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|Forty-seventh Infantry. Col., George C. Ginty; Lieut. -Col.,
Robert H. Spencer; Maj., Kelsey M. Adams. This regiment was organized at Camp Randall in
the winter of 1864 and left the state Feb. 27, 1865. It proceeded to Louisville, Ky.,
Nashville and Tullahoma, Tenn., where it was assigned to guard duty until the close of
August, and was mustered out Sept. 4. Its original strength was 927. Gain by recruits, 58;
total, 985. Loss by death, 34; desertion, 23; transfer, 29; discharge, 87; mustered out,
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 4