16th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment
|16th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry|
|Active||January 31, 1862, to July 12, 1865|
|Engagements||Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Corinth
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Atlanta
March to the Sea
Battle of Bentonville
The 16th Wisconsin was raised at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered into Federal service January 31, 1862.
The regiment was mustered out on July 12, 1865.
The 16th Wisconsin suffered 6 officers and 141 enlisted men killed in action or who later died of their wounds, plus another 4 officer and 248 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 399 fatalities.
The six man color guard were all killed on April 6, 1862. They are buried at what was the apex of the Shiloh Military Cemetery overlooking the Tennessee River.
- George F. Caldwell, politician
- Jacob Fawcett, jurist
- Norman L. James, businessman and legislator
- Sylvester W. Osborn, politician
- Horace Patch, politician
- George Myron Sabin, jurist
- Wiley Scribner, politician and acting governor of Montana Territory
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