Descendants of the 11th Wisconsin, 144 years ago your ancestors took great pride in the fall of Vicksburg. The regiment fought bravely suffering more losses (killed/wounded in battle) during Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign than during any other campaign of the war they took part in. Here is a clipping describing their […]

After some research today I feel confident in debunking the myth that the 11th Wisconsin was dominated by Irish recruits; please do note that I am German/Irish. Looking through the muster roll I would say, with just a glancing guess, that maybe 25% of the regiment might have been Irish […]

WISCONSIN 11TH INFANTRY REGIMENT Date of Organization: 18 October 1861 Date of Muster: 05 September 1865 Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 6 Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 4 Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 80 Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 283 Battles Fought Battle at Bayou Lombrau, Louisiana Battle […]

CLICK HERE FOR GRAPHAs some of you are aware, I have been researching the 11th Wisconsin Civil War regiment for some time now. I have spent a significant amount of time of late going through muster and descriptive rolls to come up with a breakdown for occupation, age, county, and […]

The first company of the Eleventh Regiment was called into Camp Randall, Madison, on the 23d of September, 1861, and the organization and muster of the regiment was completed on the 18th of October, 1861 On the 19th of November, the Eleventh left the State for St. Louis, arriving there […]