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16th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Wisconsin flag
Active January 31, 1862 to July 12, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Corinth
Vicksburg Campaign
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Atlanta
Atlanta Campaign
March to the Sea
Carolinas Campaign
Battle of Bentonville

The 16th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


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.[1]

The six man Color Guard all were killed on 6 April 1862. They are buried at what was the apex of the Shiloh Military Cemetery overlooking the Tennessee River.


  • Colonel Benjamin Allen
  • Colonel Cassius Fairchild

Notable members[]

  • Wiley Scribner, politician and acting governor of Montana Territory

See also[]

  • List of Wisconsin Civil War Units


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