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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]   [[Wisconsin Military Records|Wisconsin Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]  [[Wisconsin in the Civil War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]45th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry''
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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
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The 45th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Madison, Wisconsin, November 8, 1864. It was mustered out July 17,1865. <ref name="cwss">National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref><br>
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The 45th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Madison, Wisconsin, November 8, 1864. It was mustered out July 17,1865. <ref name="cwss">National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref><br>
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For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unwiinf3.htm#45thinf 45th Regiment Infantry], (accessed 21 November 2012).<br>
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*The Wikipedia Article, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/45th_Wisconsin_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment 45th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment], (accessed 21 November 2012).<br>
    
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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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.<br>
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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.<br>  
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,545 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UWI0045RI Roster].
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The following company links are to rosters taken from [https://archive.org/stream/rosterofwisconsi02wisco#page/n5/mode/2up Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers]<ref>Wisconsin. ''Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 Volume II''. (Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886)</ref>, found on the [http://archive.org/index.php 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. <br>
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Company A - [https://archive.org/stream/rosterofwisconsi02wisco#page/767/mode/1up Roster] page 767.
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Company B - [https://archive.org/stream/rosterofwisconsi02wisco#page/769/mode/1up Roster] page 769.
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Company C - [https://archive.org/stream/rosterofwisconsi02wisco#page/771/mode/1up Roster] page 771.
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Company D - [https://archive.org/stream/rosterofwisconsi02wisco#page/772/mode/1up Roster] page 772.
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Company E - [https://archive.org/stream/rosterofwisconsi02wisco#page/774/mode/1up Roster] page 774.
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Company F - [https://archive.org/stream/rosterofwisconsi02wisco#page/776/mode/1up Roster] page 776.
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Company G - [https://archive.org/stream/rosterofwisconsi02wisco#page/778/mode/1up Roster] page 778.
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Company H - [https://archive.org/stream/rosterofwisconsi02wisco#page/780/mode/1up Roster] page 780.
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Company I - [https://archive.org/stream/rosterofwisconsi02wisco#page/781/mode/1up Roster] page 781.
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Company K - [https://archive.org/stream/rosterofwisconsi02wisco#page/783/mode/1up Roster] page 783.
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Unassigned Recruits - [https://archive.org/stream/rosterofwisconsi02wisco#page/785/mode/1up Roster] page 785.
    
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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).
 
*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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).
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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.
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*National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm 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|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.
 
*[[Wisconsin in the Civil War|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.
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