11th Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery


The Eleventh Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery (11th Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery) partially organized at Camp Randall, Madison, WI. They left the state on April 6th, 1862, for Camp Douglas, Illinois, where its organization was completed.

Active Duty

The battery formally mustered into the service of the United States as Battery "L" of the First Illinois Light Artillery. After leaving Camp Douglas, they traveled to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Then, they continued to the northern part of West Virginia on June 23rd, 1862. The battery remained in active service West Virginia until January 1865, when it was recalled to Harpers Ferry and mustered out.

For Further Research

Search our collections for photos and artifacts from Wisconsin in the Civil War. Read about other Wisconsin Civil War regiments. For detailed regimental histories of the U.S. Civil War, consult the Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories.

The histories above, unless otherwise noted, are adopted from Charles E. Estabrook, ed., Records and Sketches of Military Organizations, (Madison, 1914).