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24th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Wisconsin flag
Active August 15, 1862 to June 10, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Perryville
Battle of Stone's River
Battle of Chickamauga
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville

The 24th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 24th Wisconsin was organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin and mustered into Federal service August 15, 1862. The regimental adjutant was Arthur MacArthur Jr. (later Major General and father of General Douglas MacArthur). September 5 1912 when Major General Arthur MacArthur died while address his old unit the original 24th Infantry United States flag was then drapped over their former commanding officer and thus the tradition of burial flags was born.

The regiment was mustered out on June 10, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.


The 24th Wisconsin suffered 8 officers and 103 enlisted men killed in action or who later died of their wounds, plus another 3 officers and 87 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 201 fatalities.[1]


See also[]

  • List of Wisconsin Civil War Units