14th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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14th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Flag of Wisconsin.svg
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

Battle of Nashville

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 Medal of Honor for service in the Battle of Corinth, October 3 and 4, 1862; among them the Color-Sergeant Denis Murphy (Green Bay), who, though wounded 3 times, continued bearing the colors throughout the battle.

Service[edit]

The 14th Wisconsin was raised at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, under Colonel David E. Wood. Wood was a prominent Fond du Lac citizen and Circuit Court judge. The camp in Fond du Lac where they trained was renamed "Camp Wood," after him. The 14th Wisconsin was mustered into Federal service January 30, 1862.

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

Casualties[edit]

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.

Commanders[edit]

Notable members[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Civil War Archive

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