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53rd Wisconsin Infantry

Regimental History
Fifty-third Infantry. — Lieut.-Col., Robert T. Pugh. The four companies of this regiment were organized in the spring of 1865, when the government ordered all recruits not mustered in to be discharged. They were sent to St. Louis and thence to Leavenworth, where the battalion was transferred to the 51st on June 10, 1865. Co. A became Co. G of the 51st, B became Co. H; C became K, and D became I. They were mustered out with that regiment in Aug., 1865. The original strength of the four companies was 380. Gain by recruits, 9; total, 389. Loss by death, 8; desertion, 14; discharge, 47; mustered out, 315.

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

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