36th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 36th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry , was organized at Madison, Wisconsin, and it was mustered in March 23,1864. It moved to Louisville, Kentucky, June 17, and it was mustered out July 12, 1865. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 36th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 21 November 2012)
- The Wikipedia Article, 36th 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 579.
Company B - Roster page 581.
Company C - Roster page 584.
Company D - Roster page 587.
Company E - Roster page 589.
Company F - Roster page 591.
Company G - Roster page 594.
Company H - Roster page 596.
Company I - Roster page 599.
Company K - Roster page 601.
Unassigned Recruits - Roster page 603.
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.
- Aubery, James Madison. The Thirty-Sixth Wisconsin volunteer infantry : an authentic record of the regiment from its organization to its muster out. A complete roster of its officers and men with their record. ... with reminiscences from the author's private journal. ([S.l.] : Aubery, c1900), FHL book 977.5 M2a and The Thirty-Sixth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 2d Army Corps, Army of the Potomac : an authentic record of the Regiment, from its organization to its muster out. A complete roster of its officers and men with their record. A full list of casualties, in detail, date and places. Its itinerary from place of muster to muster out, maps showing its movements; a copy of every official paper in the War Department pertaining to the regiment; and others pertaining indirectly to command, illustrations of events, biography, etc., statistics. With reminiscences from the author's private journal. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL Fiche 6118424.
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)