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13th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery
Wisconsin flag
Active December 29, 1863 to July 20, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery

The 13th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery, was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 13th Independent Battery was mustered into service at Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 29, 1863 and spent its entire service in garrisons at New Orleans, Louisiana and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The battery was mustered out on July 20, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The 13th Independent Battery initially recruited 156 officers and men. An additional 32 men were recruited as replacements, for a total of 188 men.[1]

The battery suffered 14 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 14 fatalities.[2]


  • Captain Richard R. Griffith[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.