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3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Regimental History
Third Infantry. — Cols., Charles S. Hamilton, Thomas H. Ruger, William Hawley; Lieut. -Cols., Thomas H. Ruger, Bertine Pinkney, Louis H. D. Crane, William Hawley, John W. Scott, Martin Flood, George W. Stevenson; Majs., Edwin L. Hubbard, Bertine Pinkney, Louis H. D. Crane, John W. Scott, William Hawley, Warham Parks. This regiment was organized in June, 1861, with a numerical strength of 979. It was mustered in June 29 and left the state July 12. It surrounded Frederick, Md., and arrested the "bogus" legislature; drove a superior force from Bolivar; was detailed as provost guard at Frederick in December; was attached to the 2nd brigade of Gen. Banks' army corps in Feb., 1862; took part in the advance on Manassas; acted as rear-guard in the retreat at Winchester; took part in the battle of Winchester the following day; fought at Cedar mountain, eliciting high praise; was at Antietam, where of 335 men engaged 27 were killed and 171 wounded; over one-half of it was at Chancellorsville where it lost heavily; it took a prominent part at Brandy Station; was at Gettysburg; aided in the preservation of order in New York city during the draft riots; did guard duty in Tennessee; took part in the engagements at Resaca, Marietta, Pine knob, Kennesaw mountain, Peachtree creek; accompanied the victorious army in its march to the sea and to Richmond; participated in the grand review at Washington, and was mustered out at Louisville, Ky., July 18, 1865. The total enrollment of the regiment was 2,156; loss by death, 247; missing, 5; desertion, 51; transfer, 98; discharged, 945; mustered out, 810.

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

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