1865 – (Civil War) 16th and 36th Infantry regiments muster out

The 16th and 36th Wisconsin Infantry regiments mustered out. The 16th had participated in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Jonesboro, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and the siege of Savannah. It lost 399 men during service. The 36th had only mustered in March 23, 1864, and remained around the Washington, D.C., for the duration of its service. Its brief service included the Appomattox Campaign, Hatcher’s Run, and the surrender of General Robert E. Lee. It lost 342 men in a little over a year.