Colonel Frank A. Haskell organized the 36th Infantry Regiment in Madison, Wisconsin. They were mustered into service on March 23, 1864, and left the state on May 10.
They reached General Grant's Army at Spotsylvania, Virginia, on May 18 and were assigned to the Second Army Corps on May 19. The 36th participated in the campaign against Richmond and the rebel army until the Confederates under General Lee surrendered to the Union Army commanded by Lieutenant General Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. The 36th participated in the Grand Review at Washington and was assigned to the Provisional Brigade and sent to Louisville, Kentucky, where they were mustered out of service on July 12, 1865. They returned to Madison, Wisconsin, and were disbanded on July 24, 1865.
The 36th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment lost 7 officers and 150 men to mortal wounds. They also lost 3 officers and 182 men to disease.
For Further Research
Search our collections for photos and artifacts from Wisconsin in the Civil War. Read about other Wisconsin Civil War regiments. For detailed regimental histories of the U.S. Civil War, consult the Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories.
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.