Term: Civil War: 28th Infantry
The 28th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee and mustered into service on October 14, 1862. It left Wisconsin for Columbus, Kentucky, on December 2, 1862 and then traveled to Helena, Arkansas. The regiment's service took it through Kentucky, Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas. It participated in the campaign against Mobile and its defenses, the sieges of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely, and the assault and capture of Fort Blakely. The regiment mustered out of active military service August 23, 1865. The regiment lost 240 men during service. One officer and 12 enlisted men were killed. Six officers and 221 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?).