THE Twenty-first Regiment was organized at Oshkosh, and was composed of
companies enlisted in the Counties of Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Outagamie,
Waupaca, Calumet and Manitowoc. Its organization was perfected under
the superintendence of Colonel Benjamin J. Sweet, and it was mustered
into the United States service on the 5th of September, 1862, with the
COLONEL: BENJAMIN J. SWEET.
Lieutenant Colonel-HARRISON C. HOBART; Major - FRED. SCHUMACHER;
H MICHAEL H. FITCH; Quartermaster- HENRY C. HAMILTON; Surgeon-SAMUEL J.
CAROLINE; First Assistant Surgeon - JAMES T. REEVE;
Second Assistant Surgeon - SIDNEY S.
FULLER; Chaplain-Rev. ORSON P. CLINTON.
A- Alexander White,
Hiram K. Edwards,
B - Charles N. Paine,
James H. Jenkins,
C - Alphonso S. Godfry, William Wall,
David W. Mitchell,
D - John Jewett, Jr.,
Fred. W. Borcherdt,
E - Hiram M. Gibbs,
Rudolph J. Weisbrod,
F - Edgar Conklin,
Charles H. Morgan,
G -Milan H. Sessions,
John C. Crawford,
James M. Randal,
H- Frederick L. Clark, Timothy T. Strong, 1,
I - Simeon B. Nelson,
Abner B. Smith,
Edward Delany, C
K- Charles Walker.
Joseph La Count.
Harrison C. Hobart, Captain in the Fourth Wisconsin Infantry,
had been commissioned Lieutenant Colonel, but being, at the
time, on duty at Now Orleans,
did not join the regiment at the time of its organization. The regiment left the State
on the 11th
of September, 1862, for Cincinnati. Arriving there, they crossed the
river to Covington, where they received their arms, and were
immediately assigned to duty in the trenches, where they suffered
severely for the want of tents and camp equipage. From this point they
marched to the defense of Louisville, under Brigadier General P. H. Sheridan. Here the regiment first received their tents, and became
equipped for the field, and was assigned to the Twenty-eighth Brigade,
in the division commanded General Rousseau, and marched, with the
the Ohio, into the interior of Kentucky, and on the 8th of October, was
engaged in the battle of Perryville. In this battle, Colonel Sweet was
in command. The regiment was placed, erroneously about a hundred yards
in front of the left of the main line, in a position between the two
armies, and in consequence, suffered from the fire of both lines. From
this position, the regiment was quickly driven back to the rear of our
line, with severe loss. Major Frederick Schumacher, Captain Hiram Gibbs,
Captain George Bentley, and Second Lieutenant David W. Mitchell, of
Company C,, were killed, and Colonel B. J. Sweet, First Lieutenant A. B.
Smith, Company I, and First Lieutenant F. Ostenfuldt, Company E were
wounded, and Second Lieutenant C. H. Morgan, Company F, was taken
The casualties were reported as follows.
KILLED OR DIED OF WOUNDS.- Field Officer - Major Frederick Shumacher.
Company A-Sergeant Henry W. Hubbell, Corporal Aaron Sherwood, Privates
John Dunn, Edwin G. Washburne, James A. Bowles, Duncan McDonald, F. M.
Craw, at Danville Va. and Thomas Smith. Company B - Privates Loren Dudley,
Elisha B. Showark and Sidney Raymond.
Company C-Second Lieutenant
David M. Mitchell, Sergeant Henry D. Britton, Corporal Wellington H.
Millard, Privates Reuben W. Baldwin, George W. Coulson, Nelson H.
Ellsworth, William Owen, George W. Ralph, Thomas Williams, Alfred
Bingham, Levi Lake and Thomas McCord.
Company D-Private Richard Baker Company E - Captain Hiram M. Gibbs, Sergeants Daniel Thurston and Win.
Fowler, Corporals Charles H. Jenson and Elias L. Holt, Privates Henry
Bandrof, John Flood, Charles Keeler, John W. Puffer, William Reader,
Leander E. Wiggins, H. C. Johnson .and Bendix Kuhl. Company F-Corporal
Cornelius Tunison and Frederick Luckman Company G-Privates Myron
Brighton, Amos D. Munger, Alvin S. Cartwright and Hans C, Hanson. Company
H-Captain George Bentley, First Sergeant Edward T. Kirkland,
Privates John Fuzleberg, George A. Hilts and John Johnson. Company
I-Sergeant, Cyrus Bradish, Jr., Corporal Josiah H. Dana, Privates
W. Clinton, William W. Johnson, George Simpson, Christian Winniman,
Lemuel W. Weld and, Henry S. Dunn. Company K - Corporal Warren Mosier,
Privates Joseph Boden, George Campbell, John Stallman, William Wright,
Milo Willard, Manuel Loud and Jerome Pendleton - 65.
