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7th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery

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Country  United States
Branch  Artillery
Allegiance  Union
7th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery
Active  October 4, 1861 to July 6, 1865
Engagements  Battle of Brice's Crossroads

The 7th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery, nicknamed the "Badger State Flying Artillery," was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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Service

The 7th Independent Battery was mustered into service at Racine, Wisconsin on October 4, 1861.

The battery was mustered out on July 6, 1865.

Total strength and casualties

The 7th Independent Battery initially recruited 158 officers and men. An additional 94 men were recruited as replacements, for a total of 252 men.

The battery suffered 1 officer and 9 enlisted men killed in action or died of wounds and 19 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 29 fatalities.

Commanders

  • Captain Richard R. Griffth
  • Captain Harry S. Lee
  • Captain Arthur B. Wheelock
  • References

    7th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery Wikipedia


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