3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment
|3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
|Active||June 19, 1861 to July 18, 1865|
|Engagements||Battle of Cedar Mountain
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Bentonville
The 3rd Wisconsin Infantry was a part of Gen. Nathaniel Banks' army during Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign of 1862. Later in the year, the 3rd Wisconsin took part in the fighting around the Cornfield during the Battle of Antietam. In 1863, after the Battle of Gettysburg, the 3rd was sent to New York, to help control the New York City draft riots.
Total enlistments and casualties
The 3rd Wisconsin Infantry initially mustered 979 men and later recruited an additional 940 men, for a total of 1919 men. The regiment lost 9 officers and 158 enlisted men killed in action or who later died of their wounds, plus another 2 officers and 113 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 282 fatalities.
- Colonel Charles Smith Hamilton - May 11, 1861, to August 10, 1861 - Promoted to brigadier general.
- Colonel Thomas H. Ruger - August 10, 1861 to November 29, 1862 - Promoted to brigadier general.
- Colonel William Hawley - March 10, 1863 to July 18, 1865.
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