"The 47th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment"
The "47th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment" was organized at Madison, WI on Feb 27, 1865, to serve one year. They were trained at Camp Randall and mustered in February 27, 1865. Ordered to Louisville, KY, thence to Nashville and Tullahoma, TN and was attached to 2nd Brigade, Defences Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Sub-District, District Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to September, 1865.
SERVICE--Railroad guard duty at Tullahoma and in District of Middle Tennessee till September 1865. Mustered out September 4, 1865 at Nashville, TN. Lost during service 39 by disease.
From Dyer's Compendium, Pt 3 (Regimental Histories)
Statement of Purpose
This Website is a Tribute to the Men of the 47th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Civil War.
My motivation for this site is as follows:To generate an interest in and promote a study of the Regiment, and the Civil War, in general. To provide a forum for the presentation of new data and research concerning the unit. To solicit comments concerning my research as well as solicitation of any original material that may still be in private hands. Rules for Contributing Information to this Site The criteria for me to place a tribute/bio of a soldier on this site is: " The name of a soldier of this unit brought to my attention by anyone who finds that information and with proof of his service in the unit". I will create the tribute/bio from their email contribution. I also ask for the contributors permission to display their name & email address as a contact for any further requests by site visitors who may wish further information from the contributor. I display the email address as a hyperlink on their name. Visitors read the tribute/bio and if he/she wishes to request further information they may click on the name to send an email directly to that person who has contributed it to me as I do no archive any information other then the tribute/bio itself. The email address is never displayed open-faced.
The 47th Wisconsin Regiment May or May Not have engaged the enemy in battle but they served Honorably!
NOTE: Many Pictures and much information has been provided to this website by Concerned members of the Old Abe Camp #8 SUVCW of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
This is a Link to:
Roster of Wisconsin
War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865
(Includes the complete Roster of the Wis.47th Volunteer Inf. Regt.)
Thanks to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and their Library.
There were a total of 1358 soldiers in the Regiment and I have had contact with descendants or information providers for
6-Officers and 61-Enlisted Personnel.
Where the Soldiers name is underlined below, you may click on it to view his "Tribute Page". Names are followed by their dates of service in the unit and their Descendants name or the name of the Contributor of their information. You can click on that name for the person's email address to address a request for any further information from them. I have received permission of the contributors to use their email address as a contact for those viewing this site. No email addresses will be displayed open faced.
Co. "E" Priv. Fred K. Plurich-19 Jan 1865-04 Feb 1865-Concerned Citizen -Vince Barker
Co. "I" Priv. Walter S. Curtis- 01 Feb 1865-31 Aug 1865- Info from Concerned Citizen- Kim J. Heltemes
My Great-grandfather George W. Gore enlisted as a private in 47th Regt. on 10 Feb 1865 and was assigned to Company "A." He enlisted at Dale County, WI. with his enlistment credited to the town of Roxbury, WI and he received a $100.00 bounty for enlistment from that town. George's two brothers also served in the Civil War as did his half-brother Jonathan Gore, who enlisted the day following George's enlistment, also in Company "A" of the 47th Regt. Their brother Jacob Gore enlisted at Medina, WI on 15 Aug 1862 in Co. "I" of the 32nd Regt. Wis. Vol., he was wounded in action on 03 Feb 1865 at Rivers Bridge, SC., and mustered out of service on 12 Jun 1865. Their brother John L. Gore was drafted in Winchester, WI, on 24 Nov 1863 into Co. "F" 1st Regiment Cavalry Wisconsin Volunteers. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal and was M. O. on 19 Jul 1865. All this is from the Wisconsin Historical Society records. Four (4) brothers all serving Wisconsin in the Civil War!
When George was mustered out of service at Nashville on 4 Sep 1865 it was noted in his records that he retained, under G.O. #26101, his rifled musket with accoutrements valued at $6.00.
Notice: If you know the names of any personnel of the 47th or have any information or photographs of them or of this unit (no matter how trivial), please contact me by clicking on my name below.
My Thanks to Vince Barker, Kim Heltemes and Jim Waid who are members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) Old Abe Camp # 8 in Wisconsin who have been very helpful, finding members grave sites.
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