Monday, October 28, 2013

Fond du Lac's 3rd Wisconsin Infantry-- Part 1

From Wikipedia. //// Last week, I was writing about Camp Hamilton/Wood in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, which served as a training camp and mustering camp for the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry which mustered into service June 19, 1861. They were the second regiment raised in Wisconsin. //// They served throughout the war and participated in the Grand Review of the Armies in Washington, DC, on May 24, 1865, before mustering out at Louisville, Kentucky on July 18, 1865. //// Originally 979 men mustered in and later another 940 were recruited during the course of the war for a total of 1919 men. Killed in Action or mortally wounded: 9 officers and 158 enlisted. Died of disease: 2 officers and 113 enlisted. //// Colonels commanding the unit were Charles Hamilton, Thomas H. Ruger and William Hawley. //// --Old Secesh

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