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12th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery

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Country  United States
Branch  Artillery
Allegiance  Union
12th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery
Active  February and March, 1862 to June 26, 1865
Engagements  siege of Corinth Battle of Iuka Battle of Port Gibson Battle of Raymond Battle of Jackson Battle of Champion Hill Siege of Vicksburg Battle of Bentonville

The 12th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery, was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.



The 12th Independent Battery was mustered into service at St. Louis, Missouri, in February, 1862 as a part of a Missouri light artillery regiment under the authority of Governor Henry but was transferred to Wisconsin state service.

The battery was mustered out on June 26, 1865.

Total strength and casualties

The 12th Independent Battery initially recruited 99 officers and men. An additional 212 men were recruited as replacements, for a total of 311 men.

The battery suffered 1 officer and 10 enlisted men killed in action or died of wounds, and 23 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 34 fatalities.


  • Captain William A. Pile - March 1, 1862 - July 18, 1862, when his commission was revoked
  • Captain William Zickerick - July 18, 1862 - June 7, 1865
  • References

    12th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery Wikipedia

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