23rd Wisconsin Infantry

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Regimental History and Service Record

Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in August 30, 1862. Left State for Cincinnati, Ohio, September 15. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Kentucky, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade. 10th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 10th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Defenses of New Orleans, La., to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, August, 1864. Guppy's Brigade, Mobile Bay, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1864. District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Newport, Ky., until October 8, 1862. Moved to Paris, Ky., October 8-15, thence to Lexington and Nicholasville, Ky., October 22-31. Moved to Louisville, thence to Memphis, Tenn., November 8-27. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Expedition from Milliken's Bend to Louisiana & Shreveport Railroad December 25-26. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault on and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 15, and duty there until March 8. Expedition to Cypress Bend, Ark., February 14-29. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., March 8, and duty there until April 25. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1 (Reserve). Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17.

Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Camp at Vicksburg until August. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 24. Expedition to New and Amite Rivers September 24-29.

Carrion Crow Bayou November 3. At New Iberia until December 7. Moved to Berwick December 7-10. Moved to Brashear City, thence to Algiers and to Matagorda Peninsula, Texas, December 13, 1863-January 1, 1864. Reconnaissance on Matagorda Peninsula January 21, 1864. Duty at DeCrow's Point until February 22. Moved to Algiers, La., February 22-26.

Mansura May 16. Moved to Baton Rouge May 24, and duty there until July 8. Moved to Algiers, La., July 8, thence to Morganza July 26. Expedition to Mobile Bay August 18-September 2. Operations near Morganza September 16-25. Expedition to Bayou Sara October 3-6. Bayou Sara and Thompson's Creek, near Jackson, October 5. Moved to Helena, Ark., October 10, and duty there until February 23, 1865. Ordered to New Orleans, La., February 23. Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its defenses March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault on and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Duty at and near Mobile until July. Mustered out July 4, 1865.

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Regiment Statistical Information

  • Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 40 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 262 Enlisted men by disease. Total 308.


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