38th WI Vol. Inf.

La Crosse Area Genealogical Society

Battle Fields and Camp Fires of the 38th (WI Vol. Inf.)
Written by Lieut. S. W. Pierce, published in Milwaukee in 1866 at the Daily Wis. Printing House.
This is an authentic narrative and record of the organization of the thirty-eigth regiment of Wis. Vol. Infantry and the part taken in the late war, a short biographical sketch of each commissioned officer, and the name, age at time of enlistment, nativity, residence and occupation of every enlisted man, with notes of incidents related to them.
LAGS Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 4, November 1988

There is a biographical sketch of the following officers:
Surname Given Name(s) Title
Ballard C. L. Capt.
Beckwith R. F. Capt.
Bentley E. A. Lieut.
Bintliff James Gen.
Butterfield H. S. R. S.
Carpenter Charles T. Capt.
Ferris N. S. Capt.
Foster W. H. Capt.
Hayward F. A. Capt.
Holton F. G. Capt.
Hyatt C. W. Lieut.
Kelly A. A. Capt.
Kerr B. S. Capt.
Larkin C. P. Major
Marsden T. B. Capt.
Maxson W. E. Lieut.
McCracken A. H. Adjutant
Million J. D. Lieut.
Nichols Geo. H. Lieut.
Nichols J. P. Lieut.
Parker J. W. Lieut.
Phelps F. M. Lieut.
Pier C. K. Col.
Pierce G. W. Lieut.
Pierce S. W. Lieut.
Pierson C. B. 2d A. R. S.
Pride E. W. Capt.
Roberts R. N. Major
Rood Anson, R. Q. M. Capt.
Russell Hugh 1st A. R. S.
Searles J. M. Lieut.
Strickland S. C. Lieut.
Tochterman C. 2d A. R. S.
Waddington L. B. Capt.
Walker J. M. Chaplain
Wood C. S. Lieut.
Woodford James Capt.
Woodworth S. D. Capt.
Wright W. N. Lieut.
Zetteler Ered T. Lieut.

