7th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment


 The Seventh Wisconsin Infantry Regiment (7th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment) organized at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered into the service of the United States on the September 16, 1861, leaving the State on the 21st and reaching Washington, D.C., October 1, 1861.  

Active Duty 

 They joined General Kings command, in the same brigade as the Sixth, until the surrender of the Confederates under General Lee to the Union Army commanded by Gen. Grant on April 9, 1865. They served in all the campaigns fought by the Army of the Potomac except the Peninsular Campaign. The Seventh took part in the Grand Review at Washington and shortly after transferred to Louisville, KY, along with the regiments of the Army of the Potomac. In Louisville they mustered out of the service of the United States on July 2, 1865. Later, they returned to Madison, WI, on July 5, 1865, and disbanded. 


The Seventh Wisconsin Infantry Regiment lost 10 Officers and 271 Enlisted men to mortal wounds. They lost 143 Enlisted 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).

Standard, 7th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment

Blue silk field with unusual painted design covering most of central surface area 52" x 51" ; design figures a crouching eagle facing left, in gold, standing on a U. S. shield; stand of three flags canted to left of eagle; above eagle, 18 gold stars in arch; ribbon marked "E Pluribus Unum " running past eagle; below eagle, red shaded ribbon marked with illegible inscription; design reversed on opposite side; gold silk fringes 6cm along three edges, partially destroyed on left; attachment to pole by brass rings with silk ties; paint on design badly faded;

Standard, 7th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment

Blue silk with design painted in color. Obverse: full color design of Wis. State seal within a gold bordered circle, 28 1/2" in diamter. Below the circle is a 5" wide red painted ribbon with gold outline, upon which is painted in gold: "7th REGt. WIS. INFANTRY VOL'S." On reverse: same as obverse except with U. S. Seal instead of State seal in center. Attachment to pole by edge folded over to form a sleeve. Three sides edged with 2 1/4" long gold silk fringe. Some deterioration of painted areas.