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1st Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery

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Country  United States
Branch  Artillery
Allegiance  Union
1st Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery
Active  October 10, 1861, to July 18, 1865
Engagements  Battle of Port Gibson Battle of Champion Hill Siege of Jackson Red River Campaign

The 1st Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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Service

The 1st Independent Battery was mustered into service at La Crosse, Wisconsin, on October 10, 1861.

The battery was mustered out on July 18, 1865.

Total strength and casualties

The 1st Independent Battery initially recruited 155 officers and men. An additional 114 men were recruited as replacements, for a total of 269 men.

The battery suffered five enlisted men killed or died from wounds in action, and one officer and 22 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 28 fatalities.

Commanders

  • Captain Jacob T. Foster
  • Captain Daniel Webster
  • References

    1st Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery Wikipedia


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