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By Michael J. Martin

ISBN-10: 1932714189

ISBN-13: 9781932714180

Michael J. Martin’s A background of the 4th Wisconsin Infantry and Cavalry within the Civil struggle is a deeply researched and vividly written research of an unheralded Federal wrestle regiment. Few of the millions of regiments raised to struggle the yankee Civil conflict skilled the remarkably diversified historical past of this little-known organization.

The Wisconsin "Badgers" begun the struggle as foot infantrymen in the summertime of 1861 because the 4th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. After provider in Maryland guarding railroads, the boys sailed to the Gulf of Mexico to affix Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler’s day trip to trap the South’s most crucial urban: New Orleans. From August 1862 to July 1863, the 4th Wisconsin participated as infantry or fixed infantry in a chain of bloody battles in Louisiana, together with Baton Rouge, Bisland, the siege of Port Hudson, and Clinton. With a determined want for fastened troops, the Badgers have been formally replaced to cavalry in September 1863 and have become the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry. As soldiers, they took half in 4 fixed expeditions throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, serving below such striking generals as Albert Lee, John Davidson, and Benjamin Grierson.

The accomplice armies surrendered within the spring of 1865, however the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry joined Maj. Gen. Wesley Merritt’s cavalry department that July on its experience from Louisiana into Texas, the place the regiment used to be damaged up and deployed in numerous outposts alongside the Rio Grande River. On might 28, 1866, Wisconsin’s final regiment of Civil warfare volunteers used to be eventually mustered out at Brownsville, Texas. regrettably, a number of the males wouldn't be going domestic: 431 had misplaced their lives to enemy bullets and disorder.

Eight years within the making, Martin’s regimental historical past relies upon ratings of formerly unused soldier and civilian diaries, letters, reviews, modern newspapers, and recollections. It contains dozens of formerly unpublished soldier photographs, and a whole roster. Martin’s examine is a must have addition for each critical Civil warfare reader. concerning the writer: A descendant of a Civil warfare soldier who was once wounded on the Wheatfield at Gettysburg, Michael James Martin grew up in Mequon, Wisconsin, and obtained either an MS and a Ph.D. in Animal technological know-how from the collage of Missouri-Columbia. he's the writer of a number of released articles at the Civil struggle. this can be his first book.

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