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6th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery

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Country  United States
Branch  Artillery
Allegiance  Union
6th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery
Active  October 2, 1861 to July 3, 1865
Engagements  Siege of Corinth Battle of Corinth Battle of Port Gibson Battle of Champion Hill Siege of Vicksburg Siege of Chattanooga Battle of Nashville

The 6th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery, nicknamed the "Buena Vista Artillery," was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.



The 6th Independent Battery was mustered into service at Racine, Wisconsin on October 2, 1861.

The battery was mustered out on July 3, 1865 at Madison, Wisconsin.

Total strength and casualties

The 6th Independent Battery initially recruited 157 officers and men. An additional 85 men were recruited as replacements, for a total of 242 men.

The battery suffered 1 officer and 6 enlisted men killed in action or died of wounds and 22 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 29 fatalities.


  • Captain Henry Dillon
  • Captain Thomas R. Hood
  • References

    6th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery Wikipedia

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