The 50th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin, and left the state by companies in late March and early April, 1865, proceeding to St. Louis, MO.
After Missouri, the regiment was moved to Ft. Leavenworth, KS and thence to Fort Rice, Dakota Territory. Company E was ordered to Madison and mustered out on April 18, 1866. In late June, the regiment returned to the state and was mustered out of the service of the United States and disbanded.
The regiment lost 1 man to mortal wounds and 1 officer and 43 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).