The 46th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Randall in Madison, Wisconsin, on March 1, 1865. The last company was mustered into the service of the United States on that date.
The regiment left Wisconsin on March 5, 1865 and traveled to Athens, Alabama,. There, the regiment was attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Subdistrict, District of Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland.
They engaged in patrol and guard duty along the Nashville & Decatur Railroad until late September 1865. The regiment was then transferred to Nashville, Tennessee.
The 46th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment mustered out on September 27, 1865. It reached Madison, Wisconsin on October 2, 1865, and was shortly thereafter disbanded.
Lost during service 20 by disease.
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