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Wisconsin 37th Infantry (Union)


Organized - Wisconsin 37th Infantry - Wisconsin


Battle - Second Petersburg - Petersburg, Virginia

Second Petersburg
Second Petersburg

As the Overland Campaign concluded, the strategic goals of Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant shifted from the defeat of Robert E. Lee's army in the field to eliminating the supply and communication routes to the Confederate capital at Richmond. The city of Petersburg, 24 miles south of Richmond, was the junction point of five railroads that supplied the entire upper James River region. Grant knew Petersburg was the key to the capture of Richmond and that Lee would be forced to defend it. Marching south from Co…READ MORE


Battle - Jerusalem Plank Road - Petersburg, Virginia


Battle - Crater - Petersburg, Virginia


Two weeks after Union forces arrived to invest the Confederate defenders of Petersburg, the battle lines of both sides had settled into a stalemate. Since Cold Harbor, Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was reluctant to mount a frontal attack against well-entrenched Confederates. By late June, Grant's lines covered most of the eastern approaches to Petersburg, but neither side seemed ready to risk an offensive move. Part of the Union line was held by Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's Ninth Corps. Some of Burnside'…READ MORE


Battle - Globe Tavern - Petersburg, Virginia


Battle - Boydton Plank Road - Dinwiddie County, Virginia


Battle - Third Petersburg - Dinwiddie County, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia

Third Petersburg
Third Petersburg

With the Confederate defeat at Five Forks on April 1st, Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Maj. Gen. George Meade ordered a general assault against the Petersburg lines by the Second, Ninth, Sixth and Twenty-Fourth Corps to take place April 2nd. In the pre-dawn darkness, the Union infantry gained a successful breakthrough where Maj. Gen. Horatio G. Wright's advancing Sixth Corps met the Confederate lines held by Maj. Gen. A. P. Hill near the Boydton Plank Road. Hill was killed trying to reach his troops in t…READ MORE


Battle - Appomattox Court House - Appomattox Court House, Virginia

Appomattox Court House
Appomattox Court House

Between 26,000 and 28,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered and were paroled.READ MORE


Mustered Out - Wisconsin 37th Infantry - Wisconsin

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