Four companies of the 53rd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment were organized in April, 1865. They proceeded to St. Louis, MO, and thence to Ft. Leavenworth, KS.
In Kansas, by order of the War Department, Companies A, B, C, and D were transferred to the 51st Infantry Regiment on June 10, 1865, and mustered out with that regiment.
The 53rd lost 8 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).