2nd Wisconsin Infantry (Independent Battalion Wisconsin Infantry)

   

0 comments

in Wisconsin Infantry

Editor’s Note: Do you have information on this unit’s role at the Siege of Petersburg?  Please contact us using the Contact button in the menu at the top of the screen.  We are happy to exchange information with other researchers.

Note: The remnants of the 2nd Wisconsin were known as the Independent Battalion (Wisconsin) and consisted of only two companies until even this group of men was consolidated into the 6th Wisconsin in late 1864.

Muster In: Organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in June 11, 1861.1
Muster Out: Battalion consolidated with 6th Wisconsin Infantry as Companies “G” and “H” November 30, 1864.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Henry Naegely
Commander Image

Lieutenant Albert T. Morgan
Commander Image

Commander 3
Commander Image

First Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Fourth Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Fourth Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army6,7

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Fourth Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army10,11

  • Commander: Lieutenant Albert T. Morgan (July 31, 1864)12
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

Provost Guard | Fourth Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (August 1-(?), 1864)13

Provost Guard | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (August (?)-31, 1864)14

  • Commander: Lieutenant Henry Naegely (August 31, 1864)15
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 2nd Wisconsin had only two (2) companies at this time.16

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Third Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army17

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Third Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army18,19

  • Commander: Captain Albert T. Morgan (October 31, 1864)20
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 2nd Wisconsin consisted of two (2) companies at this time.21

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Third Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (November 1-30, 1864)22

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 2nd Wisconsin consisted of two (2) companies at this time.23
  • Note: The 2nd Wisconsin Battalion was consolidated with the 6th Wisconsin Infantry as Companies “G” and “H” on November 30, 1864.24

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer an independent command.25

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer an independent command.26

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles27:

  • Non-Veterans ordered to Madison, Wis., June 11, and there mustered out July 2, 1864.
  • Veterans and Recruits consolidated to a Battalion of two Companies and assigned to duty as Provost Guard at Headquarters, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, until September.
  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16 to November 30.
  • Weldon Railroad August 18-21.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28.
  • Battalion consolidated with 6th Wisconsin Infantry as Companies “G” and “H” November 30, 1864.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    2. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    3. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 225
    4. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 546
    5. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 2nd Wisconsin Entry, Page 79; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    6. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 225
    7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 546
    8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 546
    9. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 2nd Wisconsin Entry, Page 79; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    10. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 256
    11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 733
    12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 733
    13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 125: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”: At some point the Fourth Division, Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac ceased to exist and its units were parceled out to the rest of the Fifth Corps.  The Official Records, XLII, Part 2, page 800 contains General Orders #35 from September 12, 1864 detailing the changes.  However, the table in OR, Vol. XLII, Part 2, page 614 showing the organization of the Army of the Potomac on August 31, 1864 already has the Fourth Division, Fifth Corps broken up.  More research is needed.
    14. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 614: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 614: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    16. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 614: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    17. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1300.
    18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 461: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    19. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 157: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    20. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 461: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    21. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 461: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    22. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1118: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    23. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1118: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    24. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    25. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    26. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    27. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

    ***



    What are your Top 10 Gettysburg Books? See what a panel of bloggers said recently.

    { 0 comments… add one now }

    Leave a Comment

    Previous post:

    Next post: