1865 – (Civil War) 15th Wisconsin Infantry Praised in Chicago

The 15th Wisconsin Infantry was received in Chicago on its way back home to Madison. The regiment was honored by the city for its accomplishments. It had fought in the battles of Perryville, Stones River, Orchard Knob, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Chickamauga, Resaca, and Kennesaw Mountain. Ninety-four of its members had died from combat and another 242 from disease.