7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry

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Brief History

The 7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and it was  mustered in September 2, 1861. It moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June 16 and was mustered out July 2, 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 2,816 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 Columbia County, Lafayette County, Chippewa County and Dane CountyRoster page 540.

Company B - many men from Columbia County - Roster page 544.

Company C - many men from Grant County and Iowa County - Roster page 547.

Company D - many men from Dane County - Roster page 551.

Company E - many men from Marquette County and Waushara County - Roster page 554.

Company F - many men from Grant County - Roster page 558.

Company G - many men from Wood County, Portage County and Polk County - Roster page 561.

Company H - many men from Grant County and Vernon County - Roster page 565.

Company I - many men from Waushara County - Roster page 568.

Company K - many men from Walworth County - Roster page 572.

Unassigned Recruits Roster page 575.

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.
  • Prutsman, Christian Miller. A soldier's experience in Southern prisons. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6118348

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)