The 2nd Wisconsin is an international regiment and community for Battle Cry of Freedom. We aspire to actively take part to the linebattles and other community events. Our player-base and staff consists of veterans and experienced players from various past regiments.
The main idea of the regiment is to be a platform for people whom want to have fun in line-battles, which is achieved by the good discipline and obedience of our soldiers. We are openly looking for active and devoted members, whom are willing to bring aforementioned qualities to the table and enjoy their time and experience in the 2nd Wisconsin. Everyone is welcome, no matter the skill or prior experience.
First thing a new volunteer should familiarize with is our regimental rules. We expect every member of our regiment to adhere with it even at public servers when representing our regiment by wearing our tags. After attending couple line-battles they are accepted to the rank of Private. Privates are expected to show up to trainings and linebattles regularly to earn the higher enlisted ranks, all of which open up more ranking possibilities in the regiment.
We empathize on activity, however we do understand that people have lives and are busy. Try to attend when possible and inform us if you are away for longer time so we know what is up. What is most important is to have fun, it is the reason why this regiment exists and why we are dedicating time for this.
If a need for contacting the regimental staff arises, You can also contact us via the forums by sending our regimental staff a private message or posting in this topic.
History of the Regiment
The regiment was formed on the call of Governor of Wisconsin in April 1861. The 2nd Wisconsin was not listed in the quota of the President Abraham Lincoln's directive, however the influx of Wisconsin volunteers allowed the formation of the 2nd regiment. Thus 2nd Wisconsin was quickly mustered and was enrolled to the Federal service in June. Regiment was first transported to Washington, D.C. and took part to the First Battle of Bull Run. Regiment didn't perform as expected and the battle led to mass reorganizement and resignation of field officers. Under these new officers: Colonel O'Connor, Lieutenant Colonel Fairchild and Major Allen; the regiment became known as one of the most well known Union regiments.
Fame and respect did, however come with a cost. Regiment fought in Groveton, Second Bull Run, South Mountain and Antietam. In second Bull Run the casualties included the 2nd Wisconsin's Colonel O'Connor. The action regiment is most known for is during the Battle of Gettysburg where it again suffered heavy casualties at McPherson's Ridge.