2nd Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 2nd Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery was organized at LaCrosse and mustered in at Racine, Wisconsin, October 10, 1861. At the end of the war, it had duty to guard prisoners at Point Lookout, Maryland, January 20,1864 until July 1865. It mustered out July 10, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 2nd Independent Battery Light Artillery, (accessed 23 November 2012).
- The Wikipedia Article, 2nd Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery, (accessed 23 November 2012).
The following roster is taken from Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, found on the Internet Archives web site. The roster shows the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks. This regiment was not divided into companies.
2nd Battery - Roster page 207.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Wisconsin in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Wisconsin in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Wisconsin, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 8 April 2011).
- Wisconsin. Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. Volume I. (Madison: Democrat Printing Company, State Printers, 1886)