Term: Civil War, statistics and sources
Stereograph from an 1889 Panorama of the Battle of Gettysburg (WHi-25717)
"It will be of interest to note that according to the official records the total number of men Wisconsin is credited with having furnished to the war is 91,327, divided as follows: Infantry 77,375; Cavalry 8,877; Artillery 5,075. Of this number, 3,802 were killed in action or died of wounds, and the number of deaths from all other causes 8,499; total deaths, 12,301." - Wisconsin Census Enumeration 1895...
An alphabetical index to all soldiers who served in Wisconsin regiments and the specific composition of each unit are detailed in the online Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers.
A short history of each Wisconsin unit is available at Wisconsin in the Civil War, a digital collection of thousands of original documents and eyewitness accounts.
The official list of Wisconsin soldiers killed during the war is online at Turning Points in Wisconsin History.
Thousands of pages of eyewitness accounts -- letters, diaries, pictures, maps, manuscripts, newspaper articles, memoirs, regimental histories, and other original documents -- are available at Wisconsin in the Civil War.
Detailed lists of veterans living in Wisconsin in 1885, 1895 and 1905 were compiled by the Secretary of State when state censuses were conducted, and are given online as Names of ex-Soldiers and Sailors Residing in Wisconsin [1885, 1895, 1905]
View pictures of the Civil War at Wisconsin Historical Images.
View related articles at Wisconsin Magazine of History Archives.
[Source: Wisconsin in the Civil War digital collection