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|Fiftieth Infantry. Col., John G. Clark; Lieut. -Col., Edwin E.
Bryant; Maj., Hugh McDermott. This regiment was organized at Camp Randall and left the
state by companies in the latter part of March and beginning of April, 1865. It was sent
to Benton barracks, St. Louis; thence to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and in October to Fort
Rice, Dak., where it remained until the spring of 1866. Co. E was mustered out April 19 at
Madison. The remainder of the regiment returned in June and was mustered out on June 14.
Its original strength was 942. Gain by recruits, 16; total, 958. Loss by death, 28;
desertion, 141; discharge, 127; mustered out, 562.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 4