21st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
The 21st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and it was mustered in September 5, 1862. It was mustered out June 8 and discharged from service June 17, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 21st Regiment Infantry, (accessed 21 November 2012).
- The Wikipedia Article, 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, (accessed 21 November 2012).
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 following company links are to rosters taken from Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, 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 - Roster page 165.
Company B - Roster page 169.
Company C - Roster page 172.
Company D - Roster page 175.
Company E - Roster page 197.
Company F - Roster page 183.
Company G - Roster page 186.
Company H - Roster page 189.
Company I - Roster page 193.
Company K - Roster page 196.
Unassigned Recruits - Roster page 200.
- 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.
- Fitch, Michael Hendrick. Echoes of the Civil War as I hear them. (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6118345 and The Chattanooga campaign : with especial reference to Wisconsin's participation therein. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL Fiche 6118395.
- Holmes, Mead. A soldier of the Cumberland: memoir of Mead Holmes Jr., sergeant of Company K, 21st Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL Fiche 6118396.
- 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.
- Twenty-first Wisconsin Regiment Association. Reunion. Proceedings of the Twenty-first Wisconsin Regiment Association at its ... annual reunion. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118389.
- Wescott, Morgan Ebenezer. Civil War letters, 1861 to 1865 : written by a boy in blue to his mother. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118388.
- Wisconsin. Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 Volume II. (Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886)