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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2021 9:30 p.m. PST

"The Civil War impacted Wisconsin's people from the beginning of the war until the end on April 9, 1865. Wisconsin had no shortage of volunteers during the early part of the war; however, like several other states, the urge dwindled as the war continued. The men who fought for the Badger state had many reasons to join. One was for the adventure, with another to make the country whole again. Some even joined to further their political careers.

President Abraham Lincoln called upon the nation, asking people to volunteer to preserve the Union. Wisconsin's Republican Governor, Alexander Randall rounded up not just the one regiment that the Lincoln administration asked for but several. Three of the regiments formed what became known as the Iron Brigade, consisting of the 2nd Wisconsin, the 6th Wisconsin, the 7th Wisconsin, and the 19th Indiana. By the end of 1862, the 24th Michigan became part of the brigade as well.

By the war's end, Wisconsin provided more than 91,000 soldiers to 56 different regiments. Of the 91,000, over 77,000 alone fought in the infantry, with over 8,000 assigned to the cavalry and around 5,000 to the artillery…"

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Personal logo Cardinal Ximenez Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2021 4:20 a.m. PST

Wow

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2021 4:20 p.m. PST

(smile)

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Perris070729 Aug 2021 5:20 p.m. PST

My ancestor George W. Cooley served in the 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Iron Brigade. He fell in battle on the 14th of September in 1862 on one of the fields at South Mountain in Maryland not far from Antietam, but far from his Wisconsin home. He is buried in the Antietam National Cemetery with many other good men.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2021 3:57 p.m. PST

Thanks.


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