13th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery

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13th Independent Battery Wisconsin
Light Artillery
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Active December 29, 1863 – July 20, 1865
Disbanded July 20, 1865
Country  United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Engagements American Civil War
Captain Richard R. Griffith

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[edit]

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]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-03-26. Retrieved 2007-04-19.  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, Wisconsin 1907
  2. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unwiarty.htm 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. ^ http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/roster/results.asp?image_id=1398 Wisconsin Historical Society after Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. 2 vols. 1886.