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1864 April 16: Wisconsin’s Regimental Statistics and Recruitment Needs

April 19, 2014

The following is from The Prescott Journal of April 16, 1864.  You will notice that the 12th Wisconsin Infantry, that includes Company A from Prescott, is one of the few infantry regiments with an excess of men.  As is the 30th Wisconsin Infantry, just formed under the command of Colonel Daniel J. Dill.

Mr. H. M. Page, the Madison correspondent of the Milwaukee Sentinel, has complied from various official sources the following table, showing, according to the latest information, the location of Wisconsin troops, the number necessary by reports of November last to bring up to the maximum number Wisconsin regiments and batteries in the field, the number of recruits procured and the number yet required on the 20th inst. to fill their ranks.  A few organizations have recruited an excess of men, the number of which is indicated in the last column.

I N F A N T R Y.
For Max. Rec’d. Req’d. Ex.
1st, Chattanooga 621 387 234
2d, Culpeper 600 86 514
3d, Fayetteville, Tenn. 524 142 382
5th, Brandy, Va. 380 77 303
6th, Culpeper, Va. 563 166 397
7th,          ” 550 311 239
8th, Up Red River 536 416 120
9th, Arkansas 250 79 171
10th, Chattanooga
11th, Home 440 131 309
12th, Home 203 267 64
13th, Nashville 274 180 94
14th, Vicksburg 614 408 206
15th, Chattanooga 589 62 527
16th, Home 589 431 158
17th, Home 488 120 368
18th, Huntsville, Ala. 636 94 542
20th, Newbern, N. C. 430 119 311
20th, Brownsville, Texas 371 80 291
21st, Lookout Mountain 502 114 388
22d, Nashville 301 139 162
23d, Louisville 455 116 339
24th, London, Tenn. 403 39 364
25th, Cairo, 320 257 63
26th, Whiteside, Tenn. 351 79 272
27th, Arkansas 361 93 268
28th, Pine Bluff, Ark. 314 79 235
29th, Louisiana 400 89 311
30th, Milwaukee Full
31st, Murfreesboro, 487 464 23
32d, Army Cumberland 379 368 21
33d, Vicksburg, (?) 308 127 181
C A V A L R Y
1st, Maysville, Tenn. 531 629 98
2d, Home and Rolla 556 490 66
3d, Van Buren, Ark. 440 534 94
4th, Baton Rouge, La. 560 603 43
BATTERIES LIGHT ARTILLERY
1st, New Orleans 21 45 24
2d, Point Lookout, Md. 32 36 4
3d, Chattanooga 27 34 7
4th, Portsmouth, Va. 28 34 6
5th, Chattanooga 21 61 40
6th, Huntsville, Ala. 1 57 56
7th, Home 20 19 1
8th, Home 62 79 17
9th, Fort Lyon, Colorado 17 27 10
10th, Calhoun, Tenn. 48 20 28
11th, New Creek, Va. 29 29
12th, Huntsville, Ala. 17 45 28
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