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1st Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery
File:Flag of Wisconsin.svg
Wisconsin flag
Active October 10, 1861 to July 18, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Engagements Battle of Port Gibson
Battle of Champion Hill
Siege of Jackson
Red River Campaign

The 1st Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 1st Independent Battery was mustered into service at LaCrosse, Wisconsin on October 10, 1861.

The battery was mustered out on July 18, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The 1st Independent Battery initially recruited 155 officers and men. An additional 114 men were recruited as replacements, for a total of 269 men.[1]

The batter suffered five enlisted men killed or died from wounds in action, and one officer and 22 enlisted men men who died of disease, for a total of 28 fatalities.[2]


  • Captain Jacob T. Foster
  • Captain Daniel Webster[3]

See also[]


  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.