3rd Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery
Wisconsin flag
Active October 10, 1861 to July 20, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Engagements Siege of Corinth
Battle of Perryville
Battle of Stone's River
Battle of Chickamauga
Siege of Chattanooga

The 3rd Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery , nicknamed the "Badger Battery," was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit | edit source]

The 3rd Independent Battery was mustered into service at Racine, Wisconsin on October 10, 1861.

The battery was mustered out on July 20, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[edit | edit source]

The 3rd Independent Battery initially recruited 170 officers and men. An additional 67 men were recruited as replacements, for a total of 237 men.[1]

The battery suffered 6 enlisted men killed in action or died of wounds and 21 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 27 fatalities.[2]

Commanders[edit | edit source]

  • Captain Lu H. Drury[3]

See also[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. http://freepages.books.rootsweb.com/~wirockbios/Blue1907/1907-5-WICW.html 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, WI 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=1362 Wisconsin Historical Society after Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. 2 vols. 1886.

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