25th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 25th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry was organized at LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and it was mustered in September 14, 1862. It was mustered out June 7, 1865. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 25th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 21 November 2012).
- The Wikipedia Article, 25th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, (accessed 21 November 2012).
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 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 283.
Company B - Roster page 286.
Company C - Roster page 289.
Company D - Roster page 292.
Company E - Roster page 294.
Company F - Roster page 297.
Company G - Roster page 300.
Company H - Roster page 303.
Company I - Roster page 305.
Company K - Roster page 308.
Unassigned Recruits - Roster page 311.
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.
- Cooke, Chauncey H. (Chauncey Herbert). Soldier boy's letters to his father and mother, 1862-5. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118403.
- Roesch, Philip. Memorandum of Philip Roesch, Co. H, 25th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers : kept all during my service, August 6, 1862 to June 11, 1865. (Midland, Michigan : R.K. Long, 1979), FHL book 921.73 A1 no. 256 and FHL film 1697698 Item 23.
- Rusk, Jeremiah McLain. Address of J. M. Rusk to the survivors of the Twenty-Fifth Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118404.
- United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 25th (1862-1865). Reunion of the Twenty-fifth Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118402.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- Wisconsin. Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 Volume II. (Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886)