Officer-Colonel Benjamin J. Sweet. Company A -
F. Davis, Corporal H. S. Lee, Privates Samuel Hottaling, John Defor, A.
J. Pelton, M. Lesselying, Jos. Grissey, 0. Dernsha, F. Dernsha and J. Bushaw. Company B-Corporal
M. C. Thompson Privates Henry Hoffman, Joseph
D. Carpenter, Nelson Rice, Francis Moon and Israel Welch. Company
C. Hubbard, Jacob B. Choate, H. T. Farrow, Christopher Coffey, Louis
Antoine, William Stormmer Benjamin Kinsley, Frederick Luck and John
Lick. Company D - First Sergeant Charles L. Fay, Sergeant Hamlin
Williams, Corporal Richard Webb, Privates John Buholz, Charles W. Carr,
Governeur Davis, Miles Haskins, Theodore W. Morse, Joel Prince,
Robert Logan and S W. Rexford. Company E-Lieutenant
Privates Christian Kruse, Peter Glasshoff, Benjamin Jackson, Benjamin
Barnard, Joseph Bart, Henry Shelley, Luther 0. Schooner, Thomas Winters,
Isaac Acker, Almanzo Robinson and James Stone. Company I - Privates
Solomon Bradford, John Cater, Fdgar Dick, Franklin Everett, Jno. Gilchrist, Richard Palmer and James
Company G-First Sergeant D. Manchester, Sergeant J. C. Little, Corporal B. F. Hall, Privates E.
Thompson, W. Chady, H. Warsdale and Francis Conrad. Company H
- Private J.
A. Campbell. Company I - Lieutenant Abner B. Smith, Privates Louis W.
Bell, Jerome Pendleton, Joseph M. Stiles, John Town, Barthold Sebwander,
Daniel J. Ryan, Fred. W. Zeim and Jacob Erb.
Company K- Corporals
Charles W. Butler and Charles Whitcomb, Privates J. Johnson,
Daniel H. Davis, Peter S. Weaver, Thomas Atridge, George Jones and
Thomas IL Pierson-80
Colonel Sweet being disabled by a ball which he received after the
regiment had fallen back, did not again assume command. Lieutenant
Colonel Harrison C. Hobart, joined the regiment at. Lebanon, Ky. Having
left their camp and garrison equipage at Louisville, the men suffered
severely from exposure. Leaving Lebanon, October 29th, the regiment
arrived at Bowling Green, November 4th, Surgeon Caroline died at this
place. On the 10th of November, they marched to Mitchelville, a station
on the railroad. Here the Twenty-first was engaged in guarding the road
and the supplies of the army. The men suffered greatly from hardships,
being exposed to severe weather without shelter. Captain Jewett, of
Company D. and several others, died at this place. December 7th, the
regiment marched toward Nashville and went into camp five miles South of
that city December 9th and remained there until the morning of December
26th. The army under Major General Rosecrans, moved upon the rebel army then
lying at Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Twenty-first then belonged to the
Third Brigade, First Division, Fourteenth Army Corps of the Army of the
Cumberland. On the 30th of December, the army met the enemy near Stone
River, and the third Brigade, on the extreme left, was detached from the
main line to cover what is known as the Jefferson Pike. The brigade
train was attacked here on the morning of December 30th, by Wheeler's
rebel cavalry of thirty-five hundred men, while it was moving on the
road. The Twenty-first was nearest the point of attack. It rapidly moved to the rear of the flying train, and
forming a line of battle near a
blockhouse, fought the enemy until they were routed. The loss of the enemy in this
over eighty, killed and wounded. The next morning the regiment moved to
its position in the line of battle of the Fourteenth Corps, and was
actively engaged at the front throughout the battle of Stone River.
