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Term: Civil War: 13th Infantry


The 13th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Tredway in Janesville and mustered into service on October 17, 1861. The regiment left Wisconsin for Leavenworth, Kansas, on January 13, 1862. During its service it moved through Missouri, Kentucky, Alabama, and Tennessee, where it served on duty at Forts Henry and Donelson. The regiment mustered out on November 24, 1865, having lost 193 men. Five enlisted men were killed and 188 enlisted men died from disease.

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[Source: Estabrook, Charles E, ed. Records and sketches of military organizations: population, legislation, election and other statistics relating to Wisconsin in the period of the Civil War. (Madison, 1914?).]
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