Wisconsin Civil War News


DEATHS OF WISCONSIN SOLDIERS
From the weekly report of the mortality among the soldiers in the military hospitals and camps in the vicinity of St. Louis, Mo., we take the following names from Wisconsin regiments.
Friends of the soldiers can obtain any information in reference to their burial place, or for their removal, by addressing Mr. Smithers, 113 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, Mo.

April 13: Geo. J. Radshaw, Co H, 16th Wis.
April 14: Samuel Payne, Co I, 17th Wis.
April 16: John Farmer, Co F, 1st Wis. Cav.
April 16: Edwin A Blies, Co I, 16th Wis.
April 18: Chester H. Smith, Co B, 1st Wis. Cav.
April 18: Irwin C. Darling, Co H, 1st Wis. Cav.
[Richland County Observer, Richland Center, Wis: Friday, 2 May 1862 - Submitted by Diana Morse]



Wisconsin has a large stake in the forthcoming expedition to New Mexico. The expedition as made up, thus far, consists of the 12th and 13th Wisconsin, and the 1st, 2d and 7th Kansas Infantry, to be accompanied by two batteries of artillery, one from Wisconsin, and the other from Indiana. They will have to march a distance of 800 miles, over a beaten path, over the treeless plains, for which long journey they will be fitted out at Fort Riley, 150 miles west of Lawrence, Kansas. [Richland County Observer, Richland Center, Wis: Friday, 2 May 1862 - Submitted by Diana Morse]

THE TWELFTH REGIMENT
A letter from the 12th Wisconsin, under date of Lawrence, April 18th, says the regiment was to leave for Fort Riley on the following morning. Twenty-five of the men were that morning sent to the general hospital at Leavenworth City. Heavy rains had rendered the roads nearly impassible, and a difficult march was anticipated. [Richland County Observer, Richland Center, Wis: Friday, 2 May 1862 - Submitted by Diana Morse]

The volunteer regiments from Illinois, embracing at first some 70,000 names, have sustained a loss of at least 10,000 in killed or disabled since recruiting was stopped. But few of the regiments from that State now number over 700, and some are reduced to 300 effective men. The loss of officers has more than kept pace with the depletion of the ranks. [Richland County Observer, Richland Center, Wis: Friday, 2 May 1862 - Submitted by Diana Morse]





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