Term: Civil War: 9th Light Artillery
The 9th Wisconsin Independent Battery Light Artillery was organized at Burlington and mustered into service January 27, 1862. It moved to St. Louis, Missouri on March 18-19, and then to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, April 3, 1862. It served fort duty moving through the Colorado Territory, New Mexico Territory and Kansas and was also engaged in escorting trains and U. S. Mail coaches on the Santa Fe Road. Later during the war the regiment moved through Missouri and Arkansas and served on the Curtis Campaign against Price in Missouri and Arkansas, and the Battle of Charlot. The battery consolidated at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, December, 1864 and on January 27, 1865 a veteran battery was organized. The battery mustered out of active military service, September 30, 1865, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The battery lost six enlisted men during service, all from disease.
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[Source: Estabrook, Charles E, ed. Records and sketches of military organizations: population, legislation, election and other statistics relating to Wisconsin in the period of the Civil War. (Madison, 1914?).]