Company F - Mustered out July 25, 1865
Surname Given Name(s) Title Age Where Born Residence Occupation Remarks
Arctush Frank Private 21 Wisconsin N. Wisconsin Trapper Chippewa Indian. Killed, April 2, 1865.
Bangemann H. Private 23 Germany Menomonee, WI Carpenter  
Bigelow L. M. 5th Sergeant 22 Vermont Palmyra, WI Mechanic Discharged Dec. 14, 1864
Boyd Alfred Private 19 Wisconsin Keshena, WI Laborer Menominee Indian, promoted Corp. June 4, 1865.
Brazee S. M. Private 18 New York Beechwood, WI Farmer  
Brennan Jas. Private 33 Ireland Sparta, WI Farmer Accidentally wounded, Dec., 1864.
Buck George Private 18 New York   Farmer  
Carr Michael Private 22 Ireland   Sailor Deserted at Madison, WI in Sept. 1864.
Castello Thos. Private 21 Ireland   Farmer Deserted at Madison, WI in Sept. 1864.
Causwauac M. Private 27 Wisconsin Oconto, WI Hunter Indian, transferred from Co. G, June 2, 1865.
Chase Henry 1st Sergeant 37 Scotland   Moulder Deserted at Chicago, Ill., Sept. 23, 1864
Cheekezick K. Private 21 Wisconsin N. Wisconsin Trapper Chippewa Indian.
Clapp H. I Private 18 Wisconsin Berlin, WI Laborer  
Colburn A. Private 18 N. Hampshire Spencerbr'k, MN Farmer  
Collins A. Private 20 New York McHenry, IL Mechanic Little finger of left hand shot off Oct. 8, 1864. Left hand badly wounded Jan. 3, 1865. Amputated.
Compton D. W. Corporal 26 New York Grand Rapids, WI Farmer Promoted Serg't Dec. 1, 1864
Darrow Richard Private 18 New York Shawano, WI Mechanic  
Desjardin E. Private 18 Canada Como, Canada, E Laborer  
Dite Max Private 18 Bohemia Milwaukee, WI Shoemaker  
Dowed Jack Private 21 Wisconsin Northern, WI Trapper Wounded April 2, 1865. Dis. June 19, 1865.
Duncan J. R. Private 26 Canada   Wagon-maker Deserted at Madison, WI, in Aug. 1864.
Durfy A. A. Corporal 33 New York Auburn, WI Mechanic  
Dwyer John Private 19 Ireland New Lisbon, WI Laborer Killed April 2, 1865.
Ellis H. H. Private 19 Illinois Whitewater, WI Cooper Promoted to Corp. Nov. 1864.
Ford John C. 3rd Sergeant 32 Ireland Milwaukee, WI Teacher Reduced to the ranks, and promoted Corp. Dec. 1, 1864
Gardner I. Private 37 Canada Pensaukee, WI Laborer Transferred from Co. G, June 2, 1865, and discharged June 26, 1865. Promoted to Corp. May 18, 1865.
George J. W. Private 32 Indiana Columbus, WI Laborer  
Glover Frank Private 18 Penn Monroe, WI Student Promoted 1st Sergt. Dec. 1, 1864.
Greenbay J. Private 40 Wisconsin Keshena, WI Laborer Menominee Indian.
Hackett Wm. Private 19 Ireland   Laborer Deserted at Madison, WI in August 1864.
Hammer Geo. Private 23 New York Charleston, WI Farmer Discharged June 2, 1865.
Henderson W. A. Private 30 Canada Cold Spring, WI Farmer Discharged June 2, 1865.
Henry Peter Private 26 Ireland Oconto, WI Teamster  
Hunt Job Private 29 Canada Chicago, IL Saloon keeper  
Jack Indian Private 24 Wisconsin Keshena, WI Hunter Menominee Indian.
James Thos. Private 28 Wales Saxville, Wi Farmer Killed April 2, 1865.
Johnson J. H. Private 19 Wisconsin Palmyra, WI Farmer  
Kah-Keh-Mahot J. Private 18 Wisconsin Keshena, WI Laborer Menominee Indian. Wounded on picket Jan. 1, 1865. Discharged June 2, 1865.
Ka-Ka-Sha   Private 38 Wisconsin Linwood Hunter Chippewa Indian.
Kauer H. Private 42 Germany Fountain City, WI Farmer Died in hospital Dec. 24, 1864.
Killian Jno Private 25 Ireland   Laborer Deserted at Madison, WI in Sept. 1864.
Kinney L. Private 21 Wisconsin Keshena, WI Laborer Menominee Indian.
Kittridge C. Private 25 Canada Chicago, IL Merchant  
Klauer Jno Private 36 Germany La Crosse, WI Laborer  
Kolb E. Private 19 Germany Berlin, WI Farmer  
Lafferty James Private 28 Ireland WI Sailor Deserted Madison, WI, September 1864.
Lawrence R. A. Corporal 23 Illinois Wauzeka, WI Farmer Wounded April 2, 1865. Discharged June 24, 1865.
Lemar William Private 20 Indiana Marietta, IN Farmer  
Leonard Peter Private 44 Ireland Moscow, WI Farmer  
Lindsay Thos. Private 22 New York   Farmer Deserted Madison, WI, September 1864.
Linke B. Private 18 Wisconsin Palmyra, WI Farmer Deserted Madison, WI, September 1864.
Longfield A. Private 18 Wisconsin Cottage Grove, WI Farmer  
Marks Wm. Private 18 Conn Mayanwega, WI Farmer  
Martin S. Private 18 New York Madison, WI Farmer  
Maska G. Private 35 Wisconsin Linwood, WI Trapper Chippewa Indian. Wounded thro' left lung Dec. 13, 1864, and died next day.
Mathews R. C. Private 18 Ohio Mayville, WI Farmer  
McCabe J. E. Private 18 New Jersey Eagle, WI Farmer  
McCarthy J. Private 25 Ireland   Laborer Deserted Madison, WI, September 1864.
McCarty Thos. Private 18 Mass Forrest, WI Farmer  
McDonnell A. Private 40 Hudson Bay Peshtigo, WI Laborer  
McDonough M. Private 35 Ireland Westport, WI Farmer Wounded April 2, 1865. Discharged June 2, 1865.
Miller Charles 4th Sergeant 33 Germany   Clerk Promoted Serg't Maj. April 27, 1865
Monger W. H. Corporal 18 Wisconsin Palmyra, WI Farmer  
Morin Corey Corporal 26 Canada   Farmer Reduced to the ranks Nov. 1, 1864. Discharged June 19, 1865.
Peaches N. Private 28 Wisconsin Red River, WI Farmer Menominee Indian. Wounded and died June 31, 1864.
Pierce Amos Private 19 New Jersey Franklin, NJ Lumberman Promoted Corporal May 10, 1865.
Pierce Joseph Private 21 New Jersey Franklin, NJ Lumberman  
Pjetchicotte P. Private 20 Wisconsin Kewanee, WI Laborer  
Porter J. H. Corporal 18 Wisconsin Palmyra, WI Farmer Promoted Serg't Nov. 1, 1864
Riley W. F. Private 18 Ohio Vernon, WI Gunsmith Promoted Corp. June 26, 1865.
Rounds C. E. Private 18 Wisconsin Palmyra, WI Farmer Musician.
Ruhnke C. Private 44 Prussia Milwaukee, WI Laborer Sick, and never left the State.
Ryan M. Private 18 Vermont Milwaukee, WI Sailor Transf'd from Co. G, June 2, 1865.
Sawyer H. Private 18 Germany Fond du Lac, WI Farmer  
Schmidt A. Private 21 Germany   Laborer Deserted at Madison, WI, in Aug. 1864.
Scott Jno Private 21 Wisconsin Linnwood, WI Hunter Chippewa Indian.
Scott Jos Private 24 Wisconsin   Laborer Chippewa Indian. Wounded in head and died Jan. 8, 1865.
Smith C. J. Private 19 New York Palmyra, WI Laborer  
Smith Irwin Private 18 Penn Spring Grove, WI Farmer Discharged June 2, 1865.
Steele Ray Private 20 Wisconsin New Berlin, WI Lumberman Promoted to Corp'l Nov. 1864. Discharged June 2, 1865.
Sullivan T. Private 31 Maryland   Laborer Deserted at Madison, WI, in September 1864.
Thayer F. 2nd Sergeant 19 Wisconsin Palmyra, WI Farmer Appointed Color Bearer
Trader A. H. Corporal 21 Illinois Quincy, IL Harness-maker Promoted Serg't Dec. 1, 1864
Truax Chas Private 18 New York Mosinee, WI Laborer Killed April 2, 1865.
Webb M. P. Corporal 25 Penn Whitewater, WI Musician Reduced to the ranks May 10, 1865. Discharged June 2, 1865.
White J. Private 18 England Milwaukee, WI Sailor Transferred from Co. G, June 2, 1865.
Williams Jas. Private 27 Wisconsin Keshena, WI Hunter Menominee Indian.
Wilson Geo Private 22 Canada   Gardener Deserted at Madison, WI, in September 1864.
Wilson Henry Private 28 Michigan Muskegon, MN Engineer Promoted to Corporal Dec. 1864.
Yore Benj Private 44 Germany Cataract, WI Laborer Discharged May 29, 1865.

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