23rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The  23rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and it was mustered in August 30, 1862. It had duty at and near Mobile until July. It was mustered out July 4, 1865. [1]

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

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

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 1,739 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 - Roster page 232.

Company B - Roster page 235.

Company C - Roster page 237.

Company D - Roster page 239.

Company E - Roster page 241.

Company F - Roster page 244.

Company G - Roster page 246.

Company H - Roster page 248.

Company I - Roster page 250.

Company K - Roster page 253.

Unassigned Recruits - Roster page 255.

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Addison, Robert Molford. The Civil War diary of Lieutenant Robert Molford Addison, Co. E, 23rd Wisconsin Infantry : December 24, 1863 - December 29, 1864. (Westminster, Maryland : Willow Bend Books, c2001), FHL book 977.5 M29a.
  • United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 23d (1862-1865). Reunion (1886 Sept. 15-16 : Maison, Wis.) Reunion of the eleventh and twenty-third regiments of Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry : held at Madison, Wisconsin, September 15 and 16, 1886, with rosters of the veterans in attendance. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118370.
  • United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 23rd (1862-1865). Roster of the survivors of the Twenty-Third Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118397.
  • Vilas, William F. (William Freemand). A view of the Vicksburg campaign : a paper read before the Madison Literary Club, October 14, 1907. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118398.

References[edit | edit source]

  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 II. (Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886)