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2nd Wisconsin Light Battery
in the American Civil War

Regimental History

Second Wisconsin Light Battery. — Capts., Ernst F. Hersberg, Charles Berger; First Lieuts., J. C. Her von Schlen, Charles Berger, John Bulander, Charles Schulz, Charles Saupe, C. J. Emil Stephan, John Schabel, Lewis Rabe; Second Lieuts., John Schabel, Charles Schulz, August Buchwald, Charles Saupe, Edward Hanson, Charles Berger, John Bulander, George Fischer. This battery, known as the "Washington Artillery," was organized at Camp Utley, Racine, in Sept. 1861, and was mustered in Oct. 10. It left the state Jan. 21, 1862 for Baltimore, thence to Washington, and was ordered to Fortess Monroe as part of the garrison, remaining there until September. It then moved to Camp Hamilton. Va., for garrison duty and on Jan. 10, 1863, was sent to Suffolk, Va. In January 5 pieces of the battery engaged in the battle near South Mary bridge. During March and April, 3 pieces of the battery were stationed between Forts Dix and Union, and 2 pieces on the Nansemond river. On May 6 the battery was ordered to Portsmouth, from there to West Point and thence to Williamsburg, where it remained until July 20. It then moved to Yorktown, where it was retained until Jan. 20, 1864, and then proceeded to Point Lookout, Md., where it was employed principally as guard for prisoners until mustered out. Its original strength was 153. Gain by recruits, 42; reenlisted veterans, 48; total, 243. Loss by death, 12; desertion, 6; transfer, 7; discharge, 30; mustered out, 188.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 4

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