Battle Unit Details


6th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery

Organized at Racine, Wis., and mustered in October 2, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., March 15-16, 1862, thence to New Madrid, Mo., March 19-20, and report to Gen. Pope. Attached to Artillery Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, Army of Mississippi, to November, 1862. Artillery, 7th Division, Left Wing, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Artillery, 7th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. Artillery, 7th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 17th Army Corps, to December, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to November, 1864. Garrison Artillery, Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. Artillery Reserve, Chattanooga, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

Duty in the fortifications of New Madrid, Mo., and Island No. 10, Missouri, till May 17, 1862. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 17-23. Siege of Corinth, Miss., May 23-30. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Moved to Rienzi and duty there till October 1. Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 3-4. Duty at Corinth, Miss., till November 2. Moved to Grand Junction November 2. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., and duty there till March, 1863. Yazoo Pass Expedition and operations against Fort Pemberton and Greenwood March 13-April 5. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 13. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson , Miss., May 1 (Reserve). Jones' Cross Roads May 3. Battles of Raymond May 12; Jackson May 14; Champion┬┐s Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg , Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4 and duty there till September. Ordered to Helena, Ark., September 12, thence to Memphis, Tenn., September 27. March to Chattanooga, Tenn., October 5-November 20. Operations on the Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Duty at Bridgeport, Ala., December 5-22. At Larkinsville, Ala., till January 7, 1864, and at Huntsville, Ala., till June 22. March to Kingston, Ga., June 22-30, and duty there till July 12. Stationed at Etowah River Bridge, near Cartersville, till November 10. Non-veterans mustered out October, 1864. Moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., November 10, thence to Nashville, Tenn., and garrison duty there till February 17, 1865. Battles of Nashville , Tenn., December 15-16, 1864 (not actively engaged). Ordered to Chattanooga February 17, 1865, duty there till July. Mustered out at Madison, Wis., July 3, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 6 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 22 Enlisted men by disease. Total 29.

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