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3rd Minnesota Independent Battery Light Artillery
Flag of Minnesota
Active February 1, 1863 to February 27, 1866
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Engagements Battle of Tah Kah A Kuty or Killdeer Mountain, July 28, 1864
Action at Two Hills, Bad Lands, Little Missouri River, August 8 to 9, 1864

3rd Minnesota Light Artillery Battery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

The battery was mustered in at Fort Snelling, Minnesota between February 2 to May 1, 1863 from members of the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiments.

The 3rd Minnesota Light Artillery Battery was mustered out at St. Paul, Minnesota on February 27, 1866.


  • Captain John Jones - February 25, 1863 to February 27, 1866

Casualties and total strength[]

The 3rd Minnesota Light Artillery Battery lost no men killed in action or died of wounds received in battle and 4 enlisted men died of disease. Total fatalities were 4.[1]


Andrews, General Christopher Columbus, ed., (1891). Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars. Pioneer Press. 

Jones, Robert Huhn (1960). The Civil War in the Northwest. University of Oklahoma Press. 

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See also[]

  • List of Minnesota Civil War Units