The 49th Wisconsin Infantry regiment was organized at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin, leaving the State on March 8, 1865, and proceeding to St. Louis, MO.
From here, the regiment was assigned to duty in western Missouri, where they remained actively employed until August 17, when they returned to St. Louis. Companies B, C and D were mustered out on November 1 and returned to Madison. The remaining companies were mustered out on November 8, 1865, reaching Madison, WI, on the 10, when the whole regiment was paid off and disbanded.
The Regiment lost 56 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).