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14th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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Country  United States
Branch  Infantry
Allegiance  Union
Active  January 30, 1862, to October 9, 1865
Engagements  Battle of Shiloh Battle of Corinth Battle of Iuka Battle of Champion's Hill Siege of Vicksburg Battle of Kennesaw Mountain Battle of Atlanta Red River Campaign Battle of Nashville

The 14th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Four of its members received the Medal of Honor for service in the Battle of Corinth, October 3 and 4, 1862; among them the Color-Sergeant Denis Murphy (Green Bay), who, though wounded 3 times, continued bearing the colors throughout the battle.



The 14th Wisconsin was raised at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, under Colonel David E. Wood. Wood was a prominent Fond du Lac citizen and Circuit Court judge. The camp in Fond du Lac where they trained was renamed "Camp Wood," after him. The 14th Wisconsin was mustered into Federal service January 30, 1862.

The regiment was mustered out on October 9, 1865, at Mobile, Alabama.


The 14th Wisconsin suffered 6 officers and 116 enlisted men killed in action or who later died of their wounds, plus another 3 officers and 194 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 319 fatalities.

A metal plaque on the grounds of Camp Randall in Madison, Wisconsin, states that 27 members of the 14th Wisconsin—all of whom are named on the plaque—died as a result of wounds received on April 7, 1862.


  • Colonel David E. Wood
  • Colonel John Hancock
  • Colonel Lyman M. Ward
  • Notable members

  • Calvin R. Johnson
  • John Milton Read
  • References

    14th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment Wikipedia