10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry

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United States go to  U.S. Military go to  Wisconsin  go to   Wisconsin Military go to  Wisconsin in the Civil War [[Image:Gotoarrow.png10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry

Brief History

The 10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and it was mustered in October 14, 1861. It did guard duty near Kenesaw Mountain until October 16. It was mustered out October 25, 1864. Veterans and recruits were transferred to the  21st Wisconsin Infantry [1]

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

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

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

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,479 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

The following company links are to rosters taken from Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers[2], found on the Internet Archives web site. The rosters show the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks.

Company A - many men from Walworth County and Lafayette County - Roster page 646.

Company B - most men from Dodge County - Roster page 648.

Company C - most men from the town of Menasha, which could be Winnebago County or Calumet CountyRoster page 650.

Company D - many men from Columbia County and Adams County - Roster page 652.

Company E - many men from Juneau County and the town of Hartford, which would be Dodge County or Washington County - Roster page 654.

Company F - many men from Grant County - Roster page 656.

Company G - most men from Black River Falls, Jackson County - Roster page 658.

Company H - many men from Juneau County and Monroe County - Roster page 660.

Company I - many men from Monroe County - Roster page 662.

Company K - many men from Waupun which is located in Dodge County and Fond du Lac County - Roster page 664.

Unassigned Recruits Roster page 667.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Wisconsin in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Wisconsin in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Wisconsin, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Day, William W. Fifteen Months in Dixie, or, My personal experience in Rebel prisons : a story of the hardships, privations, and sufferings of the "Boys in Blue" during the late War of the Rebellion. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL Fiche 6118369.
  • Reeve, Ann Wartinbee; Reeve, John Paxton, Reeve, James Theodore. James Theodore Reeve: surgeon, soldier, citizen 1834-1906 : a civil war commentary. (Appleton, Wisconsin : River Oaks, c1999) FHL book 921.73 R259ra and FHL film 1425334 item 9.
  • Tenth Wisconsin Infantry Regimental Association. Annual reunion of the Tenth Wisconsin Infantry : [Regimental Association]. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118361.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Wisconsin. Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. Volume I. (Madison: Democrat Printing Company, State Printers, 1886)