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Term: Civil War: 3rd Infantry


The 3rd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Hamilton, in Fond Du Lac and mustered into service on June 19, 1861. From Wisconsin it moved to Hagerstown, Maryland, on July 12 and then went on to Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, July 18, 1861. During its service it moved through Maryland, Virginia, the Washington D.C. area, and Pennsylvania. After brief duties in New York and Alabama, it moved through Georgia, the Carolinas, and ended up in Kentucky. It fought at the Second Battle of Bull Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Resaca, and in the siege of Atlanta, and participated in Sherman's March to the Sea. It was mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky, on July 18, 1865. The regiment lost 282 men during service. Nine officers and 158 enlisted men were killed. Two officers and 113 enlisted men died from disease. 

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[Source: Estabrook, Charles E, ed. Records and sketches of military organizations... (Madison, 1914?).]
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