24th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 24th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and it was mustered in August 15, 1862. It moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and had duty there until June. It was mustered out June 10, 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 1,731 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 257.

Company B - Roster page 260.

Company C - Roster page 262.

Company D - Roster page 265.

Company E - Roster page 267.

Company F - Roster page 269.

Company G - Roster page 272.

Company H - Roster page 274.

Company I - Roster page 276.

Company K - Roster page 278.

Unassigned Recruits - Roster page 281.

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, 1861-1865 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.
  • Beaudot, William J. K. The 24th Wisconsin Infantry in the Civil War : the biography of a regiment. (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania : Stackpole Books, c2003), FHL book 977.5 M2b.
  • Ford, Thomas J. With the rank and file : incidents and anecdotes during the war of the rebellion, as remembered by one of the non-commissioned officers. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL Fiche 6118399.
  • Hetzel, Bev. Soldiers in Nashville, Tenn. hospital, 12-5-1862, 24th regiment [Wisconsin]. ([West Bend, Wisconsin: B. Hetzel, 19--]), FHL book 977.5 M2.
  • Ingraham, John P. T. (John Phillips Thurston), 1817-1906. A sermon in memory of Captain F. A. Root, and Lieutenant R. J. Chivas, of the 24th Regt., Wisconsin Vol. Infantry. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL Fiche 6118401.
  • Sturges, George. Wisconsin soldiers in hospital, Keokuk Iowa, reported 12-3-1862, under surgeon M.M. Taylor. ([West Bend, Wisconsin: B. Hetzel, 19--]), FHL book 977.5 M2hb.

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)