Brigadier General Rousseau, in his report of this battle, mentioned the Twenty-first Regiment, and its commander, Lieutenant Colonel
Hobart, for good conduct. The loss in this engagement was not severe. Benjamin
D. Tuney, Company D, died of wounds, and Lieutenant A. B.
Smith, of Company I, was wounded. On the 5th of January 1863, our army
entered Murfreesboro, and the Twenty-first went into camp near that
city. From January 5th, until June 24th , the Twenty-first lay at
Murfreesboro, foraging, drilling, fortifying, and skirmishing with the
enemy. The regiment then moved with the army upon the enemy who were
encamped near Tullahoma.. On the 26th of June, the Twenty-first was
engaged in driving the rebels from a strong position at Hoover's Gap,
and afterwards followed the retreating enemy to the Tennessee River.
September 1st, the Tennessee River was crossed at Bridgeport, Ala. The
Twenty-first was with the army in crossing the two ranges of steep
mountains below Chattanooga, and joined in the march to Dug Gap, where
the enemy was found in great force. The Union forces were withdrawn from
this dangerous position with great difficulty, the Twenty-first forming
the rear guard. The rebel army, reinforced by Longstreet had assumed the
offensive. On the 19th of September, the Third Brigade of the First
Division, to which the Twenty-first belonged was moved to a position
near one of the gaps at Mission Ridge, and in front of one of the fords of the
Chickamauga. A large rebel force commenced
crossing this ford early in the morning. Early in the day commenced the
terrible battle of Chickamauga. The Twenty-first, under the command of
Lieutenant Colonel Hobart, with the rest of the Third Brigade, commanded
by General Starkweather, were moved into the line of battle, and during
a Severe engagement in the forenoon, held its position until the other
regiments of the brigade were driven to the rear of them. At this
moment, the Fourth Indiana Battery was captured by the rebels, and was retaken
immediately by a part of the Twenty-first, and other troops. Heavy
firing continued till late in the evening, and the Twenty-first was
under arms at the front until 12 o'clock at night. On the morning of the
20th, the regiment with its brigade, was early placed in line of battle;
it was a part of the ever memorable line of the Fourteenth Corps under
Major General Thomas. The Division was commanded by Brigade General
Baird. At about 9 o'clock, A. M., the rebel forces commenced a series.
of terrible charges, which were repeated until the close of that
eventful day. The First Division occupied the extreme left of the line,
the Twenty-first being on the right of the Division, with a heavy
battery in position at each flank. That part of the line in which the
Twenty-first was stationed, never faltered during the day, although the
trees on the line were nearly all cut down by the fire of the enemy's
batteries. Near sundown, General Thomas ordered a retreat, the right
wing having been flanked by the enemy. The Twenty-first did not receive
the order, and held their line fighting until they saw the other
regiments suddenly moving to the rear. Lieutenant Colonel Hobart then
ordered the regiment to fall back to the second line of works, where,
still fighting, they remained until nearly surrounded by the enemy. The
regiment then attempted to cut its way to the rear, in which attempt
Lieutenant Colonel Hobart, with about seventy officers and men, were
captured. The flag of the Twenty-first, the last of the Fourteenth
Corps, and its gallant Sergeant, remained in front until captured by the
We find the following casualties in the records of the Adjutant
General's office. The list of wounded is as officially published:
KILLED OR DIED OF WOUNDS - Company B - Privates James Pillot and George
O. Worden. Company C - Private Edward Mann. Company
F - Corporal Charles Edgerly and Private Alfred Parsons, Company
G - Privates Charles R. Cass, James Gano and James Winkler.
Company H - Sergeant Edward Thompson.
WOUNDED - Company A - First Lieutenant A M.
Adams, Corporal W. Mars,
Privates L. Richards and I. Washburn. Company B-First Lieutenant
Hiram Russell. Company C - Privates Benjamin
Gould, William W. Smith, William Wrands and Michael Keeman. Company
Rawson, Privates Michael Hammond, Charles Buck and J. Schrockey. Company
E-Captain R. H. Weisbrod, Privates William Welch, Geo L. Baggs and E.
Schooner. Company F-Privates Gerry Lewis and Andrew Barr.
Corporal H. S. Eldred, Privates J. W. Graves and A. C. Quimby. Company
H-Private Fred. Rhoer. Company I-Second Lieutenant Gus. Jaeger, Corporal
F. Pearse, Privates J. Robinson, S.D. Roberts, H. W. Kellogg and Win.
Williams. Company K Privates Albert Wright, Asahel F. Hane and Homer L.
