A Wisconsin light battery at Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The First Wisconsin Independent Battery of Light Artillery saw most of its service in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
Its first active work was in the Cumberland Gap campaign, from April to June, 1862.
It accompanied Sherman's Yazoo River expedition in December, 1862, and went on the expedition to Arkansas Post in January, 1863.
At the siege of Vicksburg it participated in two assaults, May 19th and 22d, and after the fall of Vicksburg, July 4th, it went to the siege of Jackson, Mississippi.
The battery was then refitted with 30-pounder Parrotts, and ordered to the Department of the Gulf.
It left New Orleans April 22, 1864, to go on the Red River campaign.
This was taken by the Confederate photographer, A. D. Lytle. Battery C of the campa |