Yes, I have seen the roster. I had added a reply to my original post, but it doesn't seem to be included here (this is my first time posting here). In my reply, I had mentioned that his name was misspelled on that roster.
I don't think I've seen that particular history and movements of regiment. While that is interesting and I am thankful for it, I'm trying to find out if there is more detail available in any military records, other than this single sentence mentioning the battle and date. I have found some newspaper articles with a variety of information. Some of which seems to be conflicting with other reports/documents (which is not surprising).
I appreciate your help.
Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Madison Wis has great stuff and so dose the following please see link there are like 20 plus pages of memoirs and officer reports maybe you can find something useful here. Also found his pension number and additional document with a different spelling "Winzel" Hope some of this helps with your search.
I have been in contact with the Wisconsin Veteran's Museum regarding my research. It turns out they have in their possession the artillery shell that struck Gotthelf and Myron Gardiner. I had previously arranged a viewing of it (it is not on public display), but COVID has obviously thrown a wrench into that visit.
Newspaper article about the same topic;
I have poked around on the Wisconsin Historical Society website a bit, but I'll take a look again.
Thanks for your help.
Jordan, Wisconsin CSMR’s are not digitized you could order his CSMR. Also, you may find a person in his Company that published a diary. This Diary may have information on him and the battle you are seeking. I notice you have done some research in newspapers.com, you might check his hometown newspaper following the date of the battle. If you know his company commander you could pull his War Diary and look for his report following the battle. Last you could order his survivor’s pension application and file This could also contain some information.
Dear Mr. Deters,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Indexes to the Carded Records of Soldiers Who Served in Volunteer Organizations During the Civil War in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that includes an index card for [Wisconsin] Wenzell, Gotthelf - 2nd Infantry, Company B who may be your ancestor. This card indicates that there should be a service record for him in the record series Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War in Record Group 94. While portions of this series have been digitized and can be viewed online, his service record has not yet been digitized. There may also be a pension file for him or his surviving dependents, which also is not yet available online through the Catalog.
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We searched for unit records and located Regimental and Company Books of Civil War Volunteer Union Organizations, 1861 - 1867 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office (Record Group 94) that includes Regimental and Company Books of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, which includes Descriptive Book for Companies B and K. Company descriptive books contain lists of commissioned and noncommissioned officers, enlisted men, and men transferred or discharged; registers of death citing date, place, and cause of death; lists of deserters; and descriptive rolls with personal data about each soldier. We also located Muster Rolls of Volunteer Organizations During the Civil War, Mexican War, Creek War, Cherokee Removal, and Other Wars, 1836 - 1866 in Record Group 94, and Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations, documenting 1861 - 1866. Please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at Archives1reference@nara.gov for more information about these records.
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Because he was in a Wisconsin unit, there may be records of him and his unit at the Wisconsin State Archives.
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