1861 – (Civil War) 5th Infantry musters in

The 5th Wisconsin Infantry mustered in. Over the next four years it would move through Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York (helping to quell that city’s draft riots). It participated in the battles of Williamsburg, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and the surrender of GeneralĀ  Robert E. Lee. The 5th would lose 329 men during service. Fifteen officers and 180 enlisted men were killed. Two officers and 132 enlisted men died from disease.