Battle Unit Details


9th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery

Organized at Burlington, Wis., and mustered in January 27, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., March 18-19, thence to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, April 3. March to Denver City, Colo., via Fort Kearney and Julesburg, April 26-June 2. Right Section moved to Fort Union, N. M., June 3. Left Section moved to Fort Larned June 15 and garrison duty there till December, 1864. Right Section moved to Colorado Territory July 5, 1862, and duty there with Centre Section till April 26, 1864; then moved to Council Grove, Kansas, April 26-May 18, and duty there till August, 1864. Engaged in escorting trains and U. S. mail coaches on the Santa Fe Road. Moved to Fort Riley, Kansas, August, 1864. Action at Smoky Hill Court House May 16, 1864. Defence of Fort Larned July 17, 18 and 19, 1863 (Left Section). Curtis' Campaign against Price in Missouri and Arkansas October, 1864. Big Blue and State Line October 22. Westport October 23. Engagement on the Marmiton (or Battle of Charlot) October 25. Mine Creek, Little Osage River, October 25. Battery consolidated at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, December, 1864. Veteran Battery organized January 27, 1865. One section ordered to Fort Scott March 26, and duty there till June 18, then moved to Fort Riley and Fort Zarah. Battery mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September 30, 1865.

Battery lost during service 6 Enlisted men by disease.

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