The 35th Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with the last company mustered into service on February 27, 1864.
They left Wisconsin on April 18 and proceeded to New Orleans, then to Port Hudson, where they spent a few weeks on guard and patrol duty. In August, the 35th was assigned to active campaign work in Louisiana and Arkansas, which they continued until February 1865. Under orders, they proceeded to New Orleans and joined the forces in the campaign against Mobile. After the surrender of the Confederates at Mobile, the regiment continued in service in southern Alabama until June. They were then transferred to Brazos Santiago, Texas, and continued in active service at different points near the mouth of the Rio Grande until March 15, 1866, when they were mustered out of service. They returned to Madison, Wisconsin, and were finally paid off and discharged on April 16, 1866.
The Regiment lost 2 men who were killed, along with 3 officers and 271 men to disease.
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The histories above, unless otherwise noted, are adopted from Charles E. Estabrook, ed., Records and Sketches of Military Organizations, (Madison, 1914). This page was developed with the help of Bard.