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|Forty-fourth Infantry. Col., George G. Symes; Lieut. -Col., Oliver
C. Bissell; Maj., William Warner. This regiment was organized at Camp Randall, Madison, in
the fall of 1864. Co. A left the state Oct. 10, and was followed by Cos. B, F, D and C,
successively, the last reaching Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 30. The other companies reached
Nashville in Feb., 1865, and the regiment was employed in post and guard duty until March
9, when it was ordered to Eastport, Miss., to escort the Union prisoners to be turned over
by Forrest, but not getting them it returned to Nashville and left on April 3 for Paducah,
Ky., where it remained on picket duty until Aug. 28, when it was mustered out. Its
original strength was 877. Gain by recruits, 235; substitutes, 2; total, 1,114. Loss by
death, 57; desertion, 48; transfer, 121; discharge, 92; mustered out, 796.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 4