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14th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
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Wisconsin flag
Active January 30, 1862 to October 9, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Corinth
Battle of Iuka
Battle of Champion's Hill
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Atlanta
Red River Campaign
Company E, attached to Shermans headquarters and marched in Grand Review

The 14th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Four of its members received the Congressional Medal of Honor for service in the Battle of Corinth, October 3 and 4, 1862; among them the "Colors Sergeant," Denis J. F. Murphy (Green Bay), who, though wounded 3 times, continued bearing the colors throughout the battle.

Service[]

The 14th Wisconsin was raised at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and mustered into Federal service January 30, 1862.

The regiment was mustered out on October 9, 1865, at Mobile, Alabama.

Casualties[]

The 14th Wisconsin suffered 6 officers and 116 enlisted men killed in action or who later died of their wounds, plus another 3 officers and 194 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 319 fatalities.[1]

A metal plaque on the grounds of Camp Randall in Madison, Wisconsin states that 27 members of the 14th Wisconsin—all of whom are named on the plaque—died as a result of wounds received on April 7, 1862 [the date of the battle of Shiloh].

Colonels[]

  • Colonel David E. Wood
  • Colonel John Hancock
  • Colonel Lyman M. Ward

References[]

Notes[]

See also[]

  • List of Wisconsin Civil War Units


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