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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  ==
  
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The Family History Library and the National Archives have an index to service records of Union army volunteers:
  
=== Service Records ===
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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}}).
  
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 {{FHL|317099|title-id|disp=882486–518}}). The library also has the index to the pension files (Family History Library films {{FHL|184124|title-id|disp=540757–1300}}), but the actual service and pension records are available only at the National Archives.  
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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]].  
  
=== Regimental Muster and Descriptive Rolls  ===
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== 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:  
 
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 {{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.  
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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.
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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].
  
 
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.  
 
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'''<br>30 West Mifflin Street<br>Madison, WI 53703<br>Telephone 608-267-1799<br>Internet: http://museum.dva.state.wi.us/
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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/  
  
=== Soldiers Home ===
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== Pension Indexes ==
  
*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.  
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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]].  
::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}}.)
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For records of national old soldier homes including the home in Waupaca, Wisconsin, see:  
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*An important index available on microfilm is:
  
*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}}.)  
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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.
::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.
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=== Pension Indexes  ===
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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]].
  
A free Internet index to pension applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1471019 FamilySearch Record Search]. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. Other wars, of that time period, may be included.
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== Censuses  ==
  
An important index available on microfilm is:
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=== State Censuses  ===
  
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.  
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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.  
  
=== Censuses ===
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==== 1885 ====
  
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.  
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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}}.)
  
&nbsp;1885:&nbsp; Family History Library films {{FHL|176742|title-id|disp=1032703-04}}
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==== 1895  ====
  
&nbsp;1895: Family History Library films {{FHL|176967|title-id|disp=1032705-16}}.&nbsp;
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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]''
  
&nbsp;1905: 36 Family History Library films beginning with film {{FHL|44737|title-id|disp=1020439}}.
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==== 1905 ====
  
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}}.)
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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]''
  
When the 1890 census was taken, a listing was made of Civil War soldiers and their widows. This has been indexed in:
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=== 1890 Census Veterans Schedules  ===
  
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}}.)
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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]].
  
=== Biographical Sketches of Soldiers  ===
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The 1890 veterans schedules are indexed in:
  
''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&nbsp;{{FHL|195809|title-id|disp=928504}} item 2; vol. 2 is on&nbsp; {{FHL|195809|title-id|disp=928508}}; vol. 2&nbsp; also on fiche {{FHL|195809|title-id|disp=6051213}}.)
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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}}.)
  
=== Guide for Tracing Civil War Ancestors<br> ===
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== Biographical Sketches of Soldiers ==
  
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.  
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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}}.)
  
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== Soldiers Home  ==
  
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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.
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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}}.)
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For records of national old soldier homes including the home in Waupaca, Wisconsin, see:
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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}}.)
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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.
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== Guide for Tracing Civil War Ancestors  ==
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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.
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png U.S. MilitaryGotoarrow.png Wisconsin Gotoarrow.png Wisconsin Military Gotoarrow.png Wisconsin in the Civil War

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).