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25th Wisconsin Infantry

Regimental History
Twenty-fifth Infantry. — Col., Milton Montgomery; Lieut. -Cols., Samuel J. Nasmith, Jeremiah M. Rusk; Majs., Jeremiah M. Rusk, William H. Joslyn. This regiment was organized at Camp Salomon, La Crosse, and was mustered in Sept. 14, 1862. It left the state Sept. 19 for Minnesota to aid in restraining Indian outbreaks. This done it was ordered to Columbus, Ky., in Feb., 1863, and assigned to Montgomery's brigade. It was sent to Snyder's bluff near Vicksburg in June, and assigned to the district of eastern Arkansas in the latter part of the summer and fall. The winter and spring were employed in expeditions into Mississippi and Alabama, the regiment having an engagement at Decatur, and then joining Sherman's army for the Atlanta campaign. It was in action at Resaca in the front line and under heavy fire, holding a hill against three determined charges and receiving the approbation of Gen. Wood. It was in the three days' skirmish at Dallas and at Kennesaw mountain was under fire for over two weeks. It was ordered to Decatur in July to guard a train, and part of the regiment, with part of an Ohio regiment, engaged in a hot contest with two divisions of Confederate cavalry, intent upon capturing the train. Though compelled to fall back to the reserves they fought to such effect that the enemy was held off. The regiment reached Atlanta July 26 and assisted its brigade in dislodging a force camped on a hill, after which it aided in fortifying it effectively. The regiment performed effective service during the siege; then accompanied the army to Savannah; proceeded north through the Carolinas; was in a spirited fight at the Salkehatchie river; supported the attacking forces at Goldsboro ; participated in the grand review at Washington, and was mustered out June 7, 1865. Its original strength was 1,018. Gain by recruits, 312; substitutes, 6; draft, 108; total, 1,444. Loss by death, 422; desertion, 20; transfer, 65; discharge, 165; mustered out, 722.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 4

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