Bacon - 34
After this battle, the
regiment, with what remained of the brigade, was retired to a of
defense Bear Mission Ridge, and September 22d, it fell back to
Chattanooga, where it remained with the shattered remnant of Rosecrans'
army in the defense of that place. During the winter of 1863-4, it held
the outpost upon Lookout Mountain, and remained in this position until
the 2d of May, 1864. Colonel H. C. Hobart having escape from Libby
Prison, after more than four months' close confinement, returned to the
regiment at this place. The health and discipline of the regiment was
greatly improved at this post.
On the morning of the 2d of May, 1864, the regiment, 400 strong,
in splendid condition, marched from the mountain to join in the advance
upon Atlanta. Here the Twenty-first was transferred to the First
Brigade of the First Division, Fourteenth Army Corps. The brigade was
commanded by Brigadier General Carlin. The campaign opened at Rocky Face
Ridge, near Dalton, on the 8th of May, where the enemy were strongly
posted The Twenty-first were in the flank movement made by General
Sherman, through a gap called Snake Creek, which caused the enemy to
fall back to Resaca. On the 14th of May, the First Brigade, with the
Twenty-first in the front line, was ordered to assault the enemy's works. This terrible
and bloody assault was made in the early part of
the day, and although not the brigade held its position near the
enemy's line until after dark, the Twenty-first being the last regiment
The list of 'killed and died of wounds is from the Adjutant General's
record. The list of wounded is as officially published:
KILLED or DIED OF WOUNDS-Company A -Privates Harlow N. Hilton and
McKennan. Company B - Privates Andw. Clauson and Monroe W.
Jackman. Company C - Private Thomas Mulaney. Company
D -Private Lewis Sykes. Company F - Alfred E Hobbs,
Christopher Dougherty and Alonzo Smith. Company
G - Privates Thomas Ginty, Charles H. Raney and
William Stanfield. Company I-Private Lewis N. Bell. Company
K - Privates Thomas Atridge, Guatav Keune, Thomas H.
Pearson, John Smith and Hollis Kellogg. 18
WOUNDED - Company B - Leonard J. Miller. Company
C- Privates John K. Haywood and Walter W. Wright. Company
D- Corporals George I.
Rawson and Ang. Perslee, and Private Andrew Jackson. Company F- Corporal
Charles T. Susan, Louis Potter and Jacob Shidell. Company G
Alfred A. Harding, Sergeant Alvah G. Dowey, Privates Daniel A. Barton,
Harvey Boyden, William B. Constance E R. Haywood, Charles H. Noyes,
Winchester Stratton, Scott Jamison and W, J. Miner. Company H -
A. L. Fargo, Privates A. J.Hyde, James Black, John Cary and William R.
Brown. Company I - Privates Fred. Augustine, John W, Spear, Fred Tippins
and James H. Brandish. Company C - Private Jeremiah Reardon - 81.
The regiment continued in line
of battle -until the enemy retreated. On the 27th of May, it went into position with the army
on, the enemy being in force at this place. Here Companies A and E, gallantly drove the
rebel skirmishers from a commanding ridge, which the regiment occupied and fortified. At this place the men were tinder fire
for more than six days without being relieved. The skirmishers were constantly engaged. On the 30th of May, the enemy made
an unsuccessful attack upon this part of the line, and retired, leaving their dead and wounded. General Carlin sent his
compliments to the regiment, thanking them for their fortitude and gallantry.
The casualties at, Dallas, were:
H- Privates Wm. Peters and John Subra. Company I -
Private John Robinson. Company K- Private John Smith. WOUNDED.-
Company A - Privates Martin P. V. Strong and Anthony De Marra.
Company B -Privates John Isquchupit, Charles Miller and Daniel
Moscrip Company C -Private G. F. Cleveland. Company
E-Corporal William Welch, Privates
Edmund Phillips, Peter Schwarts Louis Grotto, H. W. Barnett and Simon
Shelley. Company F Privates John Gilchrist and Jerry
Bigford. Company H-Privates John
Kreish and Fred Smith Company I- Private Orison Beals, William
and Charles S. Christianson - 19.
