14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry

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Brief History

The 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and it was mustered in January 30, 1862. It moved to Mobile August 27 and had duty there until October. It was mustered out October 9, 1865.[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 3,243 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 Fond du Lac County - Roster page 772.

Company B - many men from Waupaca County and Portage County - Roster page 775.

Company C - many men from Winnebago County - Roster page 778.

Company D - many men from La Crosse CountyRoster page 781.

Company E - many men from Manitowoc County, Kewaunee County and some from Pittsburg Landing, TennesseeRoster page 784.

Company F - many men from Brown County and Dodge CountyRoster page 787.

Company G - many men from Calumet County, Brown County and Chippewa CountyRoster page 790.

Company H - many men from Sheboygan County and the town of Forest, which is found in Fond du Lac County, Richland County, St. Croix County or Vernon CountyRoster page 793.

Company I - many men from Clark County, Jackson County and Buffalo County - Roster page 797.

Company K - many men from Sauk County and other various counties - Roster page 800.

Unassigned Recruits Roster page 803.

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.
  • Engle, Francis E. Worden's Battalion and Company E of the Fourteenth Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry : paper prepared for reunion of regiment, Fond du Lac, June 8, 9 and 10, 1904. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118376.
  • Hancock, John. The Fourteenth Wisconsin, Corinth and Shiloh, 1862-1895 : paper on the battle of Shiloh. FHL fiche 6118377.
  • Hetzel, Bev. Wisconsin deaths at Shiloh, Tennessee. (West Bend, Wisconsin : B. Hetzel, [199-?]), FHL book 977.5 M2het.
  • Magdeburg, Frederick H. Worden's Battalion : paper read by Capt. F. H. Magdeburg at the first annual reunion of the 14th Wisconsin Veteran Vol. Infantry, held at Fond Du Lac, Wis., Wednesday and Thursday, June 16-17, 1886. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118378.
  • Tucker, William H. The Fourteenth Wisconsin Vet. Vol. Infantry (General A. J. Smith's command) in the expedition and battle of Tupelo : also, wanderings through the wilds of Missouri and Arkansas in pursuit of Price. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118380 and The Fourteenth Wisconsin Vet. Vol. Infantry, October 1st, 2d, 3d and 4th, 1862 at the battle of Corinth. FHL fiche 6118381.

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.