Term: Civil War: 19th Infantry
The 19th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on April 30, 1862. The regiment left Wisconsin for Washington, D. C., on June 2 and then traveled to Hampton, Virginia, on June 8 and to Norfolk, Virginia, June 29. During the war it served in Virginia and North Carolina. It participated in the battles of Drury's Bluff and Fair Oaks and the Siege of Suffolk, Virginia. Soldiers who chose not to re-enlist were mustered out on April 28, 1865. The remaining men served on provost duty at Fredericksburg, Virginia, until July 24, and then at Warrenton, Virginia, until August 4, when the regiment moved to Richmond,and mustered out on August 9, 1865. The regiment lost 161 men during service. Two officers and 41 enlisted men were killed. Three officers and 115 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?).]