16th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment

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

16th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment
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Wisconsin flag
ActiveJanuary 31, 1862, to July 12, 1865
CountryUnited States
EngagementsBattle 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 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 were all killed on April 6, 1862. They are buried at what was the apex of the Shiloh Military Cemetery overlooking the Tennessee River.


Notable membersEdit

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Further readingEdit

  • Ballard, Michael B. Vicksburg: The Campaign that Opened the Mississippi. University of North Carolina Press, 2004. ISBN 0-8078-2893-9.
  • Bear, Edwin C. The Vicksburg Campaign. 3 volumes, Morningside Press, 1991. ISBN 0-89029-308-2.
  • Cozzens, Peter. The Darkest Days of the War: The Battles of Iuka and Corinth. University of North Carolina Press, 1997. ISBN 0-8078-2320-1.
  • Magdeburg, F. H. Wisconsin at Shiloh. Wisconsin Shiloh Monument Commission, 1909.
  • McPherson, James M. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. Oxford University Press, 1988. ISBN 0-19-503863-0.
  • Quiner, E. B. The Military History of Wisconsin. Clarke & Co., 1866. ISBN 0-9674777-0-0.