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|Thirty-fifth Infantry. Cols., Henry Orff, George H. Walther;
Lieut. - Cols., Charles A. Smith, George H. Walther, Robert Strohman, Fred Von Baumbach.
This regiment was organized at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee, in the fall of 1863, was mustered
in Nov. 27, and left the state April 18, 1864, for Port Hudson, La., where it arrived May
7 and engaged in guard and picket duty until June 26, when it was ordered to Morganza and
assigned to the 1st brigade, 3d division, 19th army corps, commanded by Brig.-Gen. A. L.
Lee. The regiment was ordered to St. Charles, Ark., and was engaged there in scouting
expeditions and guard duty until Aug. 7, when it returned to Morganza. On Oct. 1 the
brigade set out on an expedition to Simsport, and during the expedition the regiment
participated in several skirmishes. It returned to Morganza, proceeded thence to Devall's
Bluff, Ark., landing there Oct. 18, and on Nov. 9 was sent to Brownsville, where it
remained until Dec. 1 , when it was again ordered to Devall's Bluff. On Dec. 14, the
regiment was assigned to the 4th brigade, reserve corps, Military Division of West
Mississippi, and was employed until Feb. 7, 1865, when it embarked for the attack on
Mobile. Landing at Mobile point on the 26th it was assigned to the 1st brigade, 3d
division, 13th corps, with which it engaged in the siege and remained until the enemy
evacuated the place in April. It was then sent to Mcintosh bluff and there engaged in
building fortifications until the close of the war east of the Mississippi river. In
August it was assigned to the command known as the separate brigade, Army of the Rio
Grande, and during the rest of its term of service was engaged in guard duty and upon
government steamers. It was mustered out Mar. 5, 1866. Its original strength was 1,066.
Gain by recruits 22. Loss by death, 256; desertion, 29 ; transfer, 11 ; discharge, 177.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 4