George Leurville, Company K, is reported as having died of
wounds on the 4th of June. The enemy again falling back were closely pursued by
the First Brigade, in line of battle. On the 17th of' June near Big Shanty, the skirmish line of the Twenty-first became engaged
with the skirmish line of the enemy and charging through a stream waist deep, and up a
steep embankment drove from its position, a North Carolina regiment, capturing thirteen prisoners, enemy
again retiring, the regiment was moved into position in front of the memorable
Kennesaw Mountain. Here it sustained. for days the most terrible fire from
the rebel batteries, constantly shifting from left to right. Timothy Kennedy,
of Company F and William H. Bates, Company G, are reported as killed. General Sherman having again driven the
enemy from his position by a flank movement, July 4th, the regiment deployed as skirmishers, followed the enemy a short
distance south of Marietta., At this time Lieutenant Colonel Hobart was assigned to the command of three regiments of the
First Brigade, and Major M. H. Fitch took command of the Twenty-first.
On the 5th of July, the
regiment, under command of Major Fitch, was directed to find the forces
under General McPherson. Moving to the right, the regiment encountered
the line of the rebel army Notwithstanding the dangerous position, and
the severe skirmishing of the rebels, it held its place until relieved
by other forces. Amos 0. Van Duzen, of Company A, was reported as killed.
On the 20th of July, it took part in the battle of Peach Tree Creek.
During this battle, a part of the front line of the Fourteenth Corps
being driven back, the position was retaken by a gallant charge of the
Tenth and Twenty-first Wisconsin Regiments, under command of Lieutenant
Colonel Hobart, the enemy leaving their dead and wounded upon the field.
In the siege of Atlanta, which followed the battle of Peach Tree Creek,
the Twenty-first was constantly engaged. On the 7th of August, it
charged upon a line of skirmishers, posted in extensive field works,
took the works, and captured a rebel Captain, and thirteen prisoners.
The following casualties are reported:
KILLED OR DIED of WOUNDS- Company A - Private Henry
Fink. Company D
Private Miles Haskins Company F- Sergeant R. C. Killips, Private Jacob
Petrie - 4.
WOUNDED - Company A - Private Edward Derusha. Company
D - Captain Henry
Turner, Private John Dey Company F-Privates Charles Gutermule
Edwards Ross Private Goodman Aminson. Company H-Privates John Page and John Chitterling.
Company K-Sergeant John B. Fenno, Privates Leonard
Soapno and Charles W. Knapp - 13.
Charles H. Noyes, of Company G, is reported to have died of wounds,
August 13th. After, many days
of severe skirmishing, the regiment joined in the great movement to flank the enemy out of'
Atlanta. The Twenty-first deployed as skirmishers, drove the, rebel
about two miles along the railroad, which was completely destroyed by
the troops in the rear. After the battle of Jonesboro, the enemy having
evacuated Atlanta, the Twenty-first went into camp at the latter place,
on the 8th of September, just four months from the opening of the
campaign, having fought their way for a, distance of more than one hundred and thirty miles. The loss
of the regiment in this campaign, was one hundred and twelve killed and
wounded, and one hundred and ten disabled by disease and fatigue,
leaving only about one-third of the arms-bearing men to enter Atlanta.
In the pursuit after Hood, the
regiment was under command of Major Charles H. Walker. After this
unsuccessful chase it went into camp at Kingston, Ga. Here, the regiment
having become filled with recruits from the First
and Tenth Wisconsin, Lieutenant Colonel Hobart was mustered as Colonel,
Major Fitch as Lieutenant Colonel, and Captain C. H. Walker as Major.
Colonel Hobart, by the order of the General commanding the First,
Division, was assigned to the command of the First Brigade, leaving the
regiment in command of Lieutenant Colonel Fitch. John F. Fitch, of
Company K, is reported as having died of wounds, on the 24th of October,
On the 12th of November, 1864, the Fourteenth Corps, under command of
Major General Jeff. C Davis, commenced the famous "march to the
sea," the Twenty-first being the only regiment from Wisconsin in
the corps, now of the Army of Georgia. On the 4th of November, the army
passed through Marietta, leaving the beautiful town in flames, and on
the 15th, entered burning Atlanta. The regiment, well equipped and
clothed, and with haversacks filled for the last time from the stores of
the army, moved forward on that wild, bold and romantic march with no
hospital, without a base, and with rations and forage only for a few
days. November 17th, the regiment reached the Oconee River. Regular
foraging parties were organized, to, obtain supplies for the men and
animals. November 23d, the Twenty-first entered Milledgeville, thus far
meeting no enemy except occasional scouts of rebel cavalry. Much of the
time was employed in destroying railroads and bridges. December 6th,
the regiment reached the Savannah River fifty miles from Savannah. The rebel cavalry were brushed away as the army dashed along the
banks of this river. December 11th, the regiment, in the pine forests a few miles from Savannah heard the guns of our
Navy, firing upon Fort Jackson. Twenty-first took an active
part in the siege of Savannah, until its evacuation, and December 21st,
it entered the city, and went into camp. At this place, Colonel H. C.
