13th Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery


The Thirteenth Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery (13th Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery) organized at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and mustered into the service of the United States on December 29, 1863.

Active Duty

The battery left the state for New Orleans from January 28 to February 12, 1864. Afterwards, they moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, reaching the city on February 17.  From there, the battery equipped and remained on garrison duty until they mustered out of the military service on July 20, 1865.

Casualties of the 13th Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery

The Thirteenth Battery lost 14 men to disease.

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).