47th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment


The 47th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Randall in Madison, Wisconsin, on February 27, 1865.

Active Duty

The regiment left the state on February 27th and traveled to Louisville, Kentucky. Shortly thereafter, it was transferred to Tullahoma, Tennessee.

The regiment was stationed in Tullahoma until late August 1865, where it was employed in drill and guard duty. In late August, the regiment was moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where it was mustered out of the service of the United States on September 4, 1865.

The 47th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment reached Madison, Wisconsin, on September 8, 1865, and was shortly thereafter disbanded.


Lost during service 39 by 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).