Hobart, by the recommendation of General Sherman, was commissioned
Brigadier General by Brevet, and by a special order of the War
Department, assigned to a command of that rank. January 20th 1865, the
Carolina campaign commenced, General Hobart still commanding the same brigade. Lieutenant
Colonel Fitch being detailed to the command of three regiments, Major
Walker assumed command of the regiment. The Twenty-first, crossing the
Savannah River with the Fourteenth Corps, shared actively in the
campaign which "marked the earth with ruin." The regiment marched
with the column that passed north of Columbia, and after overcoming
almost insurmountable difficulties, crossed the Catawba River. The roads
were almost impassable, and the men will never forget the many miles of
corduroy which they constructed. March 4th 1865, the Twenty-first
entered North Carolina. At this point the burning ceased. March 11th,
the regiment encamped at Fayetteville, on Cape Fear River. Leaving
Fayetteville, it was in the advance brigade, which encountered the
enemy, in force, on the 19th of March, near Bentonville. The advance of
the enemy was gallantly driven back to their main line, by three
regiments of the brigade, immediately under the command of General
Hobart. In this sharp engagement, which was the last of Sherman's
battles, the Twenty-first took an active part.
The following casualties were officially reported
KILLED OR DIED OF WOUNDS.- Company D - Private Herman
Harz. Company E - Private William Dillet. Company H- First Lieutenant Edward T. Midgeley,
Private Hans Saiveron.
Company K - Private Noah A. McCorkle. WOUNDED Company A - Corporal
William Mars Privates Thomas Gaffney, James
E. King, Christian Meddlestadt and Peter Richster. Company C -
Corporal Douglas E. Sloan, Private William Branson Company D -
Private John Derby. Company E- Claus Shivers, William
Cowan and John S. Cunliff Company F-Corporal L.
Sutliff, Privates William Nettleton and Robert Patton. Company G-
Corporal Benjamin F. Shipley, Private W.F. Wiesborn. Company H -
Privates Fred Bahr, Harris Secklor, Owen Kennedy, Moses W. Cleveland
and Joshua Miller. Company
I - Privates James M. Clark, John Brady, Alfred A. Nugent and John Strong-25
The enemy having retired, the regiment marched to Goldsboro which place
it entered March 23d, thus closing the memorable campaign in the Carolinas
April Nth, having been rested and refitted, the Twenty-first joined in
the campaign to Raleigh, and on the 13th was in the first brigade of infantry which entered the city, and the flag of
the Twenty-first was placed upon the Capitol, where it floated until the First Brigade left the city. the negotiations between Sherman and Johnston, the Twenty-first formed the
extreme left of Sherman's army, being posted near Cape Fear
April 28th, the war
being announced as closed, the Twenty-first, with its corps, commenced its march for home May 2d, it
crossed the line of Virginia, and in six days after leaving Raleigh, the
regiment encamped on the banks of the James River, at Richmond,
marching at the rate of thirty-one miles per day. May 11th the regiment,
in line with its corps, marched through Richmond, for Washington, at
which place it went into camp, on the south side of the Potomac River.
In the grand review of the armies at Washington, the Twenty-first was the
last regiment but one, in the column of Sherman's army. No regiment in
the Fourteenth Corps commanded more attention for its soldierly hearing
and fine appearance. June 10th, it left Washington, by rail, for
Milwaukee, passing through Pittsburg, Cleveland and Grand Haven. On the
17th of June, at Milwaukee, two years, nine months and twelve days after
being mustered into the service of the United States, the officers and
men were honorably discharged. Of nine hundred and sixty men, who left
the State in the regiment, only two hundred and sixty returned with it.
Regimental Statistics.- Original strength, 1,002. Gain-by recruits in
1863, 2, in 1864, 152, in 1865, 15; total, 1,171. Loss -by death, 288;
deserted, 40; transferred, 99; discharged, 261; mustered out, 483.