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This regiment was recruited and organized under the supervision of Colonel John G. Clark, of Grant County, and left Madison by companies, in the latter part of March, and beginning of April, 1865, and on arriving at St. Louis, were assigned to quarters at Benton Barracks.
This regiment moved to Fort Leavenworth, whence it was ordered to Fort Rice, in Dakota Territory, where they arrived on the 10th of October. Colonel Clark was placed in command of the post, where the regiment has since been stationed up to the time of the present writing, February 15th, 1866.
Regimental Statistics.- Original strength, 942. Gain -by recruits in 1865, 16; total, 958. Loss -by death, 28 ; deserted, 141; discharged, 127. Not mustered out.