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By Michael J. Martin

ISBN-10: 1932714189

ISBN-13: 9781932714180

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

The Wisconsin "Badgers" begun the warfare as foot infantrymen in the summertime of 1861 because the 4th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. After carrier in Maryland guarding railroads, the lads sailed to the Gulf of Mexico to hitch 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 lower than such impressive 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 journey from Louisiana into Texas, the place the regiment used to be damaged up and deployed in quite a few outposts alongside the Rio Grande River. On could 28, 1866, Wisconsin’s final regiment of Civil warfare volunteers used to be ultimately mustered out at Brownsville, Texas. regrettably, the various males wouldn't be going domestic: 431 had misplaced their lives to enemy bullets and ailment.

Eight years within the making, Martin’s regimental background is predicated upon ratings of formerly unused soldier and civilian diaries, letters, studies, modern newspapers, and recollections. It contains dozens of formerly unpublished soldier photographs, and an entire roster. Martin’s examine is a must have addition for each critical Civil conflict reader. in regards to the writer: A descendant of a Civil struggle soldier who was once wounded on the Wheatfield at Gettysburg, Michael James Martin grew up in Mequon, Wisconsin, and bought 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 is often his first book.

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