Civil War Companies  
Organized in Lafayette County, Wisconsin

(I am trying to piece together all the information, that I have, on the people from Lafayette County who served in the Civil War.  If you see anything that needs correction or an omission of an item, please let me know.  Dori Leekley)

Due to the scope of this undertaking, (all pages having to be manually typed) there is no deadline for completion of  this project. This site will be under construction for a long time.   :)

Lafayette County Civil War Roster    
Compiled by Janice Ronnerud

Source: HISTORY OF LAFAYETTE COUNTY WI

Lafayette County During the War
from History of LaFayette County 1881
transcribed by Dori Leekley

The responsible citizens of La Fayette County were foremost among those loyal bands who sprang to the defense of the Union in the first days of the Southern rebellion.  Miners, merchants, professional men, farmers and mechanics joined in the work of sustaining the righteous cause.  These noble efforts were speedily made manifest in the presence of several well-drilled companies, who engaged in perfecting their military education while they chafed and fretted at the delay of the Legislature in claiming their services. Capt. Vandergript, an old veteran of the Mexican war, was conspicuous in recruiting, and to him belongs the honor of commanding the first company formed in this district. The company was organized in the vicinity of Shullsburg, hence the designation of "Shullsburg Light Guard."  When the ranks were filled, the Guards were mustered into the service of the United States and assigned to the Third Regiment, dropping their nom de guerre for the appellation of Company I.    Capt. George H. Whitman's Company H, from Darlington, was a close competitor for priority, arriving in camp at Fond du Lac in June, 1861

La Fayette Guard  

Shullsburg Light Guard  (also known as Company I  3rd Regiment)

  • 3rd Regiment -- Company   H   I
  • 16th Regiment -- Company    I  
  • 21st  Regiment -- Company   E
  • 23th Regiment -- Company   B  
  • 50th Regiment -- Company   C

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