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    Augustus F. Kliese, E Company WI 22nd Infantry and US CT 17th Infantry - Inventory Number: CDV 314

    Full standing view of Augustus F. Kliese, mustered into "E" Company WI 22nd Infantry on August 9, 1862, commissioned into "B" Company US CT 17th Infantry on December 1, 1863.  Kliese cradles an 1850 foot offer's sword in his left arm, while wearing a nine button officers frock coat, sash, and sword belt.  The botton of the image is signed , "Very Truly Yours A.F. Kliese".  With backmark "J.H. Van Stavoren's Metropolitian Gallery, 53 College Street, Nashville, Tenn.  Back is also signed "A. F. Kliese 1st Lt 17th U.S.C.T."


    Augustus F. Kliese:

    Residence Harmony WI; 

    Enlisted on 8/9/1862 as a Corporal.

    On 8/9/1862 he mustered into "E" Co. WI 22nd Infantry 

    He was discharged for promotion on 12/1/1863 at Nashville, TN

    On 12/1/1863 he was commissioned into "B" Co. US CT 17th Infantry 

    He was Mustered Out on 4/25/1866

    Promotions:

    * 1st Lieut 12/1/1863 (As of Co. B 17th USCT Infantry)

    * Capt 11/9/1865 (As of Co. E)

    Intra Regimental Company Transfers:

    * from company B to company E 

    * from company E to company F


    Twenty-second Infantry WISCONSIN (3-YEARS)

    Twenty-second Infantry. -- Cols., William L. Utley, Edward Bloodgood; Lieut.-Col., Edward Bloodgood; Majs., Edward D. Murray Charles W. Smith.

    This regiment was organized at Camp Utley, Racine and was mustered in Sept. 2, 1862.  It left the state Sept. 16 for Cincinnati to aid in defending the city against a threatened attack.

    On the 31st it was assigned to the 1st brigade, 1st division, Army of Kentucky, and for a time performed guard duty at Nicholasville.  It was then sent to Danville, where it was occupied in scouring the country in pursuit of the enemy until Jan. 26, 1863, when it started for Franklin, Tenn.

    On March 4 part of the regiment under Col. Utley joined a large foraging expedition to Spring Hill and during the march participated in two lively skirmishes.  On March 25 about 300 men of different regiments under Lieut.-Col. Bloodgood, while guarding the railroad at Brentwood, were surprised, captured and sent to Richmond but were soon exchanged.

    The regiment then moved to Nashville and in April to Lookout Valley, near Chattanooga.  It left Lookout Valley on May 3, 1864, to take part in Sherman's Atlanta campaign.

    It had a conspicuous part in the battle of Resaca, this being the regiment's first real battle.  Its loss was 11 killed and 64 wounded.  It participated in the actions about Dallas and was engaged in three smart skirmishes during the siege of Kennesaw Mountain.  For its unflinching bravery in the battle of Peachtree Creek, the regiment was highly praised by Gen. Hooker.

    It shared in the movements of the 20th corps during the siege of Atlanta and encamped in that city Sept. 2.  It remained on garrison at Atlanta, occasionally engaging in foraging expeditions, until Jan. 2, 1865, when it joined the general movement north to Richmond, participating in the battles of Averasboro and Bentonville.

    It was in the grand review at Washington and was mustered out June 12, 1865.  The original strength of the regiment was 1,009.  Gain by recruits 143; substitutes 130; draft, 223.  Loss by death, 226; desertion, 46; transfer, 31; discharge, 196; mustered out, 1,006.


    Seventeenth U. S. Colored Troops

    Organized at Nashville, Tenn., December 12 to 21, 1863. Attached to Post of Murfreesboro,

    Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. Post and District of Nashville, Tenn.,

    Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1864. 1st Colored Brigade, District of the Etowah, 

    Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1865. Post and District of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1866.

    SERVICE.-Duty at McMinnville and Murfreesboro, Tenn., till November, 1864. Battle of 

    Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16. Overton Hill December 16. Pursuit of Hood to the 

    Tennessee River December 17-27. Decatur December 28-30. Duty at Post of Nashville, 

    Tenn., and in the Dept. of Tennessee till April, 1866. Mustered out April 25, 1866.


    Inventory Number: CDV 314