Wisconsin in the Civil War

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=== Introduction  ===
 
=== Introduction  ===
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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><br>
  
 
=== Wisconsin Military Units  ===
 
=== 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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Most units were numbered, however, some were named. See the table below for lists of the regiments, battalions, batteries, and other units. <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.  
 
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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<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>  
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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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<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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=== Regiments  ===
 
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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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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>  
  
 
*[[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>
 
*[[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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*[[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>
 
*[[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

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





Regiments

  • 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry
    Organized at Rippon and Kenosha, Wisconsin, September 1, 1861, to February 2, 1862. Mustered in March 10, 1862.
    Mustered out at Edgefield, Tennessee, July 19, 1865.
  • 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    Organized at Camp Scott, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered in October 19, 1861.
    Non-Veterans ordered to Nashville, Tennessee, September 21. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 21st Wisconsin Infantry. Regiment mustered out October 13, 1864.
  • 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry (3 months, 1861)
    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.
    Mustered out August 21, 1861.
  • 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry
    Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 30, 1861, to March 10, 1862.
    March to Austin, Texas, and there mustered out November 15, 1865.
  • 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in June 11, 1861.
    Mustered out Madison, Wisconsin, July 2, 1864.
    Battalion consolidated with 6th Wisconsin Infantry as Companies "G" and "H" November 30, 1864.Second Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery Organized at LaCrosse and mustered in at Racine, Wisconsin, October 10, 1861 Point Lookout, Maryland., January 20,1865. Mustered out July 10, 1865.
  • 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry
    Organized at Janesville, Wisconsin, November 30, 1861, to January 31, 1862. Mustered in January 28, 1862.
    Mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September 29, 1865. Companies "G" and "L" mustered out October 26, 1865.
  • 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    Organized at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and mustered in June 19, 1861.
    Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June 11-16, and there mustered out July 18, 1865.
  • 4th Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry,
    Organized at Racine, Wisconsin and mustered in July 1861.
    Mustered out at Brownsville May 28, 1866. Moved to Madison, Wisconsin, June 3-18, and discharged June 19, 1866.
  • 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in July 12, 1861.
    Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, D. C., May 18-June 2. Corps Review June 8. Mustered out June 24 (three Companies) and July 11, 1865.
  • 6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    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.
  • 7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in September 2, 1861. Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June 16 and mustered out July 2, 1865.
  • 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered in October 26, 1861.
    Duty at Little Rock until January, 1866.Mustered out January 30, 1866.
  • 10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered in October 14, 1861.
    Guard duty near Kenesaw Mountain until October 16.Mustered out October 25, 1864.
    Veterans and recruits transferred to 21st Wisconsin Infantry.
  • 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    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.
  • 12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    Organized in Madison, Wisconsin, October 18 to December 13, 1861. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June. Mustered out July 20, 1865
  • 12th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery
    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. May 24. Mustered out June 26, 1865.
  • 13th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    Organized at Janesville, Wisconsin, and mustered in October 17, 1861.
    San Antonio, Texas, until November. Mustered out November 24, 1865.
  • 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    Organized at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and mustered in January 30, 1862.
    Moved to Mobile August 27 and duty there until October. Mustered out October 9, 1865.
  • 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    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.
  • 17th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in March 15, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June, and there mustered out July 14, 1865.
  • 18th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered in March 15, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June, and mustered out July 18, 1865.
  • 19th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered in March 15, 1862.
    Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June, and mustered out July 18, 1865.
  • 20th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    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.
  • 24th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered in August 15, 1862. Moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and duty there until June. Mustered out June 10, 1865.
  • 29th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    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.
  • 30th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    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.

Companies "A," "B," "C," "D," "E" and "F"
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.

  • 33rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    Organized at Racine, Wisconsin, and mustered in October 18, 1862. Moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 23-31. Mustered out August 8, 1865.
  • 35th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
    Organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered in February 27, 1864. Duty at Brownsville until March, 1866. Mustered out March 15, 1866.
  • 36th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.
    Organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered in March 23, 1864. Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June 17, and there mustered out July 12, 1865.
  • 38th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.Companies "A," "B," "C" and "D"
    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. Second  Battalion mustered out June 6, 1865. First Battalion on duty at Arsenal, Washington D.C. during trial and execution of President Lincoln's assassins. Mustered out July 26, 1865.
  • 44th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.
    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.
  • 48th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.
    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.
  • 51st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry.
    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.
  • Unassigned Wisconsin
    "Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

References

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