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11th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery
Wisconsin flag
Active February 22, 1862 to February, 1862
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery

The 11th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery, was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 11th Independent Battery was mustered into service at Madison, Wisconsin on February 22, 1862. Later in the month it was transferred to Illinois service as Battery "L," 1st Illinois Light Artillery.

Total strength and casualties[]

The 11th Independent Battery initially recruited 87 officers and men. An additional 8 men were recruited as replacements, for a total of 95 men.[1]

The battery suffered 3 enlisted men killed in action or died of their wounds and 2 enlisted men who died of disease or accident, for a total of 5 fatalities.[2]


  • Captain John Rourke[3]

See also[]

  • List of Wisconsin Civil War Units


  1. The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin Compiled and Published Under the Direction of J. D. Beck, Commissioner of Labor and Industrial Statistics, 1907 Democratic Printing Company, State Printer, Madison, WI 1907
  2. Beck, ed. 1907.
  3. Wisconsin Historical Society after Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. 2 vols. 1886.