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38th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry

Companies "A," "B," "C" and "D" organized at Madison, Wis., and mustered in April 15, 1864. Moved to Washington, D. C., May 3-7. Attached to Casey's Provisional Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

Camp at Arlington, Va., till May 30, 1864. Moved to White House, Va, May 30-June 1. Battalion temporarily attached to 1st Minnesota Infantry. Guard supply train to Cold Harbor June 9. Cold Harbor June 10-12. Movement across James River to Petersburg June 12-15. Assaults on Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. (Co. "E" joined July 26, 1864.) Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road , Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. (Companies "F," "G," "H," "I" and "K" joined October 1, 1864. Received Rebel Peace Commissioners Stephens, Hunter, Campbell and Hatch through lines under flag of truce January 29, 1865. Fort Stedman , Petersburg, March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 21-25. Grand Review May 28. 2nd Battalion mustered out June 6, 1865. 1st Battalion on duty at Arsenal, Washington, during trial and execution of President Lincoln's assassins. Mustered out July 26, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 56 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 56 Enlisted men by disease. Total 113.
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