Battle Unit Details

UNION WISCONSIN VOLUNTEERS

7th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery

Overview:
Organized at Racine and mustered in October 4, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., March 15-16, 1862, thence to New Madrid, Mo., March 19-21. Attached to Artillery Division, Army of Mississippi, to July, 1862. Artillery, District of Columbus, Ky., Dept. of the Tennessee, to November, 1862. Artillery, District of Columbus, Ky., 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Artillery, District of Jackson, Tenn., 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 4th Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1864. Artillery, District of Memphis, Tenn., 16th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Sturgis' Expedition, June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Memphis, Tenn., District of West Tennessee, to September, 1864. Unattached, District of Memphis, to December, 1864. Unattached, Artillery Reserve, District of West Tennessee, to July, 1865.

Service:
Duty in the fortifications of New Madrid, Mo., and Island No. 10, Missouri, till June, 1862. Ordered to Union City, Tenn., June 13. Assigned to duty as railroad guard on Mobile & Ohio Railroad at Trenton and Humboldt, Tenn., till December. Action at Trenton and Humboldt December 20 (Detachments). Operations against Forest in West Tennessee December 18, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Action at Parker's Cross Roads December 30, 1862. Engagement at Red Mound or Parker's Cross Roads , December 31. Moved to Jackson, Tenn., and duty there till June, 1863. At Corinth, Miss., till July 1. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., and garrison duty there till July, 1865. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1-13, 1864. Battle of Brice's or Tishamingo Creek, near Guntown, June 10. Repulse of Forest's attack on Memphis , August 21, 1864. Mustered out July 6 and honorably discharged July 20, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 9 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 19 Enlisted men by disease. Total 29.

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