 14, 1865.
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== Guide for Tracing Civil War Ancestors  ==
  
*[[18th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|18th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered in March 15, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June, and mustered out July 18, 1865. <br>
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Moore, Dennis R. ''Researching Your Civil War Ancestors in Wisconsin''. Manitowoc, Wisconsin: Bivouac Publications, 1994. (Family History Library book {{FHL|767483|title-id|disp=977.5 M28e}}.) This gives detailed listings of Civil War records available at the State Archives and explains what is included in each type of record.  
  
*[[19th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|19th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered in March 15, 1862.<br>Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June, and mustered out July 18, 1865. <br>
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=== References  ===
  
*[[20th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|20th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in August 23, 1862. Ordered to Galveston, Texas, June 22, and duty there until July 14. Mustered out July 14, 1865.<br>
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*[[21st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|21st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and mustered in September 5, 1862 Mustered out June 8 and discharged from service June 17, 1865.<br>
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*[[22nd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|22nd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Racine, Wisconsin, and mustered in September 2, 1862 Mustered out June 12, 1865.<br>
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*[[23rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|23rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in August 30, 1862. Duty at and near Mobile until July. Mustered out July 4, 1865. <br>
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*[[24th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|24th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered in August 15, 1862. Moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and duty there until June. Mustered out June 10, 1865.<br>
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*[[25th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|25th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and mustered in September 14, 1862. Mustered out June 7, 1865.<br>
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*[[26th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|26th_Regiment,_Wisconsin_Infantry]]<br>Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered in September 17, 1862. Mustered out June 17, 1865.<br>
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*[[27th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|27th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered in September 17, 1862.<br>Mustered out June 17, 1865.<br>
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*[[28th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|28th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Milwaukee and mustered in October 14, 1862. Brownsville August 3. Mustered out August 23, 1865.<br>
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*[[29th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|29th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry<br><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1295562317515_473" />]]Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in September 27, 1862. Shreveport May 26-June 8, and duty there until June 22. Mustered out June 22, 1865.<br>
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*[[30th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|30th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in October 21, 1862. Companies "B," "E" and "G" moved to Frankfort, Kentucky, February, 1865, and duty there until June. Mustered out September 20, 1865.<br>
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*[[31st Regiment, Wisconsin InfantryCompanies|31st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>
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Companies "A," "B," "C," "D," "E" and "F" <br>Organized at: Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, and mustered in October 9 1862. Companies "G," "H," "I" and "K" organized at Camp Utley, Racine, Wisconsin, and mustered in December 24, 1862. Grand Review Washington, D.C. May 24. Companies "A" to "F" mustered out June 20, and Companies "G" to "K" mustered out July 8, 1865. <br>
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*[[32nd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|32nd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and mustered in September 25, 1862. Mustered out June 12, 1865.<br>
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*[[33rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|33rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Racine, Wisconsin, and mustered in October 18, 1862. Moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 23-31. Mustered out August 8, 1865.<br>
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*[[34th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry (Militia)|34th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry (Militia)]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, December, 1862. Moved to Wisconsin August 16 and mustered out September 8, 1863.<br>
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*[[35th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|35th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered in February 27, 1864. Duty at Brownsville until March, 1866. Mustered out March 15, 1866.<br>
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*[[36th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|36th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]].<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in March 23, 1864. Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June 17, and there mustered out July 12, 1865.<br>
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*[[37th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|37th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, April 9, 1864. Provost duty at Washington and Alexandria until July. Mustered out July 26, 1865.<br>
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*[[38th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|38th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]].Companies "A," "B," "C" and "D" <br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in April 15, 1861. Companies "F," "G," "H," "I" and "K" joined October 1, 1864.Grand Review May 28.&nbsp;Second &nbsp;Battalion mustered out June 6, 1865.&nbsp;First Battalion on duty at Arsenal, Washington D.C.&nbsp;during trial and execution of President Lincoln's assassins. Mustered out July 26, 1865.<br>
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*[[39th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|39th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry ]](100 days, 1864)<br>Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered in June 3, 1864. Mustered out September 22,1864.<br>
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*[[40th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantr|40th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]] (100 days, 1864)<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in June 14, 1864. Mustered out September 16,1864.<br>
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*[[41st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|41st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry ]](100 days, 1864)<br>Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered in June 8, 1864. Mustered out September 24,1864.<br>
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*[[42nd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|42nd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in September 7, 1864. Mustered out June 20, 1865.<br>
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*[[43rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.|43rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.]]<br>Oganized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in by Companies August 8 to September 30, 1864 Mustered out June 24,1865.<br>
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*[[44th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.|44th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, by Companies October-November, 1864, and ordered to Nashville, Tennessee.Ordered to Paducah, Kentucky, April 3, and duty there until August. Mustered out August 28, 1865.<br>
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*[[45th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.|45th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, November 8, 1864. Mustered out July 17, 1865.<br>
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*[[46th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|46th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]].<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in March 2, 1865. Mustered out September 27, 1865.<br>
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*[[47th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|47th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in February 27, 1865. Mustered out September 4, 1865.<br>
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*[[48th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.|48th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.]]<br>Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February-March, 1865. "A," "E," "G" and "H" ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, December, 1865, and mustered out December 30, 1865. "B," "D," "F" and "I" moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, February, 1866, and mustered out February 19, 1866. "C" and "K" mustered out at Fort Leavenworth March 24, 1866.<br>
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*[[49th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.|49th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, December 24, 1864, to March 5, 1865.Mustered out November 8, 1865.<br>
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*[[50th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.|50th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, March and April, 1865. Mustered out April 19 to June 12, 1863.<br>
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*[[51st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.|51st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.]]<br>Organized at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 20-April 29, 1865. (Cos. "G," "H," "I" and "K" did not leave the State and were mustered out May 6, 1865.) Company "A" at Crawford River; "B" at Carondelet; "C" and "D" at Kingville; "E" and "F" at Pleasant Hill. Mustered out at Madison, Wisconsin, August 16-30, 1865.<br>
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*[[52nd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.|52nd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, April, 1865.Mustered out July 28, 1865.<br>
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*[[53rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.|53rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.]]<br>Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, March and April,1865.<br>
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*[[Provisional Permanent Battalion, Camp Randall Madison, Wisconsin|Provisional Permanent Battalion, Camp Randall Madison, Wisconsin ]]Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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*[[Unassigned Wisconsin|Unassigned Wisconsin ]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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*[[Unassigned Wisconsin (Colored)|Unassigned Wisconsin (Colored)]]<br>Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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*[[Unassigned Wisconsin Infantry|Unassigned Wisconsin Infantry]]<br>Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.<br>
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Union General Lysander Cutler (1807-1866)

