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12th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery
Wisconsin flag
Active February and March, 1862 to June 26, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Engagements siege of Corinth
Battle of Iuka
Battle of Port Gibson
Battle of Raymond
Battle of Jackson
Battle of Champion Hill
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Bentonville

The 12th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery, was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 12th Independent Battery was mustered into service at St. Louis, Missouri in February, 1862 as a part of a Missouri light artillery regiment under the authority of Governor Henry but was transferred to Wisconsin state service.

The battery was mustered out on June 26, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The 12th Independent Battery initially recruited 99 officers and men. An additional 212 men were recruited as replacements, for a total of 311 men.[1]

The battery suffered 1 officer and 10 enlisted men killed in action or died or wounds and 23 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 34 fatalities.[2]


  • Captain William A. Pile
  • Captain William Zickerick[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. The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  3. Wisconsin Historical Society after Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. 2 vols. 1886.