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1st Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (3 Year)
Wisconsin flag
Active October 19, 1861 to October 13, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Perryville
Battle of Stone's River
Tullahoma Campaign

Battle of Chickamauga
Siege of Chattanooga
Atlanta Campaign
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

The 1st Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (3 Year) was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 1st Wisconsin was raised at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered into Federal service October 19, 1861. The new regiment was recruited by Colonel Starkweather of the original 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment (3 Months) after that regiment was mustered out of service.

The regiment was mustered out on October 13, 1864.

Total enlistments and casualties[]

The 1st Wisconsin Infantry initially mustered 945 men and later recruited an additional 563 men, for a total of 1508 men.[1] The regiment suffered 6 officers and 151 enlisted men killed in action or who later died of their wounds, plus another 1 officer and 142 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 300 fatalities.[2]


  • Colonel John C. Starkweather - August 21, 1861, to July 17, 1863.
  • Colonel George B. Bingham - December 18, 1863, to October 13, 1864.



See also[]

  • List of Wisconsin Civil War Units