Contents

Introduction

Wisconsin raised 91,379 soldiers for the Union Army. They were organized into 53 infantry regiments, 4 cavalry regiments, a company of Berdan’s sharpshooters, 13 light artillery batteries and 1 unit of heavy artillery. Most served in the Western section, though some served in the East.[1]

Wisconsin Military Units

Love, William DeLoss. Wisconsin in the war of the rebellion : a history of all regiments and batteries the state has sent to the field, and deeds of her citizens, governors and other military officers, and state and national legislators to suppress the rebellion. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6118294

Most units were numbered, however, some were named. See the table below for lists of the regiments, battalions, batteries, and other units.


The information in the lists of Wisconsin Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site. That web site also can be searched by the name of a soldier.

Wisconsin Units by Number or by Name
Union Units
1st-17th
18th-53rd
A to Z
Wisconsin Units by Type of Unit
Union Units
Infantry
Cavalry
Artillery
Colored Troops
Other

Service Records

The Family History Library and the National Archives have an index to service records of Union army volunteers:

  • Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Wisconsin (Family History Library films 882486–518).

The actual service records are available only at the National Archives. For more information see Union Service Records.

Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls

The following regimental muster and descriptive rolls made by the Adjutant General's Office are at the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Family History Library:

  • Wisconsin Adjutant General's Office. Military Records, 1861–1865. (Family History Library films 1311667-98.) These include such information as the soldier's name, rank, birthplace, age, and occupation. They are arranged by regiment, then company.

The Wisconsin Veteran's Museum has a computerized index to Wisconsin Civil War soldiers' enlistments. This is for soldiers who served in Wisconsin regiments only. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request for a search.

Wisconsin Veteran's Museum
30 West Mifflin Street
Madison, WI 53703
Telephone 608-267-1799
Internet: http://museum.dva.state.wi.us/

Pension Indexes

Civil War Pension Index Cards - An Index to Pension Applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. For more information see Union Pension Records.

  • An important index available on microfilm is:
United States Veterans Administration. Pension Index File, Alphabetical; of the Veterans Administration. Washington, D.C.: Veterans Administration, Publications Service, 1953. (On 544 Family History Library films beginning with film 0540757.) To obtain copies of the actual pension files, you will want to write to the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

The actual pension records are available only at the National Archives. For more information see Union Pension Records.

Censuses

State Censuses

The censuses taken by the state in 1885, 1895, and 1905 included separate enumerations of soldiers residing in the state. The lists of soldiers were published in alphabetical order at the end of the statistical reports.

1885

1895

1905

1890 Census Veterans Schedules

The "Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War" (NARA M123) are available online for the state of Wisconsin. The schedules list Union veterans and their widows living in Wisconsin in 1890. For more information on the 1890 Veterans Schedules see Union Census Records.

The 1890 veterans schedules are indexed in:

  • Jackson, Ronald Vern. 1890 Wisconsin Veterans Census Index. Salt Lake City, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, Inc., 1988. (Family History Library book 977.5 X22w 1890.)

Biographical Sketches of Soldiers

  • Soldiers' and Citizens' Album of Biographical Record, 2 vols. Chicago: Grand Army Pub., 1888, 1890. Digital book on Internet Archive. (Family History Library films: vol. 1 is on 928504 item 2; vol. 2 is on 928508; vol. 2 also on fiche 6051213.)

Soldiers Home

  • Miljat, Leslie Elizabeth. Admission Applications, 1867–1872, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Northwestern Branch, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Wauwatosa, Wisconsin L. E. Miljat, 1991. (Family History Library book 977.595 M28m.) This lists Civil War soldiers from many parts of the country.
The applications contain family history information about each veteran, such as name of spouse, father, siblings, or children; Civil War unit; discharge or death date; and burial place. The Family History Library has the original applications and records of this home for the years, 1867–1934 (Family History Library films beginning with film 1561060.)

For records of national old soldier homes including the home in Waupaca, Wisconsin, see:

  • United States. Veterans Administration. Registers of Veterans at National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866–1937. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. (Family History Library films beginning on 1561060.)
Includes general indexes for each of the twelve homes, but some volumes are indexed separately. These Historical Registers may list the soldier's name, date and place of enlistment, rank, military unit, length of service, date and place of discharge, place of birth, age, physical description, religion, occupation, previous residence, marital status, nearest relative, pension, soldier home admission and discharge dates, disability, death date, or cause of death.

Guide for Tracing Civil War Ancestors

Moore, Dennis R. Researching Your Civil War Ancestors in Wisconsin. Manitowoc, Wisconsin: Bivouac Publications, 1994. (Family History Library book 977.5 M28e.) This gives detailed listings of Civil War records available at the State Archives and explains what is included in each type of record.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 8 April 2011).