4th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment (1898)

The 4th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, reconstituted in 1898, was as an infantry regiment that served in the United States Army during the Spanish–American War. The regiment served out its term of service within the continental United States, and did not see action during the war.[1]

4th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment
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ActiveJuly 11, 1898 – February 28, 1899
CountryUnited States
EngagementsSpanish–American War
ColonelHorace M. Seaman


The 4th Wisconsin Infantry was raised in response to the second call for volunteers, but before they mustered into service they were sent north to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to prevent violence at a massive woodworker strike.[1] On July 11, 1898, the regiment mustered into federal service at Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, with a strength of 46 officers and 1,265 enlisted men.[2]

They remained in Wisconsin through the end of hostilities in August, but in September they were sent to Camp Shipp in Anniston, Alabama, for garrison duty.[1]

The 4th Wisconsin Infantry returned to Wisconsin and was mustered out of service on February 28, 1899.[3] At the time of mustering out, the unit consisted of 46 officers and 1,090 enlisted men.[2]


The 4th Wisconsin Infantry suffered suffered 16 enlisted men and 1 officer who died of disease. 86 additional men were discharged for disability, court martial, or other causes, and 6 men deserted.[2]


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  1. ^ a b c "Spanish–American War Regimental Histories". Archived from the original on 27 March 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2015 – via Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c Statistical Exhibit of Strength of Volunteer Forces Called Into Service During the War With Spain; with Losses From All Causes (Report). Washington, D.C.: United States Government Publishing Office. 1899. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  3. ^ Beck, J. D., ed. (1907). "Part V. State and Educational Institutions, Grand Army Data" (PDF). The Blue Book of the state of Wisconsin (Report). State of Wisconsin. p. 824. Retrieved August 19, 2021.