Wisconsin 42nd Volunteer Infantry

This page is, as always, under construction:

Welcome to the Wisconsin 42nd Vol. Inf. homepage. It is intended for this page to provide for you the following;

1.)The history of the regiment Read the up-dated information recently found and compiled in the HISTORY of the 42nd.

See the photo of Fort Defiance!

2.)The roster of all the original members in their related companies.


Company B, 42d Wisconsin

For a closer look click on the photo.

Special thanks to Mr. Kevin Bacon for his donation of this photograph of Company B. His GGGrandfather is marked with an X on the photo, George P. Griffin, Pvt., 42nd Wis Vol Inf.

A Map of Fort Defiance
Note: This is a LARGE file and will take time to load, but the detail is worth the wait!

For a closer look click on the map.

Special thanks to the library at Cairo for this copy of the map of Fort Defiance.

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Note: This history has been up-dated to include more information and PHOTO's recently found.

Regimental History

Provost duty was a function of the 42nd Wisconsin. The link below will give an explaination of provost duty as it had applied to the Civil War. For now, this is just a summary. As time progresses and more information is accumulated,it will be posted here.

Provost Duty

To get an idea as to what it may have been like to be stationed in Cairo during the Civil War. Click on the new location below.

Cairo, Illinois

Note: Newly found photo's of Cairo now on the page!

View the Roster of the

Wisconsin 42nd Vol. Inf.

Photos of some members of the 42nd can be found in their respective company.

Pvt. Joseph Townsend Waid, Company C

We have been fortunate to get a copy of a poster showing Company C's roster. It is a beautiful document and worth displaying.

I want to thank Susan Puck for the donation! Susan has been involved with researching the 23rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and through her research she had come across this poster!

When you click onto the page, be patient, it will take a minute or so to load. Sometimes it may take a couple of trys, but its worth it.

Company C's Enlistment Poster

This is a NEW section on the Web page!This is where copies of actual documents will be posted and any future papers or information pertaining to the history of the 42nd Wisconsin will be posted.


Note: We have more letters added to this site! 2/7/1999


Other Links

Here are Links to other Wisconsin Units on the WEB

Wisconsin 2nd Vol. Inf.// Iron Brigade
Wisconsin 3rd Vol. Inf
7th Wisconsin Vol. Inf. Co.I
Wisconsin 23rd Vol. Inf.
Wisconsin 24th Vol. Inf.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin

For those you want more information on ReEnacting or a Discussions pertaining to the subject of Civil War ReEnacting, check out the listings below.

Here is a link to a California Reenactment Organization, in Northern Cailfornia/Bay Area location.

The American Civil War Association

Here is a link to the 24th Michigan Vol. Inf. reenactors in California.

24th Michingan Volunteer Infantry

A site with basic information and discussion forums.

The Civil War Reenactors

For a reenactment unit listing, check out the

Virtual Recruiter

at these two locations.

Unit points of Contact; 1st Al. - 19th Va.
Unit points of Contact; 20th Il. - WV. Reen

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