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51st Wisconsin Infantry

Regimental History
Fifty-first Infantry. — Col., Leonard Martin; Lieut. -Col., John B. Vliet; Maj., Alfred Taggart. The six original companies of this regiment were organized at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee, in Feb., March and April, 1865, and were sent to Benton barracks, St. Louis. Co. B was placed on duty at St. Louis, the remaining companies being ordered to Warrensburg, Mo. for railroad guard duty, and were joined there by Co. B, on June 21. Co. A was stationed at Crawford's run, the others at Pleasant Hill. In June the four companies of the 53d regiment were consolidated with the 51st. Cos. G, H, I and K, of the 51st, did not leave the state, but were discharged on May 6 under general orders for reduction of the army. The regiment was mustered out by companies on various dates during Aug., 1865. Its original strength was 841. Gain by recruits, 2; total, 843. Loss by death, 8; desertion, 87; discharge, 34; mustered out, 714.

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

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