1865 – (Civil War) Final Battle of Petersburg, Virginia

The final Battle of Petersburg brought about the fall of Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy. The 5th, 6th, 7th, 19th, 36th, 37th and 38th Wisconsin Infantry regiments participated in the final assault on Petersburg. The 5th Wisconsin Infantry was in front at the charge and their flag was the first one planted on the rebel works.