Names of ex-soldiers and sailors residing in Wisconsin, 1885
Names of ex-Soldiers and Sailors Residing in Wisconsin 
In 1885, 1895, and 1905, Wisconsin's Secretary of State listed every Civil War veteran living in the state and published them as appendices to the state census. These three works together contain about 75,000 names on more than 1,000 pages, and often show information about a Civil War soldier that is not easily available anywhere else. Each volume includes soldiers who served in units from other states as well as Wisconsin, or who belonged to units in the U.S. Army, Navy, or Colored Troops.
The 1885 volume here is a single alphabetical list.
After clicking "View This Document" below, use the left-hand navigation panel to browse the contents of all three volumes and open up the sections of interest. You can also employ the box at the upper left of the screen to search for surnames or locations, but be aware that searches are not 100% reliable because the page images were converted to searchable text by machine. Always browse, if possible, as well.
Wisconsin in the Civil War Era|
The Iron Brigade, Old Abe and Military Affairs
|Creator: ||Wisconsin. Office of the Secretary of State.
|Pub Data: ||see citations below for each volume.
|Citation: ||1885 volume: Wisconsin. Office of the Secretary of State. ... Alphabetical List of the Soldiers and Sailors of the Late War Residing in the State June 20, 1885. (Madison, Wis. : Democrat printing company, 1886).
1895 volume: Wisconsin census enumeration, 1895: names of ex-soldiers and sailors residing in Wisconsin, June 20, 1895 : alphabetically arranged. Compiled and published by authority of law, under direction of Henry Casson, Secretary of State. (Madison, Wis: Democrat Printing Co., 1896).
1905 volume: Wisconsin census enumeration, 1905: names of ex-soldiers and sailors residing in Wisconsin, June 1, 1905. Compiled and published by authority of law under direction of Walter L. Houser, Secretary of State. (Madison, Wis. : Democrat Print. Co